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Portrait Tips: Reminders about taking photos in snow
How to keep models warm while photographing outside, part two
Quick tips for cute and cozy winter portraits
Dreaming of a winter wonderland in Swedish Lapland
How to keep models warm while photographing outside, part one
Those amazing lights: Bokeh for the holidays
Tips for exposing snowy scenes
Cinematic film photography shows the beauty of misty nights
How to get rid of redness in cheeks and noses in LuminarAI
Tips to help you take pictures in the snow
Capturing winter landscapes in dreamy pastel hues
Getting the Christmas spirit in the sunny Southwest

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Tips for exposing snowy scenes

We’ve all felt the excitement of watching the first snowflakes of the season drifting down from the sky. As photographers, we know that a fresh blanket of snow can present an entirely new perspective on familiar scenes. Photographing in the

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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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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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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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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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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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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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