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Something Borrowed…

New Spin, Old Dress – A Guest Blog by Nadean Bruehlman of Gene Ho For most brides the prospect of wearing her mother’s wedding dress is totally out of the question, or never even hits the radar. It’s a dated tradition – It’s a dated dress. But…. have you stopped and really thought …

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Lens Fog Tip

It’s summertime! You’re shooting indoors in the air conditioning. Now your client wants you to zip outside to catch the sunset. But it’s a thousand degrees outside. And because you were inside in the air conditioning – your camera lens fogs up! Here’s a neat and easy trick to combat …

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When You’re Lacking Photographic Creativity

    Stab me to the core of my being.     I posted a photo on Facebook of this “amazingly creative shot.” And another bride from a wedding I recently shot at the same venue – she posted something to the effect of – “Umm… Gene – why didn’t MY wedding …

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Fisheye and Distortion

Hey all… a little over a year ago I gave a talk called “Art of the Fisheye.” The talk was give in New York at B&H Photo. Since then it has been wildly successful – more than I’ve imagined. Within a year – there were more than 100,000 YouTube views …

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Quick and Easy Firework Tips for Non-Pros

Hey all! Happy 4th of July. Here are some quick and easy tips for taking pictures of fireworks for non-pro photographers. These tips can work with most cameras. 1) Disable your flash. When it’s dark – your camera might automatically  default to using a flash. Disable that. 2) Take your …

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Quick and Easy Sunset Tip

Without going through a big lesson on white balance… exposures… balanced fill flash – and all that. Here’s a quick tip on one small thing you can do to improve your sunset pictures. Ok… I get it… a lot of people shoot in raw and can make adjustments later. And …

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How Understanding Asparagus can help your Photography Business

Yes. Asparagus. Love it or hate it. Me? LOVE. So much so that I just planted an asparagus bed in my yard. Nothing like a crop of fresh asparagus in say… 3 years from now!! Yep! 3 years!!! Here’s what’s interesting about planting asparagus. From the first planting – it …

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Duke’s Coach K and his Autograph for a Bride

Duke’s “Coach K’s” Autograph for a Bride “To Tim and Laura: I wish you a life of happiness together!” A typical wedding blessing. Only this came from legendary Duke Blue Devil Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Gene Ho Photographer Kasey Bruehlman made  this  happen with an autograph on her bride’s engagement photo. …

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The One Folder you MUST have on your Desktop

There is one folder you need to have on your computer desktop. If you don’t have this folder on your desktop – January is the perfect time to put it there. It’s simple. It’s a folder you create called “Portfolio Stuff from 2013” This is how it works. As you …

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Pose the Feet

What does High Heels have in common with great photography? Everything. High Heels make a woman look sexy. Yes… I’m an authority,;) But why? It’s because it forces a lady to stand taller. Yes. It points the toes and thus flexes the calve muscles. But in short – it makes …

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