Cheap Lens Filters Can Work For News Too!

It’s amazing what cheap accessories we can actually use to improve our photography. Among the cheapest are filters. That’s not to say that some day you won’t want more high quality glass (filters), but it is okay to start with one of those $12 starter kits with a few specialties thrown in (shop around, prices…
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Getting Dirty For Better Photos

Our next photo tip is to wear clothes that can survive a little time in the dirt, because if you are really dedicated to a good shot, you have no reason not to roll around on the ground every now again. The low shot is in some ways better than the high shot. First and…
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Getting High (up) For Photos

Once you’ve learned about the insurance shot, then you should practice different angles. I’m going to start with getting high up when photographing. A professional photographer with awards behind his belt once told a newspaper panel that the most boring height for photographs is 4 feet 9 inches (actually I don’t recall the precise height,…
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The Insurance Shot

It is long past due I get back to writing here more frequently. I have a list of photo tips that should serve to keep me writing at regularly scheduled intervals. Let’s start with the insurance shot. In my job there have been plenty of situations where something has gone wrong. • I arrived to…
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“It’s My Old Photography Injury Acting Up”

As a writer for a small town newspaper, I don’t always have weekends to myself. It isn’t uncommon to have virtually the whole weekend scheduled with interviews or photographs. On those weekends, I don’t always get my weekend chores done, but sometimes work and chores have a nice balance. Take this weekend for instance. Saturday…
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