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Photography is like most other professions or hobbies in that you will improve and get better with training. But, like other skills, you need to try and set yourself a structure and actively try and improve the areas that you may not be good at. Sure, like anything else, there are those that are naturally skilled at seeing a scene and pre-visualising a shot, but the following photography exercises will help anyone become a better photographer.#1 – Use a Film CameraLike most photographers who grew... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 10-23-2017 6:00 AM
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 In the above video, photographer David Flores explains how to capture multiple exposure images using Fuji, Canon and Sony cameras. Note that while Flores explains that previewing your multiple exposure before capture is a benefit of mirrorless cameras, Canon DSLRs offer the same benefit through the use of Live View during multiple exposure capture. If you own a camera with the ability to capture multiple exposures, you should definitely give the feature a try. You can create multiple exposures with the following Canon cameras: EOS 1D X... READ MORE
The Digital Picture | 10-23-2017 5:29 AM
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Diptychs are two photographs that have been placed together to tell a single, intertwining story. While diptychs can be as unique as their creators desire, the most popular ones consist of vertical images. Combining vertical shots to create a larger one is an efficient way for artists to keep their blogs and online galleries a little more consistent. You might be familiar with Youtube videos that have been shot vertically – the results are disliked by many because of how difficult it is to view... READ MORE
Light Stalking | 10-23-2017 5:00 AM
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It’s pretty easy to make your own natural light “studio” for just a little money and a little time for set up. “Portraits Unplugged” is what I call shooting with ambient light and it’s important to understand the direction, quality and depth of light in order to make a portrait that is effective.  Learning to…Please Support Our Partners:Spyder5ELITE+ – Calibrating your display and looking for an upgrade? Switch to Spyder5ELITE+ today from ANY brand for $139! Save Now!Illuminati Wireless Light & Color Meter for Photo... READ MORE
PhotoFocus | 10-22-2017 6:00 AM
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Seeing in monochrome tips the world on its axis and provides a fresh perspective; almost as if seeing it for the first time. All too often a poorly executed color image is converted to grayscale in a final attempt of saving the image. A great black and white should always be the end goal, not a last ditch effort. Below are some tips for producing strong black and white images.Model Braina Laviena captured outside in DTLA.Keep it simpleChoosing to work in greyscale allows us to... READ MORE
SLR Lounge | 10-21-2017 11:44 AM
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Yep, Luminosity Masking has been added to Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom I don’t think it was ever on my Wish List for Adobe, but they must have known I wanted Luminosity Masks in Adobe Camera Raw!  I have shown Luminosity Masking here in Photoshop several times, but this is the first time you will […]The post Luminosity Masking in Adobe Camera Raw & Lightroom appeared first on f64 Academy.... READ MORE
F64 Academy | 10-19-2017 9:13 PM
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Did you know that the way in which you orient your camera can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your landscapes? Often times, the objective of a landscape is to highlight a specific landform or human-made structure.In other words, the focal point of your image could be anything from a towering skyscraper to a sprawling canyon. Therefore, it’s important for photographers to consider what it is that they’d like to accentuate and create a complementary composition.Consider mountains as a classic example of how different... READ MORE
Light Stalking | 10-19-2017 7:00 AM
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Do you have an overexposed sunny side and an underexposed shadow on the other side of your image? Or maybe a well-exposed photo that needs more vibrancy? There’s a tool so versatile that can help you fix any of these problems and more: the Soft Light Blend Mode.What are Layers?Imagine your photo as a printed one. Then you take a sheet of acetate and draw on it. Then you take another sheet and you put it on top of the others and obscure a part... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 10-19-2017 6:00 AM
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Photographing Siblings: 5 Tips for Capturing Authentic Sibling Relationships... READ MORE
Click it Up a Notch | 10-19-2017 4:00 AM
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Ever wondered why I’m so fussy about ‘clean’ lighting with my coloured gelled photography? Well it’s because failing to produce cleanly lit shots with gels, simultaneously produces horrendous looking shots with gels. When I refer to clean lighting I’m referring to the fact that I like to keep all of my lights in my scene […]The post How to Avoid Colour Banding when using Coloured Gels appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 10-19-2017 12:41 AM
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Learn how to retouch skin in Photoshop with a technique called frequency separation. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply frequency separation with a fully editable and nondestructive layer setup. This will let you readjust the settings or even make changes to your original layer without having to redo every single step.Frequency separation gives skin an airbrushed look by splitting your photo into two layers; a high and low frequency layer. A high frequency layer is made with the high-pass filter and holds the... READ MORE
