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Aug 15, 2017

Photography Gear Reviews

Photography Gear Reviews: There is always another camera or lens to consider adding to your arsenal. A word of advice, don't buy photography equipment thinking it will make you a better photographer.

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Aug 03, 2017

Is A Prime Lens Right For You?

Prime Lens: What is a prime lens? Do you need one? Do you want better pictures? Are you ready to move around? Do you want to take better portraits?

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Aug 02, 2017

Fashion Photography in the Streets

Fashion Photography in the Streets: Here's a set of my first outings in fashion photography. I grew up loving street photography and that background really helped with my first fashion photo shoots.

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Jul 31, 2017

Low Light Wedding Photography Tips

Shooting a wedding involves endless variables, especially when it comes to light. How do you capture great shots without a flash? Here are some basic low light wedding photography tips.

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Jul 24, 2017

GoPro Street | Classic VW

Always willing to show its potential as a street camera, the GoPro Hero seeks out the curvy lines of the Volkwagen Beetle.

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Jul 21, 2017

9 Tips To Great Street Photography

9 Tips to Great Street Photography: Even Some You've Never Thought Of: Photojournalist Jerry Nelson shares tips on what it takes to conquer the street with your camera.

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Jul 17, 2017

7 Low Light Digital Photography Tips

The test of a good photographer is not how well they shoot in good light, but how they handle a low-light situation. Here are some basic tips on shooting low light digital photography.

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Jul 11, 2017

Canon Lens Reviews | Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 II USM Lens

Canon Lens Reviews: The Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 II USM lens is certainly not the right lens for every occasion. But when it is the right lens to use, it brings back incredible results.

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Jul 10, 2017

Digital Photography Terms | Fixed Focal Length

What's fixed focal length? This digital photography term may sound complicated, but it's actually quite simple – it's the term used when a lens does not zoom. That’s it.

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Jul 05, 2017

How to Photograph the Moon (from Earth!)

Learn how to photograph the moon whether you're ready or not. How to capture the planned and unplanned moon shots.

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Jul 04, 2017

Animal Photography Tips | 7 Tips For Better Pictures Every Time

Animal Photography Tips: Taking pictures of animals is just like taking pictures of people. Only it's different. Animals can bite you, run from you, not cooperate...Maybe it's not the same after all.

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Jul 01, 2017

A Brief History of UFO Pictures

A Brief History of UFO Pictures: Before the invention of the camera only the witness' recollection was available. Photography has helped to strengthen the case for UFOs.

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Jun 28, 2017

DSLR Video | 5 Important Things To Know About Shooting Video With Your DSLR

DSLR's aren't just for shooting great photos. Learn some top DSLR video tips that can transform your DSLR camera into a superpower filmmaking machine.

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Jun 21, 2017

How to Photograph Fireworks

Taking pictures of fireworks isn't as hard as you think. Learn how to photograph fireworks.

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Jun 20, 2017

Join The Superpower Photo Club

Join the Superpower Photo Club and receive free monthly photography tips, plus a free e-book.

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Jun 19, 2017

My Most Powerful Picture | Chris deMatte

My Most Powerful Picture | Chris deMatte: While photographing an international festival for disabled children in Russia, photographer Chris deMatte captured his most powerful picture.

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Jun 12, 2017

Portrait Photography Tips and Tools Lenses and Backdrops

Portrait Photography Tips and Tools: Lenses and Backdrops - To make portraits you need a few tools. Let's take a look at some of those tools.

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Jun 10, 2017

Lucha Libre | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Lucha Libre: "Free Wrestling". From Rudos (bad guys) to Technicos (good guys) Mexican wrestling is characterized by colorful masks and acrobatic moves.

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Jun 09, 2017

GoPro Photo Tips - Real Estate Photography

GoPro Photo Tips | Real Estate Photography - So, you've noticed how your GoPro can take pictures of a room and make it look huge. But is a GoPro good enough for serious real estate photography?

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Jun 07, 2017

Loving Landscapes: A Guide To Landscape Post-Processing | eBook Review

eBook Review | Loving Landscapes: A Guide To Landscape Post-Processing: Learn how to edit landscape pictures in this step by step guide.

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Jun 05, 2017

Digital Photography Terms | Metering

If you understand the “Three Photo Amigos” (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed), it's time to dive deeper into your camera and learn about metering, another important digital photography terms.

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Jun 01, 2017

HDR Photography | Raw vs JPEG Comparison

Do you know what HDR photography is? (Can you say stunning photo?) Watch as I compare Raw vs JPEG files while creating HDR photographs.

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May 30, 2017

GoPro Hero Photography Tips (for mere mortals)

The GoPro Hero isn't just for jumpers and daredevils. Here are 10 down to Earth GoPro Hero photography tips.

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May 29, 2017

Civil War Mock Battles | Andersonville, GA

Civil War Mock Battles: Andersonville, GA is home to the U.S. National Prisoner of War Museum. Each year, the city hosts Civil War mock battles and a historic fair.

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May 25, 2017

Crop Photos? Yes. Sometimes.

Crop Photos? Yes. Sometimes. - Forget that photography purist argument. With picture resolution so high it's a shame to leave those pictures within a picture behind.

