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12 Photography Magazines: Which One’s For You?

While the Internet can provide an endless stream of photography articles and tutorials, there’s something to be said for a good old-fashioned magazine that’s been written, edited, and curated by professionals. From the thoughtful themes and specific genres to the simple experience of holding a printed periodical, we would all do well to turn off our screens and pick up …

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Focal-Plane Shutter: What it is and how it affects your photos

Although many of us can rattle off in-depth specifications about our camera bodies or talk about complex post-processing techniques for hours at a time, surprisingly few photographers know how the guts of their camera actually operate.  I realized recently that I was one of those people. Even though I felt like a had a strong working knowledge of my camera …

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How to Create Silky Smooth Hyperlapse Photography Using Adobe Premiere Pro

One of the most noticeable downsides of still photography is how it limits the way motion can be captured.  Blurring, panning, and light streaking, for example, certainly have their place in photography and can provide creative ways to show motion, but a single photograph can’t capture movement the way time lapse photography does.  Even with technical equipment allowing cameras to …

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Photo Quiz – Test Your Photographic Knowledge

Modern photography can be a very complex and involved venture. There is so much to learn and so many terms, topics and techniques that it is enough to make anyone say “All that for a photo??” Below is a series of questions to test your Digital Photographic knowlegde. There will be some true and false questions and also multiple choice. …

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55 Quick Tips for Better Portrait Photos

If you are looking to improve your technical ability to take portraits, here are 55 tips, tricks, and techniques that will make you a better portrait photographer. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice from a professional or an experienced photographer looking to refresh your memory or try something new, take a look at the list below. The list …

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Book Review: Studio Anywhere 2 by Nick Fancher

Nick Fancher’s latest book, Studio Anywhere 2: A Photographer’s Guide to Shaping Hard Light, is the perfect guide for the photographer looking to understand and control a range of lighting situations, especially those involving a speedlight or two. With practical instructions, plentiful technical details, real-world business advice, and beautiful photographs, Mr. Fancher gives his readers a text to return to …