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When you think of monochromatic photographs, you probably instantly think “black and white.” Black and white is the most obvious type of monochromatic image—the first photographs ever produced were monochromatic black and white photos, and black and white continues to be popular today, because removing the color from an image is a powerful way to […]The post How to shoot monochromatic color photographs appeared first on Digital Photo Secrets.... READ MORE
Digital Photo Secrets | 09-07-2017 2:48 AM
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Focus stacking is a popular technique for macro photographers. But did it ever occur to you to try it with landscapes? No? Nor me. But it makes a lot of sense, depending on the look you’re after. Although landscapes are often shot with ultra wide angle lenses, they can also be made at much longer […]The post How focus stacking can help you to get super sharp landscapes appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 09-06-2017 9:33 AM
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Show Promo ImageTravis Transient is a travel photographer who, like many of us, learned how to edit his work the hard way—by making mistakes. In this quick tutorial he reveals three simple Lightroom techniques he wished he had known when first getting started, to help you short circuit the learning curve.Tue, 09/05/2017Ron Leach... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 09-05-2017 1:28 PM
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For photographers, shutter speeds can mean everything. The advent of digital photography has made it easier to just leave the settings to the camera to get a clear and perfect shot. However, it pays to learn more about how your camera works, especially if it allows you the option to go full manual. Knowing how to set your shutter speed, for example, opens your photography to many creative applications. If you're just getting started with photography, learning the technical side of things may seem daunting... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 09-05-2017 9:00 AM
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Shooting indoors, especially in somebody’s home, often leads to some rather dull backgrounds. Usually, you’re stuck with just a bare solid coloured wall. But whether you’re using flash or continuous light, there are things you can do to make things more interesting. This video from photographer, Svitlana Vronska shows us one way to make things […]The post How to get awesome photos with a boring background appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 09-05-2017 2:31 AM
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In this episode, two simple techniques explained, one that is ok and often used, and one that is much more natural.About Frank Doorhof: This is the home of our educational series like "Digital classroom", "The DOORhof is always open" and "Quite Frankly" but you will also find backstage videos, small tip videos and much much more.Let's Get Connected: www.frankdoorhof.comText, image ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 09-04-2017 1:42 PM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.One of the biggest challenges when photographing at night is capturing images that are in sharp focus.  The reason is really pretty simple and should come as no surprise.  Our cameras have a much more difficult time ‘seeing' when it is dark, just like we do.  Depending on how dark it actually is, and the availability of distant light sources, ...The post How to find focus at... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 09-03-2017 9:00 AM
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As photographers, we may not always think about taking pictures of ourselves, but having a current headshot is extremely important. Think of it as your own personal little billboard that allows people to see your ability as a photographer. After all, if you don't have a good picture of yourself on your website, what would make anybody believe that you can take quality pictures of anyone else?[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 09-03-2017 8:03 AM
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Intro to Photoshop Composites... READ MORE
Click it Up a Notch | 09-01-2017 4:00 AM
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Whether you’re an actor, a yoga teacher, or a CEO, a decent headshot is an essential marketing tool in your professional arsenal, one that could make the difference between landing a gig or not. While it may seem like the simplest of photography tasks (it’s only the head after all), I’ve learned through my many years as a professional photographer in Hong Kong that taking the perfect headshot isn’t as easy as it looks.Headshot TipsHere are some tips I’ve gleaned for both the photographer and... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 08-31-2017 10:46 PM
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Want to learn how we edit our photos? In this video, the COOPH team reveals our 7 golden tips that they always consider during post-production.With a little practice, it won’t be long before you too can edit epic photos from SCRATCH! Share your retouching skills with us on the links below!You may also like: 11 Tips to Up Your Drone PhotographyAbout COOPH : COOPH videos showcase ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 08-31-2017 11:17 AM
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Image by Aleksi TappuraEditing images in Photoshop feel like it takes an eternity (seriously, we’ve watched entire seasons of “Breaking Bad” in the time it takes to Photoshop a handful of photos), but to be honest, the reason it takes so long is often because we’re working harder, not smarter. The secret that all professionals know? That you can majorly cut down your edit time and generally improve your workflow by learning the time-saving, muscle-memory-based Photoshop shortcuts for your keyboard.Photoshop comes preloaded with plenty of useful... READ MORE
