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Light painting 101: Behind-the-scenes while illuminating an abandoned bus
Six tips to capture autumn colors
Navigating through a lack of creativity in challenging times
Photographing the Perseid meteor shower
Bring out striking HDR details with single image portraits!
How did I choose my night photography tripod?
Mobile Mondays: Easy phone tips for better photos instantly
Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop
Five tips to edit badass sports portraits
How to be more confident at your next photoshoot
Enjoying our messy office with perfectly sorted data
Vision vs. reality: Artistic liberties in an action portrait

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Photographing the Perseid meteor shower

The Perseids are often the most spectacular meteor shower in the Northern Hemisphere due to frequency as well as its appearance in August. There are typically about 100 visible meteors per hour on average, although this obviously depends on your

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Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop

Ever wonder how people were making an Instagram grid photo piece on Instagram? Using Photoshop, you can create 1×3, 2×3, 3×3 and other multiple format layouts. Here’s how to get started. 1. Resize your photo to an exact ratio The

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How to be more confident at your next photoshoot

Sometimes, being in charge of taking photos can be stressful. Here are my top five tips to help you be more confident at your next photoshoot! Know your subject Whether you’re going to capture cars, architecture, portraits, sports, food or

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Five tips for adding textures to your photos

The term “texture” is a catch-all term for adding either abstract images, detailed photos, or patterns of different surfaces, like metal, cracked paint, sand, etc. as an overlay on your image. This is a type of “compositing”, combining multiple images into one finished work. Adding textures to your images can change the mood, create special effects, strengthen the composition, or help better tell a story.  These five concepts will help you add textures more easily, realistically, and quickly in Adobe Photoshop

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Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop

Ever wonder how people were making an Instagram grid photo piece on Instagram? Using Photoshop, you can create 1×3, 2×3, 3×3 and other multiple format layouts. Here’s how to get started. 1. Resize your photo to an exact ratio The

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How to be more confident at your next photoshoot

Sometimes, being in charge of taking photos can be stressful. Here are my top five tips to help you be more confident at your next photoshoot! Know your subject Whether you’re going to capture cars, architecture, portraits, sports, food or

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Five tips for adding textures to your photos

The term “texture” is a catch-all term for adding either abstract images, detailed photos, or patterns of different surfaces, like metal, cracked paint, sand, etc. as an overlay on your image. This is a type of “compositing”, combining multiple images into one finished work. Adding textures to your images can change the mood, create special effects, strengthen the composition, or help better tell a story.  These five concepts will help you add textures more easily, realistically, and quickly in Adobe Photoshop

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Lights, Colors, Fractals

I shot this photograph at WPPI in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I was at the ClickProps Studio Backdrops booth. This company makes over 500 backdrops in various designs and sizes, and we got to test out a

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