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Why do photographers use green backdrops?

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy18 Comments

Why do Photographers Use Green Backdrops? This is one of those things I have often thought about but never really understood – why do photographers use green backdrops? I didn’t know so decided to find out the answer to this question. Why do photographers use green backdrops? Photographers use green backdrops to allow them to …

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9 time saving tips for photographers

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy5 Comments

In this article I am going to tell you about 9 things that I have been wasting time doing. Bad habits, things that eat away at my time with little or no benefit. I should have called this post “Mistakes I keep on making” but I have already done that! (5 Photography Mistakes I Keep …

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High Key Photography: What Is It and How to Get Started

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen3 Comments

If you’ve been around Improve Photography, or photography in general, for some time, you may have heard the term “high key” thrown around in reference to photographs. This article is an attempt to clarify this term, as well as hopefully provide some useful examples and suggestions to start attempting your own high key imagery. You …

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Tips for Shooting at Mid-Day

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman14 Comments

  Name the best time of day to shoot photos.  Most photographers, particularly those specializing in landscapes, are apt to say “The Golden Hour,” that time within an hour of sunrise or sunset when the light is warm, low, and generally softer.  Cinematographers have a similar term, “The Magic Hour,” which is the hour before …