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Photographing a Dangerous and Extreme Force of Nature, Wildfires!
No room for a tripod: Strap On a Platypod Ultra
Wildlife Photography and Video with the Platypod Ultra
Portrait Tip: Your Second Most Important Body Part
Light Stand Basics Part 2
Light Stand Basics Part 1
A Tip from Hollywood: Outdoor Portrait
Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack
The Ultimate Camera Support Rail

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Light Stand Basics Part 1

After a camera and a tripod, a light stand is the one piece of equipment I use more than anything else. For a long time (too long) I used assistants (like my wife) to hold lights and reflectors for portraits

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Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear. My space is an open floorplan and I already have

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The Ultimate Camera Support Rail

Features The clamps are a safe way to attach any camera with an Arca-Swiss style plate. The rail has a built-in bubble level to get a straight shot. The clamps can be repositioned side to side. The center cameras can

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Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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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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