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10 Tips for Getting a Photography Portfolio Review

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman7 Comments

A portfolio review is one of the best and fastest ways to improve in almost every aspect of your photography.  From composition, camera settings, post processing, and even storytelling and image theory, you’ll learn so much when you talk to someone about your photos.  There are a few things you need to do to make …

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Exposure Compensation Demystified

In Photo Basics by Brenda Petrella13 Comments

Exposure compensation is a valuable tool for any photographer. If you’ve been confused about what exposure compensation is or how to properly use it, then this article will demystify exposure compensation for you. In all honesty, I was confused by how to properly use exposure compensation for a long time and then finally had that …

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12 Camera Hacks that Actually Work

In Photo Basics by Pete LaGregor1 Comment

The phrase camera hacks is starting to get a little over used. So I’ll be upfront, only one of these tips actually involves “hacking” the software in your camera. The rest are just really cool and inexpensive camera tricks that I use to get the shot I want without using big or expensive gear. 1. …

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A Dozen Reasons to Make it Monochrome

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman7 Comments

The earliest photographers made monochrome images.  That was their only option.  Today, the general public expects photos to be in color and monochrome is seen as the infrequent option.  So why would you make a “black and white” photo when the world is in color and color photography is so easy?  Here are a dozen …

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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 Bergman8 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 …