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

Photography Tips: How to Check if You Have Sensor Dust

Many photographers have problems with dust appearing on the center and ruining their photos. But it's easy to check if you have sensor dust, and fairly easy to remove with the right tools. This article gives you some tips on how you can check if your photos are being affected by dust on the sensor.

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Photography Tips: Choosing the Right Reflector

Reflectors come in more than one size and colour, so how do you know when you should use which one? This article covers all the usual colours and gives you tips on what photo situations work best with each colour. Pick up some reflectors and try these tips out on your portrait photos.

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Photography Tips: How and When to Use a Monopod

Many photographers concentrate so much on getting a good tripod that they forget a monopod can be very useful as well, and a lot less bulky. This article goes over some situations where you'll find a monopod is just as, if not more useful than a tripod. Read on and see how a simple monopod can improve your photos.

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How to Create Better Environmental Portrait Photos

If you're interested in the area of portrait photography that takes environment into account as well, then this video is one you need to watch. Pro photographer David Handschuh takes time to explain how he has created some really outstanding environmental portraits and give you some tips on how to create your own.

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Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photos

Natural light has been making a comeback in portrait photos and you find more and more photographers taking advantage of sunlight instead of overpowering it with strobes. This article will give you some great tips on how to make the post of window in your studio to create a natural look, or use a window to create something more unusual in a portrait photo.

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Using Strobes While Shooting in Sunlight to Create Better Fashion Photos

There are reasons to bring your flashes (strobes) outdoors with you when you're going to photograph on a sunny day. Sometimes a reflector isn't enough to overcome bright sun, and there are different ways to match the sunlight to create better photos. Watch this video and learn how it can be done.

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Photography How-To: Create Vintage Hollywood Style Portraits

The glamorous portrait photos of vintage Hollywood aren't often seen in today's portrait photo market, but why not try something different and see if you can create something your client will purchase. This article gives some good ideas about lighting and model's clothing and hairstyles to allow you to recreate this movie magic style photo.

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Photography Tips: How to Use Reflectors (with Diagrams)

This article gives some good examples of photos taken with reflectors, photographers using reflectors to create the photos, and excellent diagrams of how reflectors should be used. If you want to improve your portrait photography, especially outdoor portrait photography, you need to read this article.

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Photo Project to Save Unwanted Shelter Dogs

Pro photographer Shannon Johnstone is donating hours of her time every week to showcase unwanted shelter dogs in her local area. The Landfill Dogs project has a deeper message as well, so read over this short article about it and find out more. And if you're local, check out the dogs that still need homes and see if you're ready to save a life.

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Photography Tips: When and How to Use Butterfly Lighting

Butterfly lighting is one of the most flattering ways to photography older subjects. It's called butterfly lighting because of the butterfly pattern that appears under the model's nose. Read over this short article and try it out on your older portrait models and be impressed with your results.

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