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Imagine That Photography Tribe

Editor’s Picks Module 6 Heart Shaped Shadow

Module 6 showed some creative composition with fixed lighting. Interpretations were creative! Check it out.

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Imagine That Photography Tribe

Tips and Tricks from Module 5 Editor’s Picks: “Time”

Here’s a wrap-up of what we learned from Module 5 “Time.” By experimenting with the slow shutter exposure and panning techniques, the Tribe was able to come up with some tips and tricks for showing interpretations of the theme.

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sunset at Huntington Beach California copyright Aloha Lavina

10 Things About Light that will Make Your Photos Pop

Light is the main ingredient of a photograph. Learn to see it, make friends with it. Your photos will love you when you do.

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Drying squid in Pran Buri, Thailand copyright Aloha Lavina

Composition and the Use of Color

Sometimes it’s better to shoot without color. Especially when you’re focusing on forms in the frame. Learn how monochrome can help you shoot better compositions.

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Voodoo queen photoshoot copyright Aloha Lavina 2011.

Gotta Believe in Magic

Some days, every thing comes together into a photo shoot that reminds you of why you picked up photography in the first place. It’s fun. Days like this make you believe in magic.

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Floating mosque, Penang. Copyright Aloha Lavina.

Let the Rain Help Your Photography

Rain is the enemy of a photographer, right? Wrong. Rain can be your friend and make your photos pop. Find out how.

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Monk framed by doorway in Bhutan copyright Aloha Lavina.

10 Small Things that Make a Big Difference in Your Photos

It’s not what’s in the photo, it’s how you took it. And sometimes, it’s little things that you do, which make a big difference in your shots.

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Krystal Vee portrait by Aloha Lavina. All rights reserved.

8 Things that will Inspire Your Next Portrait Shoot

Where do you get inspiration for portraits? You might be surprised how you can get inspired from the actual photo shoot itself. Here’s eight ways how.

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tall dry grass copyright Aloha Lavina.

Using the Background Effectively in Your Portraits

The background can enhance a portrait. Whether for texture, depth or contrast, choosing the background can help you make a better portrait.

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House of Jarvis jewelry Copyright Aloha Lavina. All rights reserved.

When You Have to Wing It

What if you have to make it up as you go along? There is a way to prepare for that assignment, even when you have little or no creative information at the start.

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Mono Lake another photographer moved into my shot. She knew I was there. I was there 2 hours before she got there. Copyright Aloha Lavina.

If Miss Manners were a Photographer…

Please be mindful of other photographers in whose frames another person with camera walks. Or, Get the hell out of my viewfinder. But Miss Manners would say it more politely.

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Burmese man and cheroot copyright Aloha Lavina

10 Things to Shoot When You Have Absolutely No Clue

Don’t despair when it seems like there’s nothing to shoot. Go out with your camera and try these little tricks. Discover how small themes can make a big difference in the way you see.

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15mm lens portrait copyright Aloha Lavina.

How Different Lenses can Help You See Creatively

Learn how your lenses ‘see,’ and improve how you make imagery. Different lenses can help you see creatively. Here’s five ways how.

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one in 365 he said copyright Aloha Lavina

Finding Good Photos where they Hide

There are no shortcuts to creativity. Life is full of the ordinary. Your job is to make it extraordinary in a photograph.

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huntington beach early morning copyright Aloha Lavina

You Need to Get that Backup Camera

My main camera went kaput on me today. Good thing I had a backup.

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