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Create Photography Retreat 2019!

In Uncategorized by Jim Harmer

Just wanted to send out a note that the Create Photography Retreat is happening in Vegas in late March, so now’s the perfect time to book inexpensive plane tickets (I usually find about 6-8 weeks out is perfect for domestic flights). They have a top-notch line up of speakers including Richard Bernabe, Greg Benz, and …

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Saddleback Bags and the Slim Laptop Briefcase

In Uncategorized by Brian McGuckin

Quality and style. They’re not the same for everyone. As individuals we all have our own sense of style, but quality is quality and it’s hard to deny admitting good quality when you see it. To me, that’s what I think of when I think of a Saddleback bag and the Slim Laptop Briefcase is …

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Photo Techniques to Capture Sports and Action

In Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

There’s a thrill to catching the peak moment of a sporting event or other action, capturing an instant too fleeting for the eye so you may later study and appreciate it in a photograph. Let’s take a look at how you can “up your game” when shooting sports and action.

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52 Weeks to Becoming a Stronger Photographer

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The New Year is a time when resolutions are made.  What if with a program of weekly “photo exercise” you could grow your photo skills tremendously by this time next year?  That’s the objective of a “Project 52” and you can use such a discipline to get better and better as a photographer. Seven days …

Top Five Things Event Photographers Must Teach Their Clients

In Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

If you’re shooting an upscale wedding managed by a professional wedding planner, or if you’re shooting a corporate event and working with their event planner, you probably have all your bases covered.  They are pros.  They know the drill.  This article is not about those kinds of jobs. However, maybe you work with a lot …

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Photograph the Stories of the Season

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The sights, sounds, and smells of the season.  Our holiday memories can be evoked, (or imagined), by these sensory triggers.  In the realm of photography, we deal in the visual so pictures that communicate to the viewer are our objective. So how can we best make photographs that are compelling, have impact, and emotion?  Let’s …

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Photographing Kids: 5 Tips for Making Commercial Clients Happy

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

Photographing children is difficult, even under the most favorable circumstances. Kids move around a lot. Their expressions aren’t predictable. And trying to coordinate the poses and expressions of several children at once? Well, that’s why aspirin and whiskey were invented. In a studio, with their parents helping, it’s hard. Imagine, then, what it’s like working …

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To Improve Your Photography – Seek Critique!

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Most of you reading this article have likely posted your photos online for others to see and offer comments.  If on Facebook, almost any decent posted image is bound to get a few “Likes.”  You might even get a comment or two, something like “Nice Shot!”  If all you’re doing is fishing for compliments and …

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Six Questions to Ask at a Photo Exhibit

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

Everybody knows that you can learn from looking at the work of great photographers.  The question is: how?  Do you simply absorb knowledge by being in the same room with a bunch of Ansel Adams prints?  Or do you have to be more purposeful about it? I wondered about that as I visited an exhibition …

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Navigating Your Photo Trip

In Photo Basics, Photo Locations, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Since the days of the first explorers, navigation has been all about – Where You Are, Where You Want to Go, and How to Get There.  In Part One of this article, we discussed how to find potential photo shoot locations with online tools and then how to create a locations map with Google My …