• Get Better Bokeh In Your Photos With These 4 Simple Tips

    Published Monday, April 11th, 2016

    Photo by Chiara Cremaschi

    To understand how to capture good bokeh, it’s important to know the difference between good and bad bokeh. Though, good and bad bokeh are both fairly subjective, it’s safe to say “good” bokeh is generally smoother, with fewer sharp edges. The more even the bokeh effect the less distracting it becomes, meaning it tends to […]

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  • Avoid Making These 3 Common Retouching Mistakes & How To Do It The Right Way

    Published Monday, April 4th, 2016

    Photo by David Schiersner

    Retouching portraits is a common practice by both professional and amateur photographers. Those who are new to the practice soon realize its easy to get a little carried away and heavy handed with their post production. This results is portraits that look over done and unrealistic. Lets take a few minutes to talk about some […]

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  • 5 Tips To Help You Come Home With Great Travel Photos

    Published Monday, March 28th, 2016

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    One of my favorite travel quotes goes, “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you within yourself,” said by Ella Mailart. As someone who loves to travel to take photographs, I feel the unknown is one of the best parts about going somewhere new. Not […]

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  • 5 Great Things That Start To Happen When You Carry A Camera With You Everywhere You Go

    Published Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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    Thanks to the ever improving technology being put into smartphone cameras, most of us do always have a camera on us at all times, but smartphone cameras aren’t necessarily the most effective way to capture the shots we happen to see during our everyday lives. Sure, sometimes they are all that we need, but because […]

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  • How To Legally Protect Yourself When Shooting

    Published Monday, March 21st, 2016

    Photo by Jay Wennington

    Being a photographer means you have to take responsibility in a lot of areas. Not least of these is the legal sphere, which you could be involved in through various issues. The most important thing is always to make sure that you are legally protected first and foremost. This puts you in a position that, […]

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  • How To Get Your Work Published

    Published Thursday, March 17th, 2016

    Photo by Tran Mau Tri Tam

    As a photographer, it is really important that your work gets seen. While you may be lucky enough to have clients who will use your work with full credit, often this is not the case. In fact, most of the time, the work that you create for clients will be used without your name. This […]

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  • The 4 Best Pieces Of Advice About Photography I’ve Ever Been Told

    Published Monday, March 14th, 2016

    Photo: Study by Telmo32

    New and experienced photographers hear a lot of advice from other photographers. If you ask me, sharing all out hard earned knowledge is a good thing! That’s why I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite tidbits of wisdom that have been imparted on to me. Take a look, and once you’ve read through […]

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  • How To Add Modern Touches In Post-Production

    Published Monday, March 7th, 2016

    Photos by Rhiannon D'Averc

    There are some really great graphic elements going on with photographic trends at the moment. Open a magazine at the cutting edge and you will see borders made of patterns taken from clothes or random colours; overlays adding lines, icons, and effects to images; and text used to make an impact. These techniques can be […]

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  • How to teach model poses during a shoot

    Published Monday, February 29th, 2016

    Photo by Pech Frantisek

    Whether you are shooting with an amateur model, or just shooting an ordinary person for a portrait, you will undoubtedly run into situations where your subject does not know how to pose. They might not have any idea how to begin, or they may simply feel too nervous in front of the camera to do […]

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  • Why Back Button Focus Should Be The Only Way You Use Auto-Focus

    Published Monday, February 22nd, 2016

    When shooting still photography, back button focus allows you to focus once and shoot repeatedly. Photo by Brooke Hoyer

    A lot of photographers have subscribed to the theory that, in order to auto focus your camera, you depress the shutter release button down halfway, wait for it to do it’s thing, then press the button down all the way to snap the photo. Yes, it does work and I’d even go so far as […]

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  • Why Your Portraits Are Missing The Mark (And How You Can Fix Them)

    Published Monday, February 15th, 2016

    Photo by Russell Johnson

    Shooting portraits may seem straightforward enough, but as with all types of photography, it often appears easier than it actually is. Even when working with fellow humans who are capable of taking direction–thus, making your job easier–there’s still plenty of things you need to be thinking about. Many of of which can make or break […]

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  • An Explanation of Depth of Field and How To Use It For Creative Control

    Published Monday, February 8th, 2016

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    One of the most powerful elements available to us as photographers, is the ability to control our depth of field in order to draw attention to our subjects. For those of you new to the concept, Depth of Field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest subjects that appear in focus in your […]

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  • 3 Important Tips For Photographing A Music Festival

    Published Monday, February 1st, 2016

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    Music festivals are pretty much the pinnacle when it comes to concert photography. Festivals typically span the length of one to five days, and require a lot more energy and preparation than most new photographers realize. Between multiple stages, unpredictable weather conditions, and overlapping acts it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. If you’ve been granted […]

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  • Why You Should Use Catchlights In All Your Portraits

    Published Monday, January 25th, 2016

    Photo by Mindy Olson

    Catchlights, if you have not come across them before, are the gleams of light reflected in a model’s eye in a portrait. They are captured by careful placement of lights and angling of the subject’s face, and can be shaped or controlled by the use of studio lighting tools. You can also create catchlights when shooting outdoors, using the sun or a reflective surface as the source of the light.

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  • 5 Tips For Taking Creative Natural Light Portraits

    Published Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

    The look and feel of a natural light is perfect for shooting warm, glowing portraits. The golden light of the sun complements skin tones and can be used in a different ways to create different looks. Of course, a lot can go wrong when shooting with natural light, too. Exposure can be tricky, and so can finding the perfect location to shoot from.

    Shooting during golden hour is ideal, but it’s not the only way! Here are five tips that you can use to take your natural light portraits to the next level and make you a more versatile photographer who’s ready to tackle whatever kind of lighting situation that’s thrown their way.

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