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Here at Lensrentals.com, the articles we write are designed to help you as a photographer. Whether it’s Roger meticulously testing lenses to give you MTF charts, variance numbers and more, or me discussing the possibilities of off camera lighting and control – we’re here to help explain the products that can help take your work to the next level. With us anxiously waiting for the new products to be released, like the Sony a7RIII, and the Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS, we’re left without much new... READ MORE
Lensrentals | 12-01-2017 9:46 AM
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With the holiday season just around the corner, photographer Irene Rudnyk decided to do a portrait photo shoot using Christmas lights hung from the ceiling next to a bedroom window. This 4-minute behind-the-scenes video shows her results and glimpses at how she set each shot up.Shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and a Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens (wide open at f/1.2), Rudnyk had the natural light hit her model, Emily, from the side while the Christmas lights glowed from behind. “This will give... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 12-01-2017 9:09 AM
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Unlike many videos out there Dani Diamond starts off by explaining how the human iris reacts to light. Once acknowledged one may apply any method of editing out there in a natural manner.Here the final image:Free tutorial on how I edit eyes! Check my IG stories for link to YouTube video!Una publicación compartida por Dani Diamond (@danidiamondphotography) el 30 de Nov de 2017 a ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 12-01-2017 7:25 AM
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Show Promo ImageIt’s nice when you can make something yourself, save a bit of cash, and end up with more creative photos as a result. That’s exactly what’s going on in the five-minute video below, demonstrating seven DIY light modifiers for creative portraiture.Thu, 11/30/2017Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 11-30-2017 2:02 PM
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This video is the part 1 of some of Peter McKinnon´s favourite things to do in photoshop for enhancing your photos! Today Peter uses color gradients to accent the colors that are already in your images. Enjoy guys!!You may also like: Make your photos MOVE and COME TO LIFE!About Peter McKinnon:Simply put, I love what I do. I strive to be the best at it. I want my photos to mean ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 11-29-2017 2:15 AM
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If you've been out shooting recently, there's a good chance that you're now sitting down to edit a pile of photographs that capture the incredible colors that autumn brings. This brief tutorial shows you a quick and dirty trick (jump to three minutes to skip the waffle!) for getting Lightroom to make the most of those gorgeous, orangey tones.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 11-27-2017 9:34 AM
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We’ve all had that moment; standing on the edge of a soaring landscape, camera in hand, clicking away, desperate to capture even a fraction of the majesty before us in a single still photograph.Our outdoor explorations fuel our creativity and energize us for our work. And it is so awesome when we have images from our adventures that take us back to those magical moments in time.Unfortunately, landscape photography isn’t easy. In fact, it can be confoundingly difficult to strike the perfect blend of composition,... READ MORE
Creative Live | 11-27-2017 9:30 AM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Professionally photographing artwork has a number of problems associated with glare, distortion, and color accuracy.  However, with a few simple tools that you might already have in your camera bag, you can get great photos of artwork that is hanging up on a wall or can be moved around.  All you need are a few ...The post How To Photograph Artwork Without Glare appeared first on Improve... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 11-27-2017 9:00 AM
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Portrait photography is a very popular category in the imaging world, as it features the most commonly photographed subject—people. When done properly, and with carefully composed photographic elements, it’s a great way to represent and capture the personality of a person.But, what happens when you go beyond the norm and obscure facial features? The absence of a face does not and should not stop a portrait from representing a human subject, but rather, it should give the subject and shooter an opportunity to find other... READ MORE
Adorama Learning Center | 11-27-2017 9:00 AM
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One of the key ingredients to capturing great landscape or wildlife images is planning. Today, outdoor photographers are typically well organised and informed. We can thoroughly research our subjects and potential locations online before planning a photo shoot. Apps like The Photographer’s Ephemeris and PhotoPills help us to remotely predict the position of the sun … ContinuedThe post Back Garden Wildlife Photography in the Snow appeared first on Nature TTL.... READ MORE
NatureTTL | 11-27-2017 8:14 AM
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Thinking of doing one more fall-themed shoot before the colors of the season fade and give way into wintertime? Pennsylvania-based photographer Joshua Zaring has recently done one, and he has shared with us his tips for maximizing the colors and tones for beautiful fall photos.... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 11-25-2017 9:00 PM
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There are some things in life you just can't have enough of: chocolate, puppies, and Photoshop keyboard shortcuts being some of those things. This awesome video will show you 10 lesser-known keyboard shortcuts that can make your work in Photoshop more efficient and fun.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 11-25-2017 2:36 PM
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Should you bother to learn about metering modes? I’m confident I can sell you on it. Your camera’s automatic metering will only carry you so far. As your digital photography ability grows, you’ll start to feel frustrated in scenes with mixed light. Learning metering modes is the key to making tricky light conditions seem much less intimidating.Let’s jump right into this beginner’s guide to metering modes.Giant dragon lantern in honor of the Mid-Summer Ghost Festival – Keelung, Taiwan. Metering mode: Spot.What is metering?This is vital... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 11-25-2017 10:00 AM
