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Long Exposure Shots Coming Out White? Here’s Why.

In Photo Basics by Brent Huntley1 Comment

Shooting long exposure photography is one of my favorite things to do with a camera.  It gives you the ability to capture something in an image that separates it from 99 percent of the images flooding the internet as it is something that can’t be done without the right knowledge and equipment. A long exposure …

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25 Tips for Shooting a Music Festival

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird4 Comments

Photographing a music festival is one of the best experiences you can have as a gig photographer.  The opportunity to shoot a variety of artists in one location can be hugely rewarding and great for your portfolio.  However, the days are long and demanding, and the schedule relentless.   In this article, I share with you …

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10 Sure-Fire Drone Photography Composition Tips

In Features, Photo Basics by Matt Gavin0 Comments

“Composition IS the masterpiece, lighting is the mood, technique is just the presentation” – Jim Harmer Flying drones, and drone photography are alot of fun, and taking the world by storm.  There is no doubt about it, it’s great to take your drone out and just fly it.  But we’re Photographers, right?  Our purpose for …

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13 Photography Mistakes I Wish I Could Undo

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman6 Comments

Photography has been my hobby for the last 10 years, give or take a few months.  In the last 2 years I started my own business and shoot professionally (part time) as a real estate photographer.  I am nowhere near perfect and I’ve had some incredible set backs.  Today we’ll go over 13 mistakes I’ve …

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S1 and S2 Modes on a Flash: What’s the difference?

In Photo Basics by Matt Gavin3 Comments

Flash photography can be quite daunting but once learnt, can provide an edge to your photography and give amazing professional looking results.  Shooting in TTL, S1 and S2 modes or using a trigger, once the basics of flash photography are understood, it can be very simple to really make a step change in your photography. …

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1, 2, & 3 Point Compositions in Real Estate Photography

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman19 Comments

Real estate, architectural, and interior photography draw a lot of their compositional guidelines from drawn art.  Think back to your 7th grade art class where you learned about vanishing points.  This is the point at which all parallel lines meet on the horizon.  This stems from what we actually see in real life: things get …

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ETTR, ETTL and ISO Invariance: Which is Right for You?

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

In any type of photography, getting the right exposure is important.  But, is the best exposure one where the histogram is evenly spread out like a bell curve, one where it leans towards the right (ETTR) or to the left (ETTL)or do modern sensors make it all meaningless through ISO invariance? If you’ve been around …