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Selecting a Portrait Lens With Correct Focal Length

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I know this topic is covered here and there and everywhere: in school and online, in workshops and lectures, on street corner posters and graffiti under freeway overpasses… However, one way or another this topic seems to either elude a lot of photographers entirely or perhaps they ignore it knowingly. ...

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A Quick Guide to Mixing Flash with Ambient Light

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Here’s a short 3-minute video by Australian photographer Pete Leong on how you can set your flash and camera settings to illuminate portrait subjects while a bright sun is in the background back-lighting them. “Although I’m using a Profoto B1 in this video you can do the same basic thing ...

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How to Shoot with 3 Lighting Setups in 1 Second

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Photographer Alexis Cuarezma is a master of doing rapid-fire portrait shoots of famous athletes for Sports Illustrated. When some of his shoots are limited to just 1 minute, Cuarezma uses 2 lighting setups simultaneously and sometimes even 5 setups on 1 set using a burst of exposures. Inspired by Cuarezma’s ...

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How to Photograph the Milky Way

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If you live in a remote area with dark skies, you are one of the lucky ones; the lucky ones that get to look up on a clear dark night and see a thick band of glowing light stretch across the sky.As a kid I grew up in the countryside ...

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8 Tips for Any Photographer Using Any Camera

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As 2016 gets underway, I’d like to share 8 tips on how to take and make better images. To prove that this has nothing to do with how much fancy gear you have, all these tips can be applied to any camera, and all the example images were shot and ...

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