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Three easy ways to use the Rule of Thirds
Get sharper images with your telephoto lens
Portrait Tips: The most important tip for street portraits
You’re only as good as your next picture
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Portrait Tips: It’s summer! Just have some fun
Use a polarizer for purer portraits and less retouching
When to use manual focus on your camera

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Three easy ways to use the Rule of Thirds

You’ve probably heard of the Rule of Thirds — I learned about it in middle school art classes, and art history in college. It’s a terrific tool for guiding composition in your pictures. Formulaic use of the Rule of Thirds

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You’re only as good as your next picture

We can’t sit around looking at all the great pictures we’ve made. We’re photographers! We must make, we must create and we must do it better than we’ve done it before. Doing what you’ve already done the same way you’ve

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When to use manual focus on your camera

While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool. Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object. Or perhaps using the autofocus assist lamp is drawing too much attention as you try to

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The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse

Selfies with your phone are fun, but you can do so much if you use your camera. You can control the depth of field, lighting, lens choice and you can place the camera somewhere other than arm’s length. All cameras

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Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!

I’m participating in a photo contest today. It started on Friday. The entries must all be photographed, printed, framed and presented by Wednesday at noon. Oh, and they have to be made only in the valley I live in. It’s

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Best Next Levi Sim-1

You’re only as good as your next picture

We can’t sit around looking at all the great pictures we’ve made. We’re photographers! We must make, we must create and we must do it better than we’ve done it before. Doing what you’ve already done the same way you’ve

Read More
afmf-very_compressed-scale-3_00x-gigapixel

When to use manual focus on your camera

While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool. Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object. Or perhaps using the autofocus assist lamp is drawing too much attention as you try to

Read More
Timelapse selfie Levi Sim-1

The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse

Selfies with your phone are fun, but you can do so much if you use your camera. You can control the depth of field, lighting, lens choice and you can place the camera somewhere other than arm’s length. All cameras

Read More
Window Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!

I’m participating in a photo contest today. It started on Friday. The entries must all be photographed, printed, framed and presented by Wednesday at noon. Oh, and they have to be made only in the valley I live in. It’s

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Portrait Tips: Slow down, set up, shoot

It seems like you’re always under pressure to make pictures quickly. If it’s newborns, it’s hurry up before she wakes up. At weddings, it’s hurry up because the bride was three hours late. With families, it’s hurry up because Dad

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