Creative Live | 08-31-2017 11:16 AM
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Everyone on my Instagram feed is complaining about a cold summer and cloudy weather. But, even if your summer is gloomy and unenjoyable, there’s something that can cheer up almost anyone. Popsicles! Especially if you’re about to photograph them in a fun and exciting way with splashes and levitating fruits.1. PropsTo create this dynamic image we will need:Popsicle moldsMeans to suspend pieces of fruit in the air (either professional clamps or long, thin needles in a pair with a brick of floral foam or styrofoam)Syringe... READ MORE
500PX ISO | 08-31-2017 9:20 AM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.This article is not an actual sky replacement in the truest of terms. When I think sky replacement, I think of removing an ugly sky and replacing it with a better one I photographed on a different day. This is not that article. Mind you, you can do this with what I will teach you. This is an article that ...The post 4 Ways To Do Sky... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 08-31-2017 9:00 AM
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Who doesn’t love the idea of discovering hidden treasure? When shooting on location, we search for scenes that will allow us to create unique, impactful images, like the award-winning photographs shared here in our own community. These images fuel our desire to push beyond our current limitations and capture moments that our clients will value for generations to come.Problem: SHIZ HAPPENSDespite our best intentions for creating amazing images, however, circumstances beyond our control sometimes get in the way. Whether it’s rainy weather or timelines gone awry,... READ MORE
SLR Lounge | 08-31-2017 8:15 AM
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Are you running out of ideas? Don’t worry, every photographer goes through a period of time where he’s in a rut—he’s bored with all the usual subjects, he’s shot every landscape in his area at every time of the day and in every season, and he’s just not feeling very inspired. If you’re experiencing a […]The post Numbers Project appeared first on Digital Photo Secrets.... READ MORE
Digital Photo Secrets | 08-31-2017 1:05 AM
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Learning digital photography seems like a tough task—especially when you’re met with all kinds of technical jargon that leaves you clueless and itching for a dictionary. Or worse, leaving you trying to explain what you just learned by using phrases like “that hole you look though” or “that one button you press to take the picture.” Understanding the common photography terms, definitions, and lingo is a crucial first step towards improving your skill as a beginner photographer.After all, those great how to guides and classes... READ MORE
Creative Live | 08-30-2017 11:15 AM
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One of the reasons why you use telephoto lenses in landscape photography not only has to do with capturing an entire scene, but also being more artistic about the format in one way or another. What some of the more advanced landscape photographers do beyond looking for layers of sky and land is look for shapes in a scene to focus in on and play with. So how do you do this?... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 08-30-2017 3:00 AM
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Many cities come alive at night. Some are in fact personified by their nightlife – think the ‘city that never sleeps’ – and as a photographer it can be fascinating to observe and explore how an urban area can be transformed in low light. There are some major challenges associated with night time city shooting however and some common mistakes to be aware of if you hope to capture drama and have photographs with depth. Follow these tips for instant improvement.1. Calculate your exposureOne of... READ MORE
Digital Photographer | 08-30-2017 1:27 AM
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CHECK OUT THE SIDE-BY-SIDE DIFFERENCE 8BIT vs 16BIT! | Check out my short video breakdown that will help you understand the differences between 8bit...... READ MORE
TutVid | 08-29-2017 6:00 PM
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Learn how workspaces in Photoshop let us customize the interface to better match the way we work. And, how to create and save your own custom workspaces!The post How To Use Workspaces In Photoshop CC appeared first on .... READ MORE
Photoshop Essentials | 08-29-2017 5:12 PM
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When I was creating stock photography full-time, I used my Alien Bee lights on a regular basis. I photographed a lot of people in indoor environments and needed to create my own light. I still create images for stock and have a growing portfolio on Stocksy, but until now my images have mostly consisted of food, landscape, and travel photography. But now that I’m in Nebraska—and living close to my nieces and nephews—I expect my portfolio to change.This weekend Brian and I had the pleasure... READ MORE
Nicolesy | 08-29-2017 6:16 AM
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You need to watch Benjamin’s Warde Tip today because it’s WAY more helpful than it sounds (and he shares the tip, like always, in less than 60-seconds). Really good stuff!Really helpful, right? Thanks, Benjamin!!! Hope you have a great Tuesday!-ScottP.S. Mark your calendars now — Photoshop World Conference 2018 is in Orlando, Florida next year, and the best prices on tickets for the three-day Lightroom/Photoshop/Graphics/Photography learning event are available now. Tickets and info here. The post Finding People Without Keywording appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.... READ MORE
Lightroom Killer Tips | 08-29-2017 1:16 AM
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