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September 23, 2020

Are You Ready For Autumn?

Marie Joabar

Gone are the hazy, humid days of summertime and it’s so much easier to enjoy photography now as we’re not bothered by pesky bugs, and stifling heat. Instead, we find crisp mornings, cool breezes and the promise of a beautiful color palette to photograph.

Here are a few ideas for photographing fall. And check out the fall themed class list below to inspire you further.

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September 2, 2020

10 Minutes A Day

Lori Lankford

No matter where you are as a photographer spending just 10 minutes a day with your camera can help you grow, improve your skills, and add some great images to your portfolio. 

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August 13, 2020

Phone Photography Pointers

Marie Joabar

Many of us have DSLR or Mirrorless cameras yet we all turn to our phone camera at times simply because it’s always with us and let’s face it, it’s just quicker and easier to share right away from our phone.  

Having a collection of go-to Apps will help take your phone photography to the next level, the Apps are your tools and you’ll use the one that will give you the look you’re after.  The choices are endless but here are a few of our favorite capture and editing apps.

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July 22, 2020

Shutdown Silver Linings

Marie Joabar

Curious about what we were doing with our time during the shutdown? Read on and discover how many of our instructors and staff kept themselves busy and motivated with their photography these past few months. Learn what they found as a Silver Lining in all of this. 

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June 25, 2020

10 Tips For Landscape Photography

Marie Joabar

The key to an engaging landscape image is to photograph visually interesting scenes, convey a sense of depth, have foreground interest and use strong compositional elements. Review these 10 tips for stronger Landscape shots.

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May 16, 2020

Editing Your People Pics

Catherine Simmons

Whether you are taking casual family & friends’ photos or capturing professional style headshots and portraits, having the skills to edit them will make your images stand “head and shoulders” above the rest, pun intended. 

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April 25, 2020

5 Social Media Tips For Photographers

Claire Edkins

Social media is one of the most powerful tools a photographer can use to get their work out there to new clients, editors, or just art lovers. Social media like Instagram and Facebook have become proven business tools in this new market and are crucial to a photographer’s success. However, social media can be intimidating. We all want to get our work out there and reach new people, but with the millions of photos out there it can feel easy to get lost in the algorithms. But fear not! Your work deserves to be seen and these tips and tricks are here to help! 

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March 4, 2020

Spring Things To Photograph

Marie Joabar

Winter is behind us now and we’re so excited to see the signs of spring! It’s time to get in the outdoor shooting mode again and enjoy capturing our favorite things at our favorite places.

Whether you prefer to photograph flowers, or friends and family framed against a lovely spring backdrop, or capture street scenes at one of the area’s spring festivals we hope you’ll find a few choice places to visit in the list below to help get your spring groove on.

Grab your camera and let’s get the season started!

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February 12, 2020

Which Version Of Lightroom Should You Choose?

Marie Joabar

Although it’s been almost 3 years since Adobe introduced a second Lightroom version (Oct 2017) there remains a lot of confusion about which version does what and which one you should use. Here’s hoping this article clarifies some of that.

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January 23, 2020

Camera Sensor Cleaning Options

Marie Joabar

​If you have a digital interchangeable lens camera, chances are at some point you’ll come across sensor dust. You’ll first notice it as little spots in the same place on all of your pictures. More an inconvenience than anything else, if not removed from the sensor, you’ll spend time removing it from your photos when editing.

Consider the options for sensor cleaning, either by doing it yourself or by having it done professionally.

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January 2, 2020

Make Photography Plans for 2020

Marie Joabar

Distinct time frames or “temporal landmarks” are great for starting new projects and making goals to work toward. As we begin a new year and decade, this is the perfect time to get our photography plans in place. Perhaps some of these tips will help you get started.  

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December 18, 2019

10 Tips For Holiday Smartphone Photos

Marie Joabar

With the rush of the holidays, our photography sometimes takes a back seat. While out with family and friends (who are not photographers) carrying our gear is too cumbersome, and finding our composition and setting our exposure takes away from our time with them. However, having your phone camera handy allows us to capture those fleeting family moments and the magic of the holiday season no matter where we are or who we’re with.  

Here are a few tips to help you get your best shots.

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November 7, 2019

Memories from Tuscany Workshop

Marie Joabar

It’s been just 2 weeks since our Workshop in Tuscany ended and not a day goes by that I’m not reminiscing about the amazing experience it was. From the workshop participants, the first-class resort where we stayed, the kind and friendly people we encountered everywhere we went, the amazing food and wine, to the gorgeous landscapes and beautiful light we had to work with. Our Tuscan workshop was fantastic!  

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October 10, 2019

Tips For Exciting Fall Photos

Marie Joabar

October rolls in and we find ourselves full swing in the most colorful season; autumn. It’s such a fun time to photograph and the opportunities are endless so have your camera ready and be prepared for any opportunity.

Here are a few tips to help you capture the best of the season.

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September 25, 2019

The Photographers Notebook Podcast

Marie Joabar

Growing Capital Photography Center has been quite a journey! My interview on The Photographers Notebook Podcast is now live so give a listen to learn more about my story and Capital Photography Center. I'm thrilled to have been interviewed and hope you enjoy the episode.

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