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5 Landscape Shots You Can Only Get with a Drone

In Landscape/Nature by Julian Baird4 Comments

There is no doubt that the popularity of drones has grown significantly over the last few years.  As they become easier to fly and become less expensive they are finding their way into the hands of many landscape photographers.  They open up a whole new set of creative possibilities.  In this article, I will show …

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10 Sure-Fire Drone Photography Composition Tips

In Features, Photo Basics by Matt Gavin0 Comments

“Composition IS the masterpiece, lighting is the mood, technique is just the presentation” – Jim Harmer Flying drones, and drone photography are alot of fun, and taking the world by storm.  There is no doubt about it, it’s great to take your drone out and just fly it.  But we’re Photographers, right?  Our purpose for …

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1, 2, & 3 Point Compositions in Real Estate Photography

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman19 Comments

Real estate, architectural, and interior photography draw a lot of their compositional guidelines from drawn art.  Think back to your 7th grade art class where you learned about vanishing points.  This is the point at which all parallel lines meet on the horizon.  This stems from what we actually see in real life: things get …

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How to Focus ⅓ Into a Photo for Deep Depth-of-Field

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher9 Comments

  If you’re a landscape photographer, you’ve probably had someone tell you to focus 1/3 of the way into the scene.  It’s one of the many guidelines about photography that have sprung up over time.  Like most guidelines, it doesn’t cover every situation and it’s open to interpretation.  But, a lot of the time it …

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7 Creative Landscape Photography Tips and Ideas

In Landscape/Nature by Kevin D. Jordan0 Comments

As a landscape photographer, I can be prone to getting into a rut.  I haven’t spent much time branching out to other genres of photography, so almost all of my photography efforts are geared towards landscape shots.  As a result, my workflow often consists of similar habits: find good light, find a picturesque scene, position …

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How To Use an ND Filter in 8 Easy Steps

In Landscape/Nature by Julian Baird5 Comments

In this article, I will share with you a robust and repeatable workflow that will ensure that each time you use an ND filter you’ll get great results.  The Neutral Density (ND) filter remains an essential piece of equipment for many photographers.  Their use can extend exposure times to several minutes and can make focusing and exposure tricky, …

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23 Tips for Posing Women

In Portrait by Brent Huntley4 Comments

If you want to be a portrait photographer or just want to shoot images of your wife, girlfriend or friends, you owe it to yourself to learn some things about posing.  I wanted to learn posing tips for some upcoming shoots I have so I went to Improve Photography Plus to watch the new posing video …

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15 Hiking Tips for the Landscape Photographer

In Landscape/Nature by Brent Huntley5 Comments

While I have dabbled in all kinds of photography, Landscapes have always been my passion.  That is because I love the all things outdoors, including hiking.  Not too long ago, I heard an interview with Nathan St. Andre discussing hiking and photography tips.  I was immediately intrigued.  Especially because Nathan is from Southern Utah, just …

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Photographing Women: 8 Tips for Posing, Lighting, and Details

In Portrait by Erica Kay11 Comments

Photographing women can be a difficult and daunting task.  As a wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer, one of the most challenging (and rewarding!) parts of my job is guaranteeing that the women I photograph feel beautiful, confident, and sexy.  As a woman myself, I can relate to the feelings and concerns many women share with …

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Let’s Talk: Portraits vs Snapshots

In Portrait by Jeremiah Gilbert

You have a good camera and photograph people on a regular basis, yet your photos don’t look like the portraits you admire or regularly see in magazines or online. All of the elements seem to be there but something appears to be missing. In this case, you may be taking snapshots and not portraits. Snapshots …