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Clamshell Lighting: What it is and How to Do it

In Portrait, Uncategorized by Alex LawsonLeave a Comment

Nothing catapults the quality of portrait photography quite like off-camera flash – and few lighting setups impress quite like clamshell lighting. If you want your headshot and portrait photography to jump to the next level with minimal gear, minimal cost, and minimal complexity then clamshell lighting might be just the thing you’ve been looking for. …

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Photographing​ ​Military​ ​Homecomings

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Jesse Park1 Comment

Photographing​ ​military​ ​homecomings​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​rewarding​ ​and​ ​wonderful types​ ​of​ ​shoots​ ​there​ ​are.​ ​I​ ​consider​ ​it​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​perk​ ​of​ ​living​ ​in​ ​a​ ​military​ ​town​ ​that​ ​I get​ ​to​ ​shoot​ ​them​ ​on​ ​occasion.​ ​However,​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​I​ ​was​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​photograph one,​ ​I​ ​was​ ​clueless!​ ​There​ ​was​ ​only​ ​one​ ​blog​ ​that​ …

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Apps and Websites for Finding Great Photography Locations

In Uncategorized by Kevin D. Jordan6 Comments

In recent years, finding great photography locations has become easier than ever. The internet puts many corners of the world at our fingertips and allows us to learn about them, and potentially even view them, before even stepping outside our own doors. Depending on what type of photography location you are looking for, different research …

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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 …

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Celebrate National Taco Day!

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October 4th is National Taco Day here in the United States.  First priority today is to figure out where you can get yourself some free tacos today, but right after that we think you should celebrate by subscribing and sharing the Photo Taco Photography Podcast her on the Improve Photography Network! You can catch today’s …

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macOS Sierra Troubles with Lr 5?

In Uncategorized by Jeff Harmon1 Comment

The newest version of Apple’s macOS, called Sierra, is being released on 9/20/2016 and if you run an older version of Lightroom you may want to hold off on applying the update.  Beta testers have seen issues running Lightroom 5 on the new OS in the late stages. Update: Our friend the Lightroom Queen (Victoria …