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Travel Photography Shot List to Keep You Creative

In Photo Locations by Tracy Munson

The excitement of planning and packing. All of the unfamiliar sights, and sounds, and smells. Jet lag, language barriers, traveler’s…stomach troubles. Once you’ve reached your destination, it can all be pretty overwhelming. You want to make sure to come away with something more than the same old travel snapshots all the other tourists are taking. …

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Create Your Own Photoshop Actions + FREE Downloads!

In Post-processing by Tracy Munson

If you’re a big fan of Lightroom Presets (like the excellent ones available on Improve Photography +), then Photoshop Actions are going to blow your mind. You get the same, one-click convenience, without the crippling limitations of Lightroom. Adjust the opacity of the entire layer, use masking to apply selectively, or harness the power of blend modes, …

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Are You An Ethical Nature Photographer?

In Landscape/Nature by Tracy Munson

Oxford Dictionary defines ethics as: “Moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. Ethics are closely related to morals, and both refer to how we behave in situations.” One of my college instructors referred to ethics as how we behave when no one is looking. I think that definition is …

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13 Reasons To Join A Professional Photographer’s Association

In Marketing/Business by Tracy Munson

Improve Photography readers come from all over the world. Chances are there is a National Professional Photographer’s Association of some sort in your neck of the woods, wherever that may be. If you are serious about your photography, you should consider joining it. Some benefits, like member discounts and access to resources, are immediately obvious. …

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iPhone RAW Photos – Now It’s For Real

In Gear by Tracy Munson

If you’ve read my previous articles, you will know that I am a big fan of mobile phone photography. Or, perhaps you have seen some of my iPhone photos in those articles and not even realized that they weren’t taken with a “pro”, interchangeable lens camera. The “camera in your pocket” can be a very …

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Photo Contests: Opportunity Or Exploitation?

In Marketing/Business by Tracy Munson

Photographers today are faced with a barrage of choices as to how and when they will share their photos. To post a photo anywhere online is to risk it being stolen, but if you don’t share then your work will never be seen. Photo contests are one of the most controversial areas of photo sharing, …

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Eastern Newfoundland: A guide for photographers

In Photo Locations by Tracy Munson

When most people think about visiting Newfoundland (if they think about it at all), they picture the towering fjords of Gros Morne National Park and the colourful houses of Quidi Vidi village in the capital city of St. John’s. Admittedly, those alone are reasons enough to visit, but any photographer who passes on exploring the …

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Must Have Gear For Your Next Photography Road Trip

In Gear by Tracy Munson

There’s nothing quite like a good, long road trip. For a photographer, the flexibility to follow the weather, or the wildlife, or your whimsical nature just isn’t available when you book a resort vacation or even a tour of a dream location. Going Kerouac in the 20-teens poses some challenges the “beat generation” never could …

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The Aquapac Waterproof DSLR Case – Come On In, The Water Is Fine!

In Gear by Tracy Munson

  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about some inexpensive options for trying out underwater photography. While playing around with iPhone cases and underwater point and shoot cameras is a lot of fun and well, better than nothing, it won’t take you long to start wishing for the control and quality that …