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How I Hashtag My Photography for Social Media

How I Hashtag My Photography for Social Media

If you’ve found yourself wondering how you can go about using hashtags on Instagram for tagging your work, here’s how I go about it. Spoiler alert: I don’t overthink it, and I keep it as simple as possible.

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Five Helpful Tips for Better Portraits

Five Helpful Tips for Better Portraits

Portraits take the confluence of technical aptitude, creativity, and the ability to work with people to be successful, and the lack of any one can derail the entire endeavor. This great video will give you five tips to improve your portraits, ranging from composition to interacting with the subject.

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Using a 35mm Lens for Environmental Portraits

Using a 35mm Lens for Environmental Portraits

While you can use almost any lens to make an environmental portrait, there are a combination of features that make the 35mm a great choice for this style of portraiture.

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Photographer Ken Heyman Dies at 89

Photographer Ken Heyman Dies at 89

Ken Heyman, a photographer that’s worked with cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, shot commissions for Life magazine, and collaborated with President Lyndon B. Johnson, died on December 10th in Manhattan at 89 years old. He died at his home of a heart ailment, as reported by his daughter, Jennifer McCarthy.

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How Do Introverts Navigate the Difficulties of Posing Clients?

How Do Introverts Navigate the Difficulties of Posing Clients?

Introverts find joy and comfort in being alone, not because of a dislike of other people, but because they are happiest when they’re in their own space. So, how can a truly introverted person switch to a full-on social situation where clients need to be directed or posed in a confident manner?

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A Quick Tips for Finding Models to Work With

A Quick Tips for Finding Models to Work With

When traveling to new places, you may not have a solid network established to find talent to work with. Perhaps you are just starting and looking to local talent to work with. Where do you search to find potential models for your portfolio?

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Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 Versus Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8

Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 Versus Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8

For many photographers, a good 85mm lens camera is simply indispensable. For full frame cameras, there are plenty of options; however, for those that shoot with an APS-C camera, options are somewhat limited. Fujifilm is one of the companies that offers something brilliant in this range, and I wanted to test and compare it to a full frame “equivalent.”

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The Fujinon 200mm f/2 From the Point of View of a Portrait Photographer

The Fujinon 200mm f/2 From the Point of View of a Portrait Photographer

The Fujinon 200mm f/2.0 is a beast of a lens designed mostly for sports and wildlife, but as a portrait shooter I wanted to see how it stacked up.

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Gobos: An Affordable and Expressive Solution for Creating Interesting Backgrounds

Gobos: An Affordable and Expressive Solution for Creating Interesting Backgrounds

A white backdrop is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment, and a must have for any studio photographer. But if you want to mix things up a bit, and you don’t want to fork out for another background — like one of these beautiful hand-painted ones — or you just want to have some creative fun, making a gobo is a fantastically adaptable alternative.

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Artist Captures Video Portrait of Daughter Once a Week for 20 Years

Artist Captures Video Portrait of Daughter Once a Week for 20 Years

A Dutch artist has created a video documenting twenty years by taking a short video of his daughter once a week for twenty years. That adds up to 1040 different clips that combine to make an amazing piece that might leave you needing some tissue.

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If Somebody Doesn’t Like Your Portrait of Them, Is It Always the Photographer’s Fault?

If Somebody Doesn’t Like Your Portrait of Them, Is It Always the Photographer’s Fault?

Most people don’t like their photograph taken. So if, as a photographer, you’ve taken an image of someone and they don’t like it, is it your fault?

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Naomi Campbell’s Recent Cover Is Shockingly Her First Ever Mainstream Fashion Shoot With Black Photographer

Naomi Campbell's Recent Cover Is Shockingly Her First Ever Mainstream Fashion Shoot With Black Photographer

Thirty three and a half years as one of the most successful models on the planet and Naomi Campbell has only just completed a mainstream fashion shoot with a black photographer for the first time.

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The Best Images from GuruShots “Amazing Men” Challenge

The Best Images from GuruShots

GuruShots is a website that hosts, “The World’s Greatest Photo Game,” in which it invites participants to submit their best photos to various challenges. They have receive thousands of entries and millions of votes and recently hosted the “Amazing Men” challenge. Check out the three winners of the challenge below as well as the 100 top rated images below.

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Wedding Photographer Poses Couple in Front Of Kincade Fire, Surrealism Glows

Wedding Photographer Poses Couple in Front Of Kincade Fire, Surrealism Glows

Weddings are busy and stressful, but careful planning usually minimizes hiccups. Unfortunately, for a recently married Southern California couple, Mother Nature had her own plans.

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What’s It Like to Shoot a $30,000 100-Megapixel Camera?

What's It Like to Shoot a $30,000 100-Megapixel Camera?

In my ramblings as a photographer over the last decade and a half, I’ve shot with almost every brand of commercial digital camera out there. However, most of my experience has been in the realm of common crop-sensor and full-frame cameras. I’ve always seen the more exotic offerings in medium format digital as beyond my reach and therefore, not worth thinking about.

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Capture One Offers Unique and Powerful Benefits For Portrait Photography

Capture One Offers Unique and Powerful Benefits For Portrait Photography

The landscape of the portrait photographer has certainly been in flux over the last decade, in which time we’ve seen photos of people go from unreal alabaster-like skin to something much more real, color grading become prominent, and image resolution grow, even though the consumption of images has moved largely to smaller screens.

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A Portrait Photographer Takes Another Look at the EOS R, but That’s Not Why You Should Watch This Video

A Portrait Photographer Takes Another Look at the EOS R, but That’s Not Why You Should Watch This Video

The Canon EOS R gained Sony-like AI Servo Eye AF with a firmware update earlier in the year, and now, photographer Manny Ortiz takes a look at how it performs. The short answer is that it’s definitely way better, and he says as much, but the real reason to watch the video is to see Ortiz in action on a portrait shoot. It’s fascinating.

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Photographer Shoots Fashion Images on Top of the World’s Deepest Lake

Photographer Shoots Fashion Images on Top of the World's Deepest Lake

A photographer has released a captivating collection of images combining elements of both landscape and fashion, as she photographs models wearing extravagant dresses atop the deepest lake in the world, located in southern Siberia, Russia, which remains frozen for most of the year.

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