Category Archives: Photo Techniques

Tutorial: How to Remove the Staccato Effect from Timelapse Photography

Any photographer who’s ever taken on the challenge of creating a timelapse video is all too familiar with the flickering, staggered staccato effect. Caused by shutter speeds that are too quick to properly capture the motion in between frames, the … Continue reading

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How to Gain Your Client’s Trust as a Photographer

There are a lot of things that make for a great photographer. Understanding composition, light, and the technique required to make a great picture are only part of the puzzle. One of the most important aspects of being a really … Continue reading

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How to Take Amazing Travel Photography

Travel photography is a career for some. Most people, though, just want to bring back nice photos to show their friends and family. No image will replace the moment of being there; that’s why people still travel instead of browsing … Continue reading

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Stops in Photography Explained

No doubt that if you’ve started toying around with photography you will have come across the term stops. photo by Danel Solabarrieta What is a stop? In photography, a stop is a measurement of Exposure. For example, if you were … Continue reading

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Spring Season Photography Tips

The moment when snowdrops start appearing through the final snowfalls of the year, Mother Nature seems to go into overdrive, and it’s almost as if not a week goes by without something new, different, and exciting appearing in gardens and … Continue reading

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Night Sky & Star Photography Techniques

Night/astro/star/star-trail photography—whatever you want to call it, this is a genre which has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years (partly connected with the increase in sensitivity of reasonably-priced camera sensors over the same period). The irony being … Continue reading

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Timelapse Photo Music Project Shows A Year’s Worth of Hair Growth

When UK based musical duo Colonel Dax went bald for a fundraiser campaigning for an increase in cancer research for men, women, and children, the artists quickly realized that they had stumbled onto a unique creative opportunity: In the process of penning The Changing … Continue reading

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How to Take Shallow Depth of Field Studio Portraits

Portraits taken with a shallow depth of field often look amazing, but getting them to look right with a flash can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a speed light. Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates how to get great results … Continue reading

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Angry Man Portrait Lighting Tutorial

This image by Karl Taylor, actually a composite of two images, uses a complex four light arrangement. It involves one beauty dish, two large softboxes, a background light and a tri-reflector. Although the word complex was used to describe it, … Continue reading

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How to Develop Black and White Film with Beer

What’s the best way for a photographer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? By visiting the darkroom with a pint of Guinness in hand, of course! Believe it or not, it is possible to use warm beer to develop black and … Continue reading

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DIY 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Photographers on a Budget

One of the most difficult parts of delving into photography is the inevitable costs involved. Cameras, lenses, and lights are all necessities of the trade. Nevertheless, purchasing gear can be a strain on an artist’s wallet. Seeking out creative, affordable options, Mathieu … Continue reading

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High-Speed Sync Techniques with Speedlight and Pack & Heads

Although it’s hard to deny the beauty natural light provides, it’s not always the most predictable or convenient light for a high profile photo shoot. Luckily, as photographers, we have the power to control the elements and build an entirely … Continue reading

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