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FROM THE WEB: THREE REASONS TO USE OLD CAMERA LENSES

FROM THE WEB: THREE REASONS TO USE OLD CAMERA LENSES

We might be a little late for Earth Day, but there are still some great ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle - even when it comes to photography. One terrific way is to find good old camera lenses. A well built lens still has a lot of life left, check out this article...

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FROM THE WEB: 5 REASONS TO EMBRACE NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITS

FROM THE WEB: 5 REASONS TO EMBRACE NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITS

It seems obvious that you would want to use natural light whenever possible for portraits. It's just more...natural! But other than that, why would you go out of your way to take or create a naturally-lit portrait, rather than turning on a lamp or your flash? Check...

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FROM THE WEB: TIPS FOR GREAT EASTER PORTRAITS

FROM THE WEB: TIPS FOR GREAT EASTER PORTRAITS

Wow - is it Easter already? With all the pastel colors, jellybeans, and colored eggs, plus some cooperative weather, it's a perfect time to grab your camera and take some great portraits of your kids. The folks at SLR Lounge have some great tips for taking more...

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3 Keys to Amazing Portrait Photography

3 Keys to Amazing Portrait Photography

As a parent, you likely struggle to get consistently great images of your kids. Totally acceptable, it’s not like you don’t have other things to worry about, right? However, if you could just take five minutes to improve your images, would you? All you need to do is...

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Five Tips for Better Kids’ Photography

Five Tips for Better Kids’ Photography

You can learn all the tricks about your camera, settings, and the best conditions for a good portrait – but a good kids’ photo generally comes down to one thing: the cooperation of your subject. Without this you can have the perfect everything but still end up with a...

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PHOTO BASICS: THE MAGIC TRIANGLE PART II

PHOTO BASICS: THE MAGIC TRIANGLE PART II

In the last photo basics post I talked about the three parts of an exposure: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity. Each of these three things combine to give you an exposure or image, and each has a specific effect on how your image turns out. Let’s review:...

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Curated by Jane: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMERA BAG

Curated by Jane: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMERA BAG

It might not be the snazziest piece of equipment - but it's one that will come in extremely handy as you carry your equipment around. Choosing the perfect camera bag is not an easy task - most of us have been through a few in our time in our search for the perfect...

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How to Take AMAZING BABY PORTRAITS

How to Take AMAZING BABY PORTRAITS

          Having a baby, for those with an interest in photography, means having a little bundle of joy who can (hopefully) act as your somewhat-willing subject for the next few months to several years. So what’s the trick to ensuring you get consistently great...

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FROM THE WEB: BETTER FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM THE WEB: BETTER FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

If you cringe when you hear the word "flash" in relation to photography, you're not alone. No one likes working with flash, until you reach that "aha!" moment when it finally comes together. Unfortunately, this takes a bit of work and possibly a piece or to of extra...

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FROM THE WEB: UNDERWATER MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM THE WEB: UNDERWATER MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

I think this is an amazing idea - with an underwater camera and a pool (plus a funky outfit or two) you can get fantastic maternity shots! Check out this article and give it a try. It may take a bit of practice (especially to open your eyes underwater and get a...

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FROM THE WEB: LIGHTROOM ESSENTIALS (PLUS FREE CLASS!)

FROM THE WEB: LIGHTROOM ESSENTIALS (PLUS FREE CLASS!)

Taking photographs can be daunting enough, but leaning how to edit correctly is downright intimidating - which is why some photographers stick to the simple, free photo editing programs. But what if there was an easy way to learn how to quickly organize and edit your...

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TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION RULES – PART I

TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION RULES – PART I

There are a ton of “rules” when it comes to kids’ photography – sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. Where should you start? What rules are more important than others? When you have a handle on the basics, where should you go next? We’ve got your back; here’s a...

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FROM THE WEB: TOP TUTORIALS FROM 2013

FROM THE WEB: TOP TUTORIALS FROM 2013

While you could comb through hundreds, if not thousands of tutorials from last year; why not just start with the best? The amazing ClickinMoms have put together 13 amazing tutorials to jumpstart your photography skills for the new year. Start with one, or start with...

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FROM THE WEB: FIVE TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT SHOOT WITH KIDS

FROM THE WEB: FIVE TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT SHOOT WITH KIDS

Honestly, you can never have enough tips under your belt when it comes to taking photos of kids; whether they are yours or belong to friends or family (or if you're lucky enough to get into the professional field). These tips, courtesy of Weeder, will come in handy...

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From the Web: January Photo Challenge

From the Web: January Photo Challenge

Although the New Year is all about looking ahead, sometimes it can be beneficial as a photographer to look back. This January Photo Challenge lets you look at your last year of photos to find the best - then you can submit it and potentially win a prize. When you are...

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From the Web: Using Perspective

From the Web: Using Perspective

We've talked about this tip before, but it's one that is so useful in photography that it's worth talking about again - using perspective to indicate relative size. The best example of perspective improving photography is the moon. Everyone likes to take photos of the...

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From the Web: Amazing Deal on Photography Classes

From the Web: Amazing Deal on Photography Classes

If you made a resolution to learn how to become a better photographer than here's a great deal for you: Amazon is offering 76% off only photography classes. For only $25 you get access to a range of courses, from beginner to advanced, that were all created by real...

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FROM THE WEB: 10 TIPS TO TAKE GREAT FAMILY PORTRAITS

FROM THE WEB: 10 TIPS TO TAKE GREAT FAMILY PORTRAITS

Whether you are testing out your new Christmas present, or just want to finally get a good photo of your family together, you'll need some help. Fortunately this post over at Digital Photography School has some good ideas - for both traditional family portraits and...

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FROM THE WEB: AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIALS

FROM THE WEB: AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIALS

Merry Christmas! We hope you've had an amazing day so far; perhaps there was a new camera under the tree? If so, maybe you want to bone up on your skills so you can use your new camera to take some amazing images of your kids and family on their favourite holiday. You...

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FROM THE WEB: TRICKS FOR GREAT SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM THE WEB: TRICKS FOR GREAT SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Perhaps you're expecting a new camera for Christmas this year - congrats! If not, well then maybe you can bone up on your Smartphone photography. Today's Smartphones are pretty spiffy, so you can get really good photos without having to spend thousands on a new...

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FROM THE WEB: TOP 10 TIPS FOR FAMILY PHOTO POSES

FROM THE WEB: TOP 10 TIPS FOR FAMILY PHOTO POSES

Christmas brings together friends and families - making it a great time for some amazing family photos. But rather than the awkward family poses you're used to, why not aim for a more professional approach this year? For some ideas and inspiration, check out Picture...

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