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Photographers go into different phases in their development. I think you can learn all your life if you stay open-minded. Some people say they reached enlightenment at one point in their journey... just to discover the next step ahead. I think we all go through those stages.
People tell me I am lucky because my dog and cat are always posing for me. I have one advice for them: make your own luck. Roxy seems to always listen to me. Even my cat Mya looks to behave like a dog and sit pretty for me. My secret? Read this post ;)
Here is a quick tip for shooting portrait. It is especially useful to make overweight people look better.
Using a polarizer in studio can cut your retouching time.
With that title, you are probably thinking about filters, flash transmitters and those kind of accessories. Well, that's not what I want to cover today. It is more a "Be ready for anything" kit.
We all love big round bokeh balls of light. There is an easy way to change their shape. All you need is some black cardboard.
When thinking about focal length, many people only think about longer reach or wider field of view. Three things are important to understand about focal length and how they affect your lens choice.
The rule of thirds is a composition guide far older than photography. Painters were using it. It is one of the basic composition rule. I know that all rules are meant to be broken, but to do that consciously, you have to learn them first.
Christmas is coming way too fast. Your better half is a photographer and you are trying to find something for him/her? Here are a few suggestions.
I like the soft natural light from a large window. The quality of the light is great, and it also sets a nice mood. Here is a tip when you can't shoot near a window.
You don't need to spend any money to have some handy reflectors. All you need is cardboard and a tape. Take two white cardboard, foamcores or any other white thing that is somewhat thick and tape them together.