Tag: Photograph

How to Photograph Motion

Photographs by their very nature capture a split second in time. But often a photographer will want to suggest what comes just before or after the shot by portraying movement. There are some very obvious circumstances when you’ll need to capture motion, for example sports photography, but the same techniques can also be used in […]

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How to Photograph Sunrises and Sunsets

There are no times of day more famous for photography than “Golden Hour” — sunrise and sunset. Although great light can happen at any time, the edges of the day are perhaps the most consistent sources of inspiration you can find. Still, just because they’re beautiful doesn’t mean they’re easy to photograph. In this article, […]

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How to Photograph Waterfalls

I love water. Coming from Ontario where lakes and rivers abound, I’d spend entire summers at our cottage as a kid either in or on the water. I’m still drawn to it like steel to a magnet, so it’s not surprising that after learning the technique to create the beautiful pictures like in this article, […]

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How to Photograph Unique Beauty Shots with a Spotlight

Studio lighting is becoming predictable. All the more reason to leave no stone unturned while experimenting with your lighting. Daniel Norton breaks out something that you won’t quite associate with still photography—a spotlight: The Altman Spotlight has been modified to work with a Speedotron Pack. Altman Spotlight with Speedotron Pack The idea was to project the […]

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The Three Elements of Every Photograph

Today, I’d like to talk about three key elements that I feel make up each and every photograph we take. Of course they are not the only elements, but I feel that they are the most important. Specific shoots, like fashion or automotive commercials, require all sorts of preparation and specific skills. However, at the […]

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How to Take the Perfect Wildlife Photograph

As you sit in your jeep, watching the big cats of the savanna hunt their prey, you are in awe. They strategize, stalk, and when the time is right, they go in for the kill. The scene is intense and quick. Blink and you just might miss it! Most of the time, our souvenirs from […]

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What to Photograph in Costa Rica

The forest floor gave way to a small black pond which was by now almost indistinguishable from the muddy trail which led to its bank. Towering over the basin of the pond were the Ceiba trees, like obscure shadows that were closing a casket over the ground below. Every now and then an opening in […]

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