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Telling a story with your street photography

As with any story, street shots should offer some form of interesting content, whether it is a place, person, or situation, to add depth and meaning to what the viewer is looking at. (By Frank […]

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Be certain of your subject for stronger photos

The fundamental ‘point-and-shoot’ process of taking a picture is so direct and instantaneous that questioning yourself as to what the subject is or should be is, at first glance, superfluous. The subject of a portrait […]

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Where to position your focal point

Because improving your photography means learning how to control certain settings to get your desired results more consistently, many people work on mastering a shallow depth of field. This image was about capturing the scale […]

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Telling stories – the centre of good photos

The classic saying is that ‘a picture tells a thousand words.’ In many cases this statement couldn’t be more true, and you’ll find that the most powerful images often have a story to tell. Once […]

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Access all areas: your guide to credentials and press passes

One of the biggest misconceptions that floats around in relation to press passes is that they guarantee you automatic entry into concerts, sporting events and other such fun occasions. The truth is, a press pass […]

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NY through the lens

There are streets that I return to over and over again. These streets tug at memories I haven’t made yet while yanking memories I treasure from the deep recesses of my mind. They haunt me […]

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Learning how to read an image

Being able to read an image—in a similar fashion to the way one would read a book, deconstructing it, examining its component parts—is an invaluable skill. It allows us to take each and every part […]

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Whatever the genre – your photos need to tell a story!

My favorite pinup artist is Gil Elvgren. One of the things that Elvgren always made sure he did with his pinup artwork was to tell a story in a single frame. You could look at […]

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