• Taking Outdoor Portraits of Children
    8:18

    Jessica Hinnenkamp teaches you how to properly capture outdoor portrait photography of children. She recommends shooting early in the morning or late in the day with a prime, zoom or wide lens, considering the popularity of your portrait location and scouting it out beforehand, working with different lines and textures in your photos and keeping… Read more »

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  • Tips to Taking Action Shots of Your Pets
    2:26

    Layne Kennedy discusses a simple way to get different photos of your family pet than the typical indoor shots. He recommends going outside in the yard and using your dslr camera to experiment with various angles and actions.

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  • Capturing Everyday Moments: Children Photography Tips
    6:37

    Jessica Hinnenkamp discusses some simple and unique tips and techniques for capturing children photography, specifically those everyday moments that your family will talk about years later. She talks about the importance of utilizing the proper lens, adjusting your ISO and shutter speed for the type of lighting, and either capturing your children as they are… Read more »

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  • Photographing Landscape Reflections at Sunrise
    5:25

    Watch as Ian Plant provides you with tips and techniques on how to photograph landscapes at sunrise. Paying close attention to the intensity of the reflections is key as the sun is rising. As light gets higher and more intense you have more options to photograph different landscapes.

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  • Photographing Landscapes in Non-Optimal Light
    3:00

    The landscape photographer is always on the hunt for great light. You spend time on the computer looking at weather sites and time listening to the weather radio but sometimes, you are on location, you want to shoot, and the light is not what you hoped for. In this lesson you will learn how to… Read more »

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  • Quick Tips to Planning a Photographic Trip
    3:19

    Planning a roadtrip is what photographers live for getting out and seeing new things and photograph opportunities to add to their portfolio. But to do this and do it effectively you need to be prepared to maximize the time you have while on the road. Layne Kennedy provides some tips to how he prepares for… Read more »

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  • Camera Lens Protectors: Filters, Hoods & Lens Caps
    5:18

    Using a filter as a camera lens protector has been a much-debated issue. Our resident expert photographer Steve Niedorf is here to lay out the pros and cons of using a filter to protect the front element of your camera’s lens. With the technological advances of today’s lenses, it’s important to take good care of… Read more »

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  • Photographing a Panoramic with a Wide Angle Lens
    2:26

    Layne Kennedy visits the Boundary Waters to capture a panoramic photo of two connecting lakes using a wide-angle lens. He stresses the importance of using a tripod, manual exposure and manual focus with overlapping shots to make sure you include every inch of the panoramic image and tell the whole story.

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