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Ten Great Ideas for End of School Year Photography

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Ten Great Ideas for End of School Year Photography Spring is the season for graduations. Kindergarten students will be graduating to elementary school. High school students will be advancing to college. College students will be moving on to actual life and so on. If you are an event photographer, graduation means one thing… lots of potential to make money. And the better a photographer you are, the more money you will stand to make. Your clients will be pleased if you take photos that capture some unique poses. This will take a lot of creativity on your part. But who’s...

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    What Kind of Batteries Should I Get for My Camera?

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    What Kind of Batteries Should I Get for My Camera? Batteries may not be a primary concern for most photographers but running out of power in the middle of a shoot can make you rethink the type of batteries you use. This article will review various camera battery types so you can determine which are best suited to your needs. Check Your Camera Different cameras take different types of batteries. Make sure the ones you are buying will work for your camera. If you are buying a new camera, it’s important to purchase one that’s compatible with the type of...

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      What is a Kit Lens?

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      What is a Kit Lens? When discussing camera lenses, you may have heard of something called a kit lens. Unlike other lenses that zoom and polarize, this lens doesn’t offer any special effects. Rather, it is simply the lens that comes with most camera kits. Kit lenses are typically 18-55 mm. And because they come with the camera, they are usually nothing fancy. They will get the job done, but they won’t get you any spectacular results…unless of course, you’re purchasing a very high-end camera. Read on to find out what else you can expect from your kit lenses. Low...

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        What are the Rules for the Ultimate in Photography Composition?

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        What are the Rules for the Ultimate in Photography Composition? There are many elements that must come together to make the perfect photo. Composition is one that plays a major role. There are certain rules that play a part in achieving the right composition. Here are a few to consider. Fill the Frame If you feel like your shot will get lost against a busy background, it’s best to fill the frame. This will work especially well in portrait photography. Get in nice and close to create a sense of intimacy and avoid distractions. Don’t Cut Off Limbs A photo...

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          What Gels Can I Use on My Studio Lighting to Get Unique Photography Effects?

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          What Gels Can I Use on My Studio Lighting to Get Unique Photography Effects? If you want your photos to stand out, adding color may be the best way to do it. There are various gels you can put over your studio lighting to get unique tones. Here are some ways you can experiment to get the look you are going for. A Bit About Gels Gels can be bought at lighting equipment stores or you can make your own at home out of cellophane. You can use them alone or combine them with other gels. You can cut patterns...

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