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One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to expand your photographic horizons is to use your camera to explore the world on a very small scale. Close-up, or macro photography, can turn everyday objects into visually interesting images and bring a new dimension to your photography... READ MORE
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Traveling home for the holidays elicits images of comfy crackling warm fireplaces, plates full of mom’s home cooking, and nice, hot cups of tasty eggnog. But before you get there, you’ll probably be caught in the unavoidable last-minute crowds scrambling for gifts, luggage-packing nightmares, bumper-to-bumper traffic to the airport, never-ending check-in and security lines, only to end up sitting... READ MORE
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In the last macro photography segment, we looked at three easy ways to get into macro photography: macro lenses, extension tubes, and close-up filters. As with most things photographic, there are many different ways to accomplish a single task, and... READ MORE
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Chances are that most of you have a pile of family photo albums sitting in a box somewhere that rarely, if ever, get to see the light of day. We live in a world where photos are shared constantly through social media, text messages, and email. Wouldn’t you like to share those older family photos as well? Wouldn’t you love to surprise your sibling with a #TBT (throw-back Thursday) Instagram photo... READ MORE
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Travelling and discovering our natural world and its cultures with your camera allows you to experience the world intimately and with all of your senses. The travel photographer does not just point his lens and shoot—he explores, he listens, he searches for the best angle, an interesting pattern of colors, and always waits patiently for the best light. Most importantly, a travel photographer must... READ MORE

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Award-winning professional photographer Michael Grecco is a big proponent of storing your working archive on local hard drives. We spoke to Grecco earlier this year about inspiration, creativity, and gear in our Finding a New Road article. His latest initiative is a new resource... READ MORE
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A photographer's light is our language; we tell our stories with light. So understanding and controlling that light is very important. However, as soon as we master our light... What’s the next step? This is where most photo shoots go wrong. In this jam-packed and fun two-hour seminar, Fashion/Celebrity photographer Frank Doorhof guides you through many tips that will make your photo shoot go... READ MORE

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Join Robert Rodriguez Jr as he discusses the various aspects of his artistic process for making incredible landscape images of the Hudson Valley, in New York. Rodriguez talks about his approach, and how he is inspired by the natural world, and how he tries to capture emotion in his photographs. Watch as he takes us through a step-by-step example of how he decides on a composition and then applies... READ MORE

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In this installment of Real Exposures, David Brommer interviews international conflict photographer Ben Lowy, whose powerful photographs of war-torn countries around the world are highly stylized without losing the essence of their stories. Lowy’s work has been published in magazines and newspapers around the globe, and is in various... READ MORE

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Watch as Washington, DC-based photographer Tim Cooper as he explains the value of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography in practical, everyday applications. Cooper walks us through the process, step by step, for measuring the brightest and darkest areas of a photograph and then taking a series of bracketed photographs that can be... READ MORE

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In this installment of Real Exposures, David Brommer interviews freelance photographer David Wells, a master of narrative photography and an instructor at the International Center of Photography. Photo District News named Wells one of the top workshop instructors in the country, and in this interview, he discusses his approach to the... READ MORE

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Creator of the Veterans Portrait Project, former combat veteran and photographer Stacy Pearsall spends the day photographing several generations of military veterans. From a chance encounter at a VA hospital, her initial idea to schedule photo sessions instead of her own doctors’ appointments developed into a full-... READ MORE

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Music festivals are increasing in popularity by the day—during the summer there is hardly a weekend without one. You’ve got your pass, and you’re headed to work your first festival. Not sure what to expect? Nicole Fara Silver has got your back. Nicole, who has photographed multiple music festivals, including South By Southwest and Governors Ball, displays photos and covers the ins and outs of... READ MORE

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Australia's Jerry Ghionis has a reputation for being one of the world's top wedding photographers, and he has a system of five steps to create the perfect image: Lighting, Location, Pose, Technique, and Expression. On behalf of B&H, I recently... READ MORE
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As we all know, every single photo we take is unique. It doesn’t matter whether we shoot the same image several times, or under the same lighting conditions, or using the same camera settings. As we have all noticed from personal experience, some images have grain in darker areas while others lack contrast in certain areas, and others suffer from major backlighting issues. Most post-production... READ MORE

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