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The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

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The question “What aperture is best for landscape photography?” is often asked in various online forums. While there isn’t one “correct” aperture, certain scenes benefit from using a specific one. For standard landscape photography (excluding night photography, macro photography and other niches), the optimal aperture for front-to-back sharpness lies within ...

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6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

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Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, after importing them you realize that they’re all garbage because they’re blurry. I’m sure you’ve experienced that, as have the majority of us. Personally, I’ve had ...

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Laws of Light: Shooting in Direct Sun

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The Difficulty of Shooting in Direct Sun A lot of the times when you’re shooting in direct sun, it’s very harsh on your subject’s face. Many people try not to put themselves in this situation because of it. Sometimes you have no choice, or maybe you like the location a ...

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How to Do Corporate Headshot Photography

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If you’re interested in branching out your photo business to include corporate headshots, here’s a helpful 24-minute tutorial that can help you get started. In it, photographer Sean Tucker shares his system of effectively photographing a large number of people in a short amount of time. “This isn’t usually glamorous ...

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A $5 Shower Curtain Does Wonders for Diffusing Light

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Here’s a 6-minute educational video by Shutterstock in which filmmaker Todd Blankenship discusses the basics of diffusing light and introduces three cheap options for doing so… including a $5 shower curtain. “A common misconception about diffusion is that all you need to do is slap [diffusion] onto the front of ...

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5 Tips for Pro Bottle Photos in Just 5 Minutes

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If you ever need to shoot a product photo of a beverage bottle, the concept might not seem too complicated, but seasoned product photographers actually have a number of tricks they use to take their images to the next level. Here’s a helpful video in which photographer Max Bridge of ...

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