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

    Published Monday, November 7th, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • 10 Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think About Photography

    Published Monday, August 15th, 2016

    Everyone enjoys a good quote every once in a while, including us photographers. Here’s a handpicked list of photography related quotes that will get you thinking, give you a little perspective, and inspire you as you work to improve your own photos. 1. “When people ask me what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes.” […]

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  • Prolong The Life Of Your Camera By Following These Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

    Published Monday, August 8th, 2016

    The old saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure could easily be applied to DSLR’s (and photography gear in general). Taking care of your equipment can not only add years to it’s life, but it’s also important to make sure a dirty and/or poorly performing camera isn’t negatively affecting your photos. […]

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  • Here’s Three Things You Don’t Always Need To Worry About When You’re Learning Photography

    Published Monday, August 1st, 2016

    As a new photographer, there’s a lot of things you can be spending your time learning, practicing, and mastering. For example, how to take a properly exposed photo in manual mode or how to creatively compose images. That being said, there’s also a lot of things you can be focusing on that won’t have such […]

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  • Five Helpful Wildlife Photography Tips For Beginners

    Published Monday, July 25th, 2016

    There’s wildlife all around us, from chipmunks at the local park to fish in the oceans. It makes for great photo opportunities, but getting a great shot of animals takes some practice and a whole lot of patience. Before you head out on your next wildlife photography session, take a look at these five useful […]

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  • Get Perfect Rembrandt Lighting Every Time With This Simple One Light Setup

    Published Monday, July 18th, 2016

    Photographers have borrowed a lot of their techniques from famous painters, like the Dutch Masters and artists from other periods, who paved the way for the compositional and lighting standards we (still) adhere to today.  One of the most obvious of these techniques is Rembrandt lighting. Rembrandt lighting is easily identified by the characteristic triangle of […]

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  • The Do’s And Don’ts Of Photographing Horse Shows

    Published Monday, July 11th, 2016

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    Summer is getting ready to take the reins and that means horse show season is right around the corner. If your child, you, or another loved one has trained hard all winter to get them show ring ready, it’s safe to say you’re going to want to have some photos to document the experience. If you […]

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