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5 Easy Tips for Better Instagram Photos

Rachel Mae Smith loves do-able DIYS and strives to make crafting easy, colorful and fun over on her blog The Crafted Life. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart Living, Design Sponge, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Garden, and more. When she's not pinning pictures, or brushing glitter out of her hair, you can find her exploring Philadelphia.   Hi all, Rachel from The Crafted Life here! Within the last year, I grew my personal following on Instagram by 20k followers. There are a lot of tips and tricks I learned along the way, but these five are a must if you’re looking to do the same... 1) Whole Feed Perspective   Think of your feed as a whole,...

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7 Tips for Great Travel Photos

Preparing to travel with your DSLR camera can often seem daunting, especially if you've never done it before. Luckily, I've learned some great basic tips for travel photography over the past 15 years traveling and photographing in over 30 countries, and today I'm sharing them with you! From the jungles of Belize to the crowded streets of Hong Kong, these tips should help you take better travel photographs.    Schloss Neuschwanstein, Fussen, Germany (taken with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L @ 16mm)   1.  Pack Light The most important advice I can give – don’t pack too much! Someone once said “The best gear is the gear you have with you”. It couldn't be more true. If you bring 2 camera bodies, 4...

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3 Practical Tips for Getting Great Portraits

Keren Chookaszian is a boutique wedding photographer based out of Chicago, IL.  When she's not shooting weddings or blogging she spends her days chasing around her two adorable little boys.  To see more of her portfolio visit www.kerensarai.com. 1. Move your subjects… don’t just pose them. When I first started as a photographer all I wanted to do was memorize as many poses as I could because that’s how I thought I could get the best pictures.  The truth is the more you “pose” your subjects the more stiff they are going to look.  The biggest advice I can give you is to make your subjects move.  When I’m working with my couples I might actually give them a pose...

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The story behind our Streets Dept collaboration tees

By Conrad Benner, @StreetsDept Hello Tog Tees Readers!  I can not express enough how excited I am to work with Tog Tees on my new Streets Dept line. Creating a little line of t-shirts has been something I've wanted to do for some time, and when Tog Tees approached me, explaining that they were a Philly-based company looking to create photography and photographer-themed tees, I jumped at the chance.  The process of creating the two Streets Dept tees was really fun, and really introspective. It started with a three hour brainstorming with the folks at TogTees, and many coffees. After spending about the first hour just talking about who I am and what I've done over the now five years since...

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7 Minutes with @urphillypal

Albert Lee is the face behind the popular Philadelphia Instagram account @urphillypal. We took 7 minutes to learn more about his photography.  What was your first camera? My first camera was actually a film camera in grade school. It was an Olympus – I can’t remember which one.  My parents actually really liked shooting and so they taught me how to use the Olympus. My first digital camera was that Sony Alpha.  And the only reason why I wanted a Sony Alpha was – and this is really cheesy - because I liked the logo.  So I wound up using a Sony and it was good for what it was but after 5 years the motor died. Then I bought a...

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