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How to Reverse Engineer the Lighting in Any Photo

How to Reverse Engineer the Lighting in Any Photo

We talk about natural light photography and artificial lighting, lighting ratios, quality, and a million other things all related with the craft of lighting a scene. But rarely do we get to hear someone talk about and talk so extensively about dissecting the lighting used in a photo. Seeing photos and understanding how they have […]

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Contrast in Photography

Contrast in Photography

Knowing how to use contrast will help you create eye-catching images. Contrast is a tool that photographers use to direct viewers’ attention to their subject. There are two types: Tonal Contrast and Color Contrast. TC refers to the difference in tones from the lightest tone to the darkest tone, in other words, the difference in […]

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Timeless Travel Photography Tips

Timeless Travel Photography Tips

Have you always wondered why your travel photos from some of the most breathtaking places always end up looking average? If you routinely feel disappointed with your travel photos, you’re probably not doing it right. These tips from Mango Street could be what you need: These tips are inspired by the works of Chris Burkard. Burkard […]

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Shadows and Highlights: The Mark of Excellence

Shadows and Highlights: The Mark of Excellence

Back in the days of black and white photography, I worked in a darkroom as a lab assistant, and sometimes students would make the mistake of asking me what I thought. If they wanted to learn this was not a mistake, but if they just wanted me say how great their work was, that was […]

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8 Ways to Get Fired from a Photography Set

8 Ways to Get Fired from a Photography Set

Have you ever encountered that really annoying photographer’s assistant who always seems to have a piece of advice to give to the director on the set? Or the random individual who seems bent on creating a personal relationship with the client when their real job is to be useful somewhere else? It’s always irritating to […]

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Black and White Picture Techniques

Black and White Picture Techniques

Learn self-expression and interpretation using these black and white photography techniques. This is not to say that the same learning process is not offered in color or digital photography, but by removing the color from your images, you take them one step from the depiction as a simple likeness. They are not unlike the world […]

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7 Advanced Smartphone Photography Tips

7 Advanced Smartphone Photography Tips

While most smartphone users are happy simply shooting in auto mode, phone cameras are much more powerful than they might think. The key to smartphone photography nirvana is in unlocking manual mode. In this video, COOPH shares seven tips for making pro photos with your smartphone: 1. Manual Mode Unsurprisingly, the first tip is to […]

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Why Black & White is a Good Place to Start in Photography

Why Black & White is a Good Place to Start in Photography

Black-and-white photography is the place to start if you’re serious about becoming a better photographer. Go back to the dark ages before digital. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and the equivalent of Adobe Lightroom was a small piece of card on the end of a wire. The first thing beginner photographers would learn is to shoot, […]

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Tips for Photographing Dogs, According to the World’s Most Famous Dog Photographer

Tips for Photographing Dogs, According to the World’s Most Famous Dog Photographer

Dogs are like kids; everyone thinks theirs is the cutest in the world. But a lot of the doggie snapshots you find on social media are very generic—the mutt’s maybe got a funny expression, but the photo itself isn’t anything special. So what’s the best way to capture a dog on camera? For answers, dog-lovers must […]

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Action Photography: The Tips You Should Use

Action Photography: The Tips You Should Use

Getting great photographs of the world in motion is a difficult task. More than any other kind of photography, action photography demands lightning-quick reflexes, a solid foundation in composition and other photo elements, and a little bit of luck. That being said, anyone can learn to take great action shots if they’re willing to commit […]

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