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Kent DuFault

is a professional photographer and author. You can visit his website here.

How to Photograph Boats, Ships, and All Things That Float

How to Photograph Boats, Ships, and All Things That Float

Who among us hasn’t stood somewhere, and watched a boat go by, while thinking to ourselves, Wow! That would make a great picture. Think of the many opportunities available to you as a photographer, no matter what your location is. It could be a tugboat pushing barges down a mighty river, a cruise ship leaving port, a single fisherman in a rowboat on a lake, or perhaps a kayak shooting the rapids in a canyon stream. The possibilities are almost endless.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photographs

7 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photographs

All of us get a little more excited about taking photographs when the Holidays approach. Who doesn’t want to create beautiful images of their celebration: a golden turkey, a stack of colorful presents, family members we haven’t seen in years, or a dramatic kiss on New Year’s Eve. These moments provide a plethora of subject matter.

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How to Use the Color Red for Impact in Your Photography

How to Use the Color Red for Impact in Your Photography

Color is an important element of composition. It has long been known that all colors have distinctive influence on us. The color red has a wide gamut of emotional contexts and can subsequently have a strong impact on your photographs. From enhancing color contrast to creating a focal point, it can transform your images from ordinary into extraordinary.

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How to Find Great Photographic Subjects – A Case Study on Farms

How to Find Great Photographic Subjects – A Case Study on Farms

Photographers are always looking for new subjects to photograph. We typically think of vacations, special events in our cities, national parks, zoos, or a trip to the sea shore when we want to go out photographing. But did you know that practically all of us have a wealth of subject matter almost right outside our door? Have you ever considered photographing farms and the life in and around it? No matter where you live in the world, you can always find agricultural farms to photograph – even in the desert!

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Why You Need a Remote Shutter Release in Your Bag

Why You Need a Remote Shutter Release in Your Bag

When discussing “must have” gear for the photographer, the remote shutter release is usually down the list. Here’s why you might want to reconsider that.

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The Art of Looking Down: How to Choose Your Shooting Position Intentionally

The Art of Looking Down: How to Choose Your Shooting Position Intentionally

The idea for this article, on the art of looking down, first occurred to us several weeks ago while visiting the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a popular spot for photographers due to the history and architecture of the area. We sat on a park bench watching numerous groups of photographers move about. […]

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Why Framing Should be Your First Priority and Cropping Second

Why Framing Should be Your First Priority and Cropping Second

As a young photographer, one of the first skills we were ever taught was the importance of “framing”. Now that we are one of the old salts and have mentored many young photographers over the last two decades; we see that framing is a tool that seems to be losing importance. The reasons that made […]

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An A-Z Guide to Photographing Puppies for Maximum Cuteness

An A-Z Guide to Photographing Puppies for Maximum Cuteness

We bet that just about every photographer (at one time or another) has had the desire to  try photographing puppies. How can we resist? They’re cute, cuddly, they smell good, they’re silly, and they love to play, which can lead to all sorts of interesting photographic opportunities. by , on Flickr But… Photographing Puppies isn’t […]

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How to Shoot Stunning Vacation Photographs You’ll Want to Hang on the Wall

How to Shoot Stunning Vacation Photographs You’ll Want to Hang on the Wall

We all love vacation. It’s a time to relax and enjoy the things we love most. For many, that means lying around doing nothing, or perhaps reading a book, sleeping in late, taking extra long lunches in exotic locations. But for us, as photo enthusiasts, it often means something completely different. For us, it’s a […]

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These Are The Secrets of Professional Food Photographers

These Are The Secrets of Professional Food Photographers

Food photography is a highly specialized niche in the world of professional photography. A food shoot often includes a team of experts (including a food stylist) whose sole purpose is to make sure the food looks delicious and edible. You don’t have to go to this extreme with your own food photography. There are techniques […]

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