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A Beginner’s Guide to High-Speed Photography

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman22 Comments

So you’re feeling the “Need for Speed?”  You’ve seen some of those cool high-speed photos of dynamic action totally frozen and want to know what it takes to make them.  You want to try a little “photo wizardry,”  maybe stop things in mid-air?  Well, let’s show you how. The longer you are a photographer, the …

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How to Set the F-Stop on a Camera for Any Photo

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher12 Comments

  The f-stop, or aperture, is one of the key camera settings every photographer must master because it controls two critical things: the amount of light going through the lens and how deep the field of focus (depth of field) goes in your image. The larger the opening of the lens, the more light hits …

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15 Things To Do Every Time You Shoot a Concert

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird7 Comments

Photographing a concert requires good camera skills and a sharp eye but taking good images is only part of the job.  You need to build trust with the bands, their management, and the venues by delivering a quality and consistent service.  In this article, I will share with you my top tips that will help …

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25 Ideas for Unique and Different Senior Portraits

In Portrait by Deb MitzelLeave a Comment

So, you’re having a pre-session consultation with a high school senior client, and you ask if they have any locations or ideas in mind for their senior session.  They say, “I don’t know, but I want something “different”.  And you’re thinking, ok…different how, different than what? I follow a lot of senior groups and boards …

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7 Exciting Photography Subjects in Dull Small Towns

In Photo Locations by Andy Perkins8 Comments

The struggle to find fresh, interesting photo subjects is unending. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that every small town trip is a one-way ticket to photo Dullsville. There are plenty of exciting photography subjects in small towns and rural areas, if you know where to look. Courthouses, parks, festivals, golf courses, farms, lakes …

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25 Hiking Accessories for the Outdoor Photographer

In Gear by Brent Huntley9 Comments

For me, hiking and photography almost go hand in hand.  Sure, I do a lot of photography that doesn’t involve hiking, but a good chunk of the photography I enjoy involves hiking.  While I love hiking, it can ruin a photography trip if you run into trouble on the hike.  Whether it is just being …

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13 Sure-Fire Time-Lapse Photography Tips

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

Time-lapse photography is all the rage right now.  This may be because video in general is becoming more and more popular with still photographers.  Perhaps photographers are looking for new ways to take their work to the next level, and time-lapse is a way to do just that.  Regardless of the reason, the number of …