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As photographers, we all know that composition of your photos is important. I’m going to venture out and courageously say that composition is probably the single most important factor involved in creating a great photo. For new photographers, learning camera functions and SLR photography is naturally top of mind (and it is important), but we...
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If you’re a new photographer, you’ve probably felt the urge to flip the switch from Auto over to Manual mode just to see what happens. If you’re like me, then you probably felt a wave of confusion, and any photo attempts probably came out too bright, too dark, or even shaky. You may have even...
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In CLARITY Volume Six, Kevin Kubota demonstrates how to mix flash with natural light outdoors to create dramatic portraits – including a video on the lighting setup and the shoot. Additionally, world-renowned photography educator, Cheryl Machat Dorskind, joins the PhotographyBB team to kick off a brand new series on Color Theory for Photographers. Learn 7...
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UPDATE: The archives are stable and will remain open until further notice. Let the download party begin! By (extremely) popular demand, we’re re-opening access to the PhotographyBB Online Magazine archives – but – we’re only granting access for the next 3 days. Why such a small window? Last time we did this a year ago,...
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One of the most common questions among new parents, grandparents, and everyone in between is, “How can I make great photographs of my kid(s)?” It’s an important question, and your role is straightforward as a photographer – understand both technically and artistically how to best translate your vision through the lens. Beyond that, every great...
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Do you ever struggle with the composition of your photographs? Are you striving to create photographs that aren’t just good, or even great – but truly remarkable images? Do you sometimes feel that your vision and your results just aren’t quite lining up? If you’re one of the many photographers who share these challenges, then...
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If you haven’t heard of Serge Ramelli, prepare to be thoroughly entertained. Serge is full of knowledge, inspiration, and charisma to boot. It’s hard NOT to learn something from him. Serge posts two video tutorials every week on YouTube, and is definitely worth subscribing to if you do any processing work in Lightroom. In the...
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Halloween is the perfect time of year for experimenting with your photography. With all of spookiness, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and our subject for this tutorial – ghosts! Of course we’re not chasing down real ghosts to photograph (that’s another topic all together), rather, we’ll show you how you can take a ghostly photo of your little...
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How do we make a truly unique photograph if you’re confined to shooting from the same vantage point as everyone else? That’s a challenge that we all face when shooting landmarks, sporting events, travel photography, architecture, and a whole range of subjects. How do we avoid the trap of taking the same photo that everyone...
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There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to make brilliant photographs, and fireworks celebrations present an exciting venue for photography enthusiasts at all levels. Today, Canadians will be celebrating Canada Day, with Americans set for their Fourth of July celebrations just around the corner. Of course, there are numerous fireworks events year-round across the globe, so...
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