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Finding the right background for your still life
When creating still life photography, finding the right background is essential in the overall look and feel of the image,...
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...
Using what you have on hand as backgrounds
Many times I hear people say they can’t take certain images because they don’t have the tools, equipment or gear...
Making Photos: “Rai” the Rainbow Spider
This spider web really has rainbows thanks to a complex and slightly weird combination of physics and biology. Not just...

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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Using what you have on hand as backgrounds

Many times I hear people say they can’t take certain images because they don’t have the tools, equipment or gear they think they need. My reply to them? Be creative, be like MacGyver! Use what you have, and there are

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Making Photos: “Rai” the Rainbow Spider

This spider web really has rainbows thanks to a complex and slightly weird combination of physics and biology. Not just iridescence, but an ever-changing rainbow that shifts all over the web in the morning hours. It’s one of those shots

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Making Photos: “Rai” the Rainbow Spider

This spider web really has rainbows thanks to a complex and slightly weird combination of physics and biology. Not just iridescence, but an ever-changing rainbow that shifts all over the web in the morning hours. It’s one of those shots

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