An Exercise to Improve Your Perspective as a Photographer


Everyone usually has humble beginnings as a photographer, and they’ll be sure to tell you that fact when asked. Finding ways to improve involve going out to shoot whatever interests you and finding multiple ways to do so. Photographer David Bergman has some tips on how to be a better photographer by seeing things from a […]

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Why Every Photographer Should Use a Manual Focus Lens

Your camera is smart. It has processors that are able to run algorithms, for near instantaneous adjustments to compensate for lighting conditions and changing environments. I’m a professional lens reviewer, and tend to complain if a lens/camera combination takes more than a split second to achieve accurate autofocus. But the reality is that most modern […]

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Light Painting Photography Tools – PictureCorrect

Light painting is a creative way to explore photography when you’ve gotten bored with taking all those standard or cliché photos and have gotten to grips with the features of your sophisticated DSLR camera. While the activity is most commonly referred to as light painting, there are actually two distinct styles: Light Painting This is […]

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Engagement Photography Tips – PictureCorrect

Every couple is unique. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate to them being skilled at naturally interacting between themselves and relaxed posing during the engagement session. If you regularly shoot engagement sessions you likely look forward to sessions with attractive couples that pose so naturally you wonder if they work as models in their spare time. […]

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15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

1. Have respect

This is my number one rule. It doesn’t matter if I am photographing a poor boy in Laos or the CEO of a large company in New York-I always respect the people I photograph. I live by the motto: “you should never get close to people in order to take their photo; you should take their photo in order to get closer to them”. Act as if your camera is a bridge and not a weapon. I have friends who are amazing street photographers, who manage to work with such discretion that they can get the portrait without the person realizing he was photographed. Certainly, there are some exceptions, but I believe that people are not zebras and we are not hunters. To summarize the point, I photograph old people in same manner I would like someone to take pictures of my grandmother.

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