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Macro photography at home: Exploring the micro-world of seashells
Benefits of investing in photography workshops
Macro photography at home: Creating otherworldly scenes with hand sanitizer
Need fresh photography inspiration? Try these ideas
Behind the image: Neo and I
The Christmas Star: The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the shortest day of the year
How we can be inspired by different genres of photography and art
Those amazing lights: Bokeh for the holidays
Finding inspiration to photograph in winter weather
10 inspirational quotes about photography
2020 Holiday Gift Guide for night photographers
Take a creativity break with your photography

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10 inspirational quotes about photography

During these tumultuous times, those of us interested in photography can use inspirational quotes. Although about photography, they can inform our lives in positive ways. You’ll be able to see why as someone who does night photography and long exposure,

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide for night photographers

As a night photographer, I have different needs than a lot of everyday photographers out there. While we already have an amazing gift guide on Photofocus, I thought I’d make another targeted at us night photographers. Under $25 (stocking stuffers)

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Take a creativity break with your photography

I’ll admit, I’m a lazy photographer. Not always, but sometimes I just feel like exercising my creativity, picking up the camera and photographing something, anything. The other day as I was sitting at my desk writing my morning pages, I

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Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Eek! I know Christmas is coming at us again so quickly this year. But have you thought about your Christmas cards? If you send digital-only, you certainly have plenty of time. But, if like me,

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Lessons from the field: Reframing failures

One of the hardest parts of starting out in any industry or job is your inevitable failures while learning and growing. I don’t care who you are — you’re going to make mistakes and learn lessons the hard way. As

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Six tips to capture autumn colors

With the autumn season upon us, now is the perfect time to go out and photograph the abundance of colors that signify the changing of the seasons. Whether you’re in the city or out in the county, creatively capturing the

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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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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