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Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey about how image quality comes from lenses more than the camera body. Tamara also mentions a recent photo shoot she did using just the Nikon 1 AW1.

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Shooting Smoke

There are times when a photographer needs some smoke. Want to make a candle look like it’s just gone out? Smoke. How about a steaming cup of coffee? Smoke. Make the cigarette or cigar look realistic? Smoke. Add some magic to a fantasy portrait? Yep. Smoke! Here’s a quick tutorial on making photographs of smoke’s […]

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Melissa Niu of Photofocus sits with commercial photographer Tim Wallace about choosing to shoot Hasselblad.

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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

While visiting the Teton range, I woke up in my cabin near the Snake River right outside the park entrance and saw the opportunity to make some teaching shots. I thought I’d share a very simple composition tip that will especially help landscape photographers but can apply to most types of photography. When you’re making a […]

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This week’s podcast catches up with two very different photographers. First we talk with Moose Peterson about his love of nature and aviation.  Then we catch up with street photographer Thomas Leuthard for some practical advice.
Using Depth of Field for Effective Communication

Recently, I photographed an engagement session that made me work a little outside of my comfort zone. If you’ve ever taken a look at my work, you’ll see that much of what I shoot is with wide open apertures & shallow depth of field. I just love the dreamy bokeh effect and how shallow depth […]

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Why are prints are so important? Printing is a part of many photographers business or workflow that can be improved. Most of us don’t know how to print or even understand the basics of printing. Sure, the ease of going from one screen to another is often easy, while figuring out how to print at the […]

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