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Spring fever for photographers
Composition tells the story and feelings within a scene
Using a low aperture for getting the shot in tricky light
Three tips for fabulous photowalking
The importance of play
Photographing and seeing art in cars
Light painting 101: Two quick steps to lighting a Joshua Tree for dimensionality at night
Simplify and let go
Make it happen or let it happen: Which photographer are you?
Portrait Tips: While you’re at it…
Photography 101: Why focal length matters
Light painting 101: Five easy steps to illuminate a glowing barn interior

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photowalking

Three tips for fabulous photowalking

I just attended a terrific event hosted by the photo club at the Art Institute of Portland, and beforehand we did a 1-hour photowalk around the block. Portland, OR is a terrific place to photowalk because there are always lots

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The importance of play

Last week, Rohanna came by to help with a project. I had a specific idea and it didn’t take us long to get that part done. I was inspired by my last session with Lexi so we started to improvise.

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Photographing and seeing art in cars

It’s almost car show season here in the Midwest and shooting them can be quite fun, yet they pose some unique challenges. Many of the techniques and principles used in photographing architecture can be applied to shooting vehicles. Put your

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Simplify and let go

You probably already know how to use your camera to get the images you want. You might have a style that’s recognized a mile away, a repeatable workflow and people who love your photos. Well now what? Is it still

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Portrait Tips: While you’re at it…

When I got this assignment to make a portrait of a comedian and performer, my mind immediately went wild with ideas. He’s known for a character who wears a fake mustache, so that helped me narrow down my plans. I

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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

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