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Is Your Hometown Too Boring to Photograph? Think Again

Is Your Hometown Too Boring to Photograph? Think Again

As someone who spent more than 10 years living in London and now lives in a village of just 750 people, I can relate to those who struggle to find inspiration on their doorstep. In this motivating video from Evan Ranft, the photographer runs through some ideas of how to rediscover your hometown with your camera.

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When the Sky Gives You Clouds Like These, Just Go Shoot

When the Sky Gives You Clouds Like These, Just Go Shoot

When the weather gods do something crazy, don’t ask questions; just say thank you. You can try and plan your outdoor photography until you’re blue in the face, but sometimes, when it starts to look like the conditions might be epic, you need to be spontaneous and just get out there.

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The Toughest Shoot of My Career? How I Shot this Series of Action Images

The Toughest Shoot of My Career? How I Shot this Series of Action Images

I relish a challenge and I knew this job was going to be hard, but I had no idea how much improvisation would be required to complete this shoot and come away with images that worked for the client. Huge venue, one light, complex action, no reccy visit, and just six hours to get it all done.

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An Easy Clean and Inexpensive Soft Light Setup for Shooting On Location

An Easy Clean and Inexpensive Soft Light Setup for Shooting On Location

Today, I thought I’d take you through the sometimes agonizing process of figuring out the best way to light on location and some of the tools and techniques I use to get around the obstacles.

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How I Shot This Model in Just Fifteen Minutes

How I Shot This Model in Just Fifteen Minutes

Sometimes it’s fun to set yourself a challenge, maybe shooting with limited gear or with a very quick turnaround. On this occasion, I had no choice. The shoot was conceived and captured in under fifteen minutes, and the images were edited and submitted less than half an hour later. Here’s how it came about.

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How I Shot This Editorial Fashion Spread for Glamour South Africa

How I Shot This Editorial Fashion Spread for Glamour South Africa

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot this fashion spread for Glamour South Africa back in March while I was in Barcelona. Right before the trip, I did some research and had asked some locals for some location recommendations.

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Top Five Photography Spots in the Dolomites

Top Five Photography Spots in the Dolomites

There’s no denying that Italy’s Dolomites are stunning. This monumental mountain range in northeastern Italy is an idyllic playground for both outdoor adventurers and those seeking a taste of the region’s cultural heritage.

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The Importance of Adding Character to Location Portraits

The Importance of Adding Character to Location Portraits

A good location portrait is the successful combination of a number of factors — lighting, wardrobe choices, props, location choice, and more. This excellent video goes behind the scenes of just such a set of portraits to discuss how all these factors come together to make successful, compelling images.

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Photographing Heritage Railroads

Photographing Heritage Railroads

Trains, trains, trains. Heritage Railroads offer a lot of fun and a great photographic subject for those who like to travel. In this article I share my methods of capturing these magnificent vintage iron horses.

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Five Tips for Photographing a Large Event From a Corporate Photographer

Five Tips for Photographing a Large Event From a Corporate Photographer

I’m the sole photographer employed by a large Fortune 500 company. That is, I am the only non-product photographer in full-time employment for my company. Occasionally, there are people who shoot a small event on our campus, but the bulk of the photography-based work a company would need falls to me.

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How I Shot These Rooftop Fashion Images

How I Shot These Rooftop Fashion Images

I shot these images for fashion ecommerce store Zilingo when we were doing a recent campaign/catalog shoot. What a fun team to shoot with! They really have a vision for what they want to pull off and are very supportive in terms of getting there.

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The Best Locations for Landscapes Photos May Be Just Around the Corner

The Best Locations for Landscapes Photos May Be Just Around the Corner

Have you taken beautiful landscape photos at Lofoten, the Faroe Islands, or Iceland? Or perhaps you only dream about trips to these breathtaking locations. Don’t worry; perhaps the best landscape photo you will ever shoot is in your home town, just around the corner.

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Attempting to Define Street Photography

Attempting to Define Street Photography

When it comes to street photography, what counts, how would you define it, and why? Here’s a video that poses some potentially tough questions and attempts to define more abstract ideas that may have a fair amount of gray area regarding that very question.

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Shooting an Environmental Portrait From Start to Finish

Shooting an Environmental Portrait From Start to Finish

A couple weeks ago, I did a quick photo session with my Jiu Jitsu coach, Rafael Moreno, and I filmed the process from start to finish.

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Shooting Long Exposures in the Arctic Circle

Shooting Long Exposures in the Arctic Circle

If you had the opportunity to visit the somewhere in the Arctic Circle, what sorts of images would you hope to shoot while traveling? If long exposures cross your mind then this one’s for you.

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Same Old, Made New: Why You Should Photograph Locations Multiple Times

Same Old, Made New: Why You Should Photograph Locations Multiple Times

For most of us, wanderlust is all about the new: new adventures, new experiences, and new perspectives through the viewfinder.

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How Felix Renaud Shot Personal Project: Section Fumeur

How Felix Renaud Shot Personal Project: Section Fumeur

When photographer Felix Renaud first discovered photography, a world of possibilities opened to him. With his background of drawing and cinema, he is drawn towards treating his images as if they were drawn from a film or inspired by a painting. He enjoys creating the ambiance and characters for his images.

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