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Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

7 tips toward capturing creative maternity photography. How to capture beautiful maternity photos with your camera.

Photography

CopDots Are New Tool In Property Protection Arsenal

CopDots are the newest tool in the crimefighting arsenal for fast & easy property identification and recovery. Take a look and see why.

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These Are the Ways to put the WOW Factor into Your Portraits

Most photographers, at some point in their career, make a decision to begin photographing people. Your decision may be simply to include people in …

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …

How to Shoot a Picture Perfect Beach Portrait

Have you ever wondered how to shoot a beach portrait like a pro?<p>It's not difficult. But… it's also not as easy as you might think. Let's take a look …

5 Tips for Capturing The Magic of Golden Hour Photography

One of the main things that all photographers strive for is to make their work stand out somehow. Obviously, there’s no shortage of photographers on …

Landscape Photography

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Replication

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …

Landscape Photography

Umbrella Lighting 101 in Photography

When most people hear the word umbrella, they think <i>rain</i>. When photographers hear the word umbrella, they think <i>72-inch shoot-through parabolic bounce</i> …

Photography

DSLR Photo Tip: What The Heck Is Back Button Focus?

Today’s DSLR photo tip continues with our series of tips covering functions on your camera that you’re most likely not using. Let’s talk about back …

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

5 Types of Light Shapers and What They Do

Some of us have one, some of us don't, but use one. I'm talking about a studio, and what do all studios have? Lights!<p>Studio lights are quite …

Setup

Tetris Sandwich Cutter

It’s back to school time and here’s a great way to get your kids to actually eat their lunch by making it more fun. The Bites and Pieces Sandwich …

Three Different Ways to Correct for Backlighting

Working when the sun is behind your subject is one of the most frustrating and common challenges we face as photographers. In this video, I'll walk …

Tutorials

Get Help Renovating Your Home With an FHA 203(k) Mortgage

Renovating a home can be very expensive, and getting a loan to buy a home needing substantial repairs can be difficult, too.<p>Fortunately, the FHA …

Athletic Portrait Lighting Breakdown + Getting Models

Last week I shot an athletic portrait session for emerging fitness model Kristin Cavarzan.<p>In this article, I want to touch on the studio lighting …

Photo Editing

A Simple Trick To Shoot Better Sunsets That Almost Anyone Can Do

While on a kayaking trip in the Great Lakes, I stopped just after sunset to shoot some images on the beach. The sky was still bright and very …

Landscape Photography

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light In A Restaurant

Restaurant's interiors can be just as beautiful and recognizable as the dishes that they create. When shooting a dish, you may want to include some …

Shutter Speed

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, …

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 …

The Rule of Thirds and How to Break It – A Comprehensive Guide

Possibly the most well known and most talked about photographic composition guideline is the ‘Rule of Thirds.’ However it doesn’t stop with …

Landscape Photography

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Information Systems

Complete Guide to Aerial Photography & Video | Chase Jarvis TECH | ChaseJarvis

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great …

Landscape Photography

Waterpik Showerpik

For those of us with an aversion to shoving bits of flavored string in between our teeth, flossing is that crucial bit of oral hygiene that we may …

How to Use Gobos in Portrait Photography

Gobo <i>[goh-boh]</i> <i>noun</i> – In photography, any object that goes between your subject and your light source. Gobos are commonly used to cast different …