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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Conquering Shadows and Long Exposures

This passage was excerpted from Minus 2/3 The Invisible Flash by Gerd Ludwig, available in eBook format and paperback now! Minus 2/3 is the latest release from photographer and author Gerd Ludwig. Ludwig received the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for
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Posing and Capturing Connection

This passage was excerpted from Pet Photography: The Secrets to Creating Authentic Pet Portraits by Norah Levine I frequently hear from clients or potential clients that my portraits, specifically of people with pets, do not feel posed. This makes me feel
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Nurturing Creativity

See the World (2014) Creativity demonstration at Ivy Hall on the SCAD Atlanta Campus. Jillian Christmas (model). © Claire Rosen There are many things you can do to create the conditions for creativity and productivity. Although everyone is capable of
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Composition for Moving Images – Shot Sizes

Composing shots for moving images is, in essence, very similar to composing for still images or paintings. But like any other craft, cinema has created its own visual principles with one fundamental intention: to effectively control what viewers see in
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The Difference Between Hard and Soft Light

This passage was excerpted from Studio Anywhere 2: Hard Light by Nick Fancher HARD VERSUS SOFT Preferences are subjective. Especially when it comes to the needs of a client. One client loves candid, on-the-fly shots while another prefers more polished,
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Driving Miss Camera by Guy Tal

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found. —James Russell Lowell In order for photography of natural things to enter the realm of the fine arts, it must first
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