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Being able to change colors in post can give you a lot of creative control and save a headache when shooting. One difficulty, however, is changing anything that's white. In this video, you'll learn you how to do that quickly and easily.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 02-23-2018 6:04 AM
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Dustin Dolby from Workphlo is known for his product photography tutorials that give professional results without too much fancy gear. In his latest video, he shows you how to shoot small products using a $10 IKEA Melodi lamp. This time, you won’t need an IKEA lamp as a light source. Instead, it serves as a sort of […]The post DIY product photography hack with $10 IKEA lamp appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 02-22-2018 8:40 AM
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Gradient Maps are a versatile tool for color grading, especially when you want to change the color temperature of the... READ MORE
Retouching Academy | 02-22-2018 6:18 AM
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During the conceptual stages of a portrait shoot, when deciding which color palette to incorporate, could less possibly be more? This brief video from Adorama TV features small home studio savant Gavin Hoey showcasing for us how to create effective portraits in studio within a limited color range.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 02-19-2018 5:00 PM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Space is one of the primary design elements in art (along with line, color, form, shape, texture and value).  The thoughtful use of negative space can add another dimension to your photography.  In this article, we’ll explore negative space, what it means and how we can best use it. Positive & Negative Space If there’s ...The post Four Ways Negative Space Can Improve Your Photography appeared first... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 02-19-2018 5:00 AM
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Tip 1 The first tip is to enjoy the editing part. As much as many photographers these days say, “shoot more”, “edit less”, “wouldn’t you rather spend your time photographing than editing” and yada, yada, yada you have to learn some proper editing techniques. Editing is absolutely essential to digital photography as the work in […]The post 5 top tips for actually improving your photography appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 02-19-2018 1:18 AM
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If you are a photographer, you probably heard that the camera doesn’t take a good picture, the person behind the camera does. It’s true because with right knowledge and practice you can take great photos with an entry level camera or even a mobile camera. But if you don’t have an idea about lighting, composition or the features of your camera, the world’s most advanced camera can’t take good photos for you.But when it comes to some special equipment, this phrase sometimes doesn’t apply. One... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 02-18-2018 5:00 AM
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Some nice bokeh balls can be a great way to add a little something extra to a portrait. This quick tutorial will show you how to take almost any nighttime photo and create your own bokeh overlays using Photoshop.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 02-13-2018 8:00 AM
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There were a whole lot of rumors abound on the web of the Panasonic GX9--and admittedly when I was called into Panasonic's headquarters to see the camera, I didn't honestly think that I should really believe it to be anything seriously cool at all. But if I've learned anything in this industry, I can be pretty difficult on entry level products, and that's sort of what the Panasonic GX9 seems like in some ways, or at least targeted to the mid-range consumer. In fact, one... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 02-13-2018 5:00 AM
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Show Promo ImageThis is the latest tutorial in an ongoing series of photo primers we’re featuring, designed to give you a better understanding of how a camera works so that you can choose the best settings for the scene you are shooting. This episode explains the Aperture Priority exposure mode and when you should use it.Mon, 02/12/2018Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 02-12-2018 12:14 PM
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Want to bring out the best in your photographs? Offering a little TLC to the tiniest details hidden within the darkest portions of a composition can make a substantial difference in the look and feel of a photograph.The question is, how do you “open up” an image while retaining a natural appearance? Phlearn founder Aaron Nace offers a quick two minute solution:As always, the first step is to create a duplicate of your base background. That way, if you want to completely rework the shot, the original... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 02-12-2018 11:54 AM
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Nail the focus in Night Photography!Night Photography is a genre that has become more and more popular the last years and it’s rare to go more than one day without seeing a single Milky Way or star photo online. Photographing at night can give stunning results but it also comes with more challenges than 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... READ MORE
Capture Landscapes | 02-12-2018 7:53 AM
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Have you ever seen one of those pictures of a small child starving in Africa and have something tug at your heart? Have you ever seen a cover on a magazine and picked it up just because of that photo? Have you ever bought a product because of a picture of someone else using the product and how happy they looked? If you said yes to any of these, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Advertising is a $200 billion a year business . . .... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 02-09-2018 9:42 PM
