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Jason Hahn

My five favorite photo accessories that aren’t from a camera store
Are your photos getting the blurts?
The handheld light meter — should I use one?
On Nature: Saving the butterfly
On Nature: Wildlife photography and aspect ratios
Photography tips for zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and rescues
How to make beautiful backgrounds with v-flats
How to use negative fill to create deep, dramatic photos
Keeping your photography equipment safe around sand and salt water
In-depth review: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera
Photographer or model: Who owns the image?
NSFW: Ethics of removing tattoos in post-processing

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On Nature: Saving the butterfly

Many times, I’ve written as a wildlife photographer you have to be a passionate observer of the natural world. That we do our best not to interfere. This is nature, we are there to document, capture moments, and tell stories.

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Some days, you just don't give a duck.  But then there are days like today when you do give a duck.  So here's a duck. Hope you are all having one duck of a good day.

Pretty sure this is a mottled duck, but it could be a mallard-mottled hybrid.  Need an expert, someone who really knows what the duck they are talking about.  

Sorry about all the ducking around, I don't know what the duck has gotten into me.  This is getting a little fowl...

On Nature: Wildlife photography and aspect ratios

With wildlife, many photographers try to get closer and closer to completely fill the frame with whatever animal they are photographing. Beyond the potential dangers to yourself and stress to the creature, it also limits how you can display your

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Jessica Lamb recreates the '70s

Photographer or model: Who owns the image?

As a photographer, protecting the images you create is critical to your success. Your photography is your product, your art and your brand. As a model, protecting your likeness and how it is used is critical to your success. So

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An alligator raises his head at the Myakka River State Park.

10 quick tips for nature photographers

Like many people, my first few years of photography were spent going out to shoot as much as possible and trying to learn everything I could about the subject. As my portfolio grew, and I started sharing my images with

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Understanding exposure: The aperture setting

Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that “looks right;” not too bright, not too dark, and sharp where it should be. While your camera will figure all of this out

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Jessica Lamb recreates the '70s

Photographer or model: Who owns the image?

As a photographer, protecting the images you create is critical to your success. Your photography is your product, your art and your brand. As a model, protecting your likeness and how it is used is critical to your success. So

Read More
An alligator raises his head at the Myakka River State Park.

10 quick tips for nature photographers

Like many people, my first few years of photography were spent going out to shoot as much as possible and trying to learn everything I could about the subject. As my portfolio grew, and I started sharing my images with

Read More
web-wm-jhahn-blue-untitled-20180927-0051_AuroraHDR2018-edit

Understanding exposure: The aperture setting

Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that “looks right;” not too bright, not too dark, and sharp where it should be. While your camera will figure all of this out

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Making your own snow scene

Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an “Ice Queen” character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.

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Five tips for adding textures to your photos

The term “texture” is a catch-all term for adding either abstract images, detailed photos, or patterns of different surfaces, like metal, cracked paint, sand, etc. as an overlay on your image. This is a type of “compositing”, combining multiple images into one finished work. Adding textures to your images can change the mood, create special effects, strengthen the composition, or help better tell a story.  These five concepts will help you add textures more easily, realistically, and quickly in Adobe Photoshop

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