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Photographic Five #15: Phallic Photographic Phrases

Presneting now, the Five Most Phallic Photographic Phrases:  * Lens length (tied with “Long reach”) * Extension Tubes * Tripod. * Battery Grip * Push/Pull Lens (though, really, “Zoom Lens” would work, too)  And one bonus: * Gitzo Ball Head

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Photographic Five #14: 5 + 1 Innuendo-tastic Fetishes of Photographers

Presenting now the 5 6 Innuendo-tastic Fetiches of Photographers: * Feathering the Light * Hot shoe mount * Lens Hoods * Quarter Inch Screw * Bracketing Exposures * Twitter and Facebook

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Photographic Five #13: The Bucket List

5 Things in my Photographic Bucket List * Photograph an O.A.R. concert (and more than three songs, dammit! I’m an old school fan, so I’m special, right?) * The Grand Canyon (Cliché?  Sure, but bring it on) * Paris (OK, … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #12: Flickr Explore

5 Ways to Land a Spot on Flickr’s Coveted Explore! Page: * Half naked chick * Mostly Naked Chick at Just The Right Angle to hide The Nipples. * Spectacular sunset picture.  With a hot chick in a bikini in the foreground.  (You’re … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #11: Twitter Power

5 Secrets of Using Twitter to Increase Your Photographic Social Media Power and Reach (in no particular order): * Get retweeted by @zarias * Get retweeted by @JoeMcNally * Get retweeted by @strobist * Get retweeted by @ScottKelby * Get retweeted … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #10: Why Long Lenses Rule

5 Ways a Very Long Lens Will Improve Your Photography * You can stand further away from your subject, so they don’t have to smell the stench of your flop sweat. * The natural compression of a lens racked out … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #9: The Next Kelby Training Classes

The Next 5 KelbyTraining.com Courses Yes, Joe McNally Again. This Time, With Even More Strobes Joe McNally Lights Scott Kelby Dave Cross Teaches the Magic of Using Photoshop CS5 to Retouch Joe McNally Photographs What If Joe McNally Photographed a … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #8: Off Camera Lighting Secrets

5 Secrets of Off-Camera Lighting * Only take pictures outside during the day.  The sun is your off-camera flash.  What more do you need? * Photoshopping out Red Eye in post is easier and cheaper than the cost of those … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #7: New HDR Styles

5 Remaining HDR Frontiers * Syl Arena’s 12 Speedlite HDR * Astrophotographic HDR * High Key HDR * HDR To Drive People Mad (Wait, that’s Flickr, isn’t it?) * HDR to Hypnotize People, Now With Realistic Rust and Cloud Textures … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #6: Why Bokeh Rules!

Five Reasons Bokeh Rules! Your background sucks, so make it unintelligible in the picture. They’ll never know. If you think they might know, push it further. Think an f/1.2 lens. Nevermind that 90% of the foreground that isn’t in focus … Continue reading

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