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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 …

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5 Photography Mistakes I Keep On Making

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy14 Comments

I really should know better, but here are 5 photography mistakes I keep on making. Read this and learn from my experiences 5 things you can stop doing right now (if you were doing them in the first place that is of course). I hope that by committing these faux pas to the world wide …

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Take Better Photos: 7 Reasons to shoot Film

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen13 Comments

One of the most sought after results of time spent photographing is becoming a “better” photographer. What does that mean, though? How does one know if they are a better photographer than when they set out that afternoon? This article doesn’t cover those identifying markers, but rather examples of how image quality is dramatically improved …

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An Introduction to HEIF Photo Files for Photographers

In Photo Basics by Michael Allie1 Comment

With IOS 11, photographers were introduced to Apple’s new High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF), which replaces JPEG as the file format.  So why was this done, and what does this mean?  Will JPEG cease to be the leading file format for consumers and photographers alike? JPEG as a file format was unveiled in 1992 and …

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How to Set up Three-Point Lighting for Portrait Photography

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman9 Comments

Learn the fundamentals, and you form the foundation for further growth.  In learning lighting for portraiture, understanding three-point lighting is crucial to making good portraits and then expanding into more sophisticated lighting setups. What is Three-Point Lighting? As the name would suggest, three-point lighting is a way of lighting a subject such that the light …

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7 Ways Photography Will Kill You

In Photo Basics by Andy Perkins5 Comments

The solutions to decreasing risk as a photographer are limiting distractions and recognizing stress in the business of photography. Once you understand these you will be better equipped to keep the Grim Reaper at bay. Photography is not off-shore oil drilling, police work, or firefighting. It’s not even a contact sport. I’ve never met an …

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A Beginner’s Guide to High-Speed Photography

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman25 Comments

So you’re feeling the “Need for Speed?”  You’ve seen some of those cool high-speed photos of dynamic action totally frozen and want to know what it takes to make them.  You want to try a little “photo wizardry,”  maybe stop things in mid-air?  Well, let’s show you how. The longer you are a photographer, the …

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How to Set the F-Stop on a Camera for Any Photo

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher12 Comments

  The f-stop, or aperture, is one of the key camera settings every photographer must master because it controls two critical things: the amount of light going through the lens and how deep the field of focus (depth of field) goes in your image. The larger the opening of the lens, the more light hits …

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15 Things To Do Every Time You Shoot a Concert

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird7 Comments

Photographing a concert requires good camera skills and a sharp eye but taking good images is only part of the job.  You need to build trust with the bands, their management, and the venues by delivering a quality and consistent service.  In this article, I will share with you my top tips that will help …