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How to Photograph a Fashion Show

Though from a distance, shooting a fashion show might look like a simple thing, in reality it is anything but. Fashion shows move quickly and you don’t get second chances to capture the glitz and glamor of the latest designs. Much of the work involved, comes down to preparation and being familiar with your gear. While most of these tips …

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The 11 Cutest Props for Baby Photography

One of the most exciting parts of baby photography is not just the cute, adorable subject, but the fun and creativity involved with every photo session. Each photo shoot is a whole new experience when tailored specifically to the baby’s (and the parents’) personalities. Whether shooting outdoors in a beautiful community park or indoors in your own home studio, there …

Portrait Tips on the Street [Duel]

This week Dustin and I (Jim) were in the studio writing photo tips for you guys.  It had been a slow day and we were catching a bit of studio fever (it’s just like cabin fever–but in a studio). I went outside to find something to shoot.  It was the middle of the day and the small town of Nampa, …

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Panning Photography Tips [Duel]

This week’s theme is panning.  Dustin and Jim each had only 1 hour to head out and come back with a panning shot. The reason that this duel is focusing on panning is because it is one of the projects that the students in Jim and Dustin’s Online Beginning Photography Class do. Panning means using a slow shutter speed and …

Practical Portrait Tips [Duel]

For the weekly duel this week, Dustin and Jim each had only 30 minutes to photograph the same model, who they had never before shot with or seen. New to the weekly Improve Photography Duel?  Check out this page, where we explain how it works. Settling the Score The overall score from past weeks of the duel is Jim: 2 …

How the “Shallow Depth of Field” Contest-Winning Photo Was Taken

Last week on our facebook page, we did a contest with the theme “Shallow Depth of Field.”  Over 1,100 people entered the contest with their shallow DOF photos and it was REALLY fun looking through all of the creative entries.  Most of the photos were portraits, but there were quite a few non-people photos in there as well. The winner …