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Five tips for the hiking photographer
Five things to consider when conducting a portrait photoshoot
The recipe for balancing natural light with flash
Why I LOVE telephoto lenses
Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face
Capturing multiple scenes in nature by using a zoom lens
Three ideas to get lots of extra detail in your images
Composition in photography can be learned
Answering the question, which mirrorless camera should I buy?
I just saved this $100 SD card from being unusable
What is Dutch tilt in photography?
Mastering depth of field

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Why I LOVE telephoto lenses

I fell in love with long focal lengths from the moment I’ve started using them. Here’s why I LOVE telephoto lenses! What’s a telephoto lens? A telephoto is a lens with a 60mm focal length or more — up to

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Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

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Composition in photography can be learned

Recently someone commented on one of my images: “I wish I had your eye for composition.” My reply: Composition can be learned. Art classes in high school and college helped me learn the basics of composition, color, lines, shapes and

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What is Dutch tilt in photography?

In a photography community that I participate in, we are given a word each day. Recently we were given “Dutch tilt.” I have to admit that I had to go look that up. It’s a phrase I’ve heard before but

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Mastering depth of field

As photographers, depth of field is something that’s important to take into account with every image we produce. While it can create some cool creative effects like bokeh, it can also be used in professional ways to create a more

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Easy high key lighting with two lights

Creating high key light is making sure there is enough light on your background so it is pure white, with no shadows. This can be done using strobes or LEDs or a mixture of both types of light. There are several

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