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4 Compelling reasons to underexpose your photos on purpose

Talk to three different photographers about “proper” exposure techniques, and you’ll probably get three different responses. That’s because shooting preferences are pretty personal. Once we’ve mastered manual mode and can shoot in varying conditions with relative ease, we learn to … Continue reading

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How to find and use open shade for your photos

I love using open shade to photograph my kids but what is it exactly? Open shade is when your subject is standing in the shade with the sunlight above them. The magic of open shade is that it creates a … Continue reading

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Aperture choice: My favorite photos and why I chose the f-stop I did

Seven years ago, when I first began my journey into photography, my husband gifted me with the cheap but fantastic Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. It rocked my world! I loved it. I opened up that aperture wide and was suddenly … Continue reading

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32 captivating eye contact photos that will draw you in

Are you looking for a photography challenge? Maybe you love taking photos or maybe you just need some motivation to start taking pictures again (or maybe you simply love contests that promise the chance at a prize!) Well, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Five Easy Steps to Improve Your Photos via Post-Processing

One of the most frequently asked questions I often get at Photography Life, is related to post-processing images. Specifically, our readers want to find out how they can make their images look good without spending too much time post-processing them. … Continue reading

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