Beginner photographers: Improve your composition with these lighting tips


As you begin your photography journey, you’ll spend a ton of time trying to discover your style. You’ll research different photographers, as well as different techniques. There’s one key element that stands out in all photographic compositions. Not the megapixels or the camera used. It’s the lighting. I’d like to share a few notes that may help light up your next composition. Okay, that was a bad pun. Anyway, let’s look at ways light can enhance your photography.

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Three Tips for Photographing Models

Three Tips for Photographing Models

If you’re tired of scouring Google images and Pinterest for model posing ideas, read this article for three tips on how to do so.

I was super nervous when my first solo model shoot came around. I’m used to photographing only couples and weddings and had never worked with a real model before. I was pretty anxious before the shoot and kept referring to YouTube, Google Images, and Pinterest for posing ideas. I thought that directing a solo model was going to be so much more difficult than two people, because you can have the two people play off of each other, whereas with one model, that is not possible. What I actually found was that directing one model was much easier than directing clients who might not be the most comfortable in front of the lens. Here are three tips and poses that worked really well for me, and hopefully, they’ll work well for you too!

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Travel agents: How to find a good one and how they can help

When you can book every aspect of a trip online, in minutes, why would you use a travel agent? And how do you find a good one?

Erika Richter, communications director for the American Society of Travel Agents, joined this week’s episode of the AP Travel podcast “Get Outta Here! ” to explain how travel agents work and how to find one. Here are some excerpts from the podcast, edited for brevity and clarity.

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When Landscape Photography Goes Wrong

There’s no better feeling in the world for a landscape photographer than watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset light up the sky with an array of colors. There’s no worse feeling than not being able to take advantage of that lighting and going home empty-handed.

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Photography Tips for Beginners: Shoot Like a Pro By Thinking Like a Pro

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Thanks to advances in digital technology, it’s now possible for anyone with a reasonably decent camera to capture stunning photos. Today’s best camera sensors guarantee a jaw-dropping level of detail and richness. It’s tempting to chase every new and improved technology in a fruitless effort to buy your way to being a better photographer, but you still need an appreciation for the fundamentals of what makes a great photo. To shoot like a professional photographer, you need to think like a professional photographer. Here’s how.

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