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Are Photos Living Entities?

Are Photos Living Entities?

A photo is taken in an instant, snapped as you perceive the moment, recording indefinitely the raw values encoded from the sensor to the memory card. How then can a photo be a living entity?

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Getting Through the Pandemic as a Wedding Photographer and Forecasting the Future of the Industry

Getting Through the Pandemic as a Wedding Photographer and Forecasting the Future of the Industry

What are your bets on how the wedding photography industry will look by the time we get through the pandemic? Here, an award-winning wedding photographer shares his experiences on getting through this period and looks to the future of the industry.

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Are We Facing Hard Times Getting Recognition for Our Photographs?

Are We Facing Hard Times Getting Recognition for Our Photographs?

It’s amazing what modern software can create within seconds and how we can alter images with only a few clicks. What does it do to our reception of photography?

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How to Focus Stack an Image and Prepare It for Exposure Blending

How to Focus Stack an Image and Prepare It for Exposure Blending

As you advance in landscape photography, you’ll likely come across techniques such as exposure blending or focus stacking. But what if you want to do both?

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How Was I Missing a Medium Format Point and Shoot? A Short-Term Review of the Fujifilm GA645

How Was I Missing a Medium Format Point and Shoot? A Short-Term Review of the Fujifilm GA645

Yes, it’s true. A medium format point and shoot camera actually exists. I wasn’t really into it at first, but have completely fallen in love with it after a few outings. It may well be the only camera I never sell.

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Ranking My Photography Gear Investments Best to Worst (Part Two): My Not so Great Investments

Ranking My Photography Gear Investments Best to Worst (Part Two): My Not so Great Investments

In last week’s article, I took you through the four best investments that I’ve made since becoming a professional photographer. But, since there are two sides to every coin, I guess it’s only fair to also tell you where I’ve gone wrong.

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The Incredible Work of Molly Baber

The Incredible Work of Molly Baber

Molly Baber is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and fashion photographer creating conceptual works that evoke blood, death, and feminine power, as well as a subconscious fantasy through ritual, divination, and mythology.

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The Gear Trap Is a Problem, but Cheap Equipment Can Also Limit You

The Gear Trap Is a Problem, but Cheap Equipment Can Also Limit You

Most of us are familiar with “the gear trap,” the fine line that’s crossed when a shooter makes a top priority of continually researching and purchasing newer and better camera equipment. This can be a dangerous money pit. But there are times when your gear must be upgraded, lest you suffer the technical shortcomings of outdated or inadequate equipment.

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Rules Will Kill Your Photography Creativity: Part One

Rules Will Kill Your Photography Creativity: Part One

Here is a fact: You will not find your creativity by following a rule, regardless of how many people believe it. In this series of articles, I aim to put this right. I’m on a mission to change how photography composition is taught — forever.

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