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The state university where I work includes 30 campuses spread over the whole state. I visit them and make pictures regularly, but there are so many places and so many projects that I often need to contract local photographers to
Ya know, if my back wasn’t seized in pain from shoveling snow, it would have been a great day to make portraits in the snow ;) A fresh blanket of white has a lot to offer a portraitist like yourself.
Right before Thanksgiving, I was lucky to be invited to hunt with friends in southern Texas. This was a new opportunity for me, and I was excited. One unique thing about this hunt was that it would be during the
Unless you have a dedicated studio, collapsible backdrops are the way to go. I’ve had dedicated studios, and even then, collapsible backdrops are usually superior to full-size-need-a-huge-stand-loads-of-space-and-always-have-wrinkles backdrops. With one light and a collapsible backdrop, you could make a comfortable
WANDRD is becoming known for their thoughtfully designed camera carry systems. They make packs that help you travel well, not just packs that copy the designs everyone has copied for decades. I recently reviewed their DUO Daypack and this new
It often seems that wedding photographs are more full of detail pictures than they are portraits of family and friends. And for good reason: Successful wedding photographers know that the detail pictures balance the portraits and fit beautifully in an
If you want your Photoshop and Lightroom experience to be better, you need to learn keyboard shortcuts. Shortcuts allow you to activate tools and settings and perform common tasks with either a single key or a combination of keystrokes. In
When you’re starting out with photography and have just decided to get your first camera, you’ll most likely be using a kit lens — or the lens that initially comes with your camera — for a while. This lens typically
Not so long ago, we shared some tips on how to draw inspiration from movies to improve your cinematic photography. Today, we’d like to add more to that with some insights from Oklahoma-based cinematographer Spenser Sakurai. In the video above,
Just like with sports, if you don’t train then you won’t perform very well. Is this another article about keeping inspired during Covid-19? Not quite, but it is about keeping in practice. Keep training You need to keep your eye
Be sure to join us today, March 3, 2021, for the first episode of our new webinar, Intelligent Assist! This month, Rich Harrington will be joined by Richard Kerris, General Manager, Media and Entertainment at NVIDIA. They’ll discuss the prevalence
Looking to create awesome visuals for your social media feed? Here’s how to use negative space like a boss!
I was recently asked during a mentoring session what my main go-to’s are in the studio for portrait photoshoots. When you are starting out, these are some fairly serious questions. I feel I can’t live without these tools, and wish
B&H has some great deals this week on cameras, lenses and more. Below are some of our favorites; you can see all the deals at bhphotovideo.com. Cameras and lenses Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD for Sony E: $499; savings
Street photography is one of the most accessible and easiest genres to get into for anyone starting out in photography. You just grab your camera, hit the streets, and capture interesting slices of life out there as they happen. However,
This week, Adobe highlighted several photographers who have risen above the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, to create work that “pushed their professional and personal goals to new heights.” Be sure to tune in to our Pixel Punisher webinar on
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