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Shooting a day-to-night time-lapse doesn’t have to be hard. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create one of these “holy grail” timelapses the easy way.What You’ll Need to ShootA camera (any camera — even a phone — will do)A tripod or mountA trigger/intervalometer (can be a hardware remote or controlled in camera via software)What You’ll Need to EditAdobe LightroomAdobe PhotoshopShooting the PhotosFirst, set up your camera in a secure spot and make sure it won’t move. Turn off Image Stabilization (both in camera... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 11-24-2017 7:52 AM
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Sometimes you’re so focused on capturing the moment that you forget to pay attention to what’s in the background of your photo. When you look at your photos later, you realize that there are all sorts of distractions in the background. One way to overcome these distractions is to use the background to help with storytelling in your photo.Even though “the moment” is likely the most important part of your photo, good moments always happen in a place. Use the background to show where your... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 11-23-2017 10:00 AM
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Vitreous is a great word. It’s used to describe something that looks glassy or shiny. It comes from the Latin word that means life. I think one of the most important things you can do in your portraits is to make sure that your subjects’ eyes look alive, glassy…vitreous. The best way to get vitreous…Please Support Our Partners:Luminar – Meet the world’s first photo editor that adapts to your style & skill level. Luminar is the supercharged photo software that makes complex editing easy &... READ MORE
PhotoFocus | 11-22-2017 1:00 PM
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Shooting portraits in the studio with flash can be daunting to newer photographers. They look at the setups like the one above and have no idea what each of the lights is doing, how or why. This video from photographer Mark Wallace is a primer to flash-lit portraits in the studio. Mark explains what each light […]The post This is what each of the lights do on a studio portrait set appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 11-22-2017 4:21 AM
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 From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel: Discover how to use the Fill command in Photoshop CC. Quickly fill areas in an image with color, patterns, history, and the content aware technology to remove distracting elements in an image. B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.... READ MORE
The Digital Picture | 11-22-2017 2:34 AM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.We’ve all had those “off” days. The light isn’t great, the weather is “meh”, you forget to grab charged batteries, your tripod head keeps sticking, you get stuck in traffic and so have less time to explore and shoot. The list could go on and on. Whatever the catalyst, we photographers have days (sometimes weeks!) ...The post 8 Cures for Your Photography Funk appeared first on Improve... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 11-20-2017 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.Juxtaposition isn’t a concept that is often talked about among photographers, but it’s likely a technique you’ve been using in your photography without even knowing it. It’s a big word but an easy concept. Juxtaposition is just another term for contrast. We’re already familiar with contrast in terms of contrasting light…shadows and highlights…whites and blacks.  ...The post Juxtaposition in Photography: what it is and 5 examples appeared... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 11-20-2017 9:00 AM
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Changing the color of a background or adding a backlight effect has always been a task for Photoshop. Here’s how to skip Photoshop and use Lightroom’s new Range Masking Tool to add bright colors to a dull image. Adding color to an Adjustment Brush To change the color of the background, we need to add…... READ MORE
PhotoFocus | 11-18-2017 6:00 AM
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Blue hour is a fantastic time to get out and do some night photography. Yes, you read that right – night photography is best done before it’s actually night time.To help you out with blue hour photography here are three videos with examples and tips.How to shoot at blue hour with filtersRay Salisbury takes you on location at blue hour and demonstrates how he scouts a location for the best spot, finds a good composition and uses filters.Get the timing right for blue hourIn this... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 11-17-2017 5:00 AM
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In today’s retouching video, I teach you how to create rain from scratch to use in your images.The post How to Create Rain in Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel.... READ MORE
Tip Sqirrel | 11-16-2017 10:55 AM
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The experience of the hustle and bustle that comes from shooting in high-traffic, highly photographed areas is a pain that most photographers know all too well. People can be packed into overlooks and pull-offs with hardly even room to stand let alone set up a tripod.It seems as if everyone is trying to get the same shot. Not that there’s something incredibly wrong with making photographs just like the person standing next to you. If you are simply after a snapshot to record where you’ve... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 11-16-2017 10:00 AM
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If you spend any time surfing photography forums and Facebook groups, you will undoubtedly see a constant flow of questions asking for the best way to nail focus. Maybe you are one of those people that find themselves struggling. The trick is that most cameras have a setting that will help you focus like a pro. That trick is called back-button focus, and once you use it, you’ll never want to go back.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 11-15-2017 9:01 AM
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