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Portrait Tips: Using the new Color Grading tool in Lightroom
Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!
Portrait Tips: Ruin the color for better black and whites
Portrait Tips: You need to up your selfie game
Portrait Tips: One light for life
How to cope when you can’t wait for the “right light”
Portrait Tips: How to use V-flats to light a group
Portrait Tips: How close should the light be to your subject?
Portrait Tips: How to combine photos for the best expressions using layers in Luminar
Portrait Tips: Family reunion posing time-lapse
Portrait Tips: The Best Selfie Method — Shoot a Time Lapse

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Portrait Tips: You need to up your selfie game

You’re a photographer, for Pete’s sake! Shouldn’t your photos be just a little better than average? Selfies made with a phone at arm’s reach are the epitome of average. Sure, they have their place, and they’re way better than nothing,

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Portrait Tips: One light for life

I was thinking the other day about what one lighting tool would I choose if I were stranded on a desert island for the rest of my life with a whole lot of people who needed to be photographed. I

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Shoot Anywhere With Platypod Ultra

I’ve become a fan of Platypod Ultra. It’s got all the best features of the original Pro and the larger Max, and it fits in my back pocket. It goes everywhere I go from road trips to long hikes. I

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Portrait Tips: How To Remember Names

You’ve probably heard it said that everyone’s favorite sound is their own name. Folks just like to hear their own name, and using people’s names is a powerful way to connect for portraits. I shot a wedding the other day

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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