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How to do Great Photography Even When Your Surroundings are Boring

I have always been fascinated with great photography taken in areas that people might commonly refer to as ‘boring.’ I use the word boring because …

Digital Photography

Beginner Tips for Posing People with Confidence

In earlier articles I gave you advice about planning a portrait shoot and some reasons for using natural light. Now it’s time to take a look at …

Pricing Your Work, Tip #2: Contracts & Negotiating for Photojournalists

Negotiating can be intimidating – and knowing when it’s appropriate to attempt it is crucial in order for photojournalists to stay afloat and …

Photojournalist and Photo Editor Espen Rasmussen on What Makes a Great Website

Website: Espen Rasmussen<p>Norway-based photojournalist Espen Rasmussen has been busy. In addition to being a photo editor for VG Helg, the weekend …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

How To Retouch Your Portraits Like A Pro

Retouching portraits can be a controversial subject, but it is also very often requested of portrait photographers to edit out minor blemishes and …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

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Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.