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    These Images Show How Santa Claus Wasn't Always a Jolly Man in Red

    When I think of Santa Claus, I think of the big fella shown above with the white beard who’s dressed in red. But that conception of Santa is actually quite new in the grand scheme of things. The modern notion of Santa actually goes way back to the 3rd Century, and his qualities – even […]

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    Can't-Miss Tips for Better Maternity Photos

    Abba Color Photography I think maternity photography gets a bad reputation sometimes… It seems to me that some photographers are scared to death to try to document an expecting mother’s experience. I’d chalk that up to the stress of the situation, not unlike being responsible for photographing a wedding. But maternity photography doesn’t have to […]

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    How to Get the Most Out of Your Camera

    Not sure why your images aren’t quite what you want them to be? Well, it might be because your camera isn’t set up to allow you to take shots quickly and efficiently. And if that’s the case, you’re going to miss more shots because your camera isn’t ready! In the video above, Mango Street offers […]

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    This is Why You Need a Dedicated Camera Bag

    When some beginning photographers think of must-have camera accessories, a dedicated camera bag usually isn’t on their list. That seems strange to me, because why would you invest in a new camera, a lens or two, a tripod, and other accessories, and not have a safe, secure way to carry it all? For some folks, […]

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    How the "Falling Cat Problem" Was Solved With a Camera Gun

    Étienne-Jules Marey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The falling cat problem has plagued humankind for centuries. How in the world do they always manage to land on their feet? It’s a complex process that involves a lot of physics, but ultimately, scientists were able to solve the falling cat problem long ago with the help […]

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    Need a Lens? Try These Excellent Budget Options

    With the new year upon us, a lot of photographers will spend a lot of time lusting after the new gear they want to buy. However, not everyone has an unlimited budget for gear, which is precisely why I’m writing this article. There are plenty of great lenses out there that will get you good […]

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    NASA's Best Photos of 2017

    Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center NASA is no slouch in the photography department. Of course, they have all sorts of beautiful things to photograph from their vantage points throughout the solar system. From spacecraft crashing into planets to […]

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    Most Inspirational Photographers of the Month – December 2017

    One look at these incredible images from the PhotographyTalk Galleries, and you can see that 2017 was a great year for photography! No matter the subject or genre, these photos demonstrate technical skill, artistic prowess, and an eye for creativity. Get your creative juices flowing for 2018 by checking out the images below. December 1 […]

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    Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Photography

    No matter if you just picked up a camera for the first time or you’ve been a professional photographer for decades, there’s always room for improvement. The more you dedicate yourself to improving your skills, the better your images will be now and in the future. With that in mind, I’ve put together this quick […]