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Long exposure tricks: Use a low camera angle
Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes
Portrait Tips: Reminders about taking photos in snow
How to keep models warm while photographing outside, part one
Tips for exposing snowy scenes
Tips to help you take pictures in the snow
Getting the Christmas spirit in the sunny Southwest
Finding inspiration to photograph in winter weather
Mobile Mondays: Finding snow with the OpenSnow app for iOS
Portrait Tips: How to photograph people on snow
The Sunday Shutter: December 22, 2019
Let it snow with textures and blend modes

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Tips to help you take pictures in the snow

Preserving the memories of winter can be a bit tricky. Freezing temperatures and the blinding sun reflecting off the snow don’t help. Whether you have an expensive DSLR with all the bells and whistles or a simple smartphone camera, pictures

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The Sunday Shutter: December 22, 2019

We’re starting a brand-new weekly feature here at Photofocus, highlighting some of the best content for photographers that we’ve found on the web. Stay tuned every Sunday for more of our favorites! Meet the NYT photog Trump calls “a genius”

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Let it snow with textures and blend modes

As the snow begins to fall (like it is as I’m typing this), I always like to go back and look at my past winter photographs. Not because I love photographing out in the winter tundra, below-zero wind chills that

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Photofocus weekly wrap-up February 24-March 2,2019.

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 24-March 2, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published during the week on Photofocus. This week we posted articles on making photographs in falling snow and from a moving train, a technical look at external graphics cards, thoughts on why landscape photographers

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Looking at how to photograph in the snow

Snow can create some beautiful winter scenes, but it can also be difficult to photograph. In this video from LinkedIn Learning, photographer Justin Reznick shows us best practices for photographing in the frozen tundra.  Looking at how to photograph

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Weekly Wrap-Up: January 13-19, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we learned about beauty standards, creating a snow scene, using Lume Cubes with holiday lights, selling photography online, people in architecture and mobile sync with ACDSee.

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Making your own snow scene

Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an “Ice Queen” character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.

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How to photograph sledding (comprehensive)

Wanna have some fun this winter? Go photograph kids sledding. When your subjects are having fun, you’re sure to have fun, too. It’s a great excuse to get out and make pictures and keep your eye sharp through the winter.

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Bus lights can help create magical cityscape scenes

Like most photographers, I’m always looking for the right location, the right angle, the perfect light and the right moment to make the photograph. Whether I’m traveling abroad or walking around Boston, near my studio, one of my favorite times

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Commonly misunderstood photo words

I took the time to read comments on this site, as well as a few other sites, and found that there are some terms that need some clarification for use in the photo world. Some are quite comical, and some

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Stretching and Roving Keyframes

Stretching and roving keyframes

If you have keyframed multiple layers in After Effects and need to change the duration of the animated segments, you can use the stretch keyframes method to avoid individual keyframe adjustment. Simply highlight the beginning and ending keyframes on the

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Quick tips for winter street photography

This year, many photographers won’t be able to head to the countryside to shoot gorgeous winter landscapes. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t hit the streets to document the beauty of cities blanketed in snow. It will definitely be challenging

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