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Car from 3/4 angle

This blog post features tips from renowned automotive photographer Desmond Louw. In order to show how accessible these tips are to the rest of us, we asked our Director of Media Relations Chuck Ellis, who recently completed the restoration of a 1964 Plymouth Valiant, to use the tips to take some photos of his own car for this post. His commentary can be found on each photo’s caption.   – Editor Putting a camera in every cell phone has made us all …

My wife Julie had not touched a “real” camera for over 30 years. In that period of time, much has changed in camera technology since she used her Olympus Film camera. As a ballet dancer and instructor, she was interested in taking photos of dance back in the 1970s and ‘80s. She took two photography courses at a community college where she discovered that she had an exceptional eye for photo composition. But when that Olympus camera was stolen in …

There’s something special about a physical photo. Whether you’ve got shoeboxes of them or a collection of special polaroids, photographs are irreplaceable and take us back to special memories embedded in the stories of our lives. Because photos are so special to us, it’s important to digitize them so that you can preserve them forever (or even have them made into gorgeous wall art!). Option 1: Use a photo scanner  For the highest quality digital photos, use a scanner. Every …

Breaking bread. It’s one of the oldest signs of friendship and community. We’re pretty sure throwing a party is somewhere on that list, too. What could be better than bringing them both together? Celebrate the incredible friends in your life by throwing them a fantastic dinner party. It doesn’t need to be fancy and it doesn’t need to be perfect. The biggest secret to throwing a great dinner party is to focus on why people are there. No, it’s not …

Smoke bomb photography is unique, relatively easy to do, and creates exciting and unique photography effects. Smoke bombs can turn an ordinary day into a surreal and dramatic event. Expecting mothers love to use them in their gender announcements, and newly engaged couples go to town with them, making their engagement photo sessions a cinematic moment. Even if you just have a smartphone, you can still make awesome photos as long as you know what you’re doing. Here are some tips for making …

Carolyn Hutchins is a Floridian, landscape photographer, adventure seeker, and conservationist in Kissimmee, FL. Follow her on twitter here. Hi there, my name is Carolyn! I am a photographer and I print my pictures. It doesn’t matter if you call yourself a “professional” photographer or not, we all love taking photos. While there are many reasons we do so, one thing is constant; photographs are meant to be shared. 1. Digital Only Goes So Far Sometimes it’s easy to forget that …