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Exposure beyond the camera manual
Adding a human element to your landscapes
Three ways to direct light for food photography
Five incredibly useful photography gadgets
10 alternatives to a white background
Creating panoramas at Vermilion Cliffs
Photographing details at Rhyolite Ghost Town
The four things I’d buy right now to get started using off-camera flash with my Canon DSLR
Don’t forget to style the photoshoot
What to pack when traveling to remote locations
Festival, fair and carnival photography
Electronic vs. optical: The viewfinder showdown

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Five incredibly useful photography gadgets

As photographers, we often find ourselves faced with endless choices of gadgets and gizmos that could aid in our artwork. Today I want to share a few items that you could find useful in your camera bag, closet or drawer.

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10 alternatives to a white background

When it comes to still life and even portrait photography, the temptation to use a plain white (or even plain black) background is there. It is simple, effective and uncluttered. But what about looking at some alternatives? Below I look

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Creating panoramas at Vermilion Cliffs

Images work just a bit different when you capture a panoramic set of photos. This area of the southwest lends itself to showing off the mountain ranges littered with white puffy clouds that were visible on this day. Vermilion Cliffs

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Photographing details at Rhyolite Ghost Town

After my adventures finding a new set of tires I really didn’t feel like getting up for a sunrise session. The weather was breezy and surprisingly overcast. While this was crummy for broad landscapes, it was great for details. Hopefully

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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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Festival, fair and carnival photography

As life begins to open back up here in the U.S., festivals, fairs and carnivals are being added to event calendars. Attending these events with your camera can be a lot of fun. There are plenty of people, bands, games,

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Electronic vs. optical: The viewfinder showdown

When the Olympus OM-D E-M1X was announced, the argument over electronic viewfinder (EVF) vs. optical viewfinders (OVF) came up in a lot of my conversations. Those of us who have been mirrorless users for a while have surely gotten used to

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Three adjustments I make to every photo

Over the years, I’ve gotten into a rhythm, specifically with photo editing. When I start editing a photograph, there are three adjustments I make to each one of them. It helps to amplify the look I’m going for, and has

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Lorraine MacDonnell: Photographer who loves color

This week we’re getting to know community member, Lorraine MacDonnell. Lorraine is from Melbourne, Australia, and considers herself an intermediate hobby photographer. Her main camera is a Sony a7 III and she is currently experimenting with light painting. Haven’t joined

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Olympus 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens unveiled

Early this morning, OM Digital Solutions Corporation announced the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens. Covering a full-frame field of view of 16-50mm, the 8-25mm provides superb dedicative performance across the entire zoom range. This compact, lightweight, high

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Be prepared to be spontaneous

Are you prepared to head out with your camera at any moment? Whether it’s a photoshoot or an epic trip that somehow falls in your lap, can you honestly say you’d be able to just pick up and go? Being

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