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One reason why I gravitate to photographing pets and children is that their unpredictable nature lends to capturing more genuine images that portray their true personalities. In my experience, the parents’ favorite portraits of their children are the candid photos in which the children are completely unaware of the camera and can just be themselves. Here are a few tips on how to create better candid imagery of kids.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 08-08-2017 9:03 AM
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A few months ago, Mango Street published a video that helps you pose your non-professional friends for a photo. In their latest video, they focus specifically on posing guys. No matter if you are new to photographing males, or you want to take some shots of your non-modeling friends, this short but informative video will […]The post Quick tips for posing male friends who aren’t models appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 08-08-2017 3:11 AM
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Animate your photos in photoshop with the 2.5D parallax effect and Adobes built in features. Easy to do!You may also like: 7 stupid things you NEED to have as a filmmaker!!About Peter McKinnon:Simply put, I love what I do. I strive to be the best at it. I want my photos to mean something, to transcend just 'another shot' and become undeniable moments of clear storytelling and ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 08-08-2017 12:29 AM
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Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid is a great source for regular Photoshop and general photo editing tutorials. His latest video is a quick hit, perfect for a fast dose of education. The "5 Hot Photoshop Tips and Tricks in Five Minutes" video below covers "The Banana Tool," duplicated transform, stripping out "copy," adding precision to the lens flare and merging selected layers to a new layer.While none of these tips warrant long tutorials in and of themselves, with this combination of tips, I am confident that... READ MORE
Imaging Resource | 08-07-2017 12:30 PM
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Take your boring Milky Way photo and use post processing to bring it to life in Lightroom or Photoshop's ACR. Learn the 5 key points of Milky Way processing: exposure, color, contrast, detail/noise, and tonal fine tuning.UPDATED - Part 2: Create a Milky Way Composite in Photoshop, Matching Color and ToneIn this video Joshua Cripps covers techniques to match color and tone for a more ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 08-06-2017 1:11 PM
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Sometimes when you're out shooting that epic landscape, in order to capture the entire view, you need to shoot a series of images on location and then stitch them together afterwards in post-processing. I think we've all been there. Depending on which lens you're using, that can create the particularly frustrating challenge of dramatic image distortion. In a nutshell, the wider focal length of the lens, the more distortion you are likely to see when stitching shots together.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 08-04-2017 10:03 AM
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Part of becoming an improved photographer is learning the ins and outs of your camera.Though it can seem overwhelming when you're a beginner - having an array of buttons, dials, and menus to familiarize yourself with - at the end of the day, understanding how all those features work will only empower you to take better photos.One of the most helpful yet most underutilized camera features is autofocus points.In this quick guide, we offer an overview of what autofocus points are and how to use... READ MORE
PhotographyTalk | 08-04-2017 9:32 AM
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When it comes to getting a gorgeous photo, one of the most critical factors is the lens you use.Though, by and large, the better the lens, the better the results, even expensive lenses suffer from common problems like distortion, flare, ghosting, aberrations, and so forth.These issues aren't necessarily an indication of lack of quality. Rather, they are common camera lens problems that you have to learn to overcome.Let's go over solutions to these and other common lens problems.Barrel DistortionThe Problem: Barrel distortion causes straight lines to... READ MORE
PhotographyTalk | 08-04-2017 8:10 AM
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This week, Adobe launched a new YouTube series of Photoshop tutorials aimed at beginners, called ‘3, 2, 1 … Photoshop!’ This series of videos created by longtime Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost, covers a useful sampling of tips and tricks for those just getting started with Photoshop. Currently, there are seven videos in the series, covering... READ MORE
Retouching Academy | 08-03-2017 9:12 PM
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It can be scary to add a lot of color to your light. But it's easy to underestimate how much color it takes to transform a scene and set a mood. Don't be shy. Those gels won't bite.This nighttime portrait of soprano Alexandra Rodrick was a big step for me. It was made about five years ago, when I was just starting to realize how color-fluid real light could be. I kinda knew it, but I still didn't have the nerve to actually do it.So... READ MORE
The Strobist | 08-03-2017 11:59 AM
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Try Shutterstock Editor, the easy and efficient design application. Create professional social posts, promotions, presentation slides, email headers and more.The ability to create attention grabbing graphic design is a skill that’s in high demand in many industries for websites, logos, advertisements, banners, or videos. You don’t even need to be a Photoshop expert to create engaging and shareable content. Thanks to the need for more engaging content on the web, you can use an editing tool like Shutterstock Editor to create professional and shareable assets... READ MORE
Shuttertstock | 08-03-2017 11:02 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 | 08-03-2017 8:55 AM
