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  This week we are featuring a different kind of photographer… one who embraces the captured moments as well as putting time to a visual experience. Mayeul Akpovi is a self-described urban photographer, but also mixes in some truly incredible time lapse work. “My style is urban photography with timelapse and hyperlapse technology. My photographs […]

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One of the biggest challenges for those who enjoy making landscape and architectural photographs is to locate and acquire the ideal wide-angle lens for the job. While no amount of gear is a replacement for experience and skill, we invariably learn as we go that certain projects will call for a solution beyond our existing […]

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I’ve been talking a lot about using primes lenses, lately (thanks LensRentals.com), and how great they are for growing your vision. I mentioned in the first post that when your prime lens is too limiting, you can shoot a panorama to get the view you desire. Well, I found myself on a rooftop in Chicago […]

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  Rebecca Britt embodies almost everything that could fall under the designation “commercial photographer.” She’s one of the big names in EDM concert photography, she excels in studio headshot portraiture, tackles architecture and has even mastered environmental portraiture. “Technically I started shooting when I was in high school as a photographer on the yearbook staff back […]

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Michael Woloszynowicz, like many of the other talented photographers out there, started with humble beginnings, honing his craft and developing a personal style. Portraiture started out with basic tools like speedlights and small softboxes, photographing family, friends and anyone else I could find. I became fascinated with light and how to shape it and play with […]

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  Michael Kelley didn’t graduate from a photo school, didn’t take photo classes and if you met him right out of college, he would have told you he was going to be a professional snowboarder. He was already well on his way. He had spent most of his adolescence and teenage years honing the skill […]

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Using Lightroom and Photoshop, you can create stunning HDR images without the use of a 3rd party plugin, and you’ll be left with with great results! Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with HDR For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the […]

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Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @ 28mm, f/11, 7 frame HDR, finished in Photomatix Pro. Chromatic aberration may show up as a colored halo in your images, usually surrounding a dark object placed against a bright background, like a mountain against the sky. In my experience, the color is usually pink or green or […]

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I’ve started focussing on how to get the most out of real-estate shots.  Particularly when those photos have to be taken under poor lighting and high contrast situations.  Before you say shoot at a better time of day, you need to know that most photographers shooting real estate have few options to control this.  Here […]

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Nikon D800, 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @24mm, f/16, 15 seconds, ISO 100.

Long exposures are a whole different world of photography, and in the winter months when the sun is gone more often than not, they expand your opportunities for shooting. Here are a few quick tips to get you started making long exposure photographs. Get Stable First of all, use a tripod, or a bean bag, […]

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I just completed leading a group of photographers through the urban environment around my office.  We were participating in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk. I lead the group through some pretty tame surroundings… no national monuments, beautiful parks, mountains, lakes, or sunsets.  Just “boring” suburbia.  Now we didn’t wander the streets, but we did try […]

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Trey Ratcliff has made a tremendous impact with HDR photography.  In this talk he addresses how technology has changed the way we create awareness, connect ideas, and portray the world.  Have a listen as this is a great talk that will expand how you think about photography and the role of the photographer in society. Be sure […]

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I love black and white prints. I still make them using digital processes. I shot mostly black and white film back in the days when I did shoot film. But for me, not every subject lends itself to being photographed in black and white, i.e., rainbows, fireworks, etc. When you’re shooting things that are very […]

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Portrait photographers like David Ziser and Clay Blackmore taught me very early in my career that great portraits are almost always short lit, and that made me happy. Knowing that a simple technique could give me a leg up in making great portraits was music to my ears. Unfortunately, I didn’t really understand what that […]

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If you ever wonder why you’re drawn to lines don’t worry, it’s normal. As humans we tend to prefer certain shapes and leading lines are one of our favorite distractions. Some people see them better than others. But those who do see them are immediately drawn to them. And for that reason alone, leading lines […]

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Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ When I picked up my very first camera over 30 years ago, I had no aspirations to ever become a professional photographer, I just had fun taking pictures. I never thought about any commercial value of my images, and even less about legal issues, releases or […]

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People who follow me online know that I’m – how do I put this? – blunt? I get to the point and I don’t mince words. So let me just say this – I hate model releases. I’ve always thought they sucked, and have long categorized them as a burdensome, distracting and unwieldy part of […]

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