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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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Whimsical Posing: Flaring the Dress

It’s challenging for new portrait photography struggling to learn how to pose women. This is a whimsical pose that’s quick and easy to put together! I love how beautiful this flared dress pose makes my...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Larry

I met Larry while traveling through Springfield, Illinois in 2007 after a very long day of traveling through the state. My wife and I pulled off the Interstate to find a restroom and inadvertently drove into a very...

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List of Free High Quality Lightroom Presets

Lightroom is an amazing photo management and editing tool. It’s easy to forget how much work it was to process digital photographs before Lightroom. One of the things that makes Lightroom so special is the...

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