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The complete guide to networking for introverts

Most people find networking to be a somewhat uncomfortable endeavor. But the task of meeting and greeting strangers en masse—and ultimately asking them for business—can be far more painful for introverts, according to research. Extroverts, who tend to excel at building contacts outside their …

Personality

Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget

Chances are, no matter what your specialty is, you’ve been asked to photograph headshots. Professionals from many industries use these images to …

Bursting the Burst Mode Myth: [What I Learned from Shooting with Film]

Over the next week we’ll be featuring a mini-series of posts from Rachel Devine (author of our new Natural Light Photography eBook and our kids …

Photography

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

School Portrait Photography Tips

School photography is a growing niche. The Western culture has started the trend of taking model-like photo shoots with all the glitz and glamour. …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry …

Portrait Photography: How to Photograph People in the Harsh Midday Sun

Great tips and tricks on overcoming the harsh mid-day sun to create beautiful portraits on either side of the “golden hours” The Golden Time The best …

Night Photography & Light Painting Tips

Night photography is not really as difficult as a lot of people think. However, there are important tools needed to finish the job correctly. Here is …

Landscape Photography

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Photographing Tweens and Teens

Booking teens and tweens for photo shoots is always fun. They have so much energy and enthusiasm and it really shows once they step in front of the …

Summer Photography Tips and Techniques

<b>Beach Photography Tips</b><p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set …

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

What Is Aperture in Photography?

Aperture refers to an adjustable opening in your camera lens that is able to limit the amount of light passing through the lens and hitting the …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

How to Shoot High School Football

It’s the middle of August here in Atlanta, and that means that the kids are back in school. It’s a bit earlier than most places, but regardless of …

When to Stop Being a Photographer and Start Being a Photo Editor

At some point, every photo shoot comes to an end. Every portrait session, cookbook shoot, family vacation, ad campaign, college graduation, wedding, …

How To Capture Personality in Your Senior Portrait Photos

Photo by Jennifer Basford<p>Jennifer Basford runs 3 Girls Photography based in Oklahoma, which specializes in high school senior portraiture. From …

7 Tips to Make Your Photos Stand Out

Sometimes very small changes can have huge effects. This is especially true for photography, and this article will share seven of the most powerful …

Getting Great Portraits At Sunset

I try to take advantage of natural light for shooting portraits whenever I can. It’s important to recognize the ways different types of natural light …

Photography Histogram Explained

Today’s DSLR photo tip, the photo histogram explained, involves using the (gulp) histogram. This is another of those features found on most of the …

Window and Door Photography Tips

There is something about doors and windows. Doors and windows tell us so much about the streets, about history, about culture—and they’re everywhere. …

Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

First of all, what is focal length? According to the textbook definition, “focal length is measured in millimeters (mm), and it represents the …

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

What it Takes to be a Good Interior Photographer

Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be …

Landscape Photography

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

Composition in Photography

In this article, I will cover a core concept in photography that is neglected by a surprising amount of photographers. Photography is a wonderful …

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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