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Portrait Tips: Perfect your un-pose
Turning a bad pose into a great pose
Portrait Tips: How Do You Get Natural Expressions? With Props & Prompts
Use A Telephoto Lens And Good Light For Holidays
How to Talk to Models, Family & Friends to Make More Natural Photos
Four Tips to Standard Portrait Headshot Posing
Lens Distortion in Portraits
Battling Bright Light at Weddings
Powerful Environmental Portraits Need 3 Things
One Simple Pose to Help Everyone Look Great
2 Tips to Help Normal People Look Great
One Simple Tip for Great Family Portraits

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Four Tips to Standard Portrait Headshot Posing

When it comes to posing and composing your subject for a standard portrait headshot, getting the look you want requires trying various poses depending on their personality and the reason for the headshot. Here’s a few tips I use as

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Lens Distortion in Portraits

As a portrait photographer, I love getting a close, tight shot that really captures the personality of my subject. Understanding the limitations and effects your gear has on the final image is vital. Close up portraits are typically shot using

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Battling Bright Light at Weddings

One of the many “joys” of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best photo locations and times of day, inevitably we’re thrown some of the trickiest lighting setups in the book. Mixed lighting

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One Simple Tip for Great Family Portraits

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

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Seven Tips on Posing Glamour Models

Guest Post & Photo by Joe Farace One of a photographers most important skill sets for creating glamour photographs is knowing how to pose models. When working with beginning models, its essential to develop an understanding of posing techniques to

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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