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Kevin Ames

About Light • The Angle of Incidence
Exposure Tactics • Refining Exposure
Exposure Tactics • Color Control
Exposure Tactics: Incident Metering
Exposure Tactics–Reflective Metering
Music Copyrights for Photographers
Using Backlight for Dramatic Portraits
Fifty Years Ago today…

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Music Copyrights for Photographers

We live in an ultra connected world where the amount of media seemingly free for the taking is virtually unlimited. This is not a rant on stealing, fair use or copyrights for that matter. It’s really some thoughts on creating

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Using Backlight for Dramatic Portraits

I have been exploring backlight lately. Any light coming from behind the subject can be considered backlight. Backlight that is two or more f/stops brighter than the exposure on the camera will record the subject as a silhouette. I decided

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Fifty Years Ago today…

During a walk on an early October evening in 2006; I came across this gentleman taking a picture with his phone of the building in the background. If you are of a certain age, you already know the building. You

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What could the future of photography look like

People aspire to performing their dream jobs quickly. But will the window of opportunity still exist? The window to becoming a photographer is rapidly closing unless you put in hard work to master the basics and your future niche. Let

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The Sunday Shutter: September 20, 2020

Every Sunday we highlight some of our best finds from across the web for photographers. Here are some of our favorites. Scenes from the 2020 Tour de France The Atlantic After being delayed for more than two months due to

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On Photography: Duane Michals, 1932-present

On Photography: Duane Michals, 1932-present

“Anything outside of the realm of being an observer to reality was the only definition [of photography] that was legitimate. I had no problem breaking the rules because I never bought the rules in the first place.” -Duane Michals Storytelling

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Weekly Wrap-Up: September 13-19, 2020

This week, Nate Torres dove into whether photography helps to improve your memory. Then, Bryan Esler previewed the upcoming LuminarAI feature, AtmosphereAI, to let you add things like fog, steam and mist to your images. Lauri Novak gave her first

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