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May 09, 2017

Insect Photography Tips | Tripods, Monopods, Focus Rails

Insect Photography Tips: Insects are expected to move. Your camera is not. Learn what photography equipment you need to keep your camera stay steady.

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Apr 26, 2017

7 Tips for Photographing News

Get tips for photographing news from an international photojournalist. - Shooting photography for the news full time requires special preparations.

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Apr 21, 2017

Help With First DSLR Purchase

Question and Answer: Can you help with our first DSLR purchase? A Picture Power reader wants to buy a DSLR for his wife but is unsure what to get. Never fear! We can help.

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Apr 17, 2017

Depth of Field | Digital Photography Terms

What is in focus in your pictures? What is sharp in your pictures? Depth of field refers to the area of your picture that is in focus. Learn about this important digital photography term.

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Apr 13, 2017

Lightroom Has Limitations. Good.

Lightroom Has Limitations. Good. - Some people thrive in a world without limits. Others like to push through limitations. I like pushing through and Lightroom is the tool I use to push my photography.

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Apr 05, 2017

12 Parade Photography Tips

Parade Photography Tips - Never miss another clown shot. Get perfect parade pictures with the help of these 12 parade photography tips.

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Mar 30, 2017

How to Prevent Blurry GoPro Photos

How to Prevent Blurry GoPro Photos: Tired of seeing your best moves ruined by blurry GoPro photos? Not to worry, there are ways to lesson BGPS (Blurry GoPro Photo Syndrome)

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Mar 29, 2017

10 Event Photography Tips | Telling A Story And Getting The Next Gig

Event Photography Tips | Part-time and amateur photographers, with a decent camera and lens, can make extra cash with event photography. Here are some tips to make sure you get the best pictures.

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Mar 28, 2017

Photography Business Tips | When A Non-Profit Asks You To Take Photos For Free

Have you ever been approached by a non-profit organization to take pictures for them for free or at a reduced cost? Don't get mad! Here's why there's hidden opportunity in these kinds of requests.

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Mar 27, 2017

Drone Photography for Weddings: What You Need to Know

Drone photography in wedding packages is the hottest new trend for wedding photographers and videographers. Here's what you need to know before adding a drone to your list of services.

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Mar 23, 2017

Photography Bracketing | Make Your Photos Super Awesome

Are you having difficulty creating excellent images in harsh lighting conditions? Learn the one digital photography technique, photography bracketing, that will transform the way you take pictures.

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Mar 15, 2017

Digital Photography Terms

Are you baffled by all the digital photography terms? Here's a quick and easy explanation to get you started.

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Mar 11, 2017

The Canon 6D: A Story of Why

The Canon 6D: A Story of Why - A few days ago I bought a Canon 6D. Now, I am waiting for it. This is the story of why I bought the Canon 6D.

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Mar 09, 2017

Habitat for Humanity | Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Habitat for Humanity | Hurricane Sandy: In December of 2012, Habitat for Humanity's Mobile Response Unit left Atlanta, GA with a fleet of 24 vans to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.

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Feb 24, 2017

HDR Photography Raw vs JPEG Comparison (Example 2)

Sometimes pictures are more powerful than words. In this HDR photography raw vs jpeg comparison, see for yourself which photos you like better. It's like a wine tasting for your eyes.

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Feb 23, 2017

Canon Lens Reviews | Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

Canon Lens Reviews: The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens provides a great focal range and consistently returns sharp & colorful pictures. Learn why this is the only lens you may ever need.

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Feb 22, 2017

Food Photography Tips | How To Take Tasty Pictures

Food Photography Tips: Learn the steps needed to make your food look mouth watering. Hint: treat your food like a supermodel.

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Feb 15, 2017

Canon 6D Review

Canon 6D Review - A real world review from my first year with the Canon 6D. From real estate to fashion the 6D produces great images. But low light is where this camera thrives.

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Jan 31, 2017

Should I Get The Canon 5DSR?

Should I Get The Canon 5DSR? - This is the question that has been on my mind for the past few days. Maybe through this article I can find clarity to this question.

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Jan 25, 2017

Canon 60D | Digital Photography Camera Reviews

The Canon 60D is a mid-level DSLR. It is not as cheaply made as the Canon T2i/550D. And, it does not have the full frame sensor that the Canon 5D Mark III has. Check out my full review...

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Jan 12, 2017

Hotspots for UFO Pictures

Hotspots for UFO Pictures: UFO pictures are showing up more often all over the world. But there are always places that seem to get a little extra attention.

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Jan 07, 2017

UFO Pictures | Preparing for Proof

UFO Pictures | Preparing for Proof: Are you ready? Have you done the necessary prep work to ensure that you get a UFO picture?

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Jan 05, 2017

Insect Photography Tips | It's All In The Lens

Insect Photography Tips: Tired of the same old same old pictures of bugs and crawling things? Do you want to make the minuscule look monstrous? Hint: It's going to take more than your kit lens.

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Jan 03, 2017

My Most Powerful Picture | Jean-Sebastien Rochon

My Most Powerful Picture: Photographer Jean-Sebastien Rochon shares his vision and story behind his most powerful picture.

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