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Phil Torres is a name you might be familiar with. He's an accomplished photographer and scientist who has lived in the Amazon Rainforest and has also doen research and covered science-stories in Mongolia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Sweden, and the Arctic just to name a few. He has even been featured on shows on Animal Planet, the BBC and even Sesame Street (and many others). While out in the wilds, Phil has the opportunity to interact with and photograph some really incredible creatures and in his... READ MORE
Imaging Resource | 08-03-2017 8:36 AM
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Daniel Norton is super excited to show the images Seth Miranda and he produced on this collaborative shoot. They had a very challenging location that they knew could be used to create some magic and just needed the right model, concept, and gear to make it happen.In the end, they used some Nikon Speedlights and a bunch of awesome grip from Tether Tools and the results are even better ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 08-03-2017 2:07 AM
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It’s been said that photography is the art of exclusion. In making a compelling photograph, it’s as important to exclude what you don't want within the frame of your image as it is to include what you do want. Without careful exclusion, you introduce too much to the image and dilute the impact of the elements you were hoping would make the photograph what it is. Honing this art of exclusion is a significant step forward on the photographic journey, and learning to isolate your... READ MORE
Craft & Vision | 08-02-2017 4:04 PM
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One of the first steps we take in protecting the copyright of our photographs is applying a metadata template containing our copyright and other information during import. However, sometimes applying that template can be forgotten or overlooked. In addition, photos that are automatically synced from a mobile device to a desktop catalog via Lightroom Mobile just don’t have all the information we might want to include (currently, you can only populate the Copyright field).  However, it’s super easy to keep track of any photos that slipped... READ MORE
Lightroom Killer Tips | 08-02-2017 1:16 AM
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Jamie Hayes continues his young child photography session in the studio to create warm and traditional portraits. He breaks down his studio lighting setup and shares tips, such as why he exposes the subject and the background to the same stop.Jamie explains why he never has to adjust his studio lights, regardless of background color or subject height. Jamie demonstrates how to ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 08-01-2017 10:23 AM
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Lightroom does a great job removing chromatic aberration (red/green/purple fringe edges), but it doesn't work 100% of the time. Some tough situations or lenses may cause problems too difficult for Lightroom. Here's how to fix the problem in Photoshop.Key segments:0:00 Intro & Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom1:58 Blurring color to remove CA in Photoshop6:22 Painting new color to ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 08-01-2017 10:01 AM
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Frequency separation is a powerful way to edit portraits, but it's often misunderstood or misused. Nevertheless, when done correctly, it's a quick and effective method. This helpful video will show you exactly what frequency separation is and how to use it on your images.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 07-31-2017 2:03 PM
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Learn how to make selections using Photoshop's selection tools! You'll learn how to use the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools, the Magic Wand Tool, the Quick Selection Tool, the Color Range command, the Pen Tool, Focus Area, and more!The post How To Make Selections In Photoshop appeared first on .... READ MORE
Photoshop Essentials | 07-31-2017 10:37 AM
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Shiny male watch on a black background will certainly catch your eye in a catalog or in an Instagram feed. You can also create this kind of look, and you don’t even need an expensive studio gear to do it. Photographer Dustin Dolby shares his workflow that will give you the stylish, catalog-worthy photo of […]The post How to photograph watches with only a kit lens and a speedlight appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 07-31-2017 7:32 AM
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Black and white landscape photography remains one of the most popular genres in the medium today, for the complete novice all the way through to the modern masters. In the hands of geniuses such as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, it has produced some of the most memorable images of...The post How To Create Stunning Black and White Landscape Photographs appeared first on Expert Photography.... READ MORE
Expert Photography | 07-31-2017 7:10 AM
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What’s holding you back? Is it work or responsibilities? Is it just life getting in the way? Is it you making a commitment to taking that next step? This morning I was overlooking the Rio Grande into Mexico and I thought that there's no place I’d rather be than right here in this moment. This is what getting out of your own way feels like. It’s happiness and adventure and exhilaration. It’s when we’ve overcome ourselves and have accepted the fact that we just have... READ MORE
FStoppers | 07-30-2017 2:03 PM
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Over the last decade or so photographers and retouchers have recognized the increasing need to engage with social media. It allows a businessperson to interact directly with a potentially huge number of global users and potential customers, so it’s important that when you do that your work is displayed optimally and in its best light.... READ MORE
Retouching Academy | 07-30-2017 1:53 PM
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Our biological instincts are so hard-wired when it comes to the perception of attractiveness that we're actually quite predictable in our choices, even if we can't explain the reasons behind them. Thankfully, science has delved into these unconscious tendencies, and its findings can really help give our portraits extra sex appeal.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 07-30-2017 8:03 AM
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