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I write articles on topics as diverse as night photography, travel photography, portrait photography, street and even macro photography, or curate the highest quality content from photographers I know personally.

photography tips, tutorials and guidesPhotography tips for anyone who’s looking to improve their skills in photography.

Other readers such as yourself find my monthly photography challenges gets them out using their camera and practicing the tips their learning.

You’ll learn to get better and better shots each month.

These photography tips will get you closer to getting those “WOW” moments from your friends and family when you show them your photos.

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Any one of these photography tips could help you take your shots to the next level. From how to use your lens, off camera flash tips or taking better waterfall pictures through post processing with Lightroom or good photo backup procedures.

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There's a lot of misconceptions and myths about using flash. That it's too hard or too expensive. In this article by Piet Van den Eynde, he will bust those myths and give you some tips to make flash easier for you to try.

If you're looking for a simple method for processing your RAW files here is an option you might want to check out. If you're already using Luminar, this is a good quick-start guide to help you navigate the options.

This is a common time of year to do an overhaul and a good spring cleaning, and it applies to photographers as well. Here are some tips to help you do some photography spring cleaning and get ready for the shooting season ahead. In short, these are the things you will want to do: Clean ... [Read more]

Ever wondered what the difference was between a photo walk, a photography workshop and a photo tour? Seems a lot of people wonder the same thing. Here's the explanation for what to expect for photo events of just those sorts.

Here is the continuation of my dive into several of the raw photo editings software options now available. In part two I will cover four more for you.

[caption id="attachment_67592" align="aligncenter" width="750"] CASABLANCA, MOROCCO - Fish seller at the fish market in Casablanca. Many people in Morocco do not like being photographed do you need to be sensitive to such things.[/caption]

Here are some great tips for shooting in local markets when travelling or on your next vacation or trip. Follow these recommendations for dynamic images that will impress your friends and family.

To get your year off to a good start here is some great reading material for you including some of the top articles from the last 12 months.

What are the options for the best photo editing software for 2018? I review and compare the leading software for mac and PC in this comprehensive comparison. I've split it into categories for the best post processing software applications for beginner and intermediate.

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