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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…

Working as a Photographer’s Assistant

By Tom Miles on December 17th, 2013

For many professional photographers, working as a photographer's assistant is the vital first step in their career. Personally speaking, I began assisting within a month of leaving college, and over…

5 Tips for Taking Great Action Shots of Kids

By Drew Bittel on December 11th, 2013

Jumping, running, swinging, hopping, sliding, and skipping can all be used to describe children on the go! Kids are constantly on the move, and I love capturing them in action…

How to Tell a Story with Photos

By Kristen Duke on December 3rd, 2013

I love candid images — capturing a moment in time without the "smile and look at the camera" shot is my favorite kind of photography. Before I photograph families, I…

Tracking Your Best Indoor Photography Light

By Diane Gilleland on November 26th, 2013

Here's a mistake I see bloggers and online shop owners make all the time: You've just completed a product or project you want to feature in your online space. You…

What To Do When Photo Shoots Go Wrong

By Tom Miles on November 22nd, 2013

Well, first off, make sure they don’t go wrong in the first place! What, you want more? Oh, alright then! Emergency Exits OK, so let’s assume that you’ve done all…

Lighting 101

By Anthony Luke on November 19th, 2013

"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." —…