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Photographing Kids: 5 Tips for Making Commercial Clients Happy

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher2 Comments

Photographing children is difficult, even under the most favorable circumstances. Kids move around a lot. Their expressions aren’t predictable. And trying to coordinate the poses and expressions of several children at once? Well, that’s why aspirin and whiskey were invented. In a studio, with their parents helping, it’s hard. Imagine, then, what it’s like working …

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Easy HDR Photography Without Bracketing

In Photo Basics by Brad Goestsch10 Comments

Easy HDR photography without bracketing is about using a single image, rather than a set of images to capture more detail in your scene. In a given scene, there may be a desire to capture details in both the very bright and very dark areas of that scene. Modern digital camera systems have come a …

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Put this Lens on Your Wish List!

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman12 Comments

Perhaps you’ll be one of those lucky photographers who’ll open a new camera as a gift this holiday season.  Or maybe you’ve decided to buy one for yourself, perhaps as a brand new photographer or maybe as an upgrade to an existing camera.  So how much thought have you given to the lens you want …

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Why do cameras have Wi-Fi?

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy15 Comments

Wi-Fi is such a universal thing these days with everything from mobile phones to kettles connected to Wi-Fi. Yes kettles. Why would you want a kettle connected to Wi-Fi?? What is the worls coming to? Enough about electrical appliances. Why do cameras have Wi-Fi? There are three main uses for Wi-Fi in cameras; To control …

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Low Key Photography: Even More Simple!

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen5 Comments

Last month, I wrote an article on Low Key Photography. The first comment on the article was frustrated with the article, feeling it was too complex. So I want to try and boil down the techniques to exceedingly simple things that you can practice in your home, with or without models/family members/significant others. The aim …