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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
Five tips for the hiking photographer
Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face
Three reasons to add grain to your photos
Always photograph flowers this way

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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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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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Selective sharpening in Lightroom

Sharpening helps your picture have a little more punch and can allow details to pop and draw attention. If you sharpen the entire image, however, you’ll end up with visible details, called artifacts, in places where there aren’t details, like

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Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

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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

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
Levi_Sim flowers cover-1

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

Read More
Lightroom Sharpening Cover-1

Selective sharpening in Lightroom

Sharpening helps your picture have a little more punch and can allow details to pop and draw attention. If you sharpen the entire image, however, you’ll end up with visible details, called artifacts, in places where there aren’t details, like

Read More
Cover Randy Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

Read More

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