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How to Find and Photograph Bears in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is one of the most visited parks in the United States, and for good reason. It’s full of unique thermal features and one of the last great destinations for an abundance of wildlife. Even if you come for the geysers and hot springs, you’ll want to stay longer and ...

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A Complete Guide to X Series Flash Gear

Since I purchased my first Godox product in late 2015, I’ve been extremely vocal about their product line because of their massive price to performance ratio. It’s a weird occurrence for one of the most capable products to also be one of the cheapest. Over the years of working with ...

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Destination Wedding Survival Guide for Photographers

Have you considered offering destination wedding photography to your clients but questioned the amount of work and risks involved? We will dive deep in this article, covering various topics to help you succeed on your first destination wedding assignment. The topics covered include: Planning and what to bring. Scouting and ...

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Do a Background Check When Shooting a Wildlife Photo

When photographing wildlife — much like hiring a new employee or going on a date with someone you met online — it’s essential to do a background check. What is behind the animal that you’re photographing? The background can completely make or break an image. It’s essentially the canvas that ...

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How to Shoot Photos of Flying Food

Want to learn how to create a “flying food” photo without actually making food travel through the air? Food photographer Skyler Burt of We Eat Together made this 5.5-minute tutorial on one way to freeze time and space. Levitating food is often seen in advertisements, allowing the viewer to see ...

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Did You Know That a Reflector Can Do This?

Did you know that you can bend your reflector to change the quality of the light on your subject? Held in the concave position, the light becomes more concentrated – this option results in a very sculptured look, giving the image an editorial feel. Held in the convex position — ...

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How to Mix Flash and Ambient Light

Mixing ambient light with flash is a tough technique to get around. I can do it no problem, but when someone asks me to explain it I draw a blank. There’s a very good reason why it’s hard to understand: you’re smashing two distinct schools of lighting an image together. ...

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This Simple Posing Trick Makes People Instantly Look Thinner

Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning photographers. His answer was the simple portrait posing trick in the 2.5-minute video above. “One of the main questions I get asked as a photographer is ‘Can you make me ...

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The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers

It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s photography. Even optimal apertures aren’t enough to get both the foreground and background as sharp as desired. That doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, though. Focus stacking for ...

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