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My Top 10 Photos of 2018

In Photo Basics, Photo Locations by Rick McEvoy

Hi and a Happy new Year to everyone all over this wonderful planet of ours. I hope 2019 is going to be a great year for all of us. To start 2019 I am going to write about my Top 10 Photos of 2018. I like to look back at the photographs that I have …

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12 Tips For Better Drone Pics

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl

Drones are amazing to get a new perspective from up above. If you buy a drone as a photographer you the expectation, that you make amazing photos just because the perspective is great. If you are photographing for a while with your drone you will come to a point where you get frustrated because the …

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52 Weeks to Becoming a Stronger Photographer

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The New Year is a time when resolutions are made.  What if with a program of weekly “photo exercise” you could grow your photo skills tremendously by this time next year?  That’s the objective of a “Project 52” and you can use such a discipline to get better and better as a photographer. Seven days …

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Photograph the Stories of the Season

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The sights, sounds, and smells of the season.  Our holiday memories can be evoked, (or imagined), by these sensory triggers.  In the realm of photography, we deal in the visual so pictures that communicate to the viewer are our objective. So how can we best make photographs that are compelling, have impact, and emotion?  Let’s …

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Photographing Kids: 5 Tips for Making Commercial Clients Happy

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

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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Pre-visualization In Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Photo Basics, Post-processing by Brian Pex

Pre-Visualization: The Most Important Aspect of  Photography Photography is very much alive and well today. The equipment we have access to now is far more advanced in comparison to what we had just a few short of years ago. With the dizzying array of choices, many can become distracted from the single most important aspect …

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Easy HDR Photography Without Bracketing

In Photo Basics by Brad Goestsch

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 Ohnsman

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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To Improve Your Photography – Seek Critique!

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Most of you reading this article have likely posted your photos online for others to see and offer comments.  If on Facebook, almost any decent posted image is bound to get a few “Likes.”  You might even get a comment or two, something like “Nice Shot!”  If all you’re doing is fishing for compliments and …

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Six Questions to Ask at a Photo Exhibit

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

Everybody knows that you can learn from looking at the work of great photographers.  The question is: how?  Do you simply absorb knowledge by being in the same room with a bunch of Ansel Adams prints?  Or do you have to be more purposeful about it? I wondered about that as I visited an exhibition …