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12 Tips for Abstract Landscape Photography

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The grand landscapes are beautiful to view and probably the reason you got into landscape photography but the smaller details and intimate scenes can be just as picturesque. Capturing these scenes isn’t only a great way of creating impressive art, it’s also a creative challenge that forces you to think ...

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How to Create More Impactful Landscape Photos

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Composition is one of the most important factors in creating impactful and memorable photos. It doesn’t matter how fascinating the conditions are; images that lack a solid composition are less likely to be remembered. Landscape photography has changed a lot during the last years and it might even be fair ...

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An Introduction to Backgrounds for Portrait Photography

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Photographer Miguel Quiles has created a quick, crash-course style video that explores the different types of backgrounds you can buy as a portrait photographer, and then explains why collapsible backgrounds might be the best option if you’re just starting out. If you’re an experienced photographer, there won’t be any new ...

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A System for Finding Work as a Photographer

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I was recently asked how to find clients by a new photographer making the leap into professional work during this crazed pandemic. It’s tough any time, but at this time it is even harder. Here is what I told her, expanded for those of you trying to get going in ...

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An Introduction to Light in Outdoor Photography

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Photography is all about light. To be more precise, photography is all about the quality of the light. This can be a particular challenge for outdoor/landscape photographers. A photographer photographing a model in a studio has complete control over the lighting conditions. Studio lights can be easily adjusted depending on ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering the Pen Tool in Photoshop

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Los Angeles-based automotive photographer Dave Cox (AKA @ShootingDave) has put together a useful beginner’s guide that will help you master what he’s calling “the sexiest tool” in Photoshop: the Pen Tool. “Sexy” might sound like a stretch, but Dave has a point. The Pen Tool can make detailed masking a ...

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Calculating the Distance of Wildlife in a Telephoto Shot

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While enjoying a calm and misty morning at the pier in Malibu, California, I spotted dolphins. After observing them for a while, I noticed that their swimming was synchronized. There was a natural explanation for their circling: a feast had begun, quickly attracting sea lions, pelicans, and seagulls. After shooting ...

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