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55 Quick Tips for Better Portrait Photos

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Aaron Taylor8 Comments

If you are looking to improve your technical ability to take portraits, here are 55 tips, tricks, and techniques that will make you a better portrait photographer. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice from a professional or an experienced photographer looking to refresh your memory or try something new, take a look at the list below. The list …

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Book Review: Studio Anywhere 2 by Nick Fancher

In Photo Basics by Aaron Taylor4 Comments

Nick Fancher’s latest book, Studio Anywhere 2: A Photographer’s Guide to Shaping Hard Light, is the perfect guide for the photographer looking to understand and control a range of lighting situations, especially those involving a speedlight or two. With practical instructions, plentiful technical details, real-world business advice, and beautiful photographs, Mr. Fancher gives his readers a text to return to …

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of Digital Photography

In Photo Basics by Brian Pex10 Comments

The world of Digital Photography is exploding right now and has been for quite some time. The quality and availability of incredible equipment including camera bodies, lenses, flash gear, tripods, video devices, accesories, software, etc is just incredible. Never has there been a time where a person jumping into Photography has had such great access to gear that can have …

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6 Reasons Why Your Pictures are Blurry

In Photo Basics by Aaron Grubb11 Comments

We’ve all been there. You’re new to photography, you have a new camera, and you are producing some blurry images, but you’re not sure why. There are plenty of reasons why, so let me help you narrow it down. If your camera is in “Auto” mode (or sports/action, macro, etc modes), including aperture priority, shutter priority, programmed auto,  or even …

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21 Tips to Plan the Ultimate Photography Trip

In Photo Basics by Brent Huntley8 Comments

Like most photographers, I love to travel. Before we had kids, my wife and I lived in Budapest for a little while.  While there, we traveled as much as possible, going to 13 countries in just 4 months.  With so much travel and not much planning time, I developed a planning system that I think is very efficient.  Since that …