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Still Life Photography

In today’s photo tip, we begin a study of still life photography techniques. We’ll start out with a still life photography definition that will …

How to Take Amazing Flower Photos

Flowers are one of my favorite photography subjects. They can’t complain if the photo doesn’t come out right. Flowers also look very different when …

Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows …

Tutorials

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

How to Take Great Product Photos

If you’ve ever scrolled through a page of thumbnails while searching for products, you’ve probably noticed how much more inclined you are to take a …

See How Light and Shadows Affect the Faces of Your Portrait Subjects

The very premise of photography is rooted in light and, as photographers, it should be our goal to learn how to master it. Even the slightest change …

High Dynamic Range (HDR): A Useful Photographic Tool

There is some controversy about using HDR. This stems from the presentation of some HDR images done badly and the somewhat difficult processing of …

Which Light Modifier Do I Choose?

Silver Bounce Umbrella<p>How many of you out there are afraid of, or intimidated by off-camera lighting? Don’t be afraid to admit it; I was in that same …

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image or the area that you want to highlight. …

Landscape Photography

Make a Ridiculously Simple Camera Rain Jacket Using Gore-Tex and Rubber Bands

When it comes to protecting our gear, we tend to go for the expensive because, as they say, “you get what you pay for.” But once in a while, a simple …

The Importance of Location for Outdoor Portraits

Just like in Real Estate, Photography is about location, location, location. Well, sort of. It’s not as much the beauty of a location, but rather, …

A Simple Exercise on Working with Natural Light in Portraits

Today I thought it might be fun to share a little exercise that we feature in our Natural Light eBook (by Mitchell Kanashkevich) – both because it …

Quick Tips for Great Photography Compositions

Joe McNally is a giant of modern photography. For more than two decades he has been shooting for National Geographic, and in 1994 he was hired on as …

Landscape Photography