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Three Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills 1

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With the wealth of articles about how to improve your photography skills across the internet, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Especially when the skills all seem to build upon each, so if you don’t understand one, then it seems impossible to understand anything else. I get it. I remember feeling that […]

Three Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills

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If you’re starting to feel confident with some of the lighting principles we’ve already discussed, you might be wondering what you can do to start building on that knowledge. Backlighting is a bonus skill that you can start to cultivate that take your photography up a notch. It absolutely isn’t necessary and isn’t something you’ll […]

Everything You Need to Know about Backlighting

Everything You Need to Know about Backlighting 2
Managing Highlights and Whites in Bright Photos 3

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Managing Highlights and Whites in Bright Photos – Intro One of the main ways to asses a photograph, is to see where you eye goes first. Ideally, your eye will go to the subject first and everything else will be context and background. Having extreme highlights and whites in bright photos, will almost always distract […]

Managing Highlights and Whites in Bright Photos

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Interested in the rest of my series on light? Check them all out here! Now that we’ve learned about how to understand the natural light we are working with, we can move on to other factors that also impact how light or dark a photo feels. One of the key considerations is the background of […]

How Your Background Affects Light in Photography

How Your Background Affects Light in Photography 4
How to Identify Light on Your Subject vs. Background Light for Photography 5

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Interested in my entire blog series on light? Check them all out here. Now that we’ve talked through the different types of light, we can start complicating it. (Yay!) Sometimes light is consistent throughout the entire frame or your photo. If you have open shade on both your subject and in the background, then you’re […]

How to Identify Light on Your Subject vs. Background Light for Photography

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Out of all of the factors when taking photos, I will always argue that light is the most important. That’s why I (and so many others) spend so much time perfecting our own lighting techniques and teaching them to others. As I’ve covered in previous blog posts, there is an art to picking the right […]

Taking Photos in Bright Sunlight

Taking Photos in Bright Sunlight 6
How Open Shade Photography Will Revolutionize Your Photos 7

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Interested in my entire blog series about light? Find all the posts here. When I first started shooting, one of the most overwhelming aspects was choosing where to have my subject stand. I chose based on the background and a faulty idea of what light might look good. Learning quickly spot the good light mitigate […]

How Open Shade Photography Will Revolutionize Your Photos

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When you’re thinking about taking better photographs, you probably think about things like composition and background and posing. All of these things are important, but, in most circumstances, the key to taking better photographs is better light. This post is going to explain the different types of outdoor light, so you can start to identify […]

Different Types of Natural Light for Better Photos

Different Types of Natural Light for Better Photos 8
The Best Time to Take Photos Outside 9

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Of all of the decisions you make in regards to your upcoming photo shoot, I will argue that choosing the time is the most important. Why? Because the question about the best time to take photos outside is really a question about light. While weather and other things can (and do) impact the lighting of […]

The Best Time to Take Photos Outside

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