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7 Unethical and Illegal Things Photographers Do

In Photo Basics by Bryan Striegler

There aren’t a ton of things that scare me. One of them, as I mentioned in my last article, is getting sued. People are crazy and can sue you (and win) over nothing. Another thing that makes me shiver is the thought of people thinking I’m a bad person or even worse, getting in trouble …

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Tips for Shooting at Mid-Day

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman

  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 …

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Setting Up Epic Vehicle Shoot in Two Hours

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl

In this article I want to show how you can make epic photos within two hours from the shooting to the final picture. This is a good project for photography beginners to learn about the exposure triangle and editing. It is also a possible income source for photographers. There are a lot people who like …

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How to Split Underwater Photos

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl

Underwater pictures are always fascinating and open the eyes for a new unknown world. But sometimes you have beside the great underwater world also a great overwater world. With split underwater shots you can combine these two worlds in one photo. But how can you make them? The easy answer is: Get an underwater case …

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Conquering the Circle of Confusion for Photography

In Photo Basics by Brad Goestsch

It is likely that there has never been a term that is more aptly named than the circle of confusion. Through an understanding of the Circle of Confusion will come a mastery of depth of field. A mastery of depth of field will dramatically enhance every photo you take. If you’re like most people, when …

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Understanding Sony’s Autofocus Settings

In Photo Basics by Bryan Striegler

I really can’t imagine being a photographer 40 or 50 years ago. The technology of the cameras was so different and you had to switch rolls of film so often. What really would be difficult for me is manually focusing every shot. I have to manually focus when I do video, and it can really …

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Flash Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

In Photo Basics by Matt Gavin

Strap on that speedlight and follow me!! FLash photography is an awesome way to make a step change improvement to your photography.  For me, flash photography was a technique that really improved my images almost instantly, whereas learning other aspects of photography yielded more incremental improvements.  Flash is a great way to add drama to your …

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10 photography things I wish I’d known 10 years ago

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy

In this article I want to reflect on 10 things that I wish I had know 10 years ago when I was at the beginning of my journey into professional photography. I hope that some of these things will resonate with you and help you at whatever stage you are at in your own photography …

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23 Easy Tips For Better Smartphone Pictures

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl

Smartphones are taking over in photography. They have very capable cameras and you have them every time with you. There are also some professional photographers who switched to the smartphone like Ako Salemi, a photographer form the Iran. He does not want to be recognised as a professional photographer, so he takes all pictures with …

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Using Off-Camera Flash to Save Photos and Be Creative

In Photo Basics by Bryan Striegler

Using flash is very frightening for a lot of photographers. Many have learned to use on-camera flash and bounce it off the ceiling and walls. Others have taken it a step farther and learned how to use off-camera flash. This is really when you’re free. You’re free to work in basically any situation (midday sun, …