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Photographing food with natural lighting
The recipe for balancing natural light with flash
Setting up a quick natural light studio at home
Shooting natural light portraits in a backyard shed
Working with harsh sunlight
Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???
Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!
You don’t need a fancy studio and all the gear to capture great food photos
Creating soft beautiful images with natural window light
Create dramatically beautiful images with indirect natural light
Creative lighting for your pumpkins
Photographing neutrals and minimal palettes in still life photography

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Working with harsh sunlight

Sometimes, we don’t have a choice but to photograph in unappealing light. In the video above from The Slanted Lens, Jay P. Morgan walks us through how to conquer harsh sunlight when photographing a portrait. He shows us how to use

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Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!

I recently moved back to Cache Valley, UT, which is where I started my photography business 12 years ago. It was incredibly satisfying to receive calls for portraits from clients I hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. Dream photoshoot I

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Creative lighting for your pumpkins

Whether you are photographing pumpkins for fall, Halloween or even Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get creative with lighting for your pumpkins. Halloween spooky Want something a little dark and dramatic, possibly even spooky try a beauty dish on the lowest

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How to achieve clamshell lighting on location using natural light

Clamshell lighting produces a soft glamour style with minimal shadows, making it popular for beauty portraits. Setup is simple: Resembling a clamshell, place one light tilted high, just above the subject’s eye line, and a second just below, tilted with the subject in the middle. Normally used in a studio environment, here’s how to achieve clamshell lighting on location using natural light.

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Removing harsh shadows using natural light

Removing harsh, ugly shadows from what would be a beautiful portrait is relativity easy. You find a shaded area, set your camera to a low aperture of f/2.8, diffuser the light, and then let Mother Nature’s light do the rest. It really is that easy. Here are the steps in more detail on how to remove harsh shadows using natural light.

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Canon announces two new inkjet photo printers

Today, Canon announced two new PIXMA printers: The Canon PIXMA TS3520 Wireless All-in-One Printer and Canon PIXMA G620 Wireless MegaTank Photo Printer. Designed with specific uses in mind. Each printer is equipped with features that help create the high-quality prints

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One tip for great family portraits

All it takes is one tip. Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, closeups, flowers or horses; someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and

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Where does video fit into your workflow?

Ever since 2008, when the Nikon D90 was released, photographers have had the power of video at their fingertips. But just because you CAN do something, SHOULD you? Join Levi Sim as he sits down with full-time videographer Andrew Diamond.

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Kathleen Larsen: Hobby photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Kathleen Larsen. Kathleen is a hobby photographer from Sioux Falls, SD. She started taking more photos after she retired and received a digital camera. Luminar has opened up the possibilities for her

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Still life settings to get you started

Learning a different genre of photography, or especially your first, there is often the angst about what settings to use, but it really does not have to get complicated. First, with still life photography, your subject is not going anywhere.

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