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Shooting Personal Projects
A great way to challenge yourself and enhance your skills is to shoot some personal projects. Here is an opportunity...
Beat the Bracket Racket – Shooting HDR Base Images the Right Way
Photographers have struggled with limited dynamic range for as long as there have been photographers. Expose for the highlights in...
C-47: The most useful tool you have in your laundry room.
Most people refer to it as a clothes pin; in Hollywood it's referred to as a C-47. They were named...
Lighting with China Balls
Here is a great economical way to soften your light. They're China Balls: These were used on the set of...
“What’s in Your Bag?” Stuff!
What's in your bag? Do you really think that the cameras and lenses that are in my bag are going...
Hot Hair Lights
I'm a huge advocate of creating depth in a photograph. One of the ways is to use a back light...
Quick Photo Tip: Have doubts? Just pan!
I suspect a lot of photographers can relate to the scenario of arriving on location with your camera but without...
3 Keys to Adding Interest to Landscape Images
Far and away my favorite subject to photograph for relaxation and practice is in the Landscape venue. Having grown up...
My Favorite Courses to Learn the Fundamentals of Photography from lynda.com
Photography is one of those professions that, from a distance can appear as an idealistic, fun and (dare I say)...
Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions
The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there...
For God’s Sake, Hold Your Camera Correctly!
The first lesson in photography that most people overlook is how to hold a camera. “For God’s sake, hold your...
Getting Started with Real Estate Photography – Interiors
Editor's Note: All gear for this post provided by our friends at LensRentals.com. In the last article, Getting Started with...

Shooting Personal Projects

A great way to challenge yourself and enhance your skills is to shoot some personal projects. Here is an opportunity to stretch your imagination. Building sets, buying props, coordinating wardrobe, scouting locations and casting talent are all part of the

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Lighting with China Balls

Here is a great economical way to soften your light. They’re China Balls: These were used on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. You can buy these light diffusers from World Market or Pier 1 Imports. Here’s a link to Filmtools.

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“What’s in Your Bag?” Stuff!

What’s in your bag? Do you really think that the cameras and lenses that are in my bag are going to get you my job? Stop! I’m not being arrogant, however, how you shoot and I shoot are so radically

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Hot Hair Lights

I’m a huge advocate of creating depth in a photograph. One of the ways is to use a back light or at times referred to as a hair light when shooting talent. Some of the challenges I might have are

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Quick Photo Tip: Have doubts? Just pan!

I suspect a lot of photographers can relate to the scenario of arriving on location with your camera but without much certainty about what to do with it. This happens to me a lot. Its not like we always have

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3 Keys to Adding Interest to Landscape Images

Far and away my favorite subject to photograph for relaxation and practice is in the Landscape venue. Having grown up in the Blue Ridge mountain region of Southwest Virginia, learning to make better landscape photographs has been a staple in

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Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions

The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for

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For God’s Sake, Hold Your Camera Correctly!

The first lesson in photography that most people overlook is how to hold a camera. “For God’s sake, hold your camera correctly” is a short article teaching you how to hold your camera as Vanelli tells a story why this article was written.

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Lighting with China Balls

Here is a great economical way to soften your light. They’re China Balls: These were used on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. You can buy these light diffusers from World Market or Pier 1 Imports. Here’s a link to Filmtools.

Read More

“What’s in Your Bag?” Stuff!

What’s in your bag? Do you really think that the cameras and lenses that are in my bag are going to get you my job? Stop! I’m not being arrogant, however, how you shoot and I shoot are so radically

Read More

Hot Hair Lights

I’m a huge advocate of creating depth in a photograph. One of the ways is to use a back light or at times referred to as a hair light when shooting talent. Some of the challenges I might have are

Read More

Quick Photo Tip: Have doubts? Just pan!

I suspect a lot of photographers can relate to the scenario of arriving on location with your camera but without much certainty about what to do with it. This happens to me a lot. Its not like we always have

Read More

3 Keys to Adding Interest to Landscape Images

Far and away my favorite subject to photograph for relaxation and practice is in the Landscape venue. Having grown up in the Blue Ridge mountain region of Southwest Virginia, learning to make better landscape photographs has been a staple in

Read More

Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions

The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for

Read More

For God’s Sake, Hold Your Camera Correctly!

The first lesson in photography that most people overlook is how to hold a camera. “For God’s sake, hold your camera correctly” is a short article teaching you how to hold your camera as Vanelli tells a story why this article was written.

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Improve your composition by using obstacles

I’m sure many of you photographers reading this post can sympathize with the plight of ever-maneuvering ourselves and our cameras around so that we can omit any obstacles from our frame. Whether we’re contorting in some undiscovered yoga position or

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5 Photo Tips While at a Farmers Market

At the time of writing this article, we’re just entering my favorite time of year: Autumn. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the temps are starting to drop, rainclouds are beginning to move in, and my favorite seasonal veggies and ales

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The Basics of Protecting Your Gear

Let’s say you just got a shiny new package from your local camera store or Amazon or B&H. In it is a brand new camera body or lens or [insert gear type here]. You’ve probably spent some hard earned money

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