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5 Great Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Photos

Even though the low light capabilities of today’s cameras continue to improve, noisy images are still a common challenge among photographers.  As much as we would love to capture photos with exposure settings that yield the cleanest possible image, many shooting situations call for us to make the choice between getting either a noisy photo or no photo at all.  …

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Why You Should Attend a Photography Workshop THIS YEAR

I can undoubtedly say that attending a photography workshop has been the single most important thing I have done in my personal development in this art form.  Like so many other things in life, learning photography is about more than just reading a few books, doing internet searches and scanning blogs and forums, and watching video tutorials.  Don’t get me …

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OP/TECH Utility Strap™ – Sling Review

It’s hour number 3 of the event you are shooting. Your neck hurts. You have another 2 hours to go before the event is over and while you are happy that the strap that came with your camera shows the world what brand you invested in, on the inside you really want to ditch the thing. In a world of …

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Encouraging Your Child’s Love for Photography

Anyone with a child and a camera knows that children and photography just go together, whether they are in front of the camera or behind. I have yet to meet a young child who is not fascinated with photography. Here are some ways to not only foster your child’s fascination with photography, but also improve their skills and confidence as …

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Camera Settings and Basic Gear for Outdoor Sports Photography

Your child is now old enough to start playing sports.  Like any proud parent you run out to the nearest big box store and pick up the latest camera kit.  The one with the latest camera body and a couple of lenses.  You arrive at the first game with your new camera, now what? I too was once brand new …

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9 Tips for Photographing a Wedding Without Dying

Someone once asked me, “Erica, how do you shoot a wedding without absolutely dying?”  After a bit of a laugh, I realized that that is a very good question deserving of a very good answer.  My last blog post provided some very helpful tips for setting yourself up for a successful wedding experience.  This post, however, goes a little deeper.  In …