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Photography in the City: Take Advantage of the Metropolis

Urban living defines much of our daily lives. Most of us never leave the cityscapes in which we live, which is, for some, a great loss. Think of all the wonderful sights, not to mention photo opportunities, you’re missing in the great outdoors. But while the natural world has its merits, we believe that the city can provide just as stimulating an environment, with some equally breathtaking images waiting to be captured on the streets or from the rooftops. This article should give you some expert ideas on how to use the city to your advantage, and how to seek out the best shots. Things to Consider What’s your theme? There is far more opportunity for storytelling in the city...

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Counterpoint: The Benefits of Landscape Shots

What is it about landscape photography that we find so appealing? Is it the way it can capture the sheer grandeur and beauty of the natural world in a way that move and provoke awe in the viewer? Is it the way it juxtaposes us as humans against the sublimity of nature, i.e. the micro against the macro? Or is it simply a method of escapism, a way of creating beautiful images that can take us to places unknown and unexpected? This article will present a few musings on the subject, with some ideas for your own work. Why They’re Good Who hasn’t had the experience of just having to stop and look at a beautiful scene? There’s something overwhelming...

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Counterpoint: The Benefits of Portrait Shots

What is it about portrait photography that we find so fascinating? There’s a reason that selfies have taken over the world, after all.  The portrait medium allows you the unique opportunity to truly capture the essence of your subject, of the human being in the frame. This article will offer some expert ideas on what how portrait shots are hard to beat, along with a few useful tips for how to make the most of them.   Why They’re Good Portraits allow us to gauge the subject as a person and an individual more effectively. It’s no wonder actors use headshots when auditioning for film parts. Not only do portraits create a sense of trust and openness, but it can...

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Backdrop Storage

Want to keep your backdrops nicely rolled up and ready for use at any time? Look at this perfect storage solution by Cindy Ellis Photography.  The top pegs double has a roll holder when taking photographs.  All you need is some lumber and PVC. .

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