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I saw a post from a fellow light painter that grabbed my attention. It implanted itself into my brain and I haven’t been able to let go of it. He pondered “We know that by looking at painters brush strokes how they were feeling at a certain time. In light painting, we “paint” with light. […]The post This is how I photographed my emotions with light painting appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 11-05-2020 1:16 PM
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In this video, I’m going to show you how to shoot and edit ‘layflats’ using only a mobile device. I’m going to be sharing three quick colorful setups where I will discuss the shooting and lighting process. At the end of the shoot, I will show you how to edit your images for cohesion and style.The lighting we are going to be using is very simple, available to everyone, and most importantly free: window light. So let’s get started![THE SHOOT] @ 00:36 – 1:35To shoot... READ MORE
SLR Lounge | 11-05-2020 10:15 AM
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The post How to Use Framing in Your Compositions to Improve Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond.Photos look great when framed on the wall, but that is not the only way to use frames in photography. The world is full of frames, and they can be used in your photos to make the composition stronger. In this article, you’ll learn how to find frames. You’ll also learn how you can work with frames to enhance your images.... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 11-05-2020 1:00 AM
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How on earth do you find a fresh angle to shoot from when they’ve all been taken? That’s not what I mean. I do not mean discovering a new angle but using new angles you don’t usually shoot from. By changing your angles you’ll add a whole new dimension to your photography.Photo by Sathish J; ISO 400, f/14.0, 1/100-second exposure.The question I get asked as a photography teacher is how do the pros do it? Why are their images so different from mine? Simple, one... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 10-10-2020 7:48 PM
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There are few fundamental settings that have as big of an impact on an image then the shutter speed. Adjusting the shutter speed makes a huge difference and can, in most situations, make or break the image.A slow shutter speed, for example, can often have a positive impact on what otherwise would’ve been an average image; by lengthening the exposure time, your camera is able to register movement and create a sense of motion. This technique is often used when photographing seascapes, rivers and waterfalls... READ MORE
Capture Landscapes | 04-07-2020 7:52 AM
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In the second of a series of follow-up articles to The Quality of Light, I have posted this article to share a series of photographs (along with the thought processes behind them) that captures the quintessence of a well-known and spectacular light display, often referred to as the “Secondary Sunset” or “Second Sunset”. As with many of my previous articles, my goal with this post is to encourage my fellow photographers to be inspired by light, composition, and mood, to spur them to explore their creative... READ MORE
Photography Life | 04-04-2020 8:00 PM
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With any DSLR, it takes time to get to grips with everything your camera can do. Often, the manual gets looked at initially, then only referred to when you get stuck. At times, whole features of your camera can get overlooked, and you might resign yourself to taking images that don’t look like you wanted them to. Needle sharp focusing, for example, is at the heart of excellent photos. If you know the difference between the focus modes on your camera, you can use them... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 03-26-2020 5:03 PM
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Light is one of the most important elements of any photograph. But learning to see indoor natural light in photography can be a challenge.If you have noticed that a lot of your indoor photos are unexposed and blurry, the odds are you aren’t using light correctly.It’s important to learn to see indoor natural light in photography. No matter how many windows you have in your home you have good light. You just have to learn to see it.Once you learn to see the light, you... READ MORE
Click it Up a Notch | 02-18-2020 4:00 AM
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Photoshop's tools are meant to make your life easier. And if you need to resize multiple images at once, then we have the solution for you! Check out the answer in this quick tip.Follow along with us over on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:When There's More Than One...Resizing one image in Photoshop is simple enough, but what happens when you need to resize 10, 50, or even 100 images? You could go through the bunch individually, but this would cost you precious time that could... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 02-04-2020 2:04 AM
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Have you ever been flipping through a magazine or browsing the internet and seen an image of an entrée that instantly made your mouth water? A good photograph of food can make your delicious dish look even more delectable than it already is. If you want to take high quality food photographs for your business—or just your blog—here are some tips to help you get better food photos.photo by julien halerStyle is EverythingThis may seem like a bit much, but “styling” or arranging your food carefully can make... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 12-10-2019 8:17 PM
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Children are both photogenic and notoriously difficult to photograph. During a posed photoshoot, they can sometimes be shy or behave differently than usual, making the portraits seem ‘set up’ or inauthentic, or at least hard to shoot. That’s why some families choose to have a lifestyle photoshoot instead, aiming for candid rather than posed shots. […]The post Kids’ Photography Ideas: 30 Creative Examples appeared first on The Photo Argus. ... READ MORE
The Photo Argus | 11-30-2019 11:15 AM
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What You'll Be CreatingPhoto effects are a great way to practice and harness your Photoshop skills. In this lesson, learn how to create a fun photo glitch effect using Marquee Tools, the Wave Filter, and more! Prefer to follow along via video? Check out our lesson over on the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:Want to create more fun photo effects, without needing any in-depth Photoshop skills? Try these:Photo Effects20 Funny Photo Effects for Photoshop (Fun and Entertaining Actions)Melody NievesAdobe Photoshop24 Best New Photoshop Actions & Photo... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 09-27-2019 1:13 AM
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Losing some of your precious images because they weren't backed up properly is a photographer's worst nightmare. So how can you be sure you're storing your images safely? It's as easy as 3-2-1. In this video from my course on organizing your images with Adobe Lightroom, you’ll learn about how to safely store your images and follow the 3–2–1 data philosophy. Plus, I’ll show you my favorite piece of storage hardware. Watch the Full CourseThe full course, How to Organize Your Images With Adobe Lightroom, goes into a lot... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 09-20-2019 10:20 AM
