How to Compose Better Images and Make your Images More Extraordinary
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When we think about what goes into making a photograph most often our thoughts leap to camera settings like aperture and shutter speed. “What ISO should I use? Should I incorporate more or less of the foreground and is that tree branch really in the way?” We burden ourselves with the technical, while unfortunately overlooking […]

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8 Photography Training Tips You Can Do To Help Improve Your Work
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Photography is like any other pastime or profession. You need to constantly improve your skills and work on areas where you feel there is room for improvement. It doesn’t matter if you are a pro or an amateur, you are never too good to learn. But people often find it difficult to improve their photography […]

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How to Add a Sun Flare to Your Images Using Photoshop
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If you read my previous article where I give you some tips for doing more spectacular sunset photography, you’ll understand that I love taking photos during the magic hour. For my portraits, I also book my sessions during that time because the light is very soft and flattering. There is one thing I particularly like […]

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Overview and Test of the New Cactus V6II Wireless Flash Trigger for High-Speed Sync
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Cactus Image recently launched a new version of their radio trigger for speedlights and strobes, the Cactus V6II. In this review, I’ll go over the features of this trigger, how to use it, and do some example photo shoots to test it. Features of the Cactus V6II Wireless Flash Transceiver This is a 16 channel system with […]

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What’s In My Bag: A Look at the Camera Gear of a Nature Photographer
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Being a landscape or nature photographer is like enjoying ice cream and having unlimited choice in the ice cream shop. There are so many different kinds of images to make, and different ways of making them in the outdoors, that having a wide variety of gear to choose from is important. This article will take you on […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography
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3 Tips for Taking Portraits with a Kit Lens
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One of the first things that new photographers often hear is “your kit lens is garbage.” While there are certainly benefits to upgrading your glass as your budget allows, it’s also important to know that there is so much you can do with your kit lens if you understand how to use it to your […]

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How to Correct Skin Tones Using Lightroom’s Color Curves
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Lightroom gives you a million and one ways to complete most photo edits. Having options is important. No two photos are alike, so no two edits are alike either. In this article, I’ll show you how to correct skin tones using Lightroom’s color curves. There are times when the best way to edit color in […]

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Shooting Festivals and Events – Tips for Travel Photographers
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Festivals, fairs, and carnivals are a great visual opportunity for any travel photographer because they provide us with a glimpse into the local culture. I remember working in the Gion Matsuri festival in Japan. While one can say that Japan is super modern and hi-tech, the festival allowed me to see a different, more traditional side […]

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