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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Randy

Whatever your position on homelessness, this is the kind of situation that breaks your heart. I discovered Randy on a busy street corner in downtown Indianapolis. He was sitting alone panhandling. I bent...

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Step-by-Step Frequency Separation Portrait Skin Retouching In Photoshop

If you’re a portrait photographer, you’re probably familiar with some of the Photoshop blurring techniques to soften skin blemishes. Although skin blurring in Photoshop has been around for a long time,...

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Free Lightroom Workflow Develop Presets for Portrait Photographers

Note: These free Lightroom Workflow Develop Presets for portrait photographers have been designed to work beautifully in all version of Lightroom! Be sure to check out our other free presets. Adobe Lightroom is an...

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Behind-the-Scenes Garden Portrait Photography Session

Note: Be sure to check out our off-camera lighting portrait photography guide. I love working with clients in beautiful environments! I photographed Ashley in a whimsical garden filled with vibrant color. Although...

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Free 14 Page Posing Guide For Portrait Photographers

Download our free 14 page posing guide for portrait photographers. In this guide we’re going to look a variety of ways to pose women’s hands during a portrait session. We’ll also look at strategies for...

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“He Is Coming” – Landscape Image

I drove into the countryside early one fall morning in 2008. With my camera gear in hand, I hoped to find something interesting to photograph. As dawn began to light the sky, I was excited to see dark, brooding...

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Free Split Toning Presets for Lightroom

Note: Be sure to check out our other free Lightroom presets. Split toning generally refers to introducing two complimentary colors into the highlights and shadows of image. You can split tone both color and black...

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Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock at Sunset

In 2009 I took my family on a road trip along the Oregon Coast. Along the way, we stayed overnight at Cannon Beach. Haystack Rock is one of the most photographed places in the Pacific Northwest making it...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Vash

I stood on a nearby street corner watching “Vash” from a distance. His body language was extremely jumpy yet commanding (despite his young age). Two other young homeless kids grouped around him as if he...

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Top 10 Pro Tips for Posing Women’s Hands

Note: Also be sure to check out our guide on simple ways to pose women’s hands. Hands rank second only to the face in the (positive or negative) impact they can have on a portrait. Hands demand the...

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“C” Shaped Posing in Portrait Photography

Quickly improve the quality of your portraits by using “C” shaped posing techniques. Recently we looked at how to create dynamic portraits using “S” shaped posing. Introducing an...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Rick

I followed Rick for nearly three blocks before finally contacting him near a busy intersection. I initiated a conversation by asking him how he was doing. This doesn’t always work. Imagine walking up to a...

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Consider a Career in Forensic Photography

Editor’s Note: Have you ever considered a career in forensic photography? George Reis is a highly respected instructor, author and photographer. He specializes in Image/Video Enhancement and Analysis as well...

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