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Special Kids Photography of America: Photographing children with special needs
Portrait Tips: How to photograph people on snow
Portrait Tips: The solution to the Cuteness Zone
Portrait Tips: How to ruin Thanksgiving in three easy steps!
Portrait Tips: You’re not done until your client is gone
How to make the most of trick-or-treating with your camera
Portrait Tips: “It’s not about you!”
Portrait Tips: Photograph the relationship
Portrait Tips: It’s summer! Just have some fun
Photography etiquette in public spaces — what’s allowed, and what’s not?
Summer photography fun with kids: Treasure hunt
Summer photography fun with kids: Traffic lights

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It's not about you Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: “It’s not about you!”

This is about mindset. Somehow, late in the last century, folks became worried about how they looked in photos. People my grandparents’ and parents’ ages were very concerned about how they looked. It trickled down into my generation, too. Kids

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Relationship Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Photograph the relationship

The one thing most worth photographing is the relationship between people. Everything else is documentary. When you make photographs, always be on the lookout for the photo that will reveal the relationships of the people. Watch for moments in-between poses

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Summer photography fun with kids: Traffic lights

Looking for some fun photographic ideas for kids this summer? Try melting some different colored icypoles (what we call popsicles in Australia) and capture the fun. I used red, green and orange (just like traffic lights). It can also be

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Portrait Tips Unpose

Portrait Tips: Perfect your un-pose

Every client you will ever have will say, “I prefer candid photos, not posed photos.” And we get that: We understand that they want pictures that look like a moment captured instead of faces lined up in a row. But

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Portrait Tips: Remember for yourself

It’s a good idea to look back. Ten years ago I was looking at my photography idols and wondering what it’d be like to be doing this for a decade. Now I’m here, and I love that I can look

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Portrait Tips: Get your camera lower

Your camera’s height has a strong effect on the impact your portraits make. I’m a fairly tall individual, and if I don’t pay attention, my camera comes right up to my eye and I point it toward my subjects, who

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Liepa

Susan Liepa, passionate hobby photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Susan Liepa. Susan is from Orange County, California and enjoys many aspects of photography as you can see in her images. Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for free today!

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