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Levi Sim

How could I forget the first rule of making a time-lapse?
The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse
Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!
Portrait Tips: Slow down, set up, shoot
Perfecting the tones in your landscapes, or step #1 in finishing landscapes
There’s just one trick to photographing glasses
Using window light for your portrait
Professional portrait light from a simple tool
Portrait Tips: Just get your knees dirty to get a good background
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

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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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Using window light for your portrait

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light of all — and it’s free. One of the biggest advantages to using window light is that what

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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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Window Levi Sim-1

Using window light for your portrait

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light of all — and it’s free. One of the biggest advantages to using window light is that what

Read More
one tip

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

Read More
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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