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What is “digital workflow” and why do you need it?

What is Digital Workflow? If you needed to find a specific image file for a photo that you captured, say, five years ago, how long do you think it would take for you to find it (if you could find it at all)? Well, if you have your digital workflow act together, it should only [...]

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Do you “take” photos? Or, do you “make” them?

Through my years of my experience as a professional photographer and photography instructor, I’ve always liked to think of myself and my students as “artists”, and not merely as people with cameras who take pictures. A good or, better yet, a great photograph should not be the result of sheer luck combined with expensive camera [...]

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Avoiding the “Bull’s Eye” – The Rule of Thirds

Perhaps the most common compositional mistake that is made in photography is the placement of the subject in the dead center of the frame. Fortunately, this is also one of the easiest problems to remedy, and it won’t cost you a dime. All it takes is a little thought before you click your shutter button, [...]

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Wedding Photography: How to (and not to) shoot a wedding

So, your cousin Ed, armed with his new Nikon DSLR, wants to be the official photographer at your daughter’s wedding this coming summer and he’s willing to do the job as his special gift to the bride and her husband-to-be. Ed’s got a couple of nifty lenses, and he’s got the latest version of Photoshop [...]

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Keep it Simple

Has something like this ever happened to you? You take a picture and, at some point in the future, you look at your work and you can’t figure out what it was you were trying to capture in the shot.