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This month I'm giving you a new photography challenge, to tell a story with your image. Pick a song or poem you like, and create an image that tells that story. This is about working on the aesthetic aspects of photography and less on the technical stuff.

Here are 10 tips to help you with your camera settings and equipment choices when doing portrait photography. These technical things will help you gain confidence in your work so you can focus on the artistic and creative side.

Whether you are completely new to image processing, looking for a new tool for your kit, or seeking a Lightroom alternative - you might want to check out Luminar 2018. There's a lot of good stuff happening inside - I'll give you a look around.

HDR photography is highly controversial. Some like it - some hate it. Here are some tips to help you know when to do it and when not to do HDR.

This month's photography challenge may tug at your heartstrings - at least I hope so. A day in the life project is so valuable to not only you as the photographer but the subject and their family as well. Here's why I challenge you to do this one and do it soon!

Blue hour is a magical time of day when the sky is a rich deep color and your photos come alive! Here 5 tips to help you create better blue hour photos so you can wow your friends and family with your images.

In this extensive review, Darlene will tell you why the Fuji X100F has stolen her heart. You'll learn what she loves about it, any cons, and help you decide whether it's the right camera for you or not.

Here are some tips from expert photography instructor Phil Steele on how to choose and use your tripod. It may seem simple but there are a few things you need to know to use it properly and effectively in order to protect your gear and take better photos.

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