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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Using manual mode on your camera can be intimidating to beginners. But it doesn't have to be. Even more importantly, you can easily use manual (i.e. M mode) on your camera to capture perfect exposed photos every time.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Formal portraits and other people pictures are typically most compelling when precise focus is attained on a subject’s eyes, but that’s not always easy to accomplish depending upon your camera settings. Even if you switch from multi- to single-point focus, there’s often a better way to get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2020  |  0 comments

Some photographers are a bit intimated by the thought of giving boudoir photography a try—even if they’re adept at portraiture. That’s because shooting sensual models often requires a different style of posing.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which is when we like to share some amazing camera tricks we've learned in the past week. Today, here's a video from 5-Minute Crafts with "27 Crazy Smart Photography Tricks" that will make you laugh, shake your head or, possibly, blow your mind.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Not all photographers can afford fancy "hair and makeup" people to make sure their models are free of blemishes for the next photo shoot. And, even if you have the best makeup person on the planet, sometimes blemishes shine through in portraits. (It's amazing what high-resolution digital cameras can capture in an image these days; sometimes a lot of unwanted stuff, when it comes to portraits.)

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2020  |  0 comments

It doesn’t take an experienced photographer to realize that uninspiring city scenes by day are often transformed into spectacular cityscapes once the sun drops below the horizon. What does require expertise, however, is an understanding of how to properly capture everything you see through the viewfinder at night.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." But what makes a dramatic landscape photo? There are, of course, lots of things but photographer Mark Denney zeros in on one specific effect that can make or break a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

The bane of outdoor photographers is that it’s not always possible to be in the right place at the right time. So what do you do when you come across a nice scene during harsh, midday sun? One option, of course, is to return later. But if that’s not possible, the following tutorial will help you edit those lifeless photos and really make them sing.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges of landscape photography is creating images that stand out from the rest. But in this eye-opening tutorial you’ll learn how to do just that—with three simple tips for capturing abstract landscape and nature images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re a photographer who has joined the never-ending megapixel race, and have enough cash to back up your obsession, the video below is for you. But even if you don’t have an extra $52K in your pocket, it’s interesting to see what a 150MP camera can do.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Happy Friday, everyone! Here's something warm and fuzzy to start your weekend off right.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Many photographers suffer from an affliction known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), and pull out their wallets whenever a new camera is introduced. But how important is the latest gear, as compared to a technical mastery of our craft?

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everybody loves buying new camera gear, us included, but have you ever thought it might be holding you back as a photographer? Maybe you should stop investing in new cameras, lenses, photo accessories and all those other fun things, and instead invest in yourself?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s technical prowess, most photographers experience an ebb and flow to their creative vision. If you’ve hit the doldrums, this tutorial is sure to provide a jolt of inspiration.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at portraiture, you probably know that there’s more to the craft than technical mastery and good gear. In fact, one of the variables that can make the difference between a good portrait and a great one is the skill to pleasingly pose a model.

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