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With still life photography you have complete control over the situation, including the subject matter. I’ve always found that taking photographs of still life to be a creative boost and charge. I enjoy taking ordinary objects, and looking at them in an extraordinary way.Still life photography doesn’t have to be only fruit and flowers. It could be a scene that grabs your attention as you walk past. As the photographer challenge yourself to capture an object or scene to show someone a different way to... READ MORE
Click it Up a Notch | 08-30-2019 8:00 PM
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This is an indoor portrait taken in near darkness, resembling a birthday cake shot.photo by Caitlin ChildsYou’ll need:A darkish room that doesn’t have a lot of stray light coming inOne or more candlesA willing modelCamera Setup:Mode: Aperture Priority (Often shown as Av on the mode wheel)ISO: 800 or so (there will be very little light)White Balance: CustomAperture: As low as your lens will go. Lower f-numbers captures the most light, and softens backgrounds.Watch out for: The shutter speed. In a dark setting in Aperture Priority... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 08-27-2019 7:28 PM
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Part of the joy of landscape photography for me is standing around and waiting for the light to change. You put your camera on its tripod, compose a shot and wait, taking photos every few minutes, whenever the sky or light or whatever looks interesting. I caught the tail end of a storm in Santorini, […]The post How to blend two landscape photographs together in Photoshop appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 08-13-2019 1:00 PM
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Nail the focus in Night PhotographyNight Photography is a genre that has become more and more popular the last years. Photographing at night can give stunning results but it also comes with a few more challenges than “regular” daytime photography. The most normal challenge with nighttime photography is getting everything sharp and in focus.Let me tell you this: getting sharp photos during the night isn’t as hard as you may fear. In this article, we will look at a few techniques and tricks on how to get... READ MORE
Capture Landscapes | 08-06-2019 10:03 PM
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Whether it’s indoors or out, natural light photography offers an unparalleled beauty that is difficult to replicate. But just like anything in photography, it comes with its own set of learning curves. Let’s cover a few natural light photography mistakes I’ve made in this journey of understanding how to use natural light. Mistakes to Avoid with Natural Light PhotographyMistake #1: Abundant LightIs there such a thing as too much window light? I mean, who doesn’t love those light, bright, airy spaces that show up in... READ MORE
Click it Up a Notch | 07-31-2019 5:00 AM
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Lightroom Classic has two primary functions – organizing your photos and editing them. Although its organizational tools are powerful, they’re also the most misunderstood. These are some of the most common catalog-related misunderstandings.#1 – Your photos are not “in” LightroomWhen you import photos into Lightroom Classic, they’re not really “in” Lightroom. The metadata describing the photos is added to a database (called the catalog) as text records, along with a link to that file on the hard drive. Small JPEG previews are also stored next... READ MORE
The Lightroom Queen | 07-29-2019 5:30 AM
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Learn how to equalize the white balance and exposure in your photo. This technique is amazing for photos with mixed lighting (ex. Interior Real Estate photos) and solves the problem where you can’t seem to get the right balance or exposure. It’s all done using Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter. This filter lets you can access the Radial Filter tool which makes this technique fast and easy.Also mentioned in the video is a set of Real Estate Photoshop actions. If you do any sort of real... READ MORE
Photoshop Tutorials | 07-17-2019 10:43 PM
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There’s no straightforward way to create highlighted text in Photoshop like you can in Adobe InDesign. However, with this trick you can create highlighted text with great results in less than a minute. There are two ways to create highlighted text in Photoshop. The first is to simply draw rectangles behind your text with the Rectangle tool. Another way is to transform the underline which is what you’ll learn in this tutorial.The post How to Create Highlighted Text in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Tutorials.... READ MORE
Photoshop Tutorials | 07-16-2019 10:43 PM
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Throughout history, paintings have undergone a distinct revolution. When two-dimensional paintings were no longer popular, artists had figured out different ways to allow the third dimension to impact the painting. We call that third dimension “perspective,” and it’s just as important in photography as in painting.photo by Dominik Brygier The use of perspective can add an extra sense of depth to your images. But, it’s ineffective unless you define a horizon. The horizon line is the space where everything you see gets so small that... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 04-12-2019 1:37 PM
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What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I am going to show you how to add a simple photo effect using actions in Adobe Photoshop. First, we'll edit the background and then place the object into a set of shapes. Each step will be recorded into actions which can be used in any photo.In the end, I will also show you how to automate the actions further by using JavaScript.There are many photo templates, such as this effect, available on Envato Market.Looking for more Photoshop collage templates and... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 03-14-2019 1:44 AM
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What You'll Be CreatingWhat are Photoshop Actions? Why should you use them and how? This 60-second video will show you why Photoshop Actions should be an important part of your workflow.What are Photoshop ActionsPhotoshop Actions are some of the hottest selling items available on Envato Market. These actions provide an easy way to create a complex graphic effect with any image in a matter of moments. They often include built-in controls to enable you to customize the appearance of the final effects. In this quick video... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 01-10-2019 10:56 PM
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Today’s lesson is creating contrast and depth with values in one light portraits. It’s interesting because lights and darks are opposites. Whites come forward in the image, whereas blacks will recede in the back.Now we have Michael here and his hair is white so if I put him on a white background, his hair and his face are going to recede into the background. It’s not going to have the same strength to the image if I put him on a dark background, which is... READ MORE
The Slanted Lens | 01-10-2019 12:00 PM
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