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Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Review (Nikon) [Izim AA Photography]

One of the first pieces of kit a Photographer should get is a good, well rounded lens that will cover most situations. This is the reason why kit lenses are in the 18-55mm range on cropped sensors or 24-120/24-105mm range.  Sure, you could go with a lens from Canon or Nikon, but is the extra […]

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Use What You Have to Become a Better Photographer

Often times professional photographers are pushing amateurs to get better gear, promising them that great things will come with great gear. I can see this happening for many reasons, partly due to the bloated market and consumer/capitalist mentality that we are all stuck in. However, it is still possible to become a better photographer using […]

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Understanding Aperture, Shutter-Speed and ISO: The Exposure Triangle

These three technical aspects of photography are called the Exposure Triangle. Understanding each element and how it affects your images is crucial, and furthermore understanding how they work together and can affect your image is even more important. Let’s take a look. Aperture: This is how open or closed the “eye” of the lens is. […]

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Is Bokeh Really That Important in Photography?

It seems now that the first thing most amateurs do is throw the background out of focus and try to get the nicest Bokeh they can. And you can’t blame them, images with Bokeh look great and create a nice contrast between your subject and the background. But is Bokeh really that important? Is it […]

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4 Steps to Bounce Flash Photography

Even experienced professionals run into flash related challenges. It’s no wonder then that beginners and intermediate shooters always have questions and frustrations when it comes to flash photography and how to bounce light properly. Hopefully this guide will help those of you struggling to get the right flash bounce lighting for your shots.

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Where Can You Learn Photography?

How can you get started learning photography and becoming a photographer? Some will tell you to buy expensive equipment, others will tell you to go to a fancy school and pay for 4 years of college, others will tell you to buy a dozen books and take a million shots. There’s really no right or […]

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5 Things to Avoid During a Portrait Shoot

You’ve probably read a ton of articles on portrait this and portrait that, but if you already know what you’re doing and are doing it as a living, then all you may need to know is what to avoid, which will put you on the path to continuing to do what you already do well. Here are 5 tips on what to avoid during a portrait session that can save you time, money, stress and your reputation as a professional.

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How to Deal With Stress in Creative Environments

Even artists, those that thrive on the creative and the beauty of life and enjoying their craft can run into stressful situations and life. As a matter of fact, some would say that especially artists run into stress. After all, we are continually pushing ourselves and our art. So how do we cope with stress, […]

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5 Questions New Photographers Should Ask Themselves

You’ve decided to become a professional. Great! Your passion, desire to change careers, or some other burning motivator has brought you to this point. So what do you do? What should you think about? Here are 5 good questions/items to consider and ask yourself now that you’ve made the decision.

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5 Ways to Overcome a Creativity Blockage

Follow these 5 tips to help you get out of a creativity/photographers block. Do things differently, break conventions, both yours and that of your art.

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