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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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You Don’t Need a New Camera

13 Jun , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

I totally get it. You’ve saved some serious cash for your next big international trip, and you want to take pictures of it all. That means you need a new camera, right? Er, probably not. Digital photography is mature, just as it has been for the last 8 years when the 10 megapixel barrier was […]

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Why you should Shoot Film (at least once)

3 Jun , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

In a great demonstration of coming full circle, popular edits these days are sporting decidedly lo-fi looks. Maybe this is a backlash against the hyper realism of formerly-popular HDR, or maybe it’s just the natural progression of things. In any case, one look at Instagram proves that film inspired edits are here to stay.  There’s […]

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How to Create Your Own Photography Website

21 May , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

There are a million reasons why you might want to create your own photography website. Maybe you’re looking beyond Facebook, Flickr, and 500px for ways to showcase your photography to friends and family. Perhaps you want to attract new clients for your photography business. Or maybe you need a professional online gallery to gain more […]

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