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Five Tips For Making People Comfortable When You Photograph Them

By Kristen Duke on June 14th, 2013

I've been a portrait photographer for nearly ten years, and pretty much without fail, my subjects feel awkward and unsure of themselves at the beginning of a shoot. It's my…

How to Take Better People Pictures: Get Close

By Drew Bittel on June 11th, 2013

"If your pictures aren’t good enough, you are not close enough." Robert Capa When I first became a photographer, I realized that many of my photographs were wider shots. I…

Candid Photography 101

By Christina Craft on June 5th, 2013

Some of the most powerful images a photographer can take are of candid moments. That’s because candid photography is personal. In a fraction of a second, candid photography can capture…

Getting Started With Manual Camera Settings: 3 Easy Tricks to Try

By Diane Gilleland on May 29th, 2013

If you've always used your digital camera in automatic mode, then you know that sometimes you get great results, and other times, you get somewhat disappointing ones. This is because…

Take Sharper Photos

By Chuck DeLaney on May 24th, 2013

The first teacher to call in was NYI's Walter Karling, and his voice mail message was brief. "Look at the front page of today's Times," he advised. "Another victim of…

The RAW Image Format

By Richard Martin on May 16th, 2013

If you are reading this, you're probably not a working professional photographer. Furthermore, you are fairly new to digital and perhaps to photography in general. You use your camera on…

The Minimalist Guide for Buying a Camera to Travel With

By Chris Corradino on May 13th, 2013

Advanced point and shoot cameras may be the most misunderstood type of camera type available today. People hear "point and shoot" and automatically write it off as a tiny pocket…

5 Things the Camera Store Won't Tell You

By Chris Corradino on May 10th, 2013

I'll never forget my first camera buying experience. I wanted to pay with a credit/debit card and the salesperson started waving his arms, yelling "Plastic!? Noooo...come on....show me the green,…

Concert Photography Tips

By Naomi Whatley Sharek on May 2nd, 2013

When Naomi Whatley-Sharek contacted the school, she politely asked if we could help her gain access to a concert that was going to take place in her area. She was…

Marketing for Photographers

By Zach Heller on April 3rd, 2013

I thought about starting this article with the phrase, "the world has changed." But I rethought it after I realized that implies the change has already occurred. In reality, the…