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6 Common Filter Mistakes Photographers Make

6 Common Filter Mistakes Photographers Make Some photographers think filters aren't as important nowadays, with all the amazing software around, but we disagree. First of all, some filters have an effect you cannot simulate in post processing. Second, the time you spend recreating a filter effect could be used more efficiently to do...

11 Tricks for Photographing Strangers

11 Tricks for Photographing Strangers Taking portraits of people you know can be challenging enough but think about how hard it is for some photographers to go out and photograph complete strangers. It's definitely not the easiest thing you're going to try, so that's why we've prepared this quick guide to make photographing strangers...

8 Reasons Why you Should be Shooting Timelapse

8 Reasons Why you Should be Shooting Timelapse   Unless you're living under a rock, you've no doubt noticed the recent upswing in the number of timelapse videos popping up on the Internet. They're everywhere: in sidebar ads, active graphics on photographer's and videographer's sites, travel sites, realtor's sites and pretty much anywhere...

Street Photography: "Who Cares Apertures"

Street Photography: "Who Cares Apertures" One of the cool things about street photography is that it's a blend of different styles. You can shoot environmental portraits on the street, urban landscapes or simply capture the ongoing show that happens in crowded areas. From a technical point of view, street photography is best approached...

The Top 3 Alternatives to Stock Photography

The Top 3 Alternatives to Stock Photography Many professional photographers have something of a love-hate relationship with stock agencies. There are also those that refuse to add stock photography to their list of ways to sell their work and there are some who have turned their stock photos into a better tan average income stream. No...

This Is Why a 50mm Lens Should Always Be In Your Bag

This Is Why a 50mm Lens Should Always Be In Your Bag The "nifty fifty" they call it. The 50mm focal length has been around as long as the 35mm format. In fact, a 50mm lens used to be supplied as a kit lens with most film SLRs in the past. Today, the 50mm lens is still very popular, yet we think it doesn't see as much action as it should. For all...

Two Approaches to Shooting a Scene With Long Lenses

Two Approaches to Shooting a Scene With Long Lenses (Success Tip #1:Take portraits of people anywhere and turn them into profits) One of my favorite parts about using DLSR and mirrorless cameras is the ability to use long lenses. There's just an awesome feeling that goes with looking at something far away through a 300mm lens. The long lenses...

Extreme RAW Processing

Extreme RAW Processing Everyone knows that RAW files are the best quality format, but not every beginning photographer knows why that is. Let's dive a little deeper into that. The RAW file from your camera is the uncompressed image file. In other words, whatever capabilities your camera has are contained in that...