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Will Moneymaker
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Is a Photographer, Genealogist, Blogger/Teacher and loves spending time with family.
Is a Photographer, Genealogist, Blogger/Teacher and loves spending time with family.

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Photography has ancient roots, far older than Louis Daguerre and the daguerreotype. It all started with a simple device known as the "camera obscure."

It may surprise you to learn that photography has roots far older than two or three centuries of science. In fact, photography started with a simple device known today as the “camera obscura.” What is a camera obscura? In Latin, the words mean “dark…

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Photos that are technically correct aren't always artistically correct. Sometimes the wrong techniques or effects are actually the right choices.

In the beginning, photography seems like it’s all about following the rules. The rules of composition, correct exposure, color balances, post-processing — for every facet of this art form, there are sets of guidelines about the things you should and…

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Are you wondering how to improve your sports photography? Whether you're a pro or a hobbyist photographing your child's ballgame, these tips will help!

I was recently given the assignment to photograph a race with more than 16,000 runners and that led me to think about what a delightful challenge sports photography really is. Whether you’re a professional looking to hone your skills or you’d simply like…

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The invention of photography lead indirectly to the modern world of genealogy, starting with getting photos done of older relatives. Here's the details.

Photography has only been around for about 175 years. In the grand scheme of the human race, that makes it a relatively recent invention. We don’t have any photographs from before 1839, and photos remained relatively rare throughout the 1840’s. This…

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We spend a lot of time considering color and lighting contrasts. Contrasts in theme and action, however, may be more important than color and lighting.

Whether you’re a painter or a photographer, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about contrast is the difference between dark and light. In black and white photography, that means the stark differences between the dark values of your scene…

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Photographers inherit a lot of old photos. Here's how to properly label them.

Most photographers will eventually inherit photos. People in your family know you’re the family photographer. When the time comes to pass photos on to someone else, either due to the death of someone in the family or because an elderly relative is…

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Many photographers look down on ARAT photography. I'll show you why we need to discard the notion that something is too common to photograph.

If you’ve never heard of ARAT photography, ARAT stands for “another rock, another tree.” The acronym refers not to rocks and trees in photography, but to clichéd subjects in general. Rocks and trees just happen to be two very common subjects. Even though…

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Still life photography can teach you a lot about the subtle things that make photos great. This post shows you some of the things that you'€™ll learn!

For many photographers, the idea of creating a still life image is boring. Who wants or needs yet another photo of a bowl of fruit or a vase filled with flowers? The fact is, however, that still life images don’t need to be boring — and even if you do…

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Hinton, WV Railroad Depot As a photographer, there are all kinds of tools at your disposal, from lenses and filters to lighting equipment and more. The neutral density filter is one of the more under-utilized tools, but I’d argue that it is one of the…

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Why is it that photographs are almost always rectangular, or at the very least, square? Let's explore this convention and see other shapes that can be used.

Why is it that photographs are almost always rectangular, or at the very least, square? Let’s explore this convention and see other shapes that can be used. Subscribe via:  iTunes  |  RSS  |  YouTube  |  Google Play [smart_track_player…
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