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8 Cures for Your Photography Funk

In Features, Photo Basics by Brenda Petrella2 Comments

We’ve all had those “off” days. The light isn’t great, the weather is “meh”, you forget to grab charged batteries, your tripod head keeps sticking, you get stuck in traffic and so have less time to explore and shoot. The list could go on and on. Whatever the catalyst, we photographers have days (sometimes weeks!) …

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Juxtaposition in Photography: what it is and 5 examples

In Photo Basics by Nathan Goldberg2 Comments

Juxtaposition isn’t a concept that is often talked about among photographers, but it’s likely a technique you’ve been using in your photography without even knowing it. It’s a big word but an easy concept. Juxtaposition is just another term for contrast. We’re already familiar with contrast in terms of contrasting light…shadows and highlights…whites and blacks.  …

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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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White Balance Basics: A mini-guide for photographers

In Photo Basics by Deb Mitzel8 Comments

White Balance is one of those photography terms that sounds intimidating at first, but once you understand a little bit about it, your photos will look more professional in no time. White Balance just refers to the balancing of color temperature in your photos. You know how some photos have that blue, yellow, or orange …

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5 Photography Mistakes I Keep On Making

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy14 Comments

I really should know better, but here are 5 photography mistakes I keep on making. Read this and learn from my experiences 5 things you can stop doing right now (if you were doing them in the first place that is of course). I hope that by committing these faux pas to the world wide …

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Take Better Photos: 7 Reasons to shoot Film

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen13 Comments

One of the most sought after results of time spent photographing is becoming a “better” photographer. What does that mean, though? How does one know if they are a better photographer than when they set out that afternoon? This article doesn’t cover those identifying markers, but rather examples of how image quality is dramatically improved …

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How to Set up Three-Point Lighting for Portrait Photography

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman9 Comments

Learn the fundamentals, and you form the foundation for further growth.  In learning lighting for portraiture, understanding three-point lighting is crucial to making good portraits and then expanding into more sophisticated lighting setups. What is Three-Point Lighting? As the name would suggest, three-point lighting is a way of lighting a subject such that the light …

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7 Ways Photography Will Kill You

In Photo Basics by Andy Perkins5 Comments

The solutions to decreasing risk as a photographer are limiting distractions and recognizing stress in the business of photography. Once you understand these you will be better equipped to keep the Grim Reaper at bay. Photography is not off-shore oil drilling, police work, or firefighting. It’s not even a contact sport. I’ve never met an …