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Long exposure tricks: Use a low camera angle
11 tips to take better portraits, part one
Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes
Avoiding memory card chaos
Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure
Five exercises to help you see
Portrait Tips: $1,500 lenses don’t make good pictures
Lighting Old Glory
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What the heck is the exposure triangle?
Photography without a tripod: Three useful tips
How I got the shot: Raspberry iced tea

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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Lighting Old Glory

I made this photograph back in November on the Saturday the presidential election results were announced. It was a long day of walking around Boston covering marches, celebrations and protests. It was getting late in the afternoon and I knew

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What the heck is the exposure triangle?

What the heck is the exposure triangle?

And why should I give a you-know-what about it? The exposure triangle, simply, is the three ways of controlling the amount of light a camera captures. Two of these three settings provide creativity control, too. The three sides of the

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How I got the shot: Raspberry iced tea

While you might all be feeling a little chilly in the Northern Hemisphere, down here in Australia we are sweltering in the Summer heat. Nothing quite beats an iced tea on a balmy summer evening. So I set about creating

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Benefits of investing in photography workshops

It’s safe to say that we live in an era of information abundance. The internet holds a plethora of knowledge, readily available at our fingertips day or night. Many photographers are now opting out of a formal university education and

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Should you photograph in RAW or JPEG?

This is an age-old question, well, as old as digital photography and DSLR are at any rate. Should you shoot in RAW or JPEG? Many cameras are set to JPEG straight out of the box, so why bother to change?

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Tips on using circular polarizing filters

One of the major challenges in landscape photography is managing reflected light, especially when working around water. The single best way to subdue reflection is to use a circular polarizing filter (B&H | Amazon) to control the amount of scattered

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Should you get a strobe or speedlight?

This was a recent dilemma I faced. I currently have older Bowens strobes in the studio and while there is nothing actually wrong with them, the recycle time was too slow and I had found they were continually misfiring with

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Capturing more striking bird photographs

Bird photography or photographing birds can be quite challenging. Why you ask? Birds are everywhere. It’s a piece of cake to make bird images. Well, yes and no. It’s easy to acquire a photo of the avian species. It’s quite

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On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. -Anne Geddes Anne Geddes is known for her creative, sensitive and evocative photographs of babies. Her

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes

Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Luminar AI Quick Tip: Composition AI - youtube

Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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