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Photography Fundamentals

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    How to Shoot Portraits in Public (And Avoid a Crowd)Preview
    If you're out taking photos in public, there's often little you can do to avoid crowds of people. The scenery could be beautiful, the light perfect, but if there's someone making a face in the background—the picture is ruined. This tutorial will give you some tips on isolating your subject, even when surrounded by swarms of people.Read More…
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    10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a FreelancerFreelance pre
    As permanent and contracted photography jobs become scarce, many aspiring photographers are left with no choice but to become a freelancer. However, going freelance isn’t for everyone and there are plenty of new challenges along the way, so here are a few tips on how to avoid falling at the first hurdle.Read More…
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    Best Practices for Presenting a Photo Portfolio OnlineZenfolio prelg
    Having a professional website to showcase your photography is an essential tool that every photographer needs. However, finding the right platform and means for presenting your work can be a headache. Thankfully though, the guys at Zenfolio have developed a series of tools that allow you to create a personalised online portfolio, giving you everything you need to run your photographic business.Read More…
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    9 Fundamental Ways to Market Your PhotographyPhoto 111
    When working professionally as a photographer, taking the photos can seem like the easiest part of the process. It’s the business side of things that photographers often find difficult. Being able to market your services to attract customers is an absolutely key part part of any business. the process is no different from professional and freelance photographers, so here are a few key ways in which to reach out to the vast number of potential clients.Read More…
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    How to Price Your PhotographyPreview
    We all love the art of photography and the technical challenges of capturing the essence of a scene or person. However, at some point each of us wants to make money from our talents and creative hard work because — quite frankly — this stuff is expensive! You need to get a grip on how to properly price your photography. It's essential whether you want to fund an equipment upgrade, attend a dream workshop, earn some extra money on the side, and especially if you want a soluble business.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Does EXIF Tell the Whole Story?Preview
    Does EXIF data like speed, aperture and ISO give enough information to replicate a picture? This question arises every time people online ask others for that data. There is no simple answer to that, but there's something for all of us to learn.Read More…
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    The Ultimate Beginner's Introduction to ExposurePreview
    Today we'll be walking through the concept of exposure, right from the beginning. This article won't befuddle you with complicated numbers and jargon, but it will help you feel more confident with your photography and understand a core concept that's a vital piece of the photography jigsaw.Read More…
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    Three Essential Tools for the Business of PhotographyPreview
    When I mention essential tools for photographers, people always think of cameras. They're right, but there are more essential tools for us. In this tutorial, you'll find some great tools for those running or starting a photography business.Read More…
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    Transitioning into Professional Photography: Part 1Photography
    In this four-part series, commercial photographer Simon Plant offers advice to those wishing to take the step from amateur to full time professional. Being completely honest and without pulling any punches, he discusses several reasons why this might not be the career choice for you.Read More…
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    How to Land Jobs Assisting a Photographer and Keep ThemPreview
    Many young photographers want to enter the world of professional and commercial photography by working with or for another photographer. This is generally called assisting and can be an essential part of climbing the ladder to being a professional photographer. However, with these jobs in high demand, it's important to do a good job assisting to ensure that you continue to be hired. In today's article, we're going to take a look at how to do just that.Read More…
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    Understanding and Appreciating the Basics of PhotojournalismThumbnail
    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in January of 2010. It can be argued that photojournalism is the most universal form of mass communication. Writing and speaking both require the knowledge of a specific language, but the visual image can in many instances be understood by anyone. Facial expressions, emotions, movement and body posture as well as composition, light and shadow can tell a story in the same way that words can. This tutorial is not meant to instantly turn you into a photojournalist, but hopefully it will allow you to more fully understand the craft. This will help you to better empathize with the professionals who practice it, know what it takes to create the images you see in the news, or make a educated decision about adding the pursuit of photojournalism to your photographic life.Read More…
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    The Camera's Eye: How Cameras SeePhotography
    The camera doesn't'see' the world the same way that the human eye does. Good photographers learn how their cameras 'see' and exploit this to create better images.Read More…
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