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Have you noticed that some photos simply stand out more than others? Color typically has a lot to do with it. The color theory and the color wheel are used by photographers, filmmakers, designers, decorators, and architects all the time to create professional works. One of the most used color combinations in photography is the complementary colors combo. Using complementary colors in photography is a great way to create interesting photos that are visually pleasing.  Take a look at the color wheel. Complementary colors are the colors that sit straight across from each other.  For example, blue and orange work...

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A good trick to achieve great black & white photos that stand out is to keep in mind that less is more! What we mean by that is when you are shooting a black & white photo (or you are choosing to transform a color photo into black & white), try to keep a strong focus on your subject and have as few distractions as possible.  Black & white photos are typically moodier and more mysterious than color photos. The photo can be confusing to the viewer if there are too many objects and clutter. Set the focus firmly on...

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Do you post your phone photos on social media or share them through messaging apps? If you do, your photos are out there forever and you have no control over who shares them nor how and where they get shared.  Some of your photos can even be “stolen” meaning that someone else can say that the photos were shot by them. Also, photos can easily be edited in photo editing apps without your knowledge.  A good way to protect your photos is to add a watermark. Most professional photographers use them when they share photos publicly online or when they...

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Do you enjoy creating videos with your phone? Do you edit your videos in a video editing app or software? If so, you know the impact that sound can have on videos. Adding music and sound effects to your videos can create a mood and make them look more professional. But, you can’t just add a Rolling Stones song and post it on YouTube or your social media. Music is protected by copyrights and cannot be used without permission. This is where websites that offer royalty-free music soundtracks come in handy. Here is a list of some of the top...

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The annual World Press Photo Contest acknowledges and honors the best international photojournalism and documentary photography created every year.  The contest is open to all professional photographers working in the field of photojournalism and/or documentary photography. A panel of judges reviews the photos and selects winners in different categories. Every year the photos are exhibited in various locations internationally. You get to see the selected photographs and discover the work of professional photographers. Always so inspiring! Kamloops Residential School – Amber Bracken for The New York Times Amazonian Dystopia – Lalo de Almeida for Folha de São Paulo/Panos Pictures Blood is a...

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