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The Color of Light: Basics of Color Temperature

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Photography |

Understanding color temperature is an important part of becoming a serious photographer. The color of light is fairly simple in theory and more complicated in practice. Here, I'll breakdown the fundamentals of color temperature theory to help you start taking your photography skills to the next level of great.

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Photography Focus: Understanding Directional Lighting

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Photography | Comments

Controlling and manipulating light is a key way that you can elevate your images. Learning how to use lighting properly can help you create different styles and moods in order to achieve the image you want, which in turn can make a huge difference is your photography. Directional lighting is a great place to being playing with light, so you can start taking your images to the next level!

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Landscape Photography: Using Filters

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Photography | Comments

As a landscape photographer, getting it right in camera at the time of capture is extremely important to me. What's one easy way you can achieve this? Filters. Here is a list of the landscape photography filters I use along with a few tips, tricks, dos and don'ts to help you get the perfect shot with minimal editing.

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Get THE Shot: Essential, Unexpected Photography Tools

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Photography | Comments

This photography gear list is different: The items on this list you won't likely find in a camera shop or rarely if ever mentioned in how-to articles about landscape photography. Yet every one of these items can help make your landscape photography better, more unique and easier. Check out the unexpected photography gear list here!

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Pin-Up Style Shoots: 5 Tricks of the Trade

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Photography | Comments

Boudoir photography has become very popular in recent years, and your job, as a photographer, is to make women feel their best, and to create the photographs to match. Here are five tricks of the trade to help you prepare for these sassy (and fun!) shoots:

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4 Picture Perfect Lighting Setups for Dramatic Portraits

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Photography | Comments

Innovative photographers are always coming up with new ways of creating dramatic imagery by pushing their gear to the limits and trying new ways of doing things. There is no right way or wrong way to make a dramatic portrait, as long as you find a way to bring a feeling to the viewer. In this post, I’ll give you a few ideas for making a dramatic portrait with lighting gear — no matter whether you have one light or a whole room full of gear.

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