Marc is a copywriter and content marketer who covered photography. These days, he runs The Glorious Company, a content marketing agency

Excel at Underwater Photography Like You’re Part Fish

Underwater photography is an acquired taste that is both an art form and a means of obtaining data. Usually, scuba divers are the ones taking underwater photos, but this art form can also be carried out while diving on surface supply, just swimming, snorkeling or safely inside a submersible.

While underwater photography can be understandably difficult to successfully carry out, it is a highly sought-after photographic pursuit because it provides the chance to capture rare and unique images.

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Improve Your Black-and-White Photography Skills

In today’s world of digital, taking pictures in black-and-white is something of a lost art form. Color is the dominant way to go, which is something of a pity. While color photography naturally provides a far wider range of shade, a big portion of the appeal of black-and-white photography is the relatively subdued monochromatic character.

Still seen as the purest version of photography, black-and-white photography doesn’t impede the viewer with distractions, which color photography does all day long. The fundamental building blocks of a picture are its form, lighting, tonal contrast, texture and shape. All these fine aspects get covered up when you add color to the mix. That’s why black-and-white photography is a real art form.

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Mastering the 6 Absolute Basics of Digital Photography

They say that you should walk before you run, and before that, you should crawl before you can even walk. So, too, with digital photography: You have to understand the very bare essentials of the craft before you can even hope to become anything close to a seasoned pro. The biggest mistake that most photographers commit is they think they’re very sophisticated even though they don’t even have a handle on the utmost basics of digital photography.

Don’t be like these overly confident photographers who only assume they’re good, but really can’t tell an F-stop from a shutter button! To become a true master at photography, you have to go back to the basics and master them first.

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The Guide of How to Succeed at Freelance Photography

Many photographers work freelance. It’s just the nature of the industry. You may believe that working freelance is the ideal life since it means no boss, no micromanagement and definitely no annoying co-workers to deal with on a regular basis. Not so fast, there!

Working freelance photography also means the potential of no regular paychecks, no support from fellow co-workers and somewhat of an isolated professional lifestyle. Depending on where you are in your career, it can really be downright challenging sometimes, both from a financial and a psychological standpoint.

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The 5 Stupidest Photography Errors You Don’t Even Know You’re Making

They can happen to anyone who thinks he’s a good photographer. They can even happen to a professional photographer who has had years and years of experience in the industry! What…is “they?” In this case, “they” is a reference to the absolutely worst photography errors that you don’t even know you’re making.

No matter how good you are or think you are, they have a nasty penchant of creeping up on you just when you least expect them to. They can sometimes catch you off guard, or they can take advantage of your overconfidence. Either way, they’ll get you…they’ll always get you!

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The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Photography

Halloween. You know it for its pumpkins, ghosts, spooks, the color orange, annoying trick-or-treaters, costumes, masks and, of course, a plethora of candy to make your tummy hurt like crazy. You know it less for Halloween photography, but it turns out that this celebration is a wonderful opportunity for specialized photography.

The absolute, best aspect of Halloween is the sheer quantity of subject matter that you have the chance to photograph, but which you ordinarily don’t. This includes pumpkins galore, kids and immature adults in costumes and all the candy you could dream of. It’s all about wild colors, themes and emotions.

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Photography Courses: Which Ones Rock and Which Ones Don’t

As a photographer, you work hard for your money, so you don’t want to shell out cash for photography courses that are sub-par or a rip-off. We totally understand where you’re coming from because photographers frequently work as freelancers, which means that every penny you spend counts. So we’ve assembled some of the better photography courses for you…just in case you want to sharpen your skills or even learn something entirely new!

Not all courses are created equal, and not all courses even aim to teach you the same thing. If you’re wondering how to create some of the highest-quality shots you’ve ever seen or stop relying on auto, have we got some of the most interesting courses for you!

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Making Your Stock Photography Sell Like Crazy

Photographers get into stock photography in order to sell their pictures and make a respectable amount of extra money. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done since so many things can get in the way. For many photographers, their experimentations with stock photography simply amount to a waste of time and effort, which is unproductive. However, setting up and editing your pictures in a commercially minded approach can be the answer you’re waiting for.

If you peruse the Internet, you’ll find stock-photography sites abound. In fact, there is no shortage of websites through which you could conceivably make some healthy, extra income on the side.

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10 Tips to Make Your Photography Business Flourish

As with all other types of businesses, your photography business won’t become successful overnight, no matter how much you want it to. There’s so much to consider when starting it up: marketing costs, an online presence, physical store space, overhead and, of course, consummate skill in shooting and editing your pictures. There is only so much of the marketplace available to you, and this is particularly true if you’re a small business, so you have to fight for every corner of the market.

Photographers have the hardest time learning to adapt their picture-taking mentality into a focus that’s sharp enough to run their own business. Since the industry is extremely competitive these days, it takes a lot more than just being a photography whiz to find success.

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The 7 Latest and Greatest Camera Bags

One of the most neglected and ignored of all photography accessories is the camera bag! It seems like most photographers—even some of the professional ones—just don’t care about keeping their cameras in great condition and preserving them for years to come. Most people just grab and carry their cameras in their hands, slung around their shoulders, you name it, but that’s not conducive to extending their life and performance.

Then, there’s also the issue of photography equipment, as we all know. This can include everything from lenses and filters to film, if you still haven’t graduated to digital cameras, that is. With all the money you’re spending for your camera and its various accessories, it just makes prudent sense to try to preserve all of this precious stuff for as long as possible. Camera bags are just the ticket!

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