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Simple Tips for Positioning Your Portrait Subject to Leverage Natural Light
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When I’m on a photo shoot, I always carry two flash guns with me. However, when it’s a family outing or holiday, the flash guns are left behind in favor of kiddie stuff I need to lug around and I shoot using purely natural light, without even a reflector to help. It does help that […]

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6 Tips To Help You Shoot In Low Light Without a Tripod
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Most photographers will tell you that a tripod is invaluable and is usually the favorite accessory that they carry with them. While a tripod remains an essential piece of equipment, especially for low light photography, it is also usually the one piece of camera equipment that draws the most amount of attention. In some scenarios […]

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4 Tips for Low Light Photography During the Winter
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With fall here and winter fast approaching as well, the sun sets earlier in the day and most of us will be confined to shooting indoors. Whether you are shooting during the day or in the evening after the sunset, adapting and embracing shooting in low light will be beneficial to help you continue working […]

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How to Use Soft Light Blend Mode in Photoshop to Improve Exposure and Contrast
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Do you have an overexposed sunny side and an underexposed shadow on the other side of your image? Or maybe a well-exposed photo that needs more vibrancy? There’s a tool so versatile that can help you fix any of these problems and more: the Soft Light Blend Mode. What are Layers? Imagine your photo as […]

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Landscape Photography: It’s All About the Light
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There are many tools that photographers use for creating compelling landscape photography, but some fail to realize that light is the most important element. We only shoot in those magic hours when the sun’s rays hit our subject at an angle to create a warm glow. What many people don’t realize is that there are […]

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Video Tips – Two Light Painting Techniques for you to Try
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I personally love night photography and one of my favorite things to do at night is light painting. There are a few ways to do it depending on the look you want. Here are two completely different techniques for you to try out. Make a Light Spiral In this first video photographer Jason Rinehart shows […]

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Light Painting
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Earlier I rounded up a couple videos on how to do two very different styles of light painting. You can see them here. Below are two images of my own where you can see the two different techniques and the results. In this image, I have light painted the building with a regular flashlight. This […]

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Tips for Shooting in Low Light Without a Full-Sized Tripod – Video Tutorial
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Shooting in low light without a full-sized tripod can be tricky to do and get a sharp image. In this short video from Adorama TV, Gavin Hoey goes over several things you can do to help you in this situation. Low light photography tips Some of the things he mentions in the video include: Using […]

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6 Tips for Getting Consistent Results Shooting in Low Light
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It’s often challenging for photographers to get consistent results in low light. Problems encountered may include camera shake, out of focus photos, and noisy images. There are three main reasons that these things happen. You may not be using shutter speeds fast enough to hand-hold your camera without getting camera shake. Your camera may struggle […]

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