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Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of how a DSLR works, getting good at the composition of your photos seems to be the 80/20 of rapidly improving at photography.I looked around and heard that the best book on the subject was “The Photographer’s Eye” by Michael Freeman. It’s explicitly about composition and walks through all of the elements of good composition for beginner photographers. It’s a fantastic... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 06-15-2017 7:34 AM
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The usual advice is to keep the camera as steady as possible when we attempt to make a photograph. But sometimes adding movement can create great and interesting effects. One such technique for that is to pan with your subject. Whether you shoot action photography or not, learning to pan with your subject is a valuable […]The post Pan with your camera to capture movement and make your photos more dynamic appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 06-15-2017 4:42 AM
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This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you grow in skill as a well-rounded photographer while helping you build your portfolio at the same time. Many of these projects are best executed over a period of time, rather than in a single session.photo by Nikos Koutoulas1. The Park BenchTake your camera and a tripod to a park, and find a busy park bench. Set yourself up some distance away with... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 06-14-2017 7:33 PM
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COOPH presents 7 simple tips and tricks for shooting beautiful still life photography. All it takes is a few household items and a little creativity. Try for yourself and share your results with us on the links below!CREDITS:Director: Fred SimmonsPhotographer: Leo RosasCinematography & Editing: Ilja BayerlYou may also like: How To Shoot Awesome Portrait PhotographyAbout  ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 06-14-2017 10:57 AM
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In colour theory, a colour harmony refers to a combination of colours that will have a certain aesthetically and pleasing outcome. In this blog post we will take a closer look at what this means and how you can apply this theory to your stock photos.The first mention of colour theory can be found around 1435 in the writings of author and artist, Leon Battista Alberti and later repeated in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. The theory developed and since the 18th century these ground rules... READ MORE
Alamy | 06-14-2017 9:00 AM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Perhaps you've thought about making a few bucks on the side by taking photos of homes.  I know what you're thinking (because I thought it once before as well), “How am I supposed to get a real estate gig if I don't even have a real estate photography portfolio?”  Great question.  We are going to walk you through how to build your real estate portfolio in just... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 06-14-2017 9:00 AM
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Did you know that there are lots of hidden Lightroom shortcuts? Some of the app’s most useful shortcuts are tucked away in places you might never look. As a result you may be unaware of them until someone points them out to you. Here are 14 you might want to know.One of the most useful shortcuts is the Alt (PC) / Option (Mac) key. Adobe has given it a lot of functionality and you’ll be surprised just how many hidden features it reveals.To get you... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 06-14-2017 7:42 AM
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If your job involves creating things and let’s face it, most of them do! You will sometimes find that you just cannot get into a creative mood. Whether it is full on making things to sell or creating graphics to promote your blog, you will need to be in the right headspace to be at your creative best. Here are a list of things that you can do to boost your creativity and get creative ideas flowing again.  Go get some fresh air, go for a... READ MORE
Pixel Steps | 06-14-2017 7:36 AM
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In this video, you'll learn how to use live view in your camera's LCD to find the proper exposure before clicking the shutter.In second part, you'll learn how to review your RAW images in camera to confirm or refine proper exposureIn this last video, you'll learn how to review your RAW images on your computer to improve your ability to set exposure in the field, as well evaluate ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 06-13-2017 3:02 PM
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Today’s Shutter Release – a series in which we search the web and deliver the most interesting content to you, the readers – is focused almost entirely on workflow and editing. We start with a full start to finish digital workflow video from photographer Jeff Rojas, then look at a quick Lightroom Coffee Break video on gradient filters and finally 20 tips for better noise reduction and sharpening in Lightroom from Amateur Photographer. We finish with an article on Instagram and a video about shutter... READ MORE
Imaging Resource | 06-13-2017 12:30 PM
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Show Promo ImageYesterday’s story with several fun camera hacks was so popular that we decided to bring you six more DIY projects for improving your photography and videos using stuff you have at home.Tue, 06/13/2017Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 06-13-2017 10:55 AM
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Show Promo ImageOn August 21 photographers in the U.S. will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document a unique eclipse of the sun that last occurred in 1918. We recently shared detailed information on how to photograph the event, and in the tutorial below you’ll learn how to capture some stunning videos.Tue, 06/13/2017Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 06-13-2017 9:31 AM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Traffic trails show the motion of cars moving along a city street at night.  This image was shot at 30 seconds to show the full motion of the traffic.How to use motion blur to improve your photos.My most recent article I discussed how to take sharp photos in low light situations because perfectly sharp images are the goal for most photos.  As photographers, we are obsessed with... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 06-13-2017 9:00 AM
