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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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Landscape

How To Photograph Light Trails (A Light Trail Photography Tutorial)

What Are Light Trails In Photography? Light trails in photogrpahy are when you use a longer shutter speed to capture moving lights. Because the shutter …

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Portrait

Outdoor Portrait Photography Tips

I love shooting outdoors. There is almost an infinite number of possibilities and space to do just about anything you can dream up. But there …

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Photo Editing

Lightroom Presets vs. Instagram Filters

An Instagram influencer recently asked me, “So why should anyone bother with Lightroom Presets when they can just use an Instagram filter?” If you’re a …

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Landscape

How To Take A Backlit Photo (5 Easy Techniques)

Backlit photos can be absolutely stunning no matter what you are photographing. But learning how to take a backlit photo and getting comfortable with those …

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Portrait

Using A Polarizing Filter For Portraits

If you know a little about polarizing filters, then you probably think about them in terms of shooting landscapes. But using a polarizing filter for …

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Landscape

Shooting Long Exposure Photography In Daylight

If you’re heard of long exposure photography and know what it is, then you probably associate long exposure photos with shooting at night. However, long …

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Portrait

How To Take Pictures In The Dark Without Flash

Learning how to take pictures in the dark without a flash can seem like magic to non-photographers. It usually takes a combination of skill and …

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Portrait

How To Get Sharp Eyes In A Portrait

The eyes are often the key aspect of any portrait. If you get the eyes in focus then the photo will appear to be on …

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