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12 Things to Do When Starting out in Gig Photography

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird3 Comments

Gig photography can be fast-paced, exciting and highly rewarding.  It requires a keen eye, the ability to think quickly and to know your camera intimately.  So, if you fancy swapping your Friday night beer for the 15 minutes in the “pit”, then read on and I’ll tell you 12 things you need to do when …

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How to Focus ⅓ Into a Photo for Deep Depth-of-Field

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher9 Comments

  If you’re a landscape photographer, you’ve probably had someone tell you to focus 1/3 of the way into the scene.  It’s one of the many guidelines about photography that have sprung up over time.  Like most guidelines, it doesn’t cover every situation and it’s open to interpretation.  But, a lot of the time it …

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5 Things to Look for in a Photography Mentor

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird6 Comments

There are many ways to improve your photography but few are as effective as learning from a mentor.  This type of approach requires commitment and effort by both the mentor and student, and so a strong relationship between the two parties must also be present.  In this article, I will discuss why you might need …

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The Basics of Shooting Video for Photographers

In Photo Basics by Pete LaGregor4 Comments

Why Learn Video? Having been an avid photographer my entire life, I always thought video was a completely different medium and that I shouldn’t bother with it.  These days, though, that kind of thinking can leave a photographer behind the technology curve.  There will always be a place for still photography but video is the …

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How to Use Motion Blur to Improve Your Photos

In Photo Basics by GregNoel2 Comments

  How to use motion blur to improve your photos. My most recent article I discussed how to take sharp photos in low light situations because perfectly sharp images are the goal for most photos.  As photographers, we are obsessed with sharpness and perfectly sharp images.  We spend more money on lenses and cameras that …

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What is Flat Light?

In Photo Basics by Matt Gavin4 Comments

The Lighting Looks so Flat!!! What is Flat Light? Photographers love using language which is alien to the rest of the normal world.  It’s our secret code that only we know in order to make sure the ‘outsiders’ really don’t know what going on.  Ok, so we are not really that bad, and its probably not deliberate, …

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How to Take Sharp Photos in Low Light

In Photo Basics by GregNoel8 Comments

How to Take Sharp Photos in Low Light Taking photos in low light presents a number of challenges for our cameras.  The camera’s sensor needs light to create an image, and the less light there is, the more challenging it is to create a photo.   Auto modes on your camera are programmed to ensure enough …

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9 Tips For Epic Car Images

In Photo Basics by Stanley Harper0 Comments

Automotive photography can produce some seriously epic images, but it can somewhat of a mystery on how to produce them. In this article, I offer up some tips to help you produce images that have that “wow” factor. PANNING Panning shots for automotive photography is an art plain and simple. The purpose behind panning is …