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Ten Reasons to “Shoot to a Theme”

In Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Often photography is about grabbing your camera, going to an interesting place, and looking for subjects that catch your eye.  No real plan, grab your camera, take a walk, and see what photo opportunities present themselves.  There’s nothing wrong with that. Often serendipity will meet your skills as photographer and a good shot will result.  …

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When Should Serious Photographers Make Snapshots?

In Post-processing, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Snapshots??!!  Most photographers aspiring to improve scoff at making “snapshots”, those being the quick images taken without much thought by the point-and-shoot crowd.  We’re serious photographers here and want to instead be Crafting Photographs, right?  But in this article, I’m talking about a feature in Lightroom you may not have tried or understood and it …

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14 Ways Shooting Still Life Can Improve Your Photography

In Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

As a new photographer, there’s a lot to learn.  Camera controls, composition, lighting, lens selection and more.  Try action, sports, or even wildlife photography and while you puzzle over exposure settings the shot is missed.  Try portraiture and your subject may become impatient while you’re trying to get the light right or find the right …

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7 Great Photography Documentaries with a Message

In Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

My wife and I were recently watching a documentary about two photographers collaborating on a fascinating project.  It got me wondering about other documentaries about photographers and photography.  Which ones give you more than a biography of the artist?  Which ones raise interesting questions about life, relationships, and our purpose on this planet?  Which ones …

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5 Tips to Prepare for a Photo Workshop

In Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

You’re looking forward to going to a workshop and coming back with lots more photography knowledge and some killer images.  Doing a few, pretty simple things before you leave can dramatically increase your enjoyment during the workshop, and the amount of knowledge, skills and great photos you’ll come back with. There’s no shortage of choices …

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How Printing Will Improve your Photography

In Uncategorized by Kirk Bergman

I started taking my photography hobby seriously about 3 years ago when I decided I wasn’t going to let another hobby atrophy and die because I wasn’t putting in the effort to make it great.  Like most people, I saw big improvements after a few months just by making it a point to get out …

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10 tips for planning an architectural photography shoot

In Uncategorized by Rick McEvoy

This is the third post in my detailed series of articles about how to make a living as an architectural photographer. This article is all about planning an architectural photography shoot. I will tell you all the things that I have learnt in my work as an architectural photographer. I will describe the things that …

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21 Photography YouTube Channels to Subscribe To

In Uncategorized by Julian Baird

YouTube is a fantastic resource for photographers.  There is a vast array of content to suit almost every photographer at any level.  There channels dedicated to education, on location shooting, entertainment and even news.  But with so many channels to pick from which channel’s should you subscribe to?  In this article, I’ll tell you about 21 …

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Apps and Websites for Finding Great Photography Locations

In Uncategorized by Kevin D. Jordan

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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Why You Should Do A Styled Photography Shoot

In Marketing/Business, Uncategorized by Stanley Harper

Investing in ourselves is the most important thing we can do as photographers. From gear to software to websites to training, investing in ourselves is a continuing process. One of the best investments we can make as a photographer if we shoot portraits and weddings is to participate in a styled photography shoot. The benefits …