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The art of being “photogenic”
Portrait Tips: It’s summer! Just have some fun
Use a polarizer for purer portraits and less retouching
Mobile Mondays: Taking better portraits with your iPhone
Focus on your subject by using layers
Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 the perfect lightweight, medium format wide-angle lens
Mobile Mondays: Is Focos the greatest app for professional bokeh on a smartphone?
How to create a summer-centric style with LuminarAI
The best of the best: Winners of the 2021 International Portrait Photographer of the Year awards
The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse
Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!
How to pick the right wide-angle lens

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Focus on your subject by using layers

There are many ways that we, as photographers, bring focus to the subjects of our photos. We use light and shadow, composition and focal points. One of my favorite ways of bringing focus to my subjects that isn’t one of

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The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse

Selfies with your phone are fun, but you can do so much if you use your camera. You can control the depth of field, lighting, lens choice and you can place the camera somewhere other than arm’s length. All cameras

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Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!

I’m participating in a photo contest today. It started on Friday. The entries must all be photographed, printed, framed and presented by Wednesday at noon. Oh, and they have to be made only in the valley I live in. It’s

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How to pick the right wide-angle lens

Looking for a new lens and wondering which focal length to choose? Here’s a comparison to help you understand the differences and pick the right wide-angle lens. Let’s have a comparison Here are the pictures from three different prime lenses:

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Portrait Tips: Slow down, set up, shoot

It seems like you’re always under pressure to make pictures quickly. If it’s newborns, it’s hurry up before she wakes up. At weddings, it’s hurry up because the bride was three hours late. With families, it’s hurry up because Dad

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Timelapse selfie Levi Sim-1

The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse

Selfies with your phone are fun, but you can do so much if you use your camera. You can control the depth of field, lighting, lens choice and you can place the camera somewhere other than arm’s length. All cameras

Read More
Window Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!

I’m participating in a photo contest today. It started on Friday. The entries must all be photographed, printed, framed and presented by Wednesday at noon. Oh, and they have to be made only in the valley I live in. It’s

Read More
Wide angle lens camera

How to pick the right wide-angle lens

Looking for a new lens and wondering which focal length to choose? Here’s a comparison to help you understand the differences and pick the right wide-angle lens. Let’s have a comparison Here are the pictures from three different prime lenses:

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Set up then shoot Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Slow down, set up, shoot

It seems like you’re always under pressure to make pictures quickly. If it’s newborns, it’s hurry up before she wakes up. At weddings, it’s hurry up because the bride was three hours late. With families, it’s hurry up because Dad

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