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Visual communication as the essence of composition
How to break photography rules like pro photographers do
Three easy ways to use the Rule of Thirds
The art of being “photogenic”
Film photography tips: Composing for 6×6 format
Portrait composition tips for an 85mm lens
Approaching photography composition beyond the rules
Striving for your “you-ness”
Improve your portrait composition with these six important tips
How foreground makes landscape photos better
The importance of looking up
How can I make my travel pictures more interesting?

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The art of being “photogenic”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone say ‘I am not ‘photogenic.’ To be honest, I hate that statement. I mean who isn’t ‘photogenic?’ To me everyone, I don’t care who you are, is or at least can

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6 Tips For Composing 6x6 Format (Square Crop) - youtube

Film photography tips: Composing for 6×6 format

Most film photographers who start shooting medium format film often do using 6×6 format. Most of us are no strangers to square framing, thanks to Instagram. Still, if you’re used to shooting mostly in 35mm format, composing for 6×6 can

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85mm Composition Tips for Portrait Photography - youtube

Portrait composition tips for an 85mm lens

Apart from 50mm lenses, 85mm lenses are among the most popular focal lengths for portrait photography. However, if you’re shifting from 50mm, you’ll most likely need a bit of getting used to. You’ll be getting more close-up shots with an

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Striving for your “you-ness”

We are completely bombarded with images every single day. From social media to blogs, to advertisements and billboards, we are constantly flooded with images that are aggressively jostling for our attention. As a fledgling portrait photographer myself years ago, this

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BORING LANDSCAPES? How FOREGROUNDS will IMPROVE your PHOTOS - youtube

How foreground makes landscape photos better

Among the most common mistakes of landscape photography beginners is not paying attention to the foreground of the scene. This results in uninteresting photos that don’t have a main subject. Or, if there are foreground elements, they don’t effectively lead

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The importance of looking up

Being a part of a local photowalk group, I often experiment with different techniques during our outings. One of our group leaders, Dianne Carroll Burdick, has long taught the importance of looking up and taking advantage of different perspectives. Looking

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85mm Composition Tips for Portrait Photography - youtube

Portrait composition tips for an 85mm lens

Apart from 50mm lenses, 85mm lenses are among the most popular focal lengths for portrait photography. However, if you’re shifting from 50mm, you’ll most likely need a bit of getting used to. You’ll be getting more close-up shots with an

Read More
unique

Striving for your “you-ness”

We are completely bombarded with images every single day. From social media to blogs, to advertisements and billboards, we are constantly flooded with images that are aggressively jostling for our attention. As a fledgling portrait photographer myself years ago, this

Read More
BORING LANDSCAPES? How FOREGROUNDS will IMPROVE your PHOTOS - youtube

How foreground makes landscape photos better

Among the most common mistakes of landscape photography beginners is not paying attention to the foreground of the scene. This results in uninteresting photos that don’t have a main subject. Or, if there are foreground elements, they don’t effectively lead

Read More
DSC4474

The importance of looking up

Being a part of a local photowalk group, I often experiment with different techniques during our outings. One of our group leaders, Dianne Carroll Burdick, has long taught the importance of looking up and taking advantage of different perspectives. Looking

Read More
5 Traps to Avoid Taking BORING Landscape Photos - youtube

Avoid these traps of boring landscape photos

Not too long ago, we shared seven of the most common mistakes that landscape photographers typically do, whether they’re new to the craft or a little further along. Today, let’s take a quick dive into more things to avoid so

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