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

    Published Monday, August 15th, 2016

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    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

    Photo by The Presler Project

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • Use Panning As A Creative Tool To Shoot Awesome Action Shots

    Published Monday, July 4th, 2016

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    For certain photos motion blur may not have been what you were going for, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t times when the technique would greatly improve the impact of an image. In fact, when done correctly, panning your camera (or, tracking a moving subject as you take the shot) could take an otherwise average […]

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  • How To Use Natural Light To Shoot Gorgeous Backlit Portraits

    Published Monday, June 27th, 2016

    Photo By Sarah Zucca

    We’ve all seen those dreamy backlit portraits that wow us with the golden tones of natural light. If you’re familiar with the look, chances are you’re curious about shooting some similarly styled shots yourself. The good news is, it’s not as difficult as one might think shooting towards the sun would be. You just have […]

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  • 15 Household Items That Make Perfect Props For Photographing People

    Published Monday, June 20th, 2016

    Photo by BrunoBrunan

    When you want a little pop of creativity into a your photography, a fun way to do that is by including a prop or two into the composition. Rather than investing a bunch of money into props you may only use once or twice, start by looking around your own hose for interesting things that […]

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  • Train Your Eye To Pre-Visualize For Better Black And White Photography

    Published Monday, June 13th, 2016

    Photo By Pedro Alves

    There’s more to taking great black and white photographs than converting them to monochrome in post-production. Though editing does play a major role in the overall quality of black and white photo, there’s still a lot you can do in camera to make sure you’re capturing powerful and stunning photos that will translate well to […]

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  • Huge Savings! 300 Professional Lightroom Presets 70% Off

    Published Monday, June 6th, 2016

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    Today we have an exciting sale going. We are going to save you time and money! Your time is valuable and the 300 Lightroom presets from Preset Kingdom are going to save you lots of it. As for money, we all know it doesn’t grow on trees so enjoy getting all 300 presets normally $99 […]

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  • Three Fundamental Camera Settings You Need To Know To Make The Jump To Manual Mode

    Published Monday, May 30th, 2016

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    Aperture and shutter priority modes are the perfect bridge to get you from shooting in auto mode to manual mode. They still give you some creative control, but also provide a bit of safety net to help make sure you’re getting properly exposed photos. Even professionals who are more than competent shooting in manual mode, […]

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