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Photograph the Stories of the Season

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman5 Comments

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 Gallagher2 Comments

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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17 Tips for Hiking with your Camera

In Landscape/Nature by Bastian Bodyl5 Comments

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 Goestsch11 Comments

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 Parkhurst2 Comments

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 Ohnsman12 Comments

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 …

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15 Tips for protecting your gear from the Weather

In Gear by Frank Gallagher11 Comments

Imagine a trip of a lifetime to Iceland.  You’re at the imposing Seljalandsfoss, a 200’ tall waterfall that you can walk behind.  The sun is low on the horizon and you have a marvelous composition.  You go to take a picture and . . . nothing.  The mist from the waterfall got into your lens, …