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A Simple Exercise That Will Make You Understand Shutter SpeedUsing a slow shutter speed can in many scenarios make an average image great. By lengthening the exposure time, your camera is able to register movement and create a sense of motion in the image. This technique is typically used when photographing seascapes, rivers and waterfalls but a slow shutter speed can be useful in more scenarios than this. In fact, it can be one of your most creative tools.This article shares one creative exercise you... READ MORE
Capture Landscapes | 06-13-2017 6:31 AM
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Shooting photos from planes can honestly be tough to do some times, but believe it or not what really, truly matters in the end is the final result. If you're one of those folks sitting at a window seat, you should really take advantage of all the intoxicating views that are granted to you to the best of your ability. Of course, you'll generally need to be some place away from the wings for starters and then you can concentrate on whatever is in front... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 06-13-2017 6:00 AM
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“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” – Robert FrankIf you find yourself alternating between hope and despair when processing your black-and-white photos, you should probably watch this tutorial from Aaron Nace of PHLEARN. In it, Nace runs through a processing workflow designed to quickly shepherd a color image through Lightroom and return a dramatic black-and-white final output.As you’d expect, processing black-and-white photos in Lightroom is a different animal than... READ MORE
Rangefinder | 06-12-2017 9:53 AM
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In this quick tutorial I’ll show you how to create a duotone effect on your images using Adobe Photoshop.Duotone is a halftone process that converts an image to just two colors. This popular style is an interesting way to add cohesion to a set of photos that all look different; you’ll notice Spotify has adopted it as their signature look for marketing and platform visuals.What You’ll NeedAs well as access to Adobe Photoshop, you’ll need an image or selection of images that will suit the duotone style. Images with pale or white... READ MORE
Shuttertstock | 06-12-2017 7:23 AM
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There’s not a day goes by that I don’t see photographers being offered some shortcut or another on a craft that ultimately frowns darkly on shortcuts. Since I started teaching photography I’ve had one unwavering desire for my students: that they learn to make photographs that they love, in a way that they love, of the things that they love or feel deeply about. My suspicion of shortcuts stems from that, knowing that most short cuts are not merely a detour but a dead-end. They... READ MORE
David duChemin | 06-12-2017 6:00 AM
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Learn how to take better portraits during golden hour!You may also like: How To Pose Women: 10 Quick TipsAbout Manny Ortiz:Hey there! I am a Chicago based Photographer that takes great pride in capturing the true spirit and personality of the people that I photograph.It was about 3 years ago when I discovered my passion for Photography. Passion is something that can only come from ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 06-11-2017 11:56 PM
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Watch Lester Picker explain quick tips about how to create a Milky Way Panorama :-Level your tripod-Pivot from your lens not the camera-Use a panning base with 360° markings-Start with wide angle lenses for easier stitching- Give yourself plenty of overlap to increase your chance of a successful overlap- Use a remote or timer mode to reduce shake and blurry picturesWatch ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 06-11-2017 2:51 PM
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Photographing an Eclipse: FiltersWhat Are The Budget Options And How Good Are TheyThere are many options when it comes to filtering the suns light hitting your camera’s sensor.  Some solutions, like ND filters, are easy to get onto your camera and have a purpose beyond shooting the sun.  Others, like solar filters/foil, are significantly less expensive, but are of limited use.  Below is some detail on the three options I tested: solar foil, a variable ND filter, and a static ND filter.DisclaimerMy approach to this... READ MORE
Photo Blog Digest | 06-11-2017 6:21 AM
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Many of us, even those just starting out in photography have heard of the golden hour. Technically it's golden hours because you have one around sunrise and one around sunset. It is a fantastic time to shoot, a time when the light is soft and yellow and the shadows long.There is however another great time to shoot and that comes just before the dawn golden hour and just after the evening one. It comes from the French  “l'heure bleue” and denotes the time that the... READ MORE
Light Stalking | 06-11-2017 5:00 AM
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One of the great aspects of photography is the sheer amount of control we have over an image. We can vary shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus points, depth of field to name just a few. Each of these controls allows us to subtly or even dramatically change the way our image looks. For example if we go from a high to low shutter speed on a moving subject we go from a frozen static looking subject to one with motion blurOne area we sometimes neglect... READ MORE
Light Stalking | 06-10-2017 5:00 AM
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 From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel: Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde. B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.... READ MORE
The Digital Picture | 06-09-2017 3:27 AM
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