So Your Shots Are Blurry: 5 Common Problems and How to Fix Them

In nearly all types of photography, controlling movement can be beneficial to telling your photographic story. Often times to tell your story most simply, you must avoid motion blur.One of the most ... See full article

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The Secret to Working Effectively with Models

Its a wrap! are three of the most important words for a fashion photographer. Knowing that youve done an excellent job and that the day has been productive, fun and creative makes it worth... See full article

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The Art of Travel Portraiture: 10 Tips to Get You Better Shots

Capturing travel portraits is one of the hardest assignments you can undertake as a photographer. Traveling to a new place where you may not be that familiar with the customs, there is no way you can ... See full article

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How to Create a Starburst Effect in Photographs

When shooting into the sun or other light sources, you may notice that some of your images have a unique quality to the light – this is known as a “starburst” effect. This can create... See full article

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The Passage of Time [60 Second Landscape Results]

Hey friends, Erik here with the results from the 60 Second Landscape challenge I issued a two weeks ago today. We were blown away by the volume and quality of your entries, and we’re excited to ... See full article

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Whats your time of day? (Part 5) Shooting in The Dark

We’ve been up since 4am to catch the first light, we’ve hadsecond light among the folaige, been out and about in themidday Sun and spent a pensive and relective moment with the last li... See full article

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Whats your time of day? (Part 4) Shooting at Last Light

This is a series by photographer, Tom Dinning. You can read the first three parts of this series here: Shooting at First Light, Shooting at Second Light, Shooting at Midday. This is a collection of ph... See full article

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TUTORIAL: Whats your time of day? (Part 3) The Midday Sun

Noel Coward wrote that only mad dogs and Englishmen would dare go out in the midday Sun. Fortunately for us, Noel didn’t include photographers in those that shouldn’t. Now that we have bee... See full article

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TUTORIAL: Whats your time of day? (Part 2) Shooting at Second Light

This is a guest post by Tom Dinning who, besides being a professional photographer, teacher and mini-celebrity in the Light Stalking community, has also shared some very popular tutorials in the forum... See full article

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TUTORIAL: Whats Your Time of Day (Part 1)- Shooting at First Light

This is a guest post by Tom Dinning who, besides being a professional photographer, teacher and mini-celebrity in the Light Stalking community, has also shared some very popular tutorials in the forum... See full article

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How Seeing in 3D Can Improve Your Photography

When I first started carrying my camera around every day, I saw pictures in two dimensions. My photos were like line drawings on paperso many inches wide and so many inches long, but flat. Later, I... See full article

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Finding Photographic Beauty in Leaves (With 16 Gorgeous Examples)

This is a guest post by Tom Dinning who, besides being a professional photographer, teacher and mini-celebrity in the Light Stalking community, has also shared some very popular collections of leaves ... See full article

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Advanced Portrait Photography: The Faceless Portrait

“Photographers, you will never become artists. All you are is mere copiers.” When he said this, Charles Baudelaire was talking about how photography seems to be a way to copy nature and pr... See full article

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How to Shoot Martial Arts

One of the most important things we have to remember if we want to stay inspired in photography is to give ourselves photo projects. Engaging in a photo project is a lot of fun and a lot of learning. ... See full article

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How Decisions about Color Add Impact to Your Photos

Like everything in photography, shooting in color is a decision. That sounds weird, right? After all, the world is in Technicolor and we cant really turn all the color off. Color has emotional cont... See full article

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How to Make Your Photography Stand Out

Digital cameras have completely revolutionized the photography industry. With more convenient, cheaper and higher quality cameras now available on the market, it seems everyone owns a point and shoot ... See full article

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How to Take the Perfect Spring Flower Macro Photograph

The warmer weather means more opportunities for one of my favorite styles of photography: macro images of flowers. With a dedicated macro lens (or specialized filter), you have the means to create som... See full article

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Case Study: Behind the Scenes of a Tron Styled Self-Portrait

Self portraits can be a fun way of expressing yourself and your ideas, and also very rewarding if you enjoy putting yourself into a whole manner of weird and wonderful situations like I do. Sometimes ... See full article

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10 Tips to Improve Your Wildlife Photography

1. Do research and be prepared. A common misconception among amateur photographers is that you must venture far from home in order to effectively capture visually arresting photographs. But even in yo... See full article

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7 Tips for Shooting Models Outdoors

Shooting models alone, for fun or for work can be challenging enough, but mix in an outdoor, on-location shoot and youll really put your skills to the test. Shooting outdoors offers up many more va... See full article

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Texture: The Secret Sauce of Atmospheric Photography

Knowing how to properly use texture in your images can make a profound difference to your photography. Composition, lighting, and tonal range are all important elements to consider…but by lookin... See full article

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Youd Better Have Permission To Shoot

One of the most consistent requests I get from readers is for info about all the paperwork and business side of the photo & cinema industries. Given that our Executive Producer, Kate, handles all ... See full article

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How to Know When Not to Shoot

Many professional photographers get asked the same question over and over by people who want to know how to get better results: “How would you shoot X?” Many professional photographers als... See full article

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Tethered Shooting With A Canon DSLR

Tethered shooting is a useful photography tool. With the use of a USB or firewire cable run between the camera and a computer, the photographer can instantly review their shots on the computer screen.... See full article

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How to Reduce Noise in Your Images Without Using Software

Getting unwanted noise in your images is something that most digital photographers have struggled with at some time. While camera and sensor technology is improving with time, it’s still somethi... See full article

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