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How to Create Compelling Portraits

By Anthony Luke on August 22nd, 2013

Portrait photographs have been created since virtually the invention of the medium. To create a compelling portrait involves more than being proficient technically or having the latest gear. Edward Steichen…

Using a Video Light to Enhance Your Nighttime Photography

By Christina Craft on August 19th, 2013

Now that many DSLR cameras allow you to photograph at high ISOs with less grain or noise, you can take advantage of a more cinematic look to your photos. I…

3 Tricks for Styling a Product Shot

By Diane Gilleland on August 16th, 2013

When you’re shooting products, the obvious goal is the make them look appealing enough that people want to buy. But considering that people who shop from photographs can’t actually touch…

How to Use a Polarizing Filter

By Chris Corradino on August 13th, 2013

The circular polarizer is one of my favorite filters for a wide array of photography opportunities. Not only can it help to darken a sky when the sun is high…

Let Hands Tell the Story in a Photo

By Matt Brandon on August 8th, 2013

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his…

A Guide to Photographing Celebrities

By Tom Miles on August 5th, 2013

Taking portraits of celebrities is something many photographers aspire to — the shots look great in the portfolio, and it adds a bit of excitement. I’ve been lucky enough to…

8 Framing Secrets for Creating Interesting Portraits

By Drew Bittel on July 29th, 2013

The easiest way to turn your ordinary images into beautiful and interesting portraits is to pay attention to the composition of your shot. Where you place your subjects and how…

Five Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Photography Presence Online

By Evgeny Tchebotarev on July 23rd, 2013

It’s no secret that photos are probably the most powerful medium known to humans. In just the past few years, photography as a hobby has exploded, putting technology in hands…

Seven Tips for Better Travel Photos

By Kristen Duke on July 12th, 2013

I love to travel. Seeing different parts of the world is so eye opening, educational, and fun! Every time I plan a trip, I start getting excited about the pictures…

Using Available Light in Dark Settings: Shoot Like a Pro Without All the Extra Lighting

By Christina Craft on July 9th, 2013

It's pretty exciting that the new wave of DSLR cameras allow us to photograph in very low light with little grain. As a wedding photographer, I love that I now…