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How to make light painting spirals, the easy way
Three reasons to photograph vertically in landscape photography
One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure … right?
Safe boondocking travel during Covid-19 at the Imperial Sand Dunes
Why it’s important to keep your lens hood on
Inexpensive photography aids
Dollar store must-haves for all photographers
Creating Valentine’s themed macros and flat lays for fun and profit
Always photograph flowers this way
Choose the right lens to make flattering portraits
To meter or not to meter — is that a question?
Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses

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Inexpensive photography aids

Sometimes, the Facebook algorithms get it right and show me an ad for something interesting. Here are three photography aids I’ve come across that may be of interest to photographers, and that won’t break the bank. Photzy If you have

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Dollar store must-haves for all photographers

Photography can become an equipment-heavy craft, with many photographers focusing more on gear than the art itself. I’ve gotten caught up in this from time to time as well, having spent hundreds of dollars on things that served no purpose.

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Always photograph flowers this way

Flowers are magical. The first thing I photographed with my first camera was a flower in my yard. It was the perfect subject because it was beautiful, colorful and it didn’t move around. I sat there practicing on it every

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Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses

This new Conceptual Creativity series is a collaboration with my friend Daniel Mallard. Dan has been a photojournalist for a major Canadian daily newspaper for over 35 years. In this “Bed of Roses” edition, he is teaching (me and you)

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What an L-Bracket is and Why you need one

What an L-Bracket is and why you need one

If you are the type of photographer who has their camera on a tripod more often than not, then listen up. You need an L-Bracket. There, I said it! An L-Bracket looks exactly how it sounds. It’s a tripod plate

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Creating out of the box snow photos

I used to relish getting out in the cold and snow. But, there is a limit to how much windchill and wind I’ll tolerate. Maybe that makes me not a ‘real’ or ‘serious’ photographer, I’m OK with that. It doesn’t

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Susan Liepa, passionate hobby photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Susan Liepa. Susan is from Orange County, California and enjoys many aspects of photography as you can see in her images. Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for free today!

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