Photography articles and tutorials from around the web, gathered here for your convenience.

High Speed Colored Powder Effects Photography

Watch this excellent video for tips on how to capture high speed powder effects in your portrait photos. There are some great tips on keeping your models happy too.

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Photography Tip: Zooming the Exposure

If you're looking for new ways to photograph nightscapes, especially scenes with a lot of lights, then read over this article and learn how to zoom during a long exposure.

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Photography Video: Everything You Need to Know About Posing

One of the aspects of portrait photography that stumps photographers is how to pose their subject. It's especially important the photographer know how to pose when you're working with the average, non-model, person. This video covers how to pose all ages and many different positions, give it a look.

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Model Releases: What Photographers Need to Know

Why do we always need to get our models to sign a release when we do photo shoots? Well in this digital age when images are constantly being used without copyright permission, wouldn't you rather be protected? Read more about model releases and why they're important in this informative article.

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Athlete Portrait Photo Tutorial

Pro photographer Corey Rich is known for his extreme portrait photos. But in this tutorial he shares some of his secrets when shooting in-studio. Watch and learn how to create outstanding portrait photos of athletes.

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Photography and Railroad Safety

Did you know railroad tracks are not public property? And it can take trains up to 1 mile to stop? Next time you're near railroad tracks and thinking of some ideas for photos, keep these facts in mind. For more important info about keeping safe around railroad tracks, and why it's better to avoid them generally read over this article.

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Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Photography

Douglas Kirkland has been a photographer for over 50 years. In that time he's seen a lot of change in photography and his success in portraiture has allowed him to photograph some of the major names on the 20th century. Watch this video and learn a little bit more about how he makes his photography magic.

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Light Painting Portrait Photos with Steel Wool and Fireworks

Sure, many photographers may have tried light painting with LED lights and light bars, but have you tried to use sparklers or steel wool to create some really unique effects in your photos? Watch this video and read the short article to learn how it can be done and see if you're brave enough to try it yourself.

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Why You Should Consider Creating a Wall Calendar of Your Photos

If you're in the photography business, then consider this article and the reasons why you may want to create and sell a wall calendar that highlights your best photos. Select a theme and market it to the right groups of people and you'll generate some income, plus your name will be right there on the wall next time they need a photographer.

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Photographer Inspiration: Ai Weiwei - Fighting the Invisible Prison

Many photographers wouldn't have the guts to do what Ai Weiwei is currently attempting. He's fighting the censorship and repression of the Chinese government almost on his own. And he's doing well. Read more about this fascinating photographer and his fight to let the world, and especially his fellow countrymen learn about how the Chinese government controls their lives.

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