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What doors will be opened in the new year?

2014 New Year Primer

January 07, 2014 / by

Let’s get this year off to a good start. Let’s learn and improve our photography and lets think about inspiration and upgrades. We have some tips to help you do it right.

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Steam Engine at Night

The Outdoor Studio: Large Scale Strobe Setups

March 28, 2013 / by

In Part II of the Outdoor Studio, Photographer William Gill gets technical about his lighting setup as he illuminates a large train in marshland.

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The Outdoor Studio: Photographing Trains At Night

March 21, 2013 / by

Introducing the art of photographing trains at night, photographer William Gill gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his methodology and routine.

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"Rail Tunnel" by D. Travis North

Look Silly (And Create Great Photos)

October 18, 2012 / by

Photographers are a crazy bunch. Laying on the pavement, climbing trees – standing on crates just to get the right angle. We can collect some pretty interesting comments and gather a lot of strange looks. It’s inevitable. But we need to overcome. In this article, I share about my own silly experiences and how I overcame my own fears.

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NextGEN Gallery: The Next Chapter

June 19, 2012 / by

NextGEN Gallery – the leading gallery plugin for Wordpress – was recently acquired by Photocrati – a leading Wordpress template for Photographers. Read on to hear why this affects you and why we think this is great news.

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My current Watermark - less obtrusive than the old one

The Great Photo Watermark Debate

June 07, 2012 / by

Watermarks are debated almost as much as camera brands in the photography world. Accepting that there will always be differing opinions, I share my own philosophies on the topic and then discuss the evolution of my logo to address some critical concerns.

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This was a bucket list photo that I checked off when I borrowed an ultra-wide-angle lens.

Photo Todo Lists: A Source of Self-Inspiration

May 17, 2012 / by

Lists are a great way to track your ideas and thoughts, but they can also be a great way to inspire yourself for the future. There are two lists I use most of all: The Photo Bucket List and the Photo Theme List. Read on to learn how to fill your down-time with these great lists.

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Brushing Up On Your Skills

March 23, 2012 / by

A change of seasons is a good enough reason to brush up on your skills. It’s a great time to analyze your work and find some inspiration for yourself. Maybe you need to be reminded of what and why you do what you do. Well, we’ve written a lot of articles, so we know about those things. Read On to take advantage of our wisdom.

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"Retail Heritage" by D. Travis North

This Photo Costs: Whatever The Market Will Bear

March 15, 2012 / by

Don’t fall into the trap of trying to justify the prices of your works. It’s a downward spiral that should be avoided. We have some business advice when it comes to pricing your photos. Read on to learn more…

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"Reflections Of Inspiring Role Models" by D. Travis North

Plan For A Successful Photo Excursion: Know Your Space

March 02, 2012 / by

On a photo excursion outside the studio, we don’t always have control over everything. So in order to have a successful trip, you need to take control over everything you can. This requires research and planning. But how do we go about doing that? Read on to learn how.

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