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7 TIPS FOR POSING INDIVIDUALS

7 TIPS FOR POSING INDIVIDUALS

Posing can be intimidating, we know. Before your subject steps on set, try to initiate a friendly, casual conversation. Asking the model about themselves can help them loosen up and make a connection. This applies to professional and non-professional talent. To give...

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR STUDIO LOCATION

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR STUDIO LOCATION

A photography studio can offer freedom, consistency, privacy, and security. Depending on your business scale and cash-flow, the way you access a studio space can vary.  Some photographers prefer a collaborative, shared space with others (which is less expensive, but...

3 WAYS TO CAPTURE MOTION

3 WAYS TO CAPTURE MOTION

Stop-action involves freezing movement, or suspending a subject in motion. This effect requires a fast shutter speed, which allows less light to hit the sensor. If a photographer wants to freeze motion, other settings may need to compensate for the loss of light to...

5 RULES FOR STRONGER COMPOSITIONS

5 RULES FOR STRONGER COMPOSITIONS

LineLineYou can’t underestimate the power of line in a composition. Lines can be used to create horizons, draw boundaries, or create patterns. Lines that converge towards each other create an illusion of perspective, guiding the viewer’s eye into the composition....

ESSENTIAL LIGHTING TERMS

ESSENTIAL LIGHTING TERMS

Production team members often use specific terms to describe light position and purpose. If you’d like to be more familiar and comfortable with lighting on set, you’ll need to learn how to describe lighting. Here’s some of the basics so you can communicate and learn...

POLAROID’S SMARTPHONE PRINTER

POLAROID’S SMARTPHONE PRINTER

Polaroid has introduced a new way to print photos directly off your smartphone. It’s called the Polaroid Lab. Printing photos off of phones is nothing new, but what makes this device unique is that it’s completely wireless. All one needs to do is place the phone face...

108 MEGAPIXEL SENSOR FOR SMARTPHONES

108 MEGAPIXEL SENSOR FOR SMARTPHONES

Samsung Electronics C., Ltd., has partnered with Chinese electronics company Xiaomi Corporation to present ISOCELL Bright HMX, the world’s first mobile image sensor higher than 100 million pixels. “Xiaomi and Samsung have worked closely together from the early...

NAMING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

NAMING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

So you’re ready to market your photography business. Great! Before you create a social media page, title your website, or buy a domain name, you need a name for your business! Giving your photography business a creative, effective name is sometimes challenging but...

INDUSTRY TERMS EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD KNOW

INDUSTRY TERMS EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD KNOW

In the commercial world, nothing is worse than miscommunication. Maybe that’s debatable, but hear me out. Clear communication is absolutely essential to a thriving business with satisfied clients. If you aren’t on the same page as your client when it comes to art...

HOW TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

HOW TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

We all have 24 hours per day—so how can we best use them? Some thought leaders swear by waking up before the sun, while others have the audacity to suggest giving up coffee. If you want to wake up at 5 a.m. and stop drinking liquid energy, well, more power to you. But...

HOW SLEEP AFFECTS CREATIVITY

HOW SLEEP AFFECTS CREATIVITY

Creative types have all kinds of theories about sleep. Night owls claim they do their best work in the middle of the night. Early risers insist people are missing out on the most creative part of the day if they aren’t getting out of bed at 5 a.m. It turns out that...

ARTIST VS. SUBJECT

ARTIST VS. SUBJECT

“Indian Church” was created by Canadian painter Emily Carr in 1929. The work is based on the artist’s experiences while visiting Nootka island near Vancouver. Carr traveled often and fostered an appreciation and fascination for the culture of Indingenous people of the...

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