• How to Deal With The Heat of Summer Photoshoots

    Published Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

    Photo by Larisa Birta

    When summer heat comes around, it’s easy to glory in the sunshine and forget about keeping safe. Photoshoots can be pretty hot and sweaty at the best of times, especially when you bring in lights or jump around. It’s so important that you take care of both your clients and yourself during the summer to […]

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  • 5 Myths About Photography You Should Stop Believing Right Now

    Published Monday, December 12th, 2016

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    Myths. Every industry and hobby has them–the photography world is no exception. The problem is, we don’t know what we don’t know, which makes it easy to put faith in something that may not be all that accurate. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of five common myths beginner photographers frequently come to me with […]

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  • 4 Tips To Help You Tell Captivating Visual Stories With Your Photography

    Published Monday, December 5th, 2016

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    Visual storytelling is not unlike making a movie–you need to create a series of shots that, when viewed as a series, conveys a story about the subject matter. As a still photographer, you lose the advantage of having spoken dialog. That means you may have to put in a little extra effort to make strong images […]

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  • Bokeh May Be Beautiful, But Don’t Write Off Narrow Apertures Just Yet! Here’s Why…

    Published Monday, November 28th, 2016

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    In a world were lenses with giant apertures like f/1.2 are widely adored and declared some of the best lenses you can get your hands on, a lens’ narrow apertures often go underappreciated and, at times, even underutilized. While all the harsh criticisms a narrow aperture is subject to are not entirely unwarranted, there are […]

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  • How To Shoot The Perfect Silhouette

    Published Monday, November 21st, 2016

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    Shooting silhouettes are great exercise for photographers because it requires them to take a slightly different approach to photographing and lighting a subject. It’s also handy for teaching composition rules and helping photographers understand the impact shape and form can make on a photo when given an adequate amount of attention to detail. Not to […]

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  • 20 Mind Bending Examples Of Surreal Photography To Jumpstart Your Creativity

    Published Monday, November 14th, 2016

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    Surreal photography has been around for quite some time, with the first surreal photography exhibition dating all the way back to 1925 which featured the photography of Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and others. In modern times surrealism has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to advancements in camera technology and post processing techniques […]

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  • 5 Things Photographers Can Do To Help Portrait Subjects Relax In Front Of The Camera

    Published Monday, November 7th, 2016

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    One of the most important skills portrait photographers can have actually has little to do with their camera. When it comes down to it, having the right people skills are pretty high priority. When shooting portraits the ability to make clients feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera will greatly increase the quality […]

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  • How Shooting With A Cheap Film Camera Will Actually Make You A Better Photographer

    Published Sunday, October 30th, 2016

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    Let me start by saying I love my digital cameras. I’m not here to convince you to ditch your digitals and to embrace old technology. That would be silly. Just think of all the great things digital cameras have allowed to do, like fill the internet with an endless supply of inspiration. Not to mention […]

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  • Easily Eliminate Glare And Reflections On Your Portrait Subject’s Glasses

    Published Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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    Since our portrait subjects shouldn’t have to give up their glasses to have their photo taken, knowing how to avoid capturing those those pesky glare and reflections that we see in eye glasses is a pretty important thing for a portrait photographer to know how to do. Fortunately, it’s one of those things that are […]

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  • Three Different Methods To Pick The Perfect Point Of Focus In Landscape Photography

    Published Monday, September 26th, 2016

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    It’s part of the photographers job when composing the photo to make sure whoever views your photographs is “seeing” them exactly as you want them to. That means using a point of focus to draw the viewer’s eye to the subject of your image. One of the most common points of focus in landscape photography […]

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  • The Secrets To Taking Great Photos In Low Light

    Published Monday, September 19th, 2016

    Photo by Boudewijn Berends

    Most photographers would be overtaken by joy if they had a studio full of lighting equipment to choose from at their convenience. Can you imagine the luxury of being able to recreate any kind of lighting situation you wanted to with equipment you already have on hand? It’s true, a lot of great photos can […]

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  • Develop Your Eye For The Decisive Moment

    Published Monday, September 12th, 2016

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    Without a doubt, Henri Cartier Bresson is one of the most recognized named in photography and a true pioneer of street photography. Though Bresson no longer walks among us, his techniques and his legacy remain an integral part of any street photographers studies. One of his many contributions to photography was a term you may […]

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  • When It’s Okay For Photographers To Work For Free

    Published Monday, September 5th, 2016

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    In general, my advice to photographers thinking about taking a gig for exposure free, is to not even consider it. In fact, I have a pretty strong opinion on why you shouldn’t work for exposure for reasons that reach beyond the individual. Whenever a photographer takes a job working for exposure, it hurts the entire industry […]

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  • Why Photographers Shouldn’t Work For Exposure

    Published Monday, August 29th, 2016

    Photo by Rogue Romeo

    Maybe you’ve seen an ad posted on Craigslist. Someone is looking to “hire” a photographer to take product shots for their up and coming business that promises to be huge. You won’t be getting paid, but they’re going to get your photography in front of all the right people and basically make you as famous […]

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  • 4 Common Photography Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

    Published Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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    No one likes to make mistakes and photographers are no exception. What’s worse, is sometimes we make them without even realizing we’re doing it. But, looking at things optimistically, each mistake we accidentally make is an opportunity to learn something new and improve our shooting skills. Keeping that in mind, here are four common mistakes […]

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