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Using window light for your portrait
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How I got the shot: The red tulips
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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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Understanding the magic of catchlights

When looking at a portrait where is the first place you look? I look at the subject’s eyes. This leads me to look at the lights in their eyes. A catchlight is a light source that causes a specular highlight

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The power and simplicity of backlighting

Want to separate yourself from your competition? Learn how to backlight your subjects! In all my years of photography, none of my images get as many oohs and ahhhs as my backlit images. Combine a backlit image with some interesting

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How I got the shot: The red tulips

I recently set about capturing some images of my Mother’s Day flowers. It’s something I do every year, it’s a lovely keepsake, long after the flowers have withered and died. Taking them out to the studio and captured something simple

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Tips for handholding a large telephoto lens

Handholding a large telephoto lens may be intimidating for first-timers, or can be bothersome even for those who are already familiar with it. Tools like tripods and gimbal heads may help make it a bit more manageable. But there will

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Why the right tool for the job is you

There are a LOT of really cool photography tools out there these days. At one point it was really just a battle for the top spot with two brands. Now there are so many more options. Sure, people still love

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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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How to fix a blurry bird photo

I enjoy nature photography, but sadly I am not really a nature photographer. More of a hobbyist. I don’t really have the right gear for real nature photography and only got my first big zoom (300mm) last year. I do

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How to create a bokeh background using water

Adding bokeh to the background is one of the sure-fire ways to make portraits extra interesting. It may not be easily available in your shooting locations. But there’s actually an easy way to create the effect right in your backyard!

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The best Prime Day deals for photographers

Amazon Prime Day is officially under way! Over the next two days, you can save big on a ton of great stuff from Amazon — and that includes some great gear for photographers. Check out some of our favorites below.

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An exercise in inspiration

As photographers, we often pride ourselves on our ability to see the inspiration and creative potential in any scene. This is a skill that comes through practice and the development of your artistic eye over time. This may seem to

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