How to Frame a Photo Print on the Cheap

In Uncategorized by Michael AllenLeave a Comment

Framing is an incredible experience. If you have never had an opportunity to frame your work, you should try it. Take one of your absolute favorite images, print it (as with all things photography – the bigger the better), and have it framed. Either learn how to do it yourself, or take it to a …

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11 Beginner Tutorials for Learning Photoshop Quickly

In Post-processing by Michael Allie1 Comment

Photoshop is an incredible tool for photographers in the digital age.  We lighten, brighten, darken, and otherwise change photographs in ways that are only limited by our imagination.   We make a dreary day look like a bright day, remove strangers that wandered into the frame of our picture, and add Uncle Larry to the family …

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Photographing​ ​Military​ ​Homecomings

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Jesse Park1 Comment

Photographing​ ​military​ ​homecomings​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​rewarding​ ​and​ ​wonderful types​ ​of​ ​shoots​ ​there​ ​are.​ ​I​ ​consider​ ​it​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​perk​ ​of​ ​living​ ​in​ ​a​ ​military​ ​town​ ​that​ ​I get​ ​to​ ​shoot​ ​them​ ​on​ ​occasion.​ ​However,​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​I​ ​was​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​photograph one,​ ​I​ ​was​ ​clueless!​ ​There​ ​was​ ​only​ ​one​ ​blog​ ​that​ …

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52 Great Blog Topics For Portrait Photographers

In Marketing/Business by Pete LaGregorLeave a Comment

Posting regular, informative, and quality blog articles is one of the best ways to show up on the first page of search results when someone is looking for a portrait photographer in your area.  Many experts on Search Engine Optimization (or “SEO”) recommend posting as frequently as possible while maintaining good quality. For some, this …

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Use that old film camera lens for reverse-lens macro photos

In Features by Rick Ohnsman9 Comments

Hey! You’re doing that all backward! But then, when doing Reverse-Lens Macro photography, that’s exactly how you want to go about it. So let’s put those old film camera lenses back to work and explore an ultra-close-up world. What is “macro” First, let’s define “macro.” A true macro photo is defined as one where the image recorded …

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How to Plan a Multi Day Photography Trip

In Landscape/Nature by Kirk Bergman9 Comments

In late summer this year I took a trip to Southern Utah with several writers of Improve Photography, a few IP+ members, and Jim Harmer.  I don’t have any photographer friends where I live so being able to spend a few days shooting with strangers (a few of whom became friends) was an excellent vacation.  …