Tag Archive | "portraits"

From Portrait Snapshots to Great Shots

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Rick and Juan where teaching at the awesome Maui Photo Festival a few weeks back and we took a bit of time to record this quick and easy tip on creating great portrait shots in harsh light situations. Hope you enjoy this tip.

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One Photo, One Dozen Photography Tips

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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One Photo, One Dozen Photography Tips

Here are some quick tips for portrait shooters. Enjoy! Make a photograph — don’t simply take one. Work with the subject, props, posing and lighting to create a unique image. The name of the game is to fill the frame. In other words, crop out the boring stuff in a scene so that the viewer’s […]

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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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Creating a Great Image – Part I

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Creating a Great Image – Part I

Over the next few months, I will share the 12 elements that go into the making of a great image – in the hope that these elements will help you create wonderful images. Element #1 - Capturing a moment or storytelling. As photographers we are storytellers. We are capturing forever a moment in time that […]

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12/22/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Ann Latinovich

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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12/22/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Ann Latinovich

We are starting a new feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter  Find. Each Tuesday I will choose a photographer who I find on Twitter whose work I think is . . . well, terrific! I find ‘em by reading an interesting post and then by clicking on their web site. Our first TTTF is […]

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Cool Creative Lighting Accessory

Friday, December 4, 2009

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Cool Creative Lighting Accessory

While driving home from NYC recently, I was stopped at a traffic light next to a Lamborghini. There I was, sitting in my cozy Honda Civic Hybrid listening to some nice original acoustic guitar music on my iPod. I thought, “Man o’ man that’s a nice car. But what the heck, if I had that […]

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The Quintessential Hawaiian Photo Shoot

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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The Quintessential Hawaiian Photo Shoot

Our goal with the first Maui Photo Festival & Workshops (MPF) was to make Maui as big a star as our presenting pros. Nowhere was that more evident than during the last shooting session of the five-day-long event: Maui fine-art photographer Randy Jay Braun’s “Quintessential Hawaiian Photo Shoot: Hula on the Beach at Sunset.” Trained […]

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