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Essential Tips for Photographers Considering An Outdoor Fashion Shoot

There is a well known–and rather obvious–fact floating around that fashion photography is all about fashion. While that's true, these types of photos …

How to Make an Impressionist Style Portrait

The impressionist painters have taught us that it doesn’t take a whole lot of detail to suggest meaning in an image; so it is with photography. …

The Dream of Turning Pro - One Woman's Journey

What Photographer Hasn't Dreamed of Turning Pro? And why wouldn't they? It's a seductive thought isn't it? Spending our days creating beautiful …

Shoot the Supermoon Like an Astrophotographer

June and July 2013 full Moons are featured as “supermoons.” This means that the full Moon is almost on the same day as the Moon perigee (shortest …

Wedding Photography Gig: How to Prepare

The role of a wedding photographer—helping to document one of the most important days of a person’s life—is very important. So it goes without saying …

How to Create a “Soft Portrait” Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

Improving Composition with Tonal Contrast

If you were to ask me for two ways that you could improve the composition of your photos, the first piece of advice I would give you is to keep the …

The Sweet Spot Lens Setting That Will Give You Sharper Photographs

In many photographic situations, you are going to want to either open your aperture right up (to minimise depth of field) or close it right down (to …

How to Take Incredible Photographs of Flowers

<i>This is a guest post from Izabela Korwel. Check out Iza's amazing macro photography on her blog, follow her on Twitter, Facebook and also on Google +!</i><p>…

Light Stalking

Ever wondered how some photographers get pin sharp macro shots with great depth of field?<p>A lot use a technique called "Focus Stacking"<p>Here's a primer …

Stunning Silhouettes Against a Giant Moonrise

Any photography buff will tell you that the trick to shooting a large moon is with a powerful telephoto lens. That will have your moon appear …