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Of all the focal lengths, I personally think wide-angle lenses might take the most getting used to when it comes to creating compelling imagery that takes advantage of their unique properties and avoids their pitfalls. This helpful video will give you some great tips for taking better shots with them.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 02-09-2018 4:01 PM
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Portrait Tips and Career Advice for Photographersfrom the funny and talented Jessica SterlingWatch Video. Some photographers take themselves very seriously. Jessica Sterling is not one of them. And we mean that in the BEST way possible. For this episode of AYP Show, we got to sit down with the amazing, talented, funny Jessica Sterling. Her take on photography is refreshing and inspiring. She shares here knowledge and tips on taking portraits of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Like Ashton Kutcher, Hugh Jackman and Steven... READ MORE
Silber Studios | 02-09-2018 2:20 PM
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There’s nothing quite like waking up to the winter’s first snow covering the landscape. It’s an amazing transformation that affects everything from light and sound to mood. Whether you’re interested in nature photography, abstract photography, or portraits, winter is a fantastic time to do something different!Snow offers a lot to the willing photographer. The unique light, the brilliance of the white, the refreshed feeling you get when a fresh blanket of snow covers the ground, the low temperatures — the opportunities (and challenges) are endless.... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 02-07-2018 10:00 AM
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Adobe Lightroom is a robust application with many features under the hood for photographers and retouchers. Leveraging all of its... READ MORE
Retouching Academy | 02-07-2018 6:33 AM
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So you bought those gorgeous presets that you’ve been eyeing all year long and now you can’t seem to figure out why your images still don’t look right.I’m going to walk you through five simple ways to tweak your presets to make them work for your images and give you the look you’ve been trying to achieve.Lightroom presets are a great way to speed up your workflow and to get the look you want to achieve without spending a lot of time making adjustments. Many... READ MORE
Clickin Moms | 02-07-2018 5:00 AM
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Show Promo ImageMost photographers are familiar with using Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and White Balance tools to adjust or enhance the colors of an image. The interesting video below takes a different approach, with a little-known Color tool that’s available in Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw.Tue, 02/06/2018Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 02-06-2018 12:03 PM
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Interior photography is typically in high demand. The needs of a real estate agent may differ from those of an interior designer, but they both want great pictures. This can make photographing architecture and interiors seem a bit daunting at first. But with these basic tips to get you started,...The post Getting Started with Interior Photography appeared first on Expert Photography.... READ MORE
Expert Photography | 02-05-2018 8:00 AM
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 From the Eric Paré YouTube Channel: About two years ago, we released "Signs of Light", the first video where we demonstrated how we use the tubes. I decided to go a bit further in this one by explaining the basic details to get you started with tube light-painting. This is a solid two minutes video with the important things you need to know to create images similar to ours. And as you'll see, you don't need much equipment: a plastic tube, a flashlight, a feather, a... READ MORE
The Digital Picture | 02-05-2018 6:18 AM
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As the owner of a DSLR camera, you may have heard the pros encouraging you to graduate to Manual Mode or M on your camera’s dial. While there are different schools of thought on which mode to use, Manual Mode allows you the greatest control over your settings.So why are so many people still daunted by it and how do you take next step to start working with Manual Mode? In this article, I’ll try to simplify it for you so you can understand how... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 02-05-2018 5:00 AM
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Show Promo ImageWe regularly share tutorials from Canadian photographer Irene Rudnyk, who has a unique ability to make pro-quality portraits at home without a lot of complicated and expensive lighting equipment. In the video below she’s at it again, demonstrating how to capture captivating people pictures using nothing more than table lamps and window light.Wed, 01/31/2018Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 01-31-2018 9:51 AM
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The more I teach photography, the more I realize that this is something I need to repeat… about 10 times a day. This is actually now one of the first things I talk about when talking about composition, once the camera settings have been covered. Fill your frame. There are variants as well: “Fill that damn frame,” or “Far out…why don’t you fill that frame?” for my Australian friends.All the lines are pointing to the woman in the center.But of course, I totally understand: when... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 01-30-2018 6:42 PM
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