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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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8 reasons why I convert a photo to black and white

I got my first camera in middle school as a Christmas present from my parents. It was a point and shoot Kodak and I loved taking pictures with that thing. I would use up a roll of film every couple … Continue reading

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5 reasons you need a photographer bestie

In this age of online communities like Facebook and Instagram, we forget how important having a good, close friend is nearby. Many of us have people we look to and friendships we have developed around our favorite hobby of photography. … Continue reading

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3 reasons you need to try a tilt-shift lens and how to use one

A tilt-shift is a specialty lens that allows you to manipulate perspective in-camera by moving the lens perpendicularly, as well as tilting the lens at an angle in relation to the camera body and sensor. These movements of the lens … Continue reading

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No open fields? 8 reasons to love a city setting for portraits

Nature, grass stains and muddy faces are synonymous with childhood. But what if you don’t live in suburbia? Maybe a concrete jungle surrounds you instead. Living in a metropolitan city has a unique set of obstacles when it comes to … Continue reading

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