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Practical Tips for Doing Commercial Product Photography

If you’re like me, you may be wondering, “What exactly is commercial photography?” Well simply put, it is taking photos for commercial use. Common uses include ad space, websites, product placement, and items for sale. As you can imagine, having … Continue reading

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How Practicing Street Photography Can Improve Your Wedding Photography

As a wedding photographer it’s imperative you provide images that your couples will love, but it’s equally necessary to stay inspired and shoot for yourself. Wedding photographers must advance in their skills year on year, grow, and produce stunning images. … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Rocking the Photography Equipment You Currently own Versus Buying New Gear

“I really don’t need any more photography equipment in my gear bag”, said no photographer ever! We all know that is this far from the truth. Even if you have not voiced this thought out in the open, you have … Continue reading

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Winter Portraits Studio Photography Tutorial

Looking for the beauty of winter without braving the blustering cold? As it turns out, you can bring the magic of the snow to any small home studio. All it takes is a little bit of ingenuity, some creative maneuvering, … Continue reading

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Playing Stuck in the Mud – A Creative Exercise for Photography

Do you remember that game called Stuck in the Mud we used to play as kids? It goes something like this; one kid is elected to be “it” and runs around to tag as many people as possible. When tagged, the … 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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How to do Tilt-Shift Style Photography with the Lensbaby Edge 50

Professional architectural and landscape photographers use tilt-shift lenses to avoid converging vertical lines and to get the entire scene in sharp focus. Portrait and food photographers use them to create interesting effects using blur and shifts in the plane of … Continue reading

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Street Photography Tips & Techniques in New York City

I often think that photography enthusiasts talk too much about photographic equipment and too little about the actual photos that they take. Example 1. “In 25 years, he’ll be going the other way.” It may also be relevant to talk … 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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Weekly Photography Challenge – Macro or Close-Up Photography

Last week’s challenge was to get out and shoot some winter photography. Maybe you already tried some macro then – if not, now’s your chance. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Weekly Photography Challenge – Macro Close-ups of snow, icicles, … 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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Winter Landscape Photography: 7 Tips

Winter photography isn’t always as simple as it seems. It’s a careful mix of fighting the elements and using your photography skills to produce images that really capture the mood of the moment. There are a lot of aspects that … Continue reading

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