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Tips for Light Painting and Some Common Pitfalls to Avoid

In this article, I will focus on light painting objects in night scenes during a single long exposure (rather than multiple exposures combined in Photoshop) and some of the pitfalls I have experienced. I hope you will gain an understanding … Continue reading

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LensRentals Blog: How Videographers Can Avoid Data Catastrophes

Time and time again, we’ve stressed the importance of having a structured, reliable method for backing up your images and keeping them safe. In its latest blog post, LensRentals enumerates how videographers can protect themselves from data loss through reliable … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Blurry Long Exposure Images with Proper Tripod Setup

A tripod is an important piece of gear for all photographers, but even more so for those who are hooked on shooting long exposure photography at the blue hour like myself (I primarily shoot waterfront cityscapes). Those photos require exposures … Continue reading

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Five Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to retouching portraits there are a number of mistakes that I see photographers make over and over. Part of the problem is that there are too many poorly made skin smoothing plugins. Another is that Photoshop gives … Continue reading

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Common Portrait Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

Portrait photography is hard. There’s a lot to think about including: Getting the lighting right What lens to use Composition Posing Working with a model or subject Post-processing (how much is enough or too much) And so on . . . So … Continue reading

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Avoid These 5 Major Mistakes Made By Travel Photographers

Whether you are traveling abroad or within your own country, there are several mistakes that I’ve seen travel photographers make that hinder the process of making memorable photos. Mistake #1: Not being aware of cultural sensitivities and laws When you … Continue reading

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6 Mistake to Avoid When You’re Starting Out in Photography

Like most hobbies or professions, every photographer started out somewhere. This usually means they also made mistakes along the way from which they have learned. The thing to remember is that everyone makes mistakes – even seasoned pros might on … Continue reading

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Beginner Photography Mistakes to Avoid

When you’re just starting out in photography there are so many things to learn it can be overwhelming. Here are two videos with some tips on common photography mistakes and how to avoid them. Mistakes to avoid as a beginning … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Setting Boundaries to Avoid Burnout in Photography

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a hobbyist, there have likely been times when you’ve felt ready to throw in the towel and quit photography forever. Those feelings are normal and are usually the result of added stress from things … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed When Learning Photography

Likely, you are working hard to improve your photography. You are trying to master all the settings on your camera, trying to control things like depth of field while trying to improve your focus and the sharpness of your photos. … Continue reading

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5 Common Post-Processing Mistakes to Avoid

For today’s photographer, post-processing is a critical element of image making. Sure, when you first get started with digital photography, you might shoot in JPG mode and allow the camera to make decisions about things like color and contrast. But … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Help Photographers Avoid Back Problems

Studies state that one time or another, about 80% of the world population experiences some kind of back problems or pain. This is either due to nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, arthritis or some kind of trauma. Age, poor … Continue reading

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