Basic Portrait Post-Processing Workflow Tips to Help You Save Time and Stay Organized
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This article will walk you through some tips for how to set up a basic portrait post-processing workflow that can help you save time and stay organized. The problem When you’re new to photography, everything is exciting. Every time you come home with a full memory card, it’s a mad rush to the computer to […]

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A Photographer’s Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet as a Handy Reference for You
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To take your photography to the next level and achieve perfectly exposed photos, it’s important to understand and master shutter speed and its relationship to Exposure. However, what’s even more exciting and challenging is using shutter speed as an artistic tool to achieve stunning effects. Whether you want to master shutter speed as part of […]

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The New Imagely NextGEN Lightroom Plugin Will Rock Your WordPress World
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It’s a new year and Imagely has released a great new Lightroom gallery plugin to make our lives easier. If you run your own photography website on WordPress, like countless other photographers, then you have probably come across Imagely and NextGEN Gallery. Imagely provides WordPress themes and hosting, focused specifically on photographers. They have terrific […]

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Review of the Wine Country Camera Filter Holder System
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In this article, I will go over why I switched to using the Wine Country Camera filter holder system from others I’d previously used. As well I’ll cover some of the system’s key features so you can decide if it’s right for you as well. Since the late 60s and early 70s photographers have been […]

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How to do a Cake Smash Photo Session
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One-year-olds are the best! They’re adorable, of course. They’re hilarious, and you never know what you’re going to get from them. Toddlers are full of wonder and inquisitiveness about everything. Truly, they’re a dream to photograph. One of my favorite moments to photograph is a one-year-old’s first birthday cake – often called a cake smash […]

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How to Make Custom Bokeh Shapes
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The theory Bokeh (pronounced b??k?) is a Japanese term that translates to blur in English. Bokeh is used by photographers to describe the quality of the unfocused or blurry parts of a photograph. Every photograph has a depth of field – the area of a photograph that is in focus. For example, in the image below, […]

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Tips for Photographing Your Own Kids
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Are you one of those parents whose kids were born being comfortable in front of the camera? Are your kids complete naturals with no stage fright or anger management issues when you yell, “Look at me…for the last time…please look at me and don’t close your eyes”? If so, then just skip this article and move on […]

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How to Create Good Black and White Portraits
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The most difficult question I often ask myself is, “Do I convert this image to black and white or leave it in color?” This question is particularly difficult with people, because black and white portraits look really good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { mobile_slots.push( googletag.defineSlot( “/1005424/_dPSv5topic-rhs(300×250)”, [300, 250], “pb-ad-124309” ).addService( googletag.pubads() ) ); } ); My go to […]

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How to Capture Mood and Atmosphere in Your Photos
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Why is it so difficult to capture the cozy ambiance of a cafe in a picture? Or the casual atmosphere of a warm bonfire with friends on a summer night? Learning how to capture mood and atmosphere of a scene is a skill that is elusive for many photographers. googletag.cmd.push(function() { mobile_slots.push( googletag.defineSlot( “/1005424/_dPSv5topic-rhs(300×250)”, [300, 250], […]

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