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Top 10: Poses to Work on with a New Female Model

Working with a new female model can be challenging for both you and her. You need to work on building a rapport and making her comfortable before you take your first shot. You can do this while setting up your lighting and fine-tuning your equipment—ask her about her day, make her laugh, be genuine. However, even with the best lighting, …

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Let’s Talk: Portraits vs Snapshots

You have a good camera and photograph people on a regular basis, yet your photos don’t look like the portraits you admire or regularly see in magazines or online. All of the elements seem to be there but something appears to be missing. In this case, you may be taking snapshots and not portraits. Snapshots tend to capture a moment …

In a Photography Rut? Project Workshop!

Tired with your photography? In a serious photography rut?  Do you find that you end up disappointed with the images that you are taking every now and again . . . . and again. Well, don’t give up – what you need is a project. Something that you can get your teeth into,  that stretches your imagination and takes out …

20 Tips for Photographing Youth Basketball

Shooting basketball can be a tough job.  All those plays looked great while you watched them live.  Maybe you got so caught up, you even forgot to shoot some of them.  Heck, they even looked good on the back of the LCD.  Then you got home, and they were blurry, grainy, and not what you remembered.  Below are 20 tips …

Best Focal Length for Portraits

One of the most important things to consider when shooting portraits is selecting a lens with an appropriate focal length. Changing the focal length can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of an image, so we’ll sort through some of the nuances in this article to help you decide which lens will work best for your situation. …

Makeup for Photoshoots: The Definitive Guide

Whether you shoot families, weddings or models, you will have an advantage as a photographer if you know how to apply makeup well for the subjects in your photoshoots. Even if you work with a makeup artist, as the photographer, you are ultimately responsible for the overall look in your images, so you need to be aware of how makeup …