Photography

  • MAKE YOUR PHOTOS BETTER WITH THESE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION TRICKS

    When it comes to creating a compelling photo, there’s a lot that needs to happen. Naturally, you need good lighting no matter the subject, and speaking of subjects, you need something that’s strong in the frame that draws the viewer’s attention. You need the right gear for the job, too. For example, you won’t be getting very good photos of…

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  • 3 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO RAISE YOUR PROFITS IN 2017

    Starting a photography business is hard work. In fact, let’s be honest… It will take years of planning, preparation, and implementation of your plans to get your business off the ground. But starting your business is just the beginning. Once you get into business, you have to continually do things to keep the business growing. Marketing, networking, and getting referrals is certainly…

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  • 4 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

    When it comes to composing an excellent photo, there’s certainly a lot to think of… With so much to worry about regarding lighting, framing, the foreground and background, and so forth, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed and overlook a few things in the process. There’s no worse feeling than thinking you have a series of solid shots, only…

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  • CREATE PHOTOGRAPHY MAGIC WITH THESE GOPRO PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

    I’m not sure there’s a camera that’s more associated with adventure and photography than the GoPro. After all, it’s small, powerful, and can shoot video. You can mount it to your chest, to a tripod, to your helmet, or even to your car to get interesting stills and video, too. But to unleash the true power of your GoPro, you…

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  • 4 COMPOSITION MISTAKES YOU NEED TO STOP MAKING

    When you look at the images created by the world’s best photographers, it’s hard not to think, “Wow, that’s a perfect shot.” The thing is, there was a lot of time and effort put in for that photographer to get that image to look that good. And, in the end, if you ask that photographer about their image, I doubt…

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  • 6 EASY YET EFFECTIVE TIPS FOR BETTER COMPOSITION

    Whether you’re a brand new photographer or a veteran that’s been at it for decades, one thing that’s common to both groups is that there is always room for improvement. This is what I mean: even the pros are still learning. That’s part of the beauty of photography – there is always something to improve upon, some new way of…

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  • How To Get Started With Off-Camera Flash Photography

    Off-camera flash (OCF) photography, in a nutshell, is using a flash that isn’t attached to your camera. There are a number of reasons that you may want to get started with off-camera flash photography. If you enjoy capturing portraits, or photos of friends and family, or even doing still life photography – taking pictures of flowers, fruit, and objects –…

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  • 8 Great Principles to Help You Shoot Winning Photographs

    Looking to take your photography to the next level? While improving photography is often about compositional techniques – and mastering camera settings, it’s a little-known fact that the purpose and inspiration behind the photo can also have a significant impact on the resulting image. The best photos don’t simply look good; they have a deeper meaning, they convey a message, and they…

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  • This Photographer Captures the Beauty and Drama of East Greenland at Winter’s End

    Temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit aren’t for everyone. But the harsh conditions of the Arctic are where Cape Town-based expedition photographer and video producer Danie Ferreira feels most in his element. “In South Africa we’ve got a golden hour, maybe an hour at sunrise and maybe an hour at sunset,” says Ferreira. “In the Arctic and Antarctic, it’s at least two to four hours…

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  • Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

    In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students.  Most I have heard, or been given myself from time to time, have centered around learning to use the camera.  Things like “Use Only One Exposure Mode”, “Use Only One Lens”, or “Use One Aperture Setting”.  The most interesting to me, from…

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