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Are you making these photographic mistakes?
Seeing details in the bigger picture
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Are you making these photographic mistakes?

When you are a beginner, whether it’s photography or something else, it is often easy to get overwhelmed. There are some common mistakes people make. Are you making these photographic mistakes? Let’s look at a few and how to fix

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Seeing details in the bigger picture

Details are an important and often left out part of telling stories with our photography. I went to a fan event a couple of years ago at Guaranteed Rate Field (still Comiskey Park to me), home of the Chicago White

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How to use the Astrotracer on the Pentax K-1 cameras

The Pentax K-1 has a built-in Astrotracer. This enables you to stars utilizing GPS data to shift its sensor during longer exposures, allowing you to shoot longer exposures without star trailing while reducing noise and increasing details. The Astrotracer does much

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My favorite apertures for capturing portraits

I recently wrote a post on what my favorite lenses for shooting portraits are, so I thought I might expand on that a little and discuss my favorite apertures. Obviously, everyone is different and has different tastes and requirements. Even

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Three easy ways to use the Rule of Thirds

You’ve probably heard of the Rule of Thirds — I learned about it in middle school art classes, and art history in college. It’s a terrific tool for guiding composition in your pictures. Formulaic use of the Rule of Thirds

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Top six fall landscape photography tips to try

Already planning for this year’s fall photography shoot? Whether you’re new to landscape photography in the fall season or want to do better this time, it’s always great to pick up a tip or two from other photographers. Today’s set of fall

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Split lighting for a dramatic portrait

Split light isn’t one of the most flattering light patterns but it is one of the most dramatic ones. Here’s how to use just one light, placed in the right position, to create a dramatic portrait. Split lighting is exactly

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Creating a photo mandala

I was on the hunt for wall art to match my lovely yellow and turquoise shower curtain and decided to make my own photo mandala artwork. A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may

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My first day with the Canon EOS R5

The eternal late bloomer, I know I’ve been a little late joining the mirrorless camera party. Finally, two weeks ago I dusted off my credit card and took the plunge by ordering the Canon EOS R5. It arrived at my

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Jackie Johnson: Creative photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Jackie Johnson. Jackie’s happy places include forever learning photography and dabbling in other types of art media Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for free today! How did you get

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Creative ways to capture the fall harvest

Capturing the fall harvest and making the most of the pumpkin season is what fall is all about for me. And on this first day of fall, photographing pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, pumpkin fritters and more just gets

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How to ask for image feedback

Image feedback is important. Yet, we post our images all over social media looking for likes, hearts and comments. We crave recognition and validation in the work we spend days and hours on, so we can feel good about what

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