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How to fix a backlit photo with Luminar Neo’s RelightAI
Three tips for great pet photography
How I got the shot: Negative fill
Split lighting for a dramatic portrait
3-2-1 Backup for photographers
Color coordinate your photoshoot with ColorReader EZ
Get started calibrating your monitor with the SpyderX
Five tips for printing your photos
Photographers should get TSA PreCheck
Don’t rely on Facebook praise

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How I got the shot: Negative fill

Deciding I wanted a negative fill, dramatic image ahead of time, I scoped out the room for potential subjects. I was instantly drawn to our new friend Rob Leigh. He reminded me of Hemingway, the famous writer. Then I paused

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Split lighting for a dramatic portrait

Split light isn’t one of the most flattering light patterns but it is one of the most dramatic ones. Here’s how to use just one light, placed in the right position, to create a dramatic portrait. Split lighting is exactly

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3-2-1 Backup for photographers

It’s hard to put a price tag on years of memories you captured in photos or the hours of video you took that still brings a smile to your face. Ask yourself, what are my photos worth? If you’re a

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Five tips for printing your photos

We live in the most photographed century Thanks to point-and-shoot cameras, lower prices on professional DSLRs and cell phones, we live in the most photographed century ever. This is exciting, but for some reason, people are not printing as much.

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Photographers should get TSA PreCheck

I’m writing this article while waiting at the gate for my delayed flight in Phoenix heading to Orlando. My friend Richie and I just finished photographing a wedding in Oregon, and started our connecting flight journey back to Florida. The

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Don’t rely on Facebook praise

We all love hearing positive praise, it makes us feel good. There is nothing wrong with that, but it could cause problems if you make decisions based solely on that praise. Here’s why it’s important not to rely on Facebook

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Don’t forget to style the photoshoot

Sometimes photographers can get so wrapped up with the technical side of a photoshoot that they forget to add a key element that makes the purpose of the image clear. Forgetting this element can cause confusion and make the viewer

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How to capture starbursts and sun flares

A sun flare or starburst is an artistic photographic technique that can be achieved without any special post-processing or editing tricks. By controlling how light enters the camera, we can make some really compelling images, here’s how. The key to capturing starbursts To capture

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Split lighting for a dramatic portrait

Split light isn’t one of the most flattering light patterns but it is one of the most dramatic ones. Here’s how to use just one light, placed in the right position, to create a dramatic portrait. Split lighting is exactly

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Featured-update

3-2-1 Backup for photographers

It’s hard to put a price tag on years of memories you captured in photos or the hours of video you took that still brings a smile to your face. Ask yourself, what are my photos worth? If you’re a

Read More
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Five tips for printing your photos

We live in the most photographed century Thanks to point-and-shoot cameras, lower prices on professional DSLRs and cell phones, we live in the most photographed century ever. This is exciting, but for some reason, people are not printing as much.

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Photographers should get TSA PreCheck

I’m writing this article while waiting at the gate for my delayed flight in Phoenix heading to Orlando. My friend Richie and I just finished photographing a wedding in Oregon, and started our connecting flight journey back to Florida. The

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Don’t rely on Facebook praise

We all love hearing positive praise, it makes us feel good. There is nothing wrong with that, but it could cause problems if you make decisions based solely on that praise. Here’s why it’s important not to rely on Facebook

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Don’t forget to style the photoshoot

Sometimes photographers can get so wrapped up with the technical side of a photoshoot that they forget to add a key element that makes the purpose of the image clear. Forgetting this element can cause confusion and make the viewer

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starburst

How to capture starbursts and sun flares

A sun flare or starburst is an artistic photographic technique that can be achieved without any special post-processing or editing tricks. By controlling how light enters the camera, we can make some really compelling images, here’s how. The key to capturing starbursts To capture

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