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‘Tutorials and how-tos’ Category

November 8, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Table of Contents Toggle Introduction: If you use photo organization software, do it right!Make the most of your photo organization software! 1- Have a good photo import strategy (Photo organizing  guidelines): Here are the photo organizing best practices A – Have a Clear Folder StructureB – Rename Your Files when organizing photos C – Use Metadata WiselyD – Keyword [...]

October 20, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Table of Contents Toggle Boudoir taking on a life of its ownIn Boudoir it’s all about the subjectExperience goes a long wayBoudoir Photography tip1 – Have the right attitudeBoudoir Photography Tip 2 – Decide quickly. Indecision is your worst enemyBoudoir Photography Tip and Trick 3 – Use the “AUTO”Boudoir Photography Tip 4 –  Trust your [...]

October 13, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Outline - Table of contents    This blog post opens up the secrets of Luminar Neo. The first section of the article defines the software, and the rest of the blog post gives beginner and in-depth tutorials about: The software interface importing photos processing photos, and sharing and exporting images Feel free to skip to [...]

August 13, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

In all my years of teaching photography workshops, I have always been a fan of photo walks. You can only go so far when teaching photography concepts to people in a classroom. In our journey of finding a photographic voice you need to get out there and shoot, is what I always say. What is [...]

June 23, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Introduction:   Finding and developing your artistic voice as a photographer is essential for creating unique and compelling work. While defining your artistic voice is a personal journey, there are daily habits you can adopt to help you discover and refine it. In this blog post, we'll explore the habits that will guide you in [...]

June 14, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Should you use a flash? Should you use an LED:   Without light, there is no photo, plain and simple. Therefore, choosing a proper lighting setup can greatly change image quality. Photographers often consider continuous and flash lighting options in photo studios when preparing for a photo shoot.    In this blog post, let's look [...]

May 6, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

4)Getting the film look with a digital camera is easier than you think!   The look and feel of film photography (called the film look) is sought after by photographers. Many think that getting this film look means using a vintage film camera. However, with the advancement of digital technology, it is now possible to [...]

July 8, 2022

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by: Jacques Gaines

Where do you start in Photoshop when editing portraits?   Portrait editing can be very daunting. You hear terms like frequency separation, dodge and burn, liquify, and Photoshop highlights and shadows. Well, let us tell you what beginner Photoshop portrait editing tools have to be used as of day one.   So you say to [...]

July 29, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

5 essential actions that can save you money   I have a great deal of experience with new camera shopping under my belt. But all experience comes with the accumulation of mistakes and lessons learned. Although I have already made a video and a blog post on 5 things you need to consider when buying [...]

January 4, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

Photographers get their creativity challenged   In the world of creation, inspiration can sometimes be hard to come by.   However, a simple goal or project can really change things. By just having some sort of end game, creative juices have no choice but to flow. The challenge for us photographers is no less daunting than [...]