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Beautiful, Soft Light For Outdoor Portrait Photography

Soft light is great for portraiture.  It minimizes wrinkles and blemishes, produces softer shadows, and can create some incredible catchlights in the eyes. Without using any additional photo equipment, soft light can be found in many places.  The easiest way to get soft light is on an overcast day.  The whole sky becomes one huge …

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Using a Reflector for Portrait Photography

A reflector can be a great tool to help improve the lighting for your photography.  Here are some tips on how to use a reflector for portrait photography. A 5-in-1 reflector kit can be purchased relatively inexpensively.  This kit will include a silver, gold, black, and white sides, along with a white translucent diffuser disc. The …

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Using a Translucent Diffuser for Natural Light Portrait Photography

  Since outdoor lighting can often be so unpredictable, even changing by the minute, it is good to be prepared with gear that can help with those lighting difficulties.  Here are some tips on using a translucent diffuser for natural light portrait photography. If there is no overhead cover at your portrait location on a …

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Three Keys to a Successful Photography Business

There are many reasons why a photography business may succeed or fail.   Businesses come and go all the time.  Some are still thriving, even in tough economic times.  Here are three keys for success in your part-time or full-time business:   1.  Business skills-  These three keys aren’t necessarily in order of importance, but if …

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