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Big Results with Little Lights

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman4 Comments

Most know that the word photography means “writing with light.”  But what type of light might that be?  Do you need expensive and specialized photo lighting equipment or can you with some ingenuity make compelling photos with cheap lighting creatively used? The first photographers of the early 1820’s could only use natural daylight.  Exposures could …

5 Times I Almost Quit Photography And How I Kept Going

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman3 Comments

I realized earlier this month that I had reached the 5 year anniversary of my “professional hobby” with landscape photography.  It was January 2013 that I started taking my photography seriously, getting better at it, and producing impressive photos.  I remember walking through a few photo galleries in Park City, UT and thinking, “I could …

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11 Photography Rules That You Should Break

In Photo Basics by Pete LaGregor6 Comments

I grew up loving photography. I started with film and have evolved with the technology. But a lot of the “rules” of photography have not evolved. Over the years I have heard a lot of instruction. Some good, some bad. But there are certain rules that I heard over and over again. Some of them …

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Get Started in Timelapse Photography Without Breaking the Bank

In Landscape/Nature, Photo Basics by Brenda PetrellaLeave a Comment

More and more photographers are incorporating video and motion into their skill sets. Are you? Timelapse photography is a great way for still photographers to start getting acquainted with motion.  If learning how to do video has been intimidating for you, fear not!  The barriers to entry are super low these days.  Timelapse photography also …

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10 Ways to Add Creativity to Your Photos

In Photo Basics by Nathan Goldberg3 Comments

Every so often, we as photographers run out of inspiration and find ourselves in a creative block.  When we run out of ideas and struggle to get our creativity going, it gets hard to find the inspiration we’re looking for.  And often, we end up shooting less or shooting photos that aren’t creative and don’t …

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27 Tips for Zoo Photography

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

Going to the zoo to photograph is always a lot of fun. In this article, you can read 27 tips for better pictures at your next zoo visit. Going to the zoo is also a good possibility to combine a day of photography and family. 1 Copyright Unlike to wild animals the animals in zoos …

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Smoke Photography – A How-to Guide

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman8 Comments

You may have heard the expression; “It’s all done with smoke and mirrors.”  The Urban Dictionary defines the phrase this way: Smoke & Mirrors 01: Something / Someone that deceives or distorts the truth.  02:Something / Someone that distorts or blurs facts, figures, etc., like a magic or  conjuring work; artful deception; tricky inventiveness. I …

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13 Things That Helped Grow My Photography Career

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman13 Comments

At the close of 2017 and the beginning of an exciting new year in 2018, I reflected on what made me a better photographer and what helped me grow.  My photography endeavors aren’t a full time job like I would love them to be, but instead, it is a self sustaining side business that makes enough …

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How to Export from Lightroom Basics

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

In this article, you can read about the different export possibilities in Lightroom CC and Lightroom classic. Lightroom has some powerful tools to make the export easy but most photographer do not know them. It is also a comparison of the export possibilities in the new Lightroom CC and Lightroom classic. Lightroom CC The export …