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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Think Tank Shape Shifter Review

In Gear by Brent Huntley

The Shape Shifter backpack from Think Tank is a really unique camera bag.  It is designed to expand and contract, and stores your camera bag in a system completely different from anything I have used before.  When I first got the backpack, I was very leery of its design, but as I have been using …

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11 Christmas photography gifts that I would love to receive!

In Gear by Rick McEvoy

In this article I am going to get festive. Sort of. I have spent all year banging on about ignoring the gear and concentrating on taking photos. But now is the time of year for me to tell you all the 11 Christmas photography gifts that I would love to receive. I am not expecting …

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10 Tips to Create Stunning Images of Holiday Lights and Decorations

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst

‘Tis the season for holiday lights and decorations, and the desire of photographers to capture them in all their splendor. City streets and parks, places of worship, store fronts, and maybe even your own home are adorned in a vast array of brilliant and colorful displays. For me at least (and I assume for many …

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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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Aurora HDR 2019 – new features that I am really liking

In Post-processing by Rick McEvoy

I have been a Lightroom user since forever. When I say forever I mean that quite literally, from Lightroom 1.0 released in 2007. I have been thinking about different software, and have considered trying Aurora HDR. I bought Aurora HDR 2018 a few months ago, but never got round to trying it. I wrote about …

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Pre-visualization In Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Photo Basics, Post-processing by Brian Pex

Pre-Visualization: The Most Important Aspect of  Photography Photography is very much alive and well today. The equipment we have access to now is far more advanced in comparison to what we had just a few short of years ago. With the dizzying array of choices, many can become distracted from the single most important aspect …

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17 Tips for Hiking with your Camera

In Landscape/Nature by Bastian Bodyl

When I go hiking I always carry my DSLR and sometimes other cameras like a compact camera, a GoPro or a drone. Since I was hiking a lot in the last years I made some experiences some good and some bad, something that works great and some things I tend to forget. To help you …

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Easy HDR Photography Without Bracketing

In Photo Basics by Brad Goestsch

Easy HDR photography without bracketing is about using a single image, rather than a set of images to capture more detail in your scene. In a given scene, there may be a desire to capture details in both the very bright and very dark areas of that scene. Modern digital camera systems have come a …

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25 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Photographers

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. The snow is flying (for some of us) and Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice. If you’ve been nice, perhaps you’ll find some photography goodies under the tree or in your stocking on Christmas morning. Maybe you are reading this and need …

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Put this Lens on Your Wish List!

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman

Perhaps you’ll be one of those lucky photographers who’ll open a new camera as a gift this holiday season.  Or maybe you’ve decided to buy one for yourself, perhaps as a brand new photographer or maybe as an upgrade to an existing camera.  So how much thought have you given to the lens you want …