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Emotive Travel Photography

20 Jun , 2015
Created by Ed Graham

There are really two kinds of travel pictures. The first are the quick snaps which don’t require much thought or planning. These pictures make up the vast majority of travel photographs, yet they do little more than prove that we were in a place. The second kind of travel pictures are emotive. These are the shots that photographers take time […]

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5 essential tips for shooting in cold weather

24 Jan , 2015
Created by Ed Graham

Taking great pictures in the cold It’s January. Half the planet is in a deep freeze and I’m gearing up for what will be my first major trip in a long, long while. In what is becoming an oddly typical routine, my trip will likely be to somewhere cold. This has me remembering all sorts of ways to […]

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Travel vs. Wedding photography

25 Nov , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

I shot my first wedding this month. Admittedly I was a bit apprehensive beforehand: these would be memories the couple will share together with their friends and families for the rest of their lives. More than cell phone snaps and Instagrams, I wanted to capture something timeless, something that would do justice to one of the most important days […]

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Fall Photo Tips

6 Sep , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

Fall is my favorite time of year – the temperature is pleasant and the air is refreshing. The sun is lower on the horizon during the day, leading to more opportunities to shoot in dramatic light, and the leaves turn to brilliant hues of red and gold. Fall is also a great time to travel as summer […]

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7 biggest mistakes new and amateur photographers make

27 Jul , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

Thinking you need to use manual mode all the time If your subject matter sucks, it sucks regardless of how much effort you put into shooting in manual mode. Sorry. Auto is smarter than you are. It knows what kind of aperture/iso/shutter speed you need to take the picture. Don’t worry about it. Point your […]

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