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The Editors Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

It's back—our annual collection of ideas to keep you and your camera happily occupied for hours.

1. Don't Go Anywhere Without It!
It's a photographic truism that you can't get the picture if you don't have a camera. How many times have you missed out on a great shot—or at least, a nice record of something...

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Lynne Eodice Jul 01, 2003 31 comments

All photos by Chris Ameruoso unless otherwise indicated

By the end of 1998, Chris Ameruoso found himself at a major crossroad. As someone who had spent most of his youth performing in a family rock band, he had moved to Los Angeles about 10 years previously "with a dream of music." Then suddenly he switched gears, and found his calling shooting portraits of...

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The Editors Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

You don't need a studio or fancy equipment to shoot fascinating portraits. Here are 10 tips to help you make better photos of family and friends, whether you shoot with film or digital cameras.

1. Avoid Midday Sunlight

Midday sun is too harsh, and comes from too high an angle, to produce a flattering portrait. It...

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Lynne Eodice Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

Children are among the most appealing photo subjects, because of their seemingly limitless energy and cute expressions. Their playfulness and spontaneity is a joy to record. Some are bold and will clown around for your camera, but you can capture great images of a bashful child as well. Whether you're photographing your own children or those of a friend or relative, there...

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Lynne Eodice Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

When it comes to photographing kids, remember that they just want to have fun. As children have a short attention span, you'll get more-cooperative photo subjects if they're having a good time. Get involved with kids' activities: play games with them, read stories, or whatever they're doing so that they get used to your presence, and can be themselves...

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The Editors Apr 01, 2003 1 comments

The first major exhibition devoted to the critical early years in the life and work of photographer Margaret Bourke-White is on view at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, through May 11. "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927--1936," comprising approximately 140 photographs, will be the first exhibition to explore fully her important early...

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The Editors Sep 01, 2003 3 comments

Some ways to help offset the cost of your favorite pastime

There are lots of way to make money in photography, including selling and trading photo gear, processing film and making prints for other photographers, scanning images (slides, negatives and prints) and putting them on CDs for others, retouching photos, copying and restoring old photos, collecting collectible photographs...

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Lynne Eodice Mar 01, 2005 19 comments

All Photos © Stacy Bratton

There's more to taking kid pictures than meets the eye--just ask Stacy Bratton. A sought-after photographer from Dallas, Texas, she specializes in photographing children ranging in age from newborns up to 12-year-olds. "My goal is to capture the magic of childhood," she says. Her portraits highlight children's...

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Lynne Eodice Dec 01, 2004 9 comments

Parties and celebrations vary among family and friends and around the world, but festive occasions are very important universally. Gatherings of people--whether it's a child's birthday party, holiday dinner, or a class reunion--provide memories and numerous picture opportunities. These photos let us relive important events in later years.

To...

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Lynne Eodice Sep 01, 2005 12 comments

Lynne Eodice is an accomplished writer/photographer and a popular contributor to Photographic magazine.

Pets are often important members of the family, and it's not unusual for a portrait to include the family dog, cat or parrot. Most animals have a very brief attention span, so plan to shoot for 10 minutes at a time, with breaks in between. Like children, pets are...

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Lynne Eodice Nov 01, 2002 1 comments

Holidays provide many types of photo opportunities, ranging from candids of your family and friends enjoying seasonal activities to holiday parades and decorative displays. Keep your camera handy and loaded with film or a memory card so you won't miss anything.

When photographing your loved ones...

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Lynne Eodice Jun 01, 2005 10 comments

About Lynne...
Lynne Eodice is a writer/photographer and popular contributor to PHOTOgraphic magazine.

Photographing weddings can be a fun and rewarding experience, whether you're the official photographer for the event, or simply a relative or guest who wants to record a few memories. There are several schools of thought when it comes...

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Lynne Eodice Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

Great Pet Photos With Your Compact Camera

As with children, it's best to shoot pictures of pets at their level. This means lying on the floor or on the ground in most cases. It's the best way to capture the animal's expression, and reveals something about what the world is like from their...

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Lynne Eodice Jun 01, 2003 1 comments

Beyond simply shooting someone's portrait, taking a picture of a concept like "fun" can be a real challenge. A photograph that makes a statement like this must make its point immediately—the viewer should get the message at first glance, and not have to guess at what you're trying to say.

The...

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Lynne Eodice Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Holidays present a seemingly endless number of great photo opportunities: Fourth of July parades, colorful Easter Lilies, Christmas lights at night, or costumed children going trick-or-treating. At these special times of the year, have your camera ready for both planned photos and candids.

And don't be afraid of taking...