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11 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

In Features by Brad Goestsch

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 …

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15 Tips to Make 2018 Your Best Year of Photography Ever

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and happy shooting to all! This time of year is a great time to reflect on the last 12 months of photography. As we turn the page on 2017, it is also a time to look ahead to the coming year and how you can have the best year …

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LRTimelapse Complete Review: Is it Worth the Money?

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst

Timelapse videos have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a really cool way to showcase the dynamic world around us in a way that single still images cannot, but they are also a lot of fun to shoot and create. Shooting and processing timelapses isn’t …

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6 Things to Check Before Entering a Photography Competition

In Features by Julian Baird

Most photographers will at some point aspire to win a major photography competition.  Whether you’re a professional or a keen amateur, winning a competition can bring significant prestige and prize money.  However, not all photography competitions are created equal, and the rules, prizes and T&C’s can vary significantly.  In this article, I tell you about …

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8 Cures for Your Photography Funk

In Features, Photo Basics by Brenda Petrella

We’ve all had those “off” days. The light isn’t great, the weather is “meh”, you forget to grab charged batteries, your tripod head keeps sticking, you get stuck in traffic and so have less time to explore and shoot. The list could go on and on. Whatever the catalyst, we photographers have days (sometimes weeks!) …

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How to Frame a Photo Print on the Cheap

In Features by Michael Allen

Framing is an incredible experience. If you have never had an opportunity to frame your work, you should try it. Take one of your absolute favorite images, print it (as with all things photography – the bigger the better), and have it framed. Either learn how to do it yourself, or take it to a …

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Use that old film camera lens for reverse-lens macro photos

In Features by Rick Ohnsman

Hey! You’re doing that all backward! But then, when doing Reverse-Lens Macro photography, that’s exactly how you want to go about it. So let’s put those old film camera lenses back to work and explore an ultra-close-up world. What is “macro” First, let’s define “macro.” A true macro photo is defined as one where the image recorded …

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These 11 Music Albums Are Perfect For Photo Editing

In Features by Kirk Bergman

I can slip away into hours of photo editing as long as I have the right music.  It will put me in such a trance that time will fly by and my wife will come in and tell me my dinner is getting cold (for the third time). Here are 11 of my favorite albums …

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Meet the Writers of ImprovePhotography.com

In Features by Jim Harmer

Andy Perkins I am primarily a hobbyist photographer from Indiana, though I also am available for real estate and commercial photography at www.atlasphotoguy.com. Landscape and nature photography are great ways to be out in nature with a purpose. I really don’t see the point of taking a vacation—or even a long weekend–without a camera. I’d …

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24 Things I Wish I Knew Before Photographing a Wedding

In Features by Michael Allie

Are you getting ready to do wedding photography? Where do you start?  If you are thinking about cameras, lighting and other aspects of taking a picture, you are only scratching the surface of what you need to become a successful wedding photographer. Technical competence in taking wedding pictures merely lets you think about the idea …

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13 Sure-Fire Time-Lapse Photography Tips

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst

Time-lapse photography is all the rage right now.  This may be because video in general is becoming more and more popular with still photographers.  Perhaps photographers are looking for new ways to take their work to the next level, and time-lapse is a way to do just that.  Regardless of the reason, the number of …