A Basic Understanding of Light

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Photography is all about light and the manipulation of light. While you can create great photography without understanding the how and why of light, a better understanding can give you more confidence and control. What is Light? Light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes radio waves, gamma rays, and ultraviolet light. It is completely weightless and made entirely of energy. As you… Continue Reading

23 Stunning Photography Portfolios for Inspiration

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Making this list was not a simple project. There are thousands of photography portfolios online and many of them are outstanding. Originally, I wanted to make a list of the 20 most inspirational portfolios, but I could only narrow it down to 23. Every portfolio on this list has both stunning design and beautiful images. I hope you enjoy them all! Mitch Dobrowner ELI Bagrad… Continue Reading

How to Create a Portfolio

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One of the most challenging tasks for a photographer is evaluating your own work. Creating a portfolio is one of the most important things you can do when you’re ready to start showing or selling your work and your skills. For many of us, the mere task of creating the portfolio can be a challenge. When I created my first portfolio, I was worried that… Continue Reading

Intro to White Balance

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Anyone who has a camera knows that your images don’t always turn out like you thought they would. Have you ever had a photo with a yellow, blue or orange color cast that just didn’t look right? The reason it has that awful color cast is because of the white balance. We’ve talked before about how a camera sees the world differently than our eyes…. Continue Reading

How to Inspect Your New Lens

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Whether you got your latest lens brand new or used, it’s a good idea to inspect it thoroughly before using it. Even new lenses can come with scratches, dust or blemishes. Finding out right away if the lens is defective will help ensure you don’t have any problems getting a quick replacement. Here’s everything I do when receiving a new lens. Inspect the body Depending… Continue Reading