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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Friday, September 3, 2010

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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Overcast skies may be bad for landscape photography, but they are great for shooting portraits. When shooting under cloudy skies you’ve got a giant overhead softbox to work with. This creates soft light that wraps around your subject and makes it easy to capture a proper exposure without blown highlights or harsh shadows. This soft […]

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Composition Week, Day 1: Rule of Thirds

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 1: Rule of Thirds

[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We'll have one article a day starting today Sunday, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] How much research did you do before you bought your last camera? How about the last lens you bought, or even […]

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Distilling the Scene

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Distilling the Scene

One of the differences between snap-shots and great photographs is what is NOT included in the frame. New photographers tend to include everything they see in their pictures, while experienced photographers are more deliberate about their composition. I don’t mean that experienced photographers always think about the rule of thirds or leading lines, but they […]

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

I love any camera gear that can do more than one job. That means I can pack less and pack lighter when I travel. I’m even happier if I can put something I’m already carrying to a different use. I was recently looking for a way to use my tripod, which I alway carry, as […]

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

Monday, January 4, 2010

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

Everyone loves old photographs. A lot of photographers these day are going out of their way to give their digital photos a “vintage” or “film-like” look. This treatment can add a timeless look and feel to a modern photo. Here is a simple way to give your photo a vintage look in Lightroom. Since we’re […]

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What is the best video camera for you?

Monday, November 23, 2009

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What is the best video camera for you?

People ask me all the time, “what is the best camera to shoot video?” My answer, “the one that has the qualities that match your ideas”. Cameras don’t take images moving or still. People do. People with ideas. There are 100s of camera choices for video today. Cell phones. Digital SLRs. The RED and Phantom. […]

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Why I shoot in Av or Aperture Priority mode

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Why I shoot in Av or Aperture Priority mode

I hear it over and over again “real photographers only shoot in manual mode”, and every time I just shake my head. Yes there are plenty of photographers, real or otherwise that shoot in “Aperture Priority”, “Shutter Priority”, or even (gasp…) “Program” mode. I, myself, shoot in “Av (Aperture Value, in Canon parlance)” otherwise known […]

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