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How to Find Animals for Wildlife Photography Beginners - Wildlife photography may seem like an attractive field of photography to you, but one of the most daunting things for beginners is how to actually go about finding the animals in the first place. Thanks to mankind’s destructive nature we’re used to seeing fleeting glimpses of animals, often far away, prompting heated debates between groups as to what is that winged black speck in the distance. Two female red grouse amongst the heather...

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5 Tips for Location Scouting Before a Photo Session - Maybe by a show of virtual hands, how many of us have ever been in a situation where we have gone to a location for a photoshoot only to find out that something unexpected like a marathon, construction or worse demolition, is going on that prevents you from using the space as you intended? And I am being very serious in the demolition example! One of my favorite local parks went through a complete revamp a couple of years ago and for mon...

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6 Tips for Posing Hands in Wedding and Portrait Photography - One of the most challenging and misunderstood elements in posing hands and how to use them correctly. Hands are so important in an image because they can say so much. They can convey masculinity, femininity, strength, softness and between couples, they can show love and affection. So the big question is what can we do with hands? How can we make them look elegant and soft? Where should they be placed to convey the most realistic ...

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How to Make Headshots That Glow - I’d like to share a particular technique I use to capture a “glowing subject” effect for headshots. You may be disappointed to hear that, by glow effect, I don’t mean your headshots will literally glow, like in the dark, because they most likely won’t. But that’s okay because this technique is actually better than that and who wants a headshot that literally glows anyway? To the point, when set up correctly, you’ll end up with a subtle, spotlight-like feel ...

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Practical Advice for How to Use Your Photographer’s Metadata

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How to do Night Photography With No Tripod – and a Little Photoshop Help

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10 Must-Have Photography Accessories - You finally have your new camera and after the first few weeks of taking it out, you begin to realize that there may be other things that you need. Sometimes it is hard to know what photography accessories are really necessary and which are more “nice to have” items. It’s certainly possible to spend a lot of money on extra photography gear so it pays to put a bit of thought into it. Of course, what you need will depend on the kind of photography you wi...

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7 Tips to Help You Start and Grow a Photography Business - I have been a Digital Photography School writer for the past three years and I have to say, I absolutely love writing and sharing my photography experiences and knowledge. Every time one of my articles get published, my Facebook page and my website get a lot of visitors. I know this is because I use google analytics for my website which tracks visitors on any given day and shows where they spend most of their time (I highly recommen...

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How to Tell a Story With Your Street Photography - Street photographs on the surface may seem like they are independent of one another and can only go so far at telling a story, unlike say photojournalism. In some cases, this can be true, but there actually is a lot of crossover between documentary and street photography. Your street photographs can certainly tell a story. If you look at the individual books or even the entire bodies of work of photographers like Martin Parr, Trent Parke, G...

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Water Splash Photography Made Easy - How exciting is it to freeze things in action? High-speed photography and water make the perfect recipe to get stunning images – and creating them is incredibly fun and easy too! Here are some tips for doing your own water splash photography. What will you need to do splash photography? You will definitely need an assistant. He/she will make your life much easier. It’s true that you can do everything by yourself but it’s way more productive if you have s...
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