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One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure … right?
Dollar store must-haves for all photographers
My eight favorite props for still life photography, part two
My eight favorite props for still life photography, part one
Get stylish backdrops at your local hobby store
Don’t forget to style the photoshoot
My 10 favorite props for vintage still life
10 best props for food photography
Select the right prop to create a new look or mood
Cool Goods Designed to Excite Professional Photogs
Knitting Your Own Props for Newborns
Food Photography Tip: Don’t Ignore the Background

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Don’t forget to style the photoshoot

Sometimes photographers can get so wrapped up with the technical side of a photoshoot that they forget to add a key element that makes the purpose of the image clear. Forgetting this element can cause confusion and make the viewer

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10 best props for food photography

I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images. Using color in props is my personal favorite, but was also my first big mistake when I was starting out. It’s great to have props that are colorful,

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Cool Goods Designed to Excite Professional Photogs

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is happening in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Here are a few booths that piqued the interest of show-goers… Light Meters Illuminati Instruments’s booth featured their new incident light meter that connects

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Knitting Your Own Props for Newborns

One of the genres of photography that is experiencing massive growth and demand is newborn photography. I’m sure at some point, you have seen a tiny baby wrapped up tightly in a piece of cloth, laying in a basket, or

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Easy high key lighting with two lights

Creating high key light is making sure there is enough light on your background so it is pure white, with no shadows. This can be done using strobes or LEDs or a mixture of both types of light. There are several

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