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What if All Photographers Had the Same Gear?

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What if you had the same camera, lighting and subject matter as everyone else. A groundhog day for a photographer so to speak. If we all have the same gear what would make you different? Imagine you had no way of visually showing someone any of your work, and they ...

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Do You Know Your Top 5 Photographs?

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I was interviewed by street photographer Eric Kim back in 2016, and it was a huge deal for me! I remember when I first started shooting street, his blog was one of the first that I came by. It was filled with so much information, but what was more interesting ...

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3 Reasons You Don’t Need To Be A Pro To Make Great Photos

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The label of being a “professional” at something, whether you’re a professional football player or a professional figure skater, typically means you’re the best of the best in your respective field. But when it comes to a professional photographer, the same assumption can’t be made. I hear from people on ...

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This Newborn Photo Shows a Baby and His Twin Brother’s Ashes

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New Zealand-based photographer Sarah Simmons has won an international photo competition with a powerful newborn photo showing a baby with his twin brother’s ashes. Stuff.co.nz reports that mother Cherie Ayrton learned the devastating news that one of her twins had passed away in the womb at her five-month ultrasound scan. ...

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I Am NOT a ‘Self-Taught’ Photographer

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“Meet my friend Saurabh. He’s an amazing photographer from India and his work has been published in various reputed newspapers and journals worldwide like Nat Geo, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, etc. Astonishingly, he’s a self-taught photographer and very passionate about his work.” Recently, I was touring Europe to meet some ...

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An 8-Hour Photo Walk Around New York City

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Early this September, I went up to New York City to photograph Teachers College, Columbia University’s new student orientation. While I was there, I had the opportunity to take some time for myself and walk around New York City, reminiscing about old times. I lived in New York for 5 ...

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A Key to Powerful Portraits: The Eyes

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Want to shoot powerful portraits? One of the keys to doing so is focusing on your subject’s eyes. This 2.5-minute video by Light Club is an inspiring look into this critical facet of portraiture. “Leonardo Da Vinci was an early pioneer of the catchlight,” the video states. “Da Vinci realized ...

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Photographing the Eye of the Tiger (Shark)

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How would you feel if you were standing at the stern of the boat as twenty 10-foot lemon sharks circle at the surface in front of you and in the depths below an even larger tiger shark cruises the algal reefs? Would you make that jump into the water, with ...

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Lighting a Photo Shoot with 100 Mini LED Lights

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We are going to use 100 Lume Cube LED lights to teach you how continuous light can be used on a set. Using continuous light on set for still photography is a great way to learn photographic concepts and getting you comfortable with lighting techniques. Since continuous light never turns ...

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