• Photographing in Public Places

    Photographing in Public Places

    When you are on the road on a photographic trip there are a number of considerations you need to think about before you get out of your car and start shooting photos in a public place. Be aware of your surroundings and capture shots that will help tie your entire trip together like billboards and…

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  • Tips to Photographing Action with Kids

    Tips to Photographing Action with Kids

    Layne Kennedy takes the kids to the park to show you how to create some really cool action photos of your children. He lets them take swings at water balloons with a baseball bat, and gives you some lens and lighting techniques that you can use to capture great photos.

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  • Taking Panoramic Photos

    Taking Panoramic Photos

    Layne Kennedy demonstrates the techniques that you should use when taking panoramic photos and the settings that your digital camera needs to be set to so you get the best shots. He recommends mounting your DSLR on a tripod with the camera set on manual exposure and manual focus. You should overlap each picture by…

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  • Capturing Shapes and Patterns in Outdoor Photos

    Capturing Shapes and Patterns in Outdoor Photos

    Layne Kennedy demonstrates a cool photography idea that you can use during the fall to take unique close-up photos instead of just wide landscape shots. Try experimenting with different angles and perspectives of leaves paired together to create detailed outdoor photos.

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  • Travel Photography

    Travel Photography

    How you carry your camera equipment when you are travelling is entirely preferential, but Layne Kennedy wants to give you a few recommendations for how to store and carry your equipment on a travel photography shoot. Depending on the weather in the region that you’re travelling to and the type of travel you’ll be doing,…

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  • Getting Creative With Your Photos When Traveling

    Getting Creative With Your Photos When Traveling

    Layne Kennedy teaches you how to avoid ending up with the standard travel photos that most photographers capture at historical locations. Step out of your comfort zone and get creative; your portfolio will thank you.

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  • The Art of Storytelling

    The Art of Storytelling

    Layne Kennedy visits a local Key West bar to capture some storytelling photography of a cigar roller. When discussing the art of storytelling in photography, Lanye makes sure to incorporate all elements of the cigar roller’s stand, including the patrons, the roller’s hands, the bar in the background and the cigars themselves.

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  • Tips and Tricks to Consider when Creating a Photo Book

    Tips and Tricks to Consider when Creating a Photo Book

    Layne Kennedy teaches you a few expert tips and techniques for making your self-publishing experience positive and getting exactly what you want in the finished product. When uploading work for the book, Layne recommends cleaning your images, using Photoshop to create your own specific layout, following all of the publisher’s requirements for aspects such as…

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  • Capturing Fun Lake Photos

    Capturing Fun Lake Photos

    Layne Kennedy enjoys a day at the lake to demonstrate a few simple techniques that you can employ to get the best results when you take photos of friends swimming and diving. He recommends changing the angle of your shooting and working with your subjects to capture unique images that show how much fun they’re…

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