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Road trip! How to find the best places for dark sky night photos
Road trips are exciting. The long drives, strange music, late night taco stands, the fascinating conversations. But if you do...
Mobile Mondays: How to scout a location
When you are planning for a photo or video project, do you wish you had an app that could help...
Revisiting locations is a great way to improve as a photographer and expand your portfolio
Revisiting the same location is a great way to improve your photographic portfolio. It's also an excellent way to improve...
How to pick a location with stunning light for family photos
(Editor’s Note: We welcome Jemma Pollari to Photofocus. Jemma is a photographer on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where she photographs...
Are you tediously meticulous?
I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like...
Photographing portraits during Golden Hour
Shooting with speedlights on-location is a great way to be mobile, creative and light! We all know how heavy camera...
Quick Tip: Use the furniture and decor in a hotel for your next model or client shoot (NSFW)
This is 1 of 5 tips Anthony Neste shared on photographing a model in a Hotel Room, check out the...
Gear Review: Angler Collapsible Backdrop, 5×7′
Collapsible backdrops are great for location shooting and small studios — even large studios use them for convenient and inexpensive...
Lights, Colors, Fractals
I shot this photograph at WPPI in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I was at the ClickProps Studio...
Do You Revisit Old Locations?
(Editor's Note: This is a guest post from our partner mpb.com a great place to use your old gear to...

Mobile Mondays: How to scout a location

When you are planning for a photo or video project, do you wish you had an app that could help you with anything from location scouting to sun placement? There are a multitude of iOS and Android apps that do

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Planning is part of being tediously meticulous.

Are you tediously meticulous?

I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like working with other photographers. She explained how they are very casual in how they work, not paying much attention to

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Photographing portraits during Golden Hour

Shooting with speedlights on-location is a great way to be mobile, creative and light! We all know how heavy camera equipment can be. Speedlights on-location allows you to have the perfect light on your subject with a dramatic sky! I

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Gear Review: Angler Collapsible Backdrop, 5×7′

Collapsible backdrops are great for location shooting and small studios — even large studios use them for convenient and inexpensive options for backdrops. The video below shows the 5×7′ chroma key backdrop. You can use chroma key backdrops to replace the

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lighting, speedlights, model, photography, photo education, photo tutorial WPPI

Lights, Colors, Fractals

I shot this photograph at WPPI in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I was at the ClickProps Studio Backdrops booth. This company makes over 500 backdrops in various designs and sizes, and we got to test out a

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Do You Revisit Old Locations?

(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from our partner mpb.com a great place to use your old gear to acquire newer gear.) For many, the thought of revisiting an old location may seem like a step back rather than

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Planning is part of being tediously meticulous.

Are you tediously meticulous?

I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like working with other photographers. She explained how they are very casual in how they work, not paying much attention to

Read More

Photographing portraits during Golden Hour

Shooting with speedlights on-location is a great way to be mobile, creative and light! We all know how heavy camera equipment can be. Speedlights on-location allows you to have the perfect light on your subject with a dramatic sky! I

Read More

Gear Review: Angler Collapsible Backdrop, 5×7′

Collapsible backdrops are great for location shooting and small studios — even large studios use them for convenient and inexpensive options for backdrops. The video below shows the 5×7′ chroma key backdrop. You can use chroma key backdrops to replace the

Read More
lighting, speedlights, model, photography, photo education, photo tutorial WPPI

Lights, Colors, Fractals

I shot this photograph at WPPI in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I was at the ClickProps Studio Backdrops booth. This company makes over 500 backdrops in various designs and sizes, and we got to test out a

Read More

Do You Revisit Old Locations?

(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from our partner mpb.com a great place to use your old gear to acquire newer gear.) For many, the thought of revisiting an old location may seem like a step back rather than

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Photographer of the Day: Dawna Moore

If you would like to experience a beautiful vision of a vintage holiday, look no further then this image, “GMC Christmas” by  Dawna Moore.  Part holiday cheer, part nostalgia, it’s a warmly lit scene featuring Christmas decorations along with a nice slice of Americana.  Beyond these elements, the composition and lighting are excellent, from the technical choices with aperture to create the starbursts on the Christmas lights, to the balance of complimentary colors with the reds and greens.  The portrait orientation of the photo helps simplify a busy scene, placing the focus on the wreath and letting your eye travel throughout the frame to take in all the detail.

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Photographer of the Day: Mark Meyer zur Heide

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Oslo No. 1” by Mark Meyer zur Heide What is particularly compelling about this image, “Oslo No. 1” by Mark Meyer zur Heide, is it let’s you imagine nearly endless stories for the scene, what this

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Photographer of the Day: Jim Sollows

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “I’m sure there are many stories behind this old bike!” by  Jim Sollows It is often easier to say that you like an image versus trying to explain why you like it. For me it usually

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