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FROM THE WEB: WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS

FROM THE WEB: WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS

Is it over yet? Perhaps in parts of the country, but in others winter is still going strong. With every snowfall that floats down, you likely feel your photographic motivation wane - so perhaps it's time to jumpstart your winter kid's photography with a few ideas,...

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Top Tips for Group Portrait Photography

Top Tips for Group Portrait Photography

Working with one child for portrait photography is a challenge – so what’s it like when you’re trying to photograph a group? Whether a wedding party or kid’s birthday, you might want to consider the following tips: Location and Placement First, find a location where...

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FROM THE WEB: 7 DIY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS USING HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

FROM THE WEB: 7 DIY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS USING HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Nothing's better than finding a way to make life easier, or finding a way to make something better, like kids' photography. The folks over at Photography HQ have pulled together a handy video with tips on using household objects to protector your gear, or enhance your...

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FROM THE WEB: HOW TO USE WHITE BALANCE

FROM THE WEB: HOW TO USE WHITE BALANCE

As mentioned in a previous post on photographing kids in the snow, white balance can become a factor when you are dealing with a lot of white that isn't quite pure white - whether it's the fluffy whiteness of snow, or the comforting whiteness of a soft blanket . If...

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FROM THE WEB: FOUR THINGS TO DO WITH A NEW CAMERA

FROM THE WEB: FOUR THINGS TO DO WITH A NEW CAMERA

It might seem obvious - take pictures! But unless you know how your camera really works it won't do you much good. Not that you won't be able to take decent photos of your kids and everything else, but without understanding how your camera works you won't really have...

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FROM THE WEB: 20 EASY PHOTOGRAPHY TRICKS

Raising kids is hard work, so it's nice when someone comes along and makes things easier, right? Sure, it might not make diaper changing a breeze, or feeding fussy eaters a walk in the park - but at least you'll have some great pictures of your kids and the journey...

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FROM THE WEB: 16 TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS PHOTOGRAPHY

It's almost here! Soon your kids will be bouncing, jumping, laughing - all a great time to pull out your camera and grab some great photo of your kids, with presents, Christmas lights, having dinner with family, etc. So how do you get the best photos? The folks at...

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FROM THE WEB: LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Did you know it's just over one week until Christmas? Did you just go into a blind panic? Relax, if you have someone in your family who loves to take photos, then this list over at Photojojo will have your heart rate back to normal in no time. Go check it out and then...

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FROM THE WEB: PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT IDEAS

Is it December already - where has the time gone? If you're looking at the dwindling days on the calendar, wondering what you'll buy this year, take a look at some of the delightful gifts over at Stuff - from canvas bags to wireless camera controllers. It doesn't take...

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FROM THE WEB: DIY POP-UP PHOTO PROJECT

Do you feel your photos could use a little "oomph"? Perhaps this photo project could help - an easy pop-up photo that would make a neat Christmas gift, or could be used as an invitation to a party or other event? All you need is a few prints of the same photo and some...

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FROM THE WEB: TOP 10 MISTAKES THAT CAUSE BLURRY PHOTOS

We've all been there - coming home from a big event or a planned photo shoot, uploading your photos and noticing...it. You know, that fuzziness. Maybe you're the only person that notices, but regardless it can be frustrating when your photos don't turn out quite...

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FROM THE WEB: 5 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

All types of photography are different - imagine learning how to be an awesome portrait photographer, then going out to shoot landscape photos. While some principles are certainly the same, others are much different. If you are planning on heading out on holiday...

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FROM THE WEB: FOUR TIPS TO IMPROVE COMPOSITION

If there's one little thing you can do to immediately improve your photography, it's to work on the composition of your photos. This article from Weeder, although it doesn't talk specifically about portrait photography, offers some great tips (and gorgeous photos) to...

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5 CAMERA RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

In the market for a new camera? Here are some of our top recommendations: Samsung NX3000 If the thought of a giant DSLR has your back and shoulder aching, as well as you wondering how often you’ll lug your new camera around if it can’t fit in your bag, then this...

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FROM THE WEB: 10 ESSENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIALS FOR FALL

FROM THE WEB: 10 ESSENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIALS FOR FALL

It's cooling down, and the leaves are changing color...again. While we could lament the passing of summer, instead let's focus on the positives of fall - such as the amazing colors, pumpkin patches, and the soft, golden light of the afternoon. So, after reading a few...

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FROM THE WEB: 15 CHEAT SHEETS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

FROM THE WEB: 15 CHEAT SHEETS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Do you ever read something about a photography concept and think, "I just don't get it"? But then you find a picture or illustration and BOOM! Suddenly all is clear. You're not the only one, which is why this collection of 15 Cheat Sheets for Photographers is an...

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