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COOL PHOTOGRAPHY GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY

COOL PHOTOGRAPHY GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY

Once again it’s time to show our dads (or spouses) how much they mean to us. Whether you are a photography buff, or they are, we have some interesting Father’s Day gifts for you to consider this year. Feet Message Grab a washable marker and write a nice message to Dad...

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FROM THE WEB: BEST APERTURE AND FOCAL LENGTH FOR PORTRAITS

FROM THE WEB: BEST APERTURE AND FOCAL LENGTH FOR PORTRAITS

This article, from Digital Camera World, does a great job of simply describing and illustrating the differences in aperture and focal length when it comes to portraits. If you still aren't sure how these two settings on your camera can affect portraits of your kids,...

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FROM THE WEB: 7 CLEVER CAMERA HACKS [VIDEO]

FROM THE WEB: 7 CLEVER CAMERA HACKS [VIDEO]

Tired of the same old equipment, for the same old images? Rather than spending your hard-earned cash on more gear, how about saving your cash and getting creative? With just a few items around your house (or from the dollar store) you can change up your images and...

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FROM THE WEB: TOP TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING NEWBORNS

FROM THE WEB: TOP TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING NEWBORNS

Do we honestly need even more tips for taking pictures of babies, particularly newborns? Yes! In case you've never had a newborn before, you'll have to get used to people telling you things over and over again, because your hormone-riddled, sleep-deprived brain won't...

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FROM THE WEB: ORGANIZING YOUR PHOTOS

FROM THE WEB: ORGANIZING YOUR PHOTOS

Taking photos can be oh so much fun, but organizing them...not so much. However, without organizing your images how are you going to find the good ones? What if Grandma asks for a copy of Junior's baseball game where he scored a home run? Trying to organize your...

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FROM THE WEB: THREE REASONS TO USE OLD CAMERA LENSES

FROM THE WEB: THREE REASONS TO USE OLD CAMERA LENSES

We might be a little late for Earth Day, but there are still some great ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle - even when it comes to photography. One terrific way is to find good old camera lenses. A well built lens still has a lot of life left, check out this article...

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FROM THE WEB: 5 REASONS TO EMBRACE NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITS

FROM THE WEB: 5 REASONS TO EMBRACE NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITS

It seems obvious that you would want to use natural light whenever possible for portraits. It's just more...natural! But other than that, why would you go out of your way to take or create a naturally-lit portrait, rather than turning on a lamp or your flash? Check...

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FROM THE WEB: TIPS FOR GREAT EASTER PORTRAITS

FROM THE WEB: TIPS FOR GREAT EASTER PORTRAITS

Wow - is it Easter already? With all the pastel colors, jellybeans, and colored eggs, plus some cooperative weather, it's a perfect time to grab your camera and take some great portraits of your kids. The folks at SLR Lounge have some great tips for taking more...

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Five Tips for Better Kids’ Photography

Five Tips for Better Kids’ Photography

You can learn all the tricks about your camera, settings, and the best conditions for a good portrait – but a good kids’ photo generally comes down to one thing: the cooperation of your subject. Without this you can have the perfect everything but still end up with a...

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PHOTO BASICS: THE MAGIC TRIANGLE PART II

PHOTO BASICS: THE MAGIC TRIANGLE PART II

In the last photo basics post I talked about the three parts of an exposure: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity. Each of these three things combine to give you an exposure or image, and each has a specific effect on how your image turns out. Let’s review:...

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Curated by Jane: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMERA BAG

Curated by Jane: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMERA BAG

It might not be the snazziest piece of equipment - but it's one that will come in extremely handy as you carry your equipment around. Choosing the perfect camera bag is not an easy task - most of us have been through a few in our time in our search for the perfect...

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PHOTO BASICS: THE MAGIC TRIANGLE PART I

Anyone who has spent any time around photographers or photography will have heard the term “the magic triangle”. This concept is vital, particularly if you want to step up from snapshot photography to taking really stunning images. What is it? The magic triangle is...

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FROM THE WEB: BETTER FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM THE WEB: BETTER FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

If you cringe when you hear the word "flash" in relation to photography, you're not alone. No one likes working with flash, until you reach that "aha!" moment when it finally comes together. Unfortunately, this takes a bit of work and possibly a piece or to of extra...

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FROM THE WEB: UNDERWATER MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM THE WEB: UNDERWATER MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

I think this is an amazing idea - with an underwater camera and a pool (plus a funky outfit or two) you can get fantastic maternity shots! Check out this article and give it a try. It may take a bit of practice (especially to open your eyes underwater and get a...

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FROM THE WEB: LIGHTROOM ESSENTIALS (PLUS FREE CLASS!)

FROM THE WEB: LIGHTROOM ESSENTIALS (PLUS FREE CLASS!)

Taking photographs can be daunting enough, but leaning how to edit correctly is downright intimidating - which is why some photographers stick to the simple, free photo editing programs. But what if there was an easy way to learn how to quickly organize and edit your...

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TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION RULES – PART I

TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION RULES – PART I

There are a ton of “rules” when it comes to kids’ photography – sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. Where should you start? What rules are more important than others? When you have a handle on the basics, where should you go next? We’ve got your back; here’s a...

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FROM THE WEB: FIVE TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT SHOOT WITH KIDS

FROM THE WEB: FIVE TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT SHOOT WITH KIDS

Honestly, you can never have enough tips under your belt when it comes to taking photos of kids; whether they are yours or belong to friends or family (or if you're lucky enough to get into the professional field). These tips, courtesy of Weeder, will come in handy...

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From the Web: January Photo Challenge

From the Web: January Photo Challenge

Although the New Year is all about looking ahead, sometimes it can be beneficial as a photographer to look back. This January Photo Challenge lets you look at your last year of photos to find the best - then you can submit it and potentially win a prize. When you are...

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From the Web: Using Perspective

From the Web: Using Perspective

We've talked about this tip before, but it's one that is so useful in photography that it's worth talking about again - using perspective to indicate relative size. The best example of perspective improving photography is the moon. Everyone likes to take photos of the...

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From the Web: Amazing Deal on Photography Classes

From the Web: Amazing Deal on Photography Classes

If you made a resolution to learn how to become a better photographer than here's a great deal for you: Amazon is offering 76% off only photography classes. For only $25 you get access to a range of courses, from beginner to advanced, that were all created by real...

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FROM THE WEB: 10 TIPS TO TAKE GREAT FAMILY PORTRAITS

FROM THE WEB: 10 TIPS TO TAKE GREAT FAMILY PORTRAITS

Whether you are testing out your new Christmas present, or just want to finally get a good photo of your family together, you'll need some help. Fortunately this post over at Digital Photography School has some good ideas - for both traditional family portraits and...

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