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25 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Photographers

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst1 Comment

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. The snow is flying (for some of us) and Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice. If you’ve been nice, perhaps you’ll find some photography goodies under the tree or in your stocking on Christmas morning. Maybe you are reading this and need …

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11 Locations Where Photos Aren’t Allowed

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It’s hard to push back against the tide of the photograph.  By one estimate, humans upload more than a trillion digital images to the web annually. That means more images of more people and more places. Every Day. Despite the ubiquity of the casual smartphone photo, some locations still steadfastly refuse to permit photography. Whether …

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The Most Instagrammed Location in Every State

In Features by Andy Perkins4 Comments

One of the benefits of social media is the ability to collect data. Data on populations, trends, tastes and preferences. While the collection and manipulation of this information can often be  irresponsible, it can also be a great tool. For photographers, it can tell us what our friends, fans, and customers find fascinating. It can …

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8 Tips for Protecting Print Photographs

In Features by Andy Perkins7 Comments

Regardless of the rise of digital photography, there is something special-and especially useful–about the printed image. It requires no tablet, computer or phone to view, and travels easily. And with good preservation techniques, you can keep your prints looking sharp and preserve memories for future generations. When it comes to the necessity for prints–and how …

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What Kind of Camera Did Ansel Adams Use?

In Features by Brad Goestsch5 Comments

It would be easy to come out and just say “Ansel Adams’ Camera was a Deardorf 8×10 View Camera or a Hassleblad 500c Medium Format or any number of 4×5 cameras and 35 mm cameras among many other formats.” All would be true. Like most of us today, he wasn’t limited to just one specific …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Macro Photography

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As we go about our daily lives, it’s all too easy to overlook (aka, take for granted) the finer details of things around us. Attention-grabbing grand vistas and epic landscape scenes tend to hold us in a sensory-overloaded trance. Macro photography is an excellent way to break out of that trance and dive into the …

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A Quick Guide to Smart Collections in Lightroom Classic

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst2 Comments

Adobe Lightroom is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools for post-production of photos. It also does a very good job of keeping images organized and everything where it should be for easy access. That is, as long as it is used properly. One aspect of Lightroom’s organizational structure is Collections. There are two types …

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13 iPhone X Camera Tips You Won’t Want to Forget

In Features by Brad Goestsch6 Comments

Anybody who has ever put any belief behind the ad campaigns produced by Apple showing incredible photos and video #ShotOniPhone has wondered exactly what they did to produce those amazing images. While there are often extreme measures taken to capture some of those images, this article on 13 iPhone X Camera Tips You Won’t Want …

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8 Surprising Facts About Civil War Photographer Mathew Brady

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Mathew Brady has been called the father of photojournalism. His name is synonymous with the images showing the struggles, triumphs, and human costs of the Civil War. But there are many things you might not know about this icon and photography pioneer. Mathew Brady was an artist, an innovator, an entrepreneur, and a household name …

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11 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

In Features by Brad Goestsch2 Comments

Regardless of where we stand in our photography, there is always something we can do a little better. And, let’s face it, those typical cliché New Year’s resolutions like, “lose some weight” or “stick to my budget” are doomed to failure before we even hit January 1. So, perhaps we should focus our efforts on …