• Details Tell the Story
    4:40

    Details Tell the Story

    The details in your photographs cannot be ignored. They tell a whole story on their own. Make sure they are telling the story you want your photographs to tell. This session teaches you the fine art of photographic details, how to add and remove them, and what story they can tell.

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  • 2:00

    Outdoor Portrait Photography Tips

    Summer fun offers great opportunities to for close-up photos illustrating fun activities and the expressions that go along with them. In this SESSION, Layne Kennedy takes a jaunt through the Minnesota State Fair and shares outdoor portrait photography tips, illustrated by animated shots of people eating corn on the cob.

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  • Getting Creative with Fill Flash
    1:43

    Getting Creative with Fill Flash

    You can still take amazing photographs in bad light. After all, not every winter day is going to be a bright and sunny one. The answer to the issue of diluted lighting is fill flash. Learn how to use it in creative ways to get amazing shots that would not otherwise be available to you.

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  • 3:03

    Indoor Photography Tips

    When the sun is too harsh and high in the sky to shoot outdoors, it’s time to head inside. Photographer Layne Kennedy illustrates how to transition from outdoors to indoors, how to deal with the challenges, and how to capture excellent images while on location at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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  • Lighting for Night Photography
    6:23

    Lighting for Night Photography

    The snow and icicles look dazzling as they sparkle in the moonlight. To capture this unique beauty takes some special photographic techniques, though. Fortunately, anyone can learn them. Here’s what you need to know to master the art of taking hauntingly beautiful nighttime photographs in the winter, whether you’re photographing people, objects, nature, or all three.

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  • 1:34

    Considerations in Fall Photography

    If you’re looking for beautiful images in the fall, you probably won’t have to go far, as the leaves on the trees will be changing color all around you. This session, featuring renowned photographer Layne Kennedy, will give you tips on preparing for fall photography and capturing the beauty that’s all around you.

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  • Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints
    2:27

    Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints

    Be a conscientious photographer. When you go out into nature to take photographs, be sure to leave everything as you found it. This not only protects the environment, it leaves it pristine for other photographers to enjoy. This session discusses the importance of leaving everything as you found it after your photo session.

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  • 5:00

    Exposure Tips for Photographing Fall Colors

    Exposure in fall photography can create rich, vibrant photos, such as in scenes enveloped by backlight. In this session, you’ll see how to work with lighting and exposure to produce stunning results. Photographer Layne Kennedy shares expert tips and techniques on exposure, lighting, composition, and more.

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  • 4:21

    Creating Motion in Fall Photography

    Wind is a big part of fall as the colorful leaves drift and flutter about before gently settling to the ground, so fall photography can include introducing motion into your shots. In this session, you’ll learn how to shoot the leaves falling in motion, as well as how to create your own motion.

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