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11 Must Have Photography Items that Won’t Break the Bank

There are a lot of articles with suggestions for gadgets to buy yourself or gifts to buy your friends and significant others that are interested in photography, but a lot of them are filled with inexpensive gadgets and novelties that are, admittedly, very neat, but aren’t really what you (or they) need. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some …

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9 Tips to Survive a DIY Photo Booth Experience

Most everyone has probably been to some type of event that had a photo booth set up for the guests.  Photo booths seem to have gained a lot in popularity, especially at weddings, but you may see them at birthday or retirement parties, or a variety of other gatherings.  They can be lots of fun and offer little pressure to …

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Motorsports Photography Tips For Beginners Part Two

In my last article for Improve Photography, I began a two part series about motorsports photography for beginners.  You can read the first part here. In that article, I covered some of the gear such as safety vests and lens; basic camera settings and other tips for anyone thinking about heading down to the track to shoot a race. In this second …

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10 Tips to Better Organize Your Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom is an extremely powerful (although sometimes extremely slow) tool. Most of us are familiar with its great editing capabilities, but it’s true power, in my opinion, lies in its use as a photo organizer. However, Lightroom’s organizational abilities are not as easy to grasp as is its editing prowess. The most common questions I see from new users are …

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Wedding Prep Tips: What Every Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

As wedding season for wedding photographers in the Northern Hemisphere quickly approaches, one of the most common questions I receive from Improve Photography followers is how I manage to stay calm, cool, and collected leading up to and on the day of a wedding.  I’d like to say that it’s because of my calm demeanor and sweet skills, but let’s get serious. …

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5 Tips to Improve Your 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? That was me about 10 years …