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Can Photography Move You to Tears?

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Can photography move you to tears? It seems like human emotions are difficult to unlock as a photographer, especially in our oversaturated world of Instagram; as of 2018, a staggering 95 million photos and videos are uploaded onto Instagram every single day. It’s more difficult than ever for a photograph ...

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5 Ways to Use Umbrellas to Shoot Stunning Portraits

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If you’re looking to expand your skill set in shooting portraits with umbrellas, check out this 8-minute video by photographer Miguel Quiles. In it, he introduces different types of umbrellas and then shares 5 different ways he uses them to create stunning portraits. Here’s a rundown of the different setups ...

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Shooting a Portrait with Four Gelled Lights

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After recently sharing a portrait on social media, I was asked by a lot of people to write a breakdown on how I achieved the shot. Lights and Camera 1. I use a white wall as a background for most of my photos. By controlling the light a white wall ...

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I Shot Exactly One Film Photo Every Day for a Year

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No matter how it looks, this is the story of the photographs I didn’t make this year. On January 1st, 2018 my colleague, the military photojournalist C.S. Muncy, presented me with a gift: a small, handmade box he’d crafted out of salvaged wood. Muncy, a film lover, had given to ...

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