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Top 5 Tips for Photographing Protests and Riots (Guest post)

In Features by Jim Harmer5 Comments

Before starting this article, I thank Robert Graham for sending this guest post in while I’m away hiking to the highest lake in Idaho (Goat Lake) for a few days on an epic photo adventure.  I’m testing out my new Clik Elite Hiker camera bag on the trail and I’ll review it when I get back.  Anyway, Robert Graham sent …

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Storm Photography Tips & Tricks (Guest post)

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer9 Comments

Diana Milevska sent in this awesome guest post explaining how photographers can learn to photograph storms, lightning, and other natural features that are likely to cause instant death. Diana is a storm chaser, photographer, and designer. For more on Diana K. Milevska, check her out at  The nice thing about being a storm chaser is that the only credential you need is …

10 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Photo Blog Overnight

In Marketing/Business by Jim Harmer42 Comments

Adding a blog to your photography website is good for business, and it’s great for improving your search engine ranking in Google.  It seems that every portrait photographer on planet Earth has a blog these days, and I have personally visited hundreds of them.  I read almost every comment on this site and follow the links to your sites.  I’d …

5 Lessons You Can Learn from One Portrait

In Portrait by Jim Harmer20 Comments

If you spend the time to analyze your photography and see what makes one picture stand out from the others as you rate them in Lightroom, you can improve your photography more quickly than doing pretty much anything else. The idea behind this post is that we sit down together and learn how to analyze a photo.  The photo is …

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No Guts, No Glory in Landscape Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer22 Comments

Several years ago, I was driving down an old dusty road in rural Idaho when I happened to glance out my rear-view mirror and saw a little waterfall.  I parked the car and hiked over to where I had seen the little stream.  All of the sudden, the trail lead to the top of the cliff overlooking the most beautiful …

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101 Portrait Photography Tips

In Portrait by Jim Harmer156 Comments

This is the largest collection of portrait photography tips ever assembled on a single page of the Internet.  To write this portrait photography article, I asked members of the Improve Photography community to submit their favorite portrait photography tips.  This article is a combination of my favorite tips, mixed in with the tips from the community. If you’d like to …