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Best Lens Filters (Top 2020 Recommended Filters)

You may think that filters are no longer necessary and that you can accomplish everything you need in your photo editing software. You’d be wrong. …

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Portrait

Using Flash Outdoors In Daylight

You may think that shooting outdoors means you have all the light you need and can leave the flash at home. I disagree. In fact, …

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Portrait

Camera Settings For Bright Sunlight

So you’ve just purchased your first DSLR camera and you’re headed out to the park, or the beach, or some other great outdoor spot to …

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Landscape

11 Winter Photography Tips

Winter is often a time when photographers stay inside. This is a big mistake. Winter can give you some of the most unique and beautiful …

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Portrait

Finding The Right Camera Settings For Group Photos

You may think group photos are the same as any normal portrait, just with more people. But as soon as you start adding more people …

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Photography Business

In Person Sales For The Professional Photographer

In-person sales (or IPS) is a business strategy for photographers where you set up a meeting with the client that takes place after the photo …

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Photography Business

SEO For Photographers (More Traffic…More Leads…More Revenue)

As a professional photographer, you always have to balance being an artist and being a business person. One of those “business-y” things that are often …

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Photo Editing

Converting A Photo From Day To Night (In Lightroom)

Night photography can be difficult.   Sometimes, there are areas of the photo that are just so dark that in order to expose them correctly, …

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Photo Editing

Dodge and Burn Portraits In Lightroom

Dodging and Burning is a phrase that comes from the darkroom days when photographers would either block the light or add more in specific areas …

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Portrait

Best Lens For Full Body Portraits

Full body portraits fall somewhere in between your more standard portraits and wider angle environmental portraits. This can be a tricky middle ground for lens …

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Family photograph during the fall illustrating how to get large groups in focus
Portrait

Shooting Group Shots With A 50mm Lens

Group shots can be tricky. In this post I’m going to show you how you can take pro quality group shots with a 50mm lens. …

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Portrait

Should I Use A Tripod For Portraits?

A tripod is one of those photography accessories that you never think about you need it. But when you are in a situation where you …

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Portrait

Using Off Camera Flash For Portraits (A Beginner’s Guide)

Do you look at professional portraits done with flash and wonder how they get that look? Just about every portrait photographer starts out taking natural …

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Portrait

How to Blur the Background in Photos (5 Effective Methods)

Photographers and viewers alike will commonly agree that photos with a sharply focused subject and a blurred background appear more professional than those where everything …

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Photo Editing

How To Install Lightroom Presets

How To Install Presets In Lightroom Classic NOTE: You can use the “Import” function within Lightroom Classic, but that will place all your individual presets …

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Photo Editing

How To Fix Overexposed Photos In Lightroom

It’s happened to every photographer… You think you nailed the perfect shot, but then when you get home and load the images onto your computer, …

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Photo Editing

Lightroom Sharpening Settings For Portraits (A Step-by-Step Guide For Effective Portrait Sharpening)

Sharpening can be a tricky adjustment to both understand and to use effectively. For portrait photographers, finding the best Lightroom sharpening settings for portraits can …

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Photo Editing

Lightroom Tips For Beginners

When I first opened Lightroom, I was completely overwhelmed by all the sliders, modules, functions and everything else it has to offer. But Lightroom is …

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Portrait

The Best Time of Day for Outdoor Portraits: Golden Hour

Photography is all about creating with light, and light is probably the most important aspect in producing amazing portraits. Here we will discuss when and …

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Photo Editing

Are Lightroom Presets Worth It?

The honest answer as to whether Lightroom presets are worth it is…it depends. Lightroom presets can be an invaluable tool in a photographer’s editing toolbox. …

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