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Five exercises to help you see
The five biggest composition mistakes that hinder your work
Eight simple tips to nail your composition
Work the scene better: Tighter compositions make better photographs
Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds
Mobile Mondays: Using the display options in Lightroom Mobile
Improve your photographs with leading lines
The importance of foreground in landscape photography
How to improve your landscape composition
How to use leading lines: A simple guide
Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait
How to take great pictures with your phone: Seven simple tips

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How to improve your landscape composition

When we photograph landscapes, it’s really important to pay attention to our composition, so we can achieve the strongest and most appealing photograph possible. In this video, Serge Ramelli travels to Topanga Canyon and shows some ideas to get better

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how to use leading lines

How to use leading lines: A simple guide

Many professional photographers will tell you that every winning shot is about composition. You may have captured all of the action, instilled in your photograph a certain mood or emotion or even shot your photos at a breathtaking location. But

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Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait

Making portraits for clients is like competing in the decathlon. You have to be able to shoot movement and groups and individuals and kids and products and available light and controlled light and no light and you have to be

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Portrait Tips: Crop the crud

Everyone knows that to make romantic, intimate-looking photos you need to be in a romantic kind of place. You’d better build a strong relationship with the Italian restaurant nearby so you can make great pictures — I wonder if the

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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