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Portrait Tips: The simplest way to get a great background anywhere
Portrait Tips: The most important tip for street portraits
Portrait Tips: It’s summer! Just have some fun
The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse
Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!
Using window light for your portrait
Portrait Tips: Just get your knees dirty to get a good background
Portrait Tips: Why I use high-speed sync for portraits
Portrait Tips: Angler’s Parasail is my new favorite light modifier
Portrait Tips: Stay relevant, use your tools
Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face
Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

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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

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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

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Window Levi Sim-1

Using window light for your portrait

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light of all — and it’s free. One of the biggest advantages to using window light is that what

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One for the team-1

Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

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Cover Randy Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

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Window Levi Sim-1

Using window light for your portrait

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light of all — and it’s free. One of the biggest advantages to using window light is that what

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One for the team-1

Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

Read More
Cover Randy Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

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Hog Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Don’t be a hog!

If you’re in Zoom meetings this year, you’ve probably seen a lot of extra people popping into meetings. Lots of children and pets who wouldn’t normally be invited often enter the screen. You’ve probably had some of the same surprise

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