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Flat light.  Golden hour.  Hard light.  We’ll decode them all for you here! As you begin your photography journey, you’ll hear lots of talk about light.  And photographers have come up with about six dozen ways to describe it.  Flat light, soft light, open shade, dappled light…so many terms it can be hard to keep …

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Having trouble getting genuine and crisp images of pets? Here are 14 tips and tricks for improving your pet photography! I don’t know about you, but I love to change up my sessions! This type of photography can be a really fun, light, and rewarding time. It is often popular, as most people consider their …

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Play all day with flat lay photography! Did social media make flat lay photography popular?  Or did flat lay photography drive the rise of social media?  It’s almost a symbiotic relationship.  Either way, these days you can’t have one without the other.  But what is a flat lay, exactly?  Who uses this style?  Does it …

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Improve your consistency and confidence with a photoshoot checklist Are you looking for ways to improve the flow of your photo sessions, your post-production workflow or your consistency? Consider developing and following your own photoshoot checklist! Have you ever finished a photography session that felt awesome at the time only to feel disappointed later with …

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Sometimes auto white balance is just a frenemy posing as a time-saving setting.  We’ll tell you why. Photographers are a picky bunch. We will tweak settings, move here and there and wait for the light to be juuuuusssst right before we take an image. We want to shoot in manual and choose focus points so …

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Stuck with the muck? Here are some photography tips for making ugly locations look amazing! One of the most iconic images from my home state of Wyoming is the T.A. Moulton Barn. If you’re a fan of landscape photography, I’m sure you’ve seen an image of it. There are about 8.98 million images of it …

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Some of the terms in photography can be a little confusing. Take focal length, for example. We know it refers to the lens on our camera, but what exactly is it? Understanding focal lenght will help you know which lens to purchase and how to use it for a wide variety of photographic applications. Which …

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The word photography translates from Greek to “drawing with light.”  Why not have some literal fun by experimenting with light painting?  Break out your camera, a light source, and your tripod, and let’s explore using light as a brush and the world as your canvas! In this article, we’ll cover what light painting is, what …

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Headshot Photography: Our 17 Top Tips for Nailing a Great Headshot Headshot photography seems simple! It’s one person, sitting or standing still, and all you need is one or two good photographs.  That all may be true, but for many, it can be a stressful session because you want to make sure your client is …

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Are you leaving on a jet plane soon? Flying with your camera can seem intimidating. But it’s really not. Be prepared with these five simple tips. I don’t do much air travel anymore. And until recently, I’d never traveled with my “big camera.” But I was flying from Denver to Indianapolis for a seminar on …

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Feel like you may lose your lunch just thinking about that upcoming photography session? We have you covered! Here are our 11 tips for banishing pre-session anxiety. I don’t care how long you’ve been a photographer, I KNOW you still get some session anxiety (heck, maybe before every session). Maybe you’re putting pressure on yourself …

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Does Real Estate photography seem overwhelming? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Find a home in real estate photography with these tips! As more people shop for homes online, a talented real estate photographer can be a realtor’s best secret weapon.  Get the spec sheet real estate photography, the growing market that you might enjoy …

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Get ready to crush it next year with these 20 (+4 more) Photography Goals for 2020! As the decade draws to a close, our thoughts turn to reflection and planning. Was your decade meaningful? Was your year everything you wanted to to be? Why or why not? If you need a little inspiration to start …

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the go-to photo editing software for photographers because it has everything you need to edit your images professionally and quickly. It comes loaded with useful presets and can accommodate extra presets that can be purchased and downloaded for your specific needs. Although it can seem a little overwhelming at first, Lightroom …

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Learn flash photography one step at a time by getting to know your flash first. Did the first time you pulled out your flash feel a bit like an awkward first date?  There the two of you sat, staring blankly at each other, not really sure about the next move.  You tried consulting the flash …

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So what in the world does trying new foods have to do with overcoming fear in photography?  Bear with me and you’ll find out. I stood at my kitchen counter last night, eagerly slicing up mangos for my family’s dinner.  Just the smell of them had my mouth watering.  These mangos were perfectly ripe, full …

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