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Exploring Photo Inspiration at Local Festivals

In Photo Locations by Andy Perkins1 Comment

If you’re looking for a variety of fun photo opportunities, it’s hard to beat the array of subjects and activities at a local festival. Food, rides, music, cars, costumes and activities make for memorable and dynamic images. With the coming of fall, the local festival scene is in full swing. From the Emma Crawford Coffin …

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Why Does a Camera Flash Make Noise?

In Gear by Frank Gallagher7 Comments

Have you ever wondered why a flash unit makes noise?  No, not the kind of noise you get from low light or long exposure star photography.  The audible kind.  The loud kind.  My speedlights make a popping sound when fired and a high-pitched whine when recharging.  Why is that?  In a digital age, when we …

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My 10 best photography accessories – not from camera shops!

In Gear by Rick McEvoy7 Comments

What are my 10 best (alternative) photography accessories? Read on and you will find out – here I am writing about photography accessories that you will not find in a camera shop. One of them you won’t find in any shop – it is free! I was going to call this non-photographic accessories for photographers, …

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8 Ways to Create Portraits with Only 1 Flash

In Portrait by Bryan Striegler2 Comments

I love looking at other people’s photos, and one of my favorite things to do is see the lighting diagram. It’s amazing how complicated some of these setups are. There might be two lights on the background, two on the front of the subject, and another for a hair light. Then, there might be all …

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11 Tips for Shooting Images from a Boat

In Landscape/Nature by Andy Perkins9 Comments

Labor Day weekend not only marks a time to celebrate  workers in the U.S. and Canada, it also unofficially signals the end of summer.  While summer isn’t really over for a few more weeks, for many, the Memorial Day to Labor Day time period bookends summer and, perhaps more importantly, the additional time off work …

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Can a Camera Flash Hurt Your Eyes?

In Portrait by Frank Gallagher6 Comments

  Have you ever wondered whether the flash from a speedlight or a studio strobe could damage someone’s eyes?  After all, they can be mighty bright!  On the other hand, photographers have been using flash for decades.  You’d think that if there was a problem, it would be pretty widely known by now.  Models and …

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9 time saving tips for photographers

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy2 Comments

In this article I am going to tell you about 9 things that I have been wasting time doing. Bad habits, things that eat away at my time with little or no benefit. I should have called this post “Mistakes I keep on making” but I have already done that! (5 Photography Mistakes I Keep …

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48 Tips for Photographing in New Zealand

In Photo Locations by Bastian Bodyl3 Comments

New Zealand is a big country with two bigger and a few smaller Islands somewhere in the south pacific. If you are not from Australia, it is far away from everything. It is the long journey there, but it is worth it. Besides a lot of nature and great landscapes there is also wildlife and …