Photoshop Tutorials | 10-18-2017 10:43 PM
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Technical explanation of AutofocusAutofocus (AF) technology first came into being in very crude forms, and rather slowly during the 1960’s and 1970’s, and was only widely adopted by major camera companies in the 1980’s. Today, most consumer and professionally oriented cameras and lenses offer autofocus, with only a few speciality lens companies offering lenses that must always be focused manually.(Read more HERE)Different types of autofocus technologies are used today, and the AF system included in your camera will depend on what type of camera system... READ MORE
SLR Lounge | 10-18-2017 3:07 PM
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If you’re a portrait photographer, it’s useful to know how to make your models smile naturally. And when you are the person in front of the lens, you’ll see how difficult it is to make your smile look unforced. Mathieu Stern shares seven tips that will help the models smile. And of course, they’re also […]The post Seven tricks to help you smile naturally and look great in photos appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 10-17-2017 2:01 PM
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In his last photography video, landscape photographer Thomas Heaton took you on location as he shot an image. He mentioned the whole focus stacking thing.Thomas then received lots of requests to show his photo editing skillz, init. So here is a quick video showing how he stacked his last photo.You may also like: 5 Hacks to UP your LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY in 100 seconds!About ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 10-17-2017 1:32 PM
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Indoor Natural Light Photography 101... READ MORE
Click it Up a Notch | 10-17-2017 4:00 AM
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One of the best things about architectural photography is that it is available to everybody. Even if we live in a small place, we can easily find several types of buildings or man-made structures that can be an interesting subject for our images. However, architectural photography is not just “point and shoot”. In the first article of this architectural photography series I will start by showing you some concepts about composition and perspective and their importance in this type of photography.#1. Leading lines helps leading... READ MORE
Sleek Lens | 10-16-2017 10:24 PM
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Show Promo ImageRegardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s Highlights/Shadows sliders can often rehabilitate a poorly exposed photo, the simple technique in the video below will usually deliver far better results.Mon, 10/16/2017Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 10-16-2017 2:03 PM
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Note: If the video doesn’t show up at first, please reload the page. How do I make skies bluer? from Lightroom: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington How do I make skies bluer? Another question I often get asked is, how do I make the skies bluer or perhaps the grass greener? This is…Please Support Our Partners:Spyder5ELITE+ – Calibrating your display and looking for an upgrade? Switch to Spyder5ELITE+ today from ANY brand for $139! Save Now!Illuminati Wireless Light & Color Meter for Photo... READ MORE
PhotoFocus | 10-16-2017 1:00 PM
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The chances are high that you’ve seen several images of the Aurora Borealis (also known as Northern Lights) on some social media. During the last few years, tourism has exploded in places such as Iceland and Northern Norway and more and more people are traveling to these Arctic locations in winter to witness these fascinating phenomena for themselves. Perhaps you’ve already seen them or you’re planning to see them soon but do you know how to photograph the northern lights?In this article, I’ll share my... READ MORE
Capture Landscapes | 10-16-2017 11:00 AM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.So you're feeling the “Need for Speed?”  You've seen some of those cool high-speed photos of dynamic action totally frozen and want to know what it takes to make them.  You want to try a little “photo wizardry,”  maybe stop things in mid-air?  Well, let's show you how. The longer you are a photographer, the ...The post A Beginner’s Guide to High-Speed Photography appeared first on Improve... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 10-16-2017 11:00 AM
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I don't care when the song was originally referring to, because fall is the most wonderful time of the year. As this great video highlights, autumn is full of inspiring creative opportunities that are an absolute joy to shoot and can yield some really impressive imagery. Here are seven ideas for fall photographs.""> I've always adored leaves: their vibrant, pseduo-fractal look is endlessly fascinating and beautiful to me, and when they appear by the thousands on a single tree, the intricate and delicate texture is... READ MORE
FStoppers | 10-16-2017 10:01 AM
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You have your subject, you have your camera, and you want to take complete control over your photograph. To get the best in-camera shot possible you need to understand exposure.Simply put, exposure is light striking a sensor (or if you’re going old-school, a frame of film). You control exposure with three parameters, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. This is what’s called the Exposure Triangle:Want more? You’re in luck – we have a special 25% off all John Greengo classes happening right now. So whether its... READ MORE
Creative Live | 10-16-2017 9:00 AM
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