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7 Pro Tips for Better Portraits

We asked portraits pros to share their best tactics for framing up a subject. Many decisions go into shooting a single portrait. Often, as we chat with our subjects, we’re not even aware that we’re making choices about framing, subject distance and position, color palette, […]

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The 10 Best Photography Movies

Photography movies: Very often we just remember the iconic images from the great masters of photography. “The Kiss” from Robert Doisneau, for example. Or Robert Capa’s photo of a falling soldier in the Spanish Civil War. Not to mention Henri Cartier-Bresson’s brilliant captures of the”decisive […]

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Improve Your Shots by Getting Closer

Getting low and tilting your camera up can help too. One of photography’s most honored axioms states: If your picture stinks, get closer. And while this makes for a trusty guide for improving a shot, getting close is only half the story. Getting low and […]

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Photographing in Natural Light

Photographers who work outdoors with natural light, rather than in a studio, have to make the best of the prevailing weather conditions. This will be especially true when we’re visiting a location at some distance from where we live. If a location is nearby, we […]

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How to create a zoom burst

Do you ever have one of those days where you just fancy trying something a bit different? Perhaps trying for a more arty, creative image? Well, if so, you might like to try a zoom burst. It’s easy to do, and can create some amazing […]

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Camera Craft: Landscape or Portrait?

There are lots of different decisions we have to make when we’re taking photographs – what lens to use, what aperture and shutter speed to choose, what to include in or exclude from the picture, whether to use any filters… the list goes on. But […]

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Image Optimizing For The Web

Optimising images for the web lies somewhere between an art and a science. Images need to be sufficiently big that they are easy to see and do not appear pixelated or blurred, while not being so large that they slow down the page’s load time […]

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5 Facts Every Good Photographer Should Know

The truly wonderful thing about photography is that’s always something new to learn. In fact I don’t think it’s possible to know everything there is to know. Isn’t that great? How can you possibly get bored with a subject so vast and rich in potential […]

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Tips for taking photos in bright sunlight

Now that summer is here we can look forward to some lovely long, hot days with plenty of sunshine. Gorgeous! But although bright sunlight lifts our spirits and feels so good for us in many ways, it can cause its own special problems for photography. […]

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Creative Photography: Shallow Depth of Field

Understanding depth of field (DOF) and how to use it is one of the most important learning stages in creative photography. If we always keep our cameras on full auto mode, so that the (DOF) is chosen for us, we will never have full creative […]

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Prince Doesn’t Underestimate The Value of Good Lighting Even In His Passport Photo

Bust out the soft box for a tiny photo on a government document. My mother and father-in-law recently asked me to shoot their passport photos for them. Of course I agreed, and when they came over, I already had a soft box set up. I […]

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10 Easy Steps To Advanced Photography Skills

A camera does not work like an eye; film does not work like memory. There is a fine line between a photo that is quite nice and one that is quite breathtaking. At some unknown point, a photo can cross the Rubicon and be forever […]

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How To: Light an Outdoor Location with Strobes

Lighting illuminates, sure. But that’s not all. It can suggest shape and dimension, draw attention to specific subject details or qualities, freeze action, or separate your subject from the background. In this amazing image by Scott Markewitz, it does all of these things. Markewitz, based […]

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The Best Star Trail Images That You’ll Never Take

Astronaut captures astonishing images of star trails from space at 17,000 MPH. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit gives us a view of our planet from space unlike anything we’ve seen before. The familiar blue-green ball is replaced by striking fast moving lines of light. […]

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ZOO PHOTOGRAPHY: TOP TIPS FOR GREAT IMAGES

Taking good shots at zoos isn’t as easy as it first appears, but Duncan Heather from MyPhotoSchool has all the advice you need to make your next visit a roaring success. A trip to the zoo has always been a popular destination, but all to […]

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Eight Ways To Avoid Photography Clichés

Taste is a subjective concept in photography, as in all the arts, but if you have ever seen a ‘tacky,’ over-processed image, you will spot bad taste instantly. Here are some common pitfalls to watch out for in order to ensure your images are as […]

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8 Tricks for a Flawless Infant Photography Session

Baby Portraits are some of the funnest photography sessions you can do, but can also be the most difficult. With fussy babies who don’t like to cooperate for a camera, these 6 tips will help your session go as smoothly as possible. If you’ve always […]

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Use Ambient Light to Make Your Photos More Dramatic

Available light is as expressive and a whole lot less expensive than store-bought light. The available-light strategy makes a lot of sense for many photographers for several reasons: Good light is usually easy to find, it comes in all varieties (flat, contrasty, bright, or dim), […]

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