Tag: Photograph

Worth a Thousand Words: The Story of a Photograph

Whether an image is spectacular or otherwise, a photograph is a representation of all the words that we choose to say…or not say. Photography is a medium, unique to perhaps all other mediums, which has the potential to convey thoughts and feelings without saying a word. You might say it’s worth a thousand words. In today’s […]

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How to Photograph Children Indoors: 8 Tips

Home is one of the best places to photograph children. They are in their trusted environment and you can capture them immersed in their activities and interactions, with all kinds of natural expressions. Yet photographing children indoors can be challenging and frustrating. The main reason is, of course, that young children move a lot, while […]

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How to Photograph 3 Headshot Looks with Just 1 Background

Perhaps you’re on a budget, or maybe you just hate switching out backgrounds. Either way, this tutorial from portrait and lifestyle photographer Jeff Carpenter has some great tips for getting different color backgrounds with a minimum of gear and fuss: Having the versatility to get a number of different looks with just one studio setup […]

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Mike Kelley’s BTS Episode 3: How to Photograph From a Helicopter

The third episode of Mike Kelley’s Behind the Scenes series from his architectural tutorial is now live. In this episode, Mike shows you how you can turn an overcast day into a sunny afternoon, how to photograph a resort from a helicopter, and also teaches you an effective way to make a hotel lobby look […]

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Tips for Location Scouting to Get the Perfect Sunset Photograph

Location scouting to find the ideal spot is just as important as what camera settings you use. Don’t miss this important first step in order to get your perfect sunset photograph. Scouting is part of the photography process “Hi. Are you a photographer?” a young voice called to me. “Hello,” I turned back and replied […]

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How to Photograph in the Harsh Midday Sun

It’s all about the light! The golden hour when the sun is just above the horizon shining its low angle golden rays on the scene; sunrise and sunset when the clouds light up pink, orange, and red; and the blue hour when the sun is below the horizon but it is not yet totally dark. […]

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How to Photograph People Outdoors Without Using a Reflector

Subject: Kota Wade You just got booked for a marvelous portrait photo shoot out in a gorgeous natural landscape. You run out the door, with camera gear in tow. Then you arrive at the location, the fresh air filling your nose, the beautiful natural world flourishing all around. You meet with your lovely portrait subject. […]

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