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Throughout my photography career, I’ve always hunted for magical light. But I never saw the magic in photographing at high noon. Then I went to Italy.  For the first time I fell in love with the sun directly overhead.  Learn how to shoot at high noon in Italy.  Apply these photo tips to any European […]

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Have you ever wondered how to get a starburst effect in photos without having to use some fancy editing software?  It’s way easier than you think!  Plus, it’s so much fun!  You can get a starburst effect in photos at night with street lights, at sunrise or sunset, even at high noon when the sun […]

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This is a reader’s favorite from the archives!  Want some photo tips for dealing with harsh sun?  Tired of crazy shadows on the kids’ faces or hot spots on their head?  You can still take great photos at noon!  Promise!  The secret is adjusting your subject until you get the light just right on their […]

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There are five types of light to look for when considering kids sports photography lighting.  I know, with sports it’s a tough proposition.  Noon day sun, stadium lights, gymnasium lights… Yuck!   I need to tell you all something you might not want to hear.  But, if you’ve been shooting sports for very long, I have […]

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I used to always be afraid of studio lighting.  The big stands, umbrellas, boxes and endless plugs turned me off.  But the more I got into photography, the more I realized how important it was to have an awareness of your light source and the direction of light.  Whether you are shooting in studio or […]

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The sun is out, and summer is in full gear, so how do we deal with direct sunlight photography?  I have five easy steps to improve your outdoor photos when bright sun is breathing down your neck. The key to working with outdoor lighting and improving your direct sunlight photography is slowing down.  We’ve got […]

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