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The Golden Hour {Beach Photography by Merissa Wakefield}

Shooting on the beach can give even the most seasoned photographers a shiver of fear (this one included!). Regardless of where you are in the world, universally most beaches will present light challenges, a lack of open shade, and sand in your camera! But Merissa Wakefield, who graduated only this year (true story!!) from our […]

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Create Dramatic Portraits with Single Window Light

    It’s a common misconception that when you want to start taking more dramatic portraits, you need to invest in buying, and learning how to use, studio lights or off-camera-flash.  While these can come in handy for some genres of photography, if you’re looking to enhance your own photography skills and take more dramatic […]

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Large Group Photography Tips

Lately we’ve been focusing on helping you improve your portrait photography, and one of the ways we can do that, is by creating the beautiful ‘background blur’. It’s a great effect that helps your subjects pop from the background, and when shooting in manual it’s the wide open aperture (low f stop number) that allows us achieve this. […]

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Why are my photos blurry?

Have you ever wonder why sometimes your photos are tack sharp… and then other times they’re a bit soft and blurry? Or something in the image was sharp… but it wasn’t your subject? There are quite a few reasons why our photos can be blurry and understanding why it’s happening will help you ensure you get […]

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8 Tips to Create Art using Lens Distortion

  Wide angle lenses are the queens of distortion! They will stretch, elongate, and generally exaggerate the size of objects through the viewfinder. The cause of the distortion is that the lens is shaped in a way that allows it to include more in the frame than the eye naturally sees…  it squeezes in extra […]

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