• 8 Great Principles to Help You Shoot Winning Photographs

    Luuk Lijten

    Looking to take your photography to the next level? While improving photography is often about compositional techniques – and mastering camera settings, it’s a little-known fact that the purpose and inspiration behind the photo can also have a significant impact on the resulting image. The best photos don’t simply look good; they have a deeper meaning, they…

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  • 5 Things Every Serious Photographer Should Own

    Luuk Lijten

    The problem with picking out photography gear, or a favorite product or service, is that no matter how many photographers you ask, they all have their own definition of “essential”. The biggest differences come based on what type of photography they do – a wedding photographer will have very different needs compared to a sports…

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  • How To Get Started With Off-Camera Flash Photography

    Luuk Lijten

    Off-camera flash (OCF) photography, in a nutshell, is using a flash that isn’t attached to your camera. There are a number of reasons that you may want to get started with off-camera flash photography. If you enjoy capturing portraits, or photos of friends and family, or even doing still life photography – taking pictures of…

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  • Reviewing 3 New Products From Peak Design: Leash, Cuff and Capture Lens

    Luuk Lijten

    Peak Design are a fairly unique company, who’ve been around since 2011. They are the world’s most crowdfunded active company and have launched over 50 products since they started. I was recently sent three of their products to try out: Leash, Cuff and Capture Lens. So, let’s have a look at my findings. Leash V3 can be configured in…

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  • How To Photograph Models in Abandoned Buildings

    Luuk Lijten

    One of the many things that make photography interesting is the fact that it does not stop evolving. As the years go by, it becomes more exciting, especially when new technologies, techniques and tricks are presented. New platforms for expressing artistry are introduced time and again. Photographing an abandoned building is not easy. First off,…

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  • 6 Great Tips and Tricks to Make Your Water-Themed Images Pop

    Luuk Lijten

    You love how the sun’s rays shimmer on the water and the fun splash as your kids hit the pool. But what’s the best way to these images and capture the splendor of the moment? Taking water-centric photos involves some skill and technique, but it doesn’t mean you can’t capture a memorable if you don’t…

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  • Want to Use a Green Screen? Here’s what You should Know

    Luuk Lijten

    Green screen effects allow videographers to expand their artistic capabilities. This visual technique has become increasingly popular in many realms of videography, ranging from stock photography to Hollywood blockbusters. Using a green screen takes your commercials, short films and full-length features to an impressive and professional level. Here’s what you need to know before using a green screen.…

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  • How to Break into Commercial Photography the Easy Way

    Luuk Lijten

    Commercial photography is shooting images for commercial use. Examples of this lucrative take on photography include images for advertisements, merchandising, and even product placement. Brochures, flyers, leaflets and restaurant menus also display commercial photography. In short, it’s a pretty diverse and widely used form of photography. The good news about this field is that there’s…

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  • 8 Crucial Things You Need to Know about Capturing Catchlights

    Luuk Lijten

    Photography is an art that constantly grows. Just when you think you’ve covered everything you need to know about it, something new comes up. A new technique, tips & tricks, and a couple of upgraded equipment. What is a Catchlight? A catchlight is best defined as the light or glimmer that reflects in the eyes…

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  • A Guide to Taking Great Canoeing and Kayaking Photo

    Luuk Lijten

    Canoeing and kayaking offer unique opportunities to capture great photographs – it will take you places you cannot go on foot. Balance issues and the movement of the water can make these tricky. But with some basic training on how to maneuver the watercraft and best use your equipment, you can nab some amazing images.…

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