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9 Tips for Traveling through TSA Security with a Camera

In Photo Basics by Nathan GoldbergLeave a Comment

With security screening procedures changing frequently, it’s more challenging than ever for photographers to fly with camera gear when going through TSA security with camera gear in your carry-on.  Changing rules, unclear rules and TSA officer discretion are just a few things that add to the confusion over what you can pack in your carry-on …

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A Dozen Lies they tell New Photographers

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman7 Comments

OK, maybe calling these“Lies” is a little strong.  Yet skilled photographers with good intentions sometimes confuse new shooters and hinder their learning progress with too much information too soon.  Sometimes photographers with a biased opinion can unintentionally plant seeds of misinformation.  So what are some of the “tales” you as a beginner might hear?  Here …

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How To Photograph Artwork Without Glare

In Photo Basics by Kirk BergmanLeave a Comment

Professionally photographing artwork has a number of problems associated with glare, distortion, and color accuracy.  However, with a few simple tools that you might already have in your camera bag, you can get great photos of artwork that is hanging up on a wall or can be moved around.  All you need are a few …

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10 ways to Improve your Photography in 2018

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy14 Comments

I am going to write in this article about 10 ways that we can all improve our photography in 2018. I am talking about things that will help us all take better photographs in 2018, whilst spending less time on the distractions that take us away from working on the actual photographs themselves. Taking better …

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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 …