The ACP Blog

Featuring posts, articles, insights and knowledge pertaining to my own experiences and the world of photography.

Make Sure Your Frame Is Dirty for Depth

Make Sure Your Frame Is Dirty for Depth

There are plenty of ways in which video and photography technique overlap. One of my favorite ways to increase interest is to add things in the foreground, and with video, this can really add a lot of motion to the scene via a parallax type effect, while for photography, it can add depth.

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How to Shoot Better Photos on Your Mobile Phone

How to Shoot Better Photos on Your Mobile Phone

You might not always have your camera body on you but what about your mobile phone? Learn the basics of shooting better photographs on your mobile so wherever you go, you’ll always know how to make the most of the device you’ve got with you.

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Leica Pro Reveals How to Capture Fantastic Live Concert Photos

Leica Pro Reveals How to Capture Fantastic Live Concert Photos

Do you ever take photos of your favorite live musicians but feel your shots don’t do the performers justice? Learn the inside tips from a Leica pro concert photographer on how to perfectly capture the atmosphere and emotions of a live gig.

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Tips and Techniques for Photographing a Plus-Size Model

Tips and Techniques for Photographing a Plus-Size Model

As a photographer you are often presented with a wide range of both challenges and opportunities. Along with managing your lighting, your camera settings, and your location selections, the physical proportions of the individuals you work with will also play a part in how you set up specific poses and shots.

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Tiny Drone Collaboration With Droneworks and Casey Neistat

Tiny Drone Collaboration With Droneworks and Casey Neistat

Building an obsession with tiny drones over the past few months, it makes me so happy to see other people getting creative and modifying them to fly “better” cameras. Droneworks went to New York to put together another video with Casey Neistat, only this time with a much smaller drone than they had been using in the past.

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How to Create Beautiful Photos in Boring Locations

How to Create Beautiful Photos in Boring Locations

Having a perfect background is one of the most overrated factors in photography. Here are several tips for getting amazing shots when your session restricts you to shooting in a boring area.

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Seven Tips for Getting Better Photos With Your Wide-Angle Lenses

Seven Tips for Getting Better Photos With Your Wide-Angle Lenses

For every tool, or in this case lens, there is often a best case usage. However, breaking the rules and using your lenses in unconventional ways not only makes you a more creative photographer but also more prepared when a shoot or idea doesn’t go as planned.

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How to Use Lens Correction in Lightroom

How to Use Lens Correction in Lightroom

Lens distortion and color fringing are two significant problems produced by lenses that you have likely encountered. Here is an excellent tutorial about how to properly use the lens correction panel in Lightroom to fix these issues.

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Five Different Looks Using a Single Black Hat

Five Different Looks Using a Single Black Hat

How far can you get with a single prop inside a small studio set up? The possibilities are limitless and it starts with your imagination. Getting the most from a single prop is both challenging and exciting. It is a great way to improve your portrait photography. In this case, Gavin Hoey uses a basic black sun hat as the prop and brings out five different looks.

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The Travel Photographer’s Gear Guide

The Travel Photographer’s Gear Guide

Do you have plans to travel but are unsure what gear to take with you? This experienced travel photographer shares his list of gear that he brings on every trip.

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Is Boudoir Photography Becoming More of a Feeling Than Location?

Is Boudoir Photography Becoming More of a Feeling Than Location?

Boudoir photography is not a new concept, however, the way in which it is viewed has changed drastically over the years. When it once was an art form on the female body, represented solely indoors in a bedroom, the title now has moved to include other versions. It could be argued that if it does not adhere to specific criteria, it cannot be called boudoir. In my opinion, the original term might just need to be evolved to include other concepts as the term among the majority of photographers in this genre refer to boudoir as more of a feeling than a location.

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Why You Should Consider Using Lightroom Mobile on the Go

Why You Should Consider Using Lightroom Mobile on the Go

Lightroom Mobile continues to become a more capable companion to the desktop app. This great video examines the benefits of a mobile workflow and how it can make your life easier when you sit back down at your computer.

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