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10 Tips for Phenomenal Concert Photography

As both a musician and a photographer, I have spent an extensive amount of time photographing at various types of concerts.  This article is going to offer a number of suggestions to improve your concert photography in a wide variety of situations.  Much of this article will include information related to a concert I was fortunate enough to photograph just …

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Creating Amazing Time-lapse Videos in Photoshop

Creating time-lapse videos may seem like a daunting task.  You may think that it requires complex workflow and complicated software.  The truth is, time-lapse videos can be rather easy to create.  In just a few short steps you can get some pretty impressive results.  If you have a camera, lens, and tripod, then you already have the photography equipment that …

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying Photography Gear

There are a seemingly endless number of things to consider before buying photography gear.  Digital photography has been a fast-growing discipline for years now, and with that increasing popularity comes an abundance of gear for photographers to choose from.  While getting to choose between many options when buying a piece of gear to add to your bag means you can …

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Advanced Sports Composites

In my previous article http://improvephotography.com/40962/creating-a-good-sports-composite/ I discuss making sports composites.  Whenever you mention composite images to a client they immediately ask “they aren’t going to look fake?”  I am not sure how or why this is the first reaction but I think it has to do with what is chosen as the background and feet. Why do feet make composites so difficult? …

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Beyond Speedlight Basics – Your Next 3 Skills to Master

As a follow-up to my first “Learn Your Flash” article, this post will move beyond the basics of the buttons and bounce flash. We’ll explore how to use MULTI mode, using a remote trigger for off-camera flash, and how the exposure triangle works with flash. You don’t need tons of gear for the tips here: this article includes scenarios with only …

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Review of the Agua Quick-Draw Storm-Proof Holster by Miggo

Last March I set out on a quest to upgrade my camera strap that led me to testing 18 different straps.  I was preparing to publish a massive review today featuring all those straps, but changed my mind when I started writing about the Agua from Miggo.  You see, the Agua is not really just a camera strap.  It is …