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by Stu Eddins

Cameras and flash units have gone together hand in hand forever. Since the beginning of photography, cameras have been hungry for more light. When natural light couldn't do the job flash powders were employed to add an intense, bright light to fill the scene. Later, flash bulbs in shiny parabolic dishes took the place of the explosive flash powder. Photographers carried as many flash bulbs as they could cram into their pockets because once they ran out of bulbs their shooting day was done.

Then electronic flash was introduced, strobe lights powered by batteries or plugged into wall sockets. Soon the Xenon electronic flash became the standard means of adding light to a scene. From the 1950's through today electronic flash units have become smaller, more compact, and a lot more powerful. Along the way there have been a lot of refinements and improvements all of which have allowed flash photography to become more accurate, repeatable and automatic.

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by Matt Foden  Photo by Rafael Barros from Pexels

I'm totally sure this article will be controversial. I mean, in the end, just how do you fairly characterize what constitutes a wonderful picture? It's nothing like marking a math report, where there is usually a right or wrong solution. Photography, much like almost every other art form, is quite subjective. That said, I do believe that we have particular aspects that every fantastic photographs share in common. Here's my (subjective) attempt at identifying them:

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by Jeff Colburn Photo by Kelly Rabie from Pexels


Photography contests can be a great way to promote your photography business. Your images could wind up on prestigious websites, in magazines, or in publications that are sent to photo buyers all over the globe. I enter contests for this very reason, but I carefully look at the rights I'm giving away. All too often, for whatever reason, a contest will ask for rights that range from the unnecessary to the ridiculous.

I fully expect to have my winning images used to promote the contest and the company putting it on. They give me a good prize and I let them use my photographs. It's a fair trade. The problem starts when the contest asks for rights to your images, just because you entered your images.

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Go Viral and Make a Living

What do shopping haulers, Nigahiga, and the Khan Academy, have in common? They are all accidental YouTube entrepreneurs. They started out as individuals sharing videos on YouTube just for fun or for a small group of friends and family. As their videos gained viewers, followers and fans, YouTube made them part of the YouTube Partners program. The popular video bloggers, or vloggers, turned their past-time into a money making venture.

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Wedding photography has been common for years, and probably one of the first reasons to invent picture taking. While some aspects of this type of photography have always been constant, what have not stayed the same have been wedding photography methods and styles. Here, we want to explore just how things have changed over the years. We will also touch upon how some things pertaining to wedding photography have always been the same. If you are planning a wedding soon, please take a second to read this article.

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