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Postcards From Vilnius

Don’t groan! I’ll try to be brief. I had some time to kill the other week so I decided to spend a couple of days of it in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. I have no idea why I chose Vilnius; maybe I closed my eyes and landed my …

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The Complete Light Painting Tutorial

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Light painting is my favorite photography technique, but as I travel around the world meeting up with readers of Improve Photography, it’s usually the thing that is toughest for new night …

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Lighting 103: When Not to Gel Your Flash

Abstract: Don’t bother gelling a scene that is completely lit by a single flash. But if a second light is involved—even ambient light—it’s always better to control color at the source. PIctured above is Midwest Camera President Moishe Appelbaum. He wandered into a lighting class I was teaching at Midwest …

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12 Photography Magazines: Which One’s For You?

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. While the Internet can provide an endless stream of photography articles and tutorials, there’s something to be said for a good old-fashioned magazine that’s been written, edited, and curated by professionals. …

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Photographing in the Snow (EP-43)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Why shoot in extreme cold?   Why not stay at home by the fireplace Preparation   Vehicle Hand Warmers Forecast Preparing for worst-case scenario Gear   Crampons Wipes Challenges of cold …

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Latitude: THE Travel Photography Podcast (EP-2)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Topic 1: User questions: Hans-Henrik Anderson asked about combining business trips with photographic interests. Tips on what to do and how to get effective photos, dealing with what you’ve got and …

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