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The real question is, “What lens should I buy?”
The art of stepping back for large group portraits
Portrait Tips: Why I use high-speed sync for portraits
One tip for great family portraits
Portrait Tips: Angler’s Parasail is my new favorite light modifier
Three tips for fabulous photowalking
Portrait Tips: Stay relevant, use your tools
Portrait Tips: While you’re at it…
Portraits precipitate stories; make more of both
Reflections on Mirrorless, Episode 1: Sharky James
DNP’s QW410 Mobile Printer provides value add for portrait sessions
Taking street photography should be illegal

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One tip for great family portraits

All it takes is one tip. Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, closeups, flowers or horses; someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and

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photowalking

Three tips for fabulous photowalking

I just attended a terrific event hosted by the photo club at the Art Institute of Portland, and beforehand we did a 1-hour photowalk around the block. Portland, OR is a terrific place to photowalk because there are always lots

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Portrait Tips: While you’re at it…

When I got this assignment to make a portrait of a comedian and performer, my mind immediately went wild with ideas. He’s known for a character who wears a fake mustache, so that helped me narrow down my plans. I

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Violating Street Photography Levi Sim-1-3

Taking street photography should be illegal

Let’s talk about injustice that is being committed, perpetuated and defended by photographers all over the world — myself included. I’ll show you how I’ve come to realize that the way we do street photography is putting the freedom to

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Five tips for the hiking photographer

Sharing pictures from beautiful places is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I’ve hiked to get there. However, if I suddenly had to choose between never making a picture for the rest of my life or never

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Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

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Three reasons to add grain to your photos

Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists

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photowalking

Three tips for fabulous photowalking

I just attended a terrific event hosted by the photo club at the Art Institute of Portland, and beforehand we did a 1-hour photowalk around the block. Portland, OR is a terrific place to photowalk because there are always lots

Read More
Theater cover Levi Sim-5

Portrait Tips: While you’re at it…

When I got this assignment to make a portrait of a comedian and performer, my mind immediately went wild with ideas. He’s known for a character who wears a fake mustache, so that helped me narrow down my plans. I

Read More
Violating Street Photography Levi Sim-1-3

Taking street photography should be illegal

Let’s talk about injustice that is being committed, perpetuated and defended by photographers all over the world — myself included. I’ll show you how I’ve come to realize that the way we do street photography is putting the freedom to

Read More
Hiking cover-1

Five tips for the hiking photographer

Sharing pictures from beautiful places is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I’ve hiked to get there. However, if I suddenly had to choose between never making a picture for the rest of my life or never

Read More
One for the team-1

Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

Read More
levi_sim-1-22

Three reasons to add grain to your photos

Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists

Read More
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Always photograph flowers this way

Flowers are magical. The first thing I photographed with my first camera was a flower in my yard. It was the perfect subject because it was beautiful, colorful and it didn’t move around. I sat there practicing on it every

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