Photography

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Behind The Lens: Shooting Long Exposure Photos In Low Light Using Bulb Mode

Today is the final class in my six-week PhotoUno Photography II course in New York City, and the focus is effectively using Bulb Mode and understanding the difference between shooting in RAW and JPEG. My instructor for the day isn’t […]

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Outdoor Travel: Experiencing Patagonia’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

You’re probably wondering why I would bother writing a guide on outdoor experiences and landscapes for a destination that is almost nothing but outdoor experiences. That sheer, often overwhelming amount of choices is exactly why I feel the need to […]

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Dispatch From Tuscany: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Olive Oil

Olive oil is a super ingredient with the ability to enhance the flavors of a dish while also adding antioxidants and heart-healthy benefits. That being said, there are many misconceptions that exist on the product. That’s why — with the […]

Behind The Lens: Bracketing, HDR And How To Tell Delicious Culinary Stories Through Photography

Behind The Lens: Bracketing, HDR And How To Tell Delicious Culinary Stories Through Photography

“When you have a tricky lighting situation, it can be hard to get the details in the highlights and the shadows. Two alternatives you may use are neutral density filters and bracketing.” Today in my Photography II class — taken […]

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Behind The Lens: Color Theory And Understanding Shape In Photography

“Through experience you’ll learn what to expect in certain places and situations. For example, in Grand Central Terminal you know you’ll see a lot of movement, people annoyed because they’re running late, emotions as people say goodbye.” In this week’s […]

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Behind The Lens: To Flash Or Not To Flash (Photography)

In my mind, I had always viewed flash as the devil, making photos look over exposed with unnatural looking light; however, after my last Photography II Class– taken at New York City’s PhotoUno Photography School — I learned flash can […]

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Behind The Lens: How To Use Lighting For Composition And Storytelling In Photography

While in last week’s Photography II class — taught by New York City’s PhotoUno Photography School — we learned about how our cameras are calibrated to set the exposure meter to 13% gray, this week we’ll be taking things a […]

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Behind The Lens: A Guide To Shooting Sharper Images, Fine Tuning Exposure And Setting Your Custom White Balance

“Hello. My name is Jessica and I am a travel and lifestyle photographer. Through this class I hope to learn how to take everyday objects and make them more compelling.” I’m at my first official PhotoUno photography class — aside […]

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Behind The Lens: Mastering Your Camera’s Manual Mode And Tackling Tricky Lighting Situations

For those with a DSLR — or Digital Single Lens Reflex — in auto mode, it’s time to learn how to take the pictures YOU want, not the ones your camera wants. In partnership with PhotoUno in New York City […]

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Hold The Pork: Vegetarian-Friendly Finds In Portugal’s Land Of Meat And Fish

Traveling to Portugal, the world’s fourth highest fish consumer per capita and a land of avid meat-eaters, can be intimidating for vegetarians like myself. Asking around for meat-free dishes, I received responses like “Cozinha vegetariana? Uhhh… I don’t think we […]