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Flying With Camera Gear

By Tom Miles on February 12th, 2014

Flying with camera equipment these days is nowhere near as much fun as it used to be, not that it was ever particularly entertaining. Increased security checks and airlines that…

Getting Started as a Wedding Photographer

By Stephanie Williams on February 10th, 2014

Begin At the Beginning As an eager, enthusiastic and dedicated photography student, the world of wedding photography is an enticing career. You may feel like you're ready to tackle it…

How to Photograph Big Events

By Tom Miles on February 5th, 2014

I've been lucky enough to shoot at some very big sporting events over the years, including several London and Paris Marathons, the BMW PGA Championships, London Triathlons, and dozens of…

3 Techniques for Capturing Motion in Photography

By Matt Brandon on January 31st, 2014

If you think about it, it’s funny to talk about movement when discussing photography. Photography is all about stopping motion, capturing split seconds in time. At the core, photography is…

Best Options for Professional Lighting Systems

By Anthony Luke on January 28th, 2014

Investing in quality lighting is an essential step in becoming a professional photographer. Why? Because limiting the variables is a big part of being a good photographer. Anyone can capture…

How to Scout a Location for a Commercial Shoot

By Tom Miles on January 21st, 2014

Often on commercial jobs you're given very little choice of where to shoot, and you'll have to play the hand you're dealt with. However, sometimes there will be enough time…

How to Add Dimension to Photos

By Kristen Duke on January 14th, 2014

Photographs are one-dimensional. Whether it's a print on paper or an image on the computer, it's flat. Adding perceived dimension to a flat image is what sets great photography apart…

Breaking Down a Photo: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering

By Tom Miles on January 6th, 2014

Reverse engineering is a term in common use, and it generally means taking something apart to see how it works and reassembling it for your own use. In photographic terms,…

5 Simple Tips for Better Food Photography

By Kristen Duke on December 30th, 2013

Photographing food isn't as easy as it sounds. I've photographed people for over 10 years, and I think food is much more difficult to capture. Some may laugh at that…

8 Photo Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

By Anthony Luke on December 19th, 2013

Making mistakes is all part of the learning process as a photographer (and as a human being, for that matter). But it is always nice to avoid a few along…