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3 More Puppy Taught Photography Lessons

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Recently I had the privilege of taking two lovely lady’s pictures, which can be found below. Willow and Nana weren’t my first puppies, and hopefully won’t be the last. I wrote this article about things I learned from my first puppy photo shoot, and I was sure to go back and read that before I […]

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Complete Lightroom Photo Editing Process

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There isn’t really a right or a wrong way to edit your pictures. If you are getting paid commission to produce images for something specific, you may want to consider other peoples tastes and preferences to make sure you continue to get work in the future. If not, do whatever you want with them! I […]

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Lightroom File Import Workflow For Beginners

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In my previous video blog, I broke down how I structure my files to be able to find them easily. That file structure lends itself to the next step in this process: importing photos. The first thing that I do is create the file that I am going to be putting all the photos in. […]

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How to Force Progress in Photography

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The world of cameras is a daunting place, particularly when you just get into it. There are not only a ton of different brands, software, and technical specifications, but also endless equipment and an ever-changing business environment. It can definitely get overwhelming. Just keep in mind what you are passionate for and everything else will […]

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Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Camera

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With the advancing modern technology, many people have taken to their phone cameras to explore photography. The iPhone 7 Plus has set an impressive new standard in what a camera phone is expected to do. Cameras and phones have advanced enough to be able to take a great picture without a heavy investment and technical […]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Composition

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1. Framing There are an endless amount of natural or manmade frames through with you can position your subject in a shot. Find a hole in the wall, an archway, or tree clearing that you can put into your picture in a way that compliments the image. A stand and shoot approach creates lifeless images; […]

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A Quick Beginners Guide to ISO

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Think of the last time you walked outside from a dark theater and were blinded by the light. Sun glasses help filter the brightness, but if we could simply make our eyes more or less sensitive we wouldn’t need them. The progression of digital photography has transitioned the focus away from the importance of ISO […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Shutter Speed

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Blurry pictures are the worst (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Of course there is, at times, a reason or purpose behind wanting blur in your photo. Frustration sets in hard and quick when the blur is unintended and you don’t know how to fix it. Fortunately, a basic understanding of the shutter speed […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Aperture

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Among the three aspects that are most important in mastering a DSLR lies aperture and how to use it. In my opinion, it is the most difficult to fully grasp. Exactly what it does in your camera and what it means for your photo is a knowledge base that propel your images towards your visions. […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Photography

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There are three aspects of a camera that every beginner must understand in order to take decent photos. Whether you are trying to take a family photo or shooting an event, grasping these concepts is vital to obtaining usable images. Throw away all the other techniques and formalities. Knowing the relationships between ISO, shutter speed […]