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Have you ever looked back at the days when you were starting out with photography and everything was fun and thrilling and interesting? Have you ever wondered where all that excitement has gone? Whether you are stuck in a photographic rut or simply looking for some creative photographic ideas, photoelasticity...The post Fun With Photoelasticity | Abstract Photography appeared first on Expert Photography.... READ MORE
Expert Photography | 01-17-2018 2:49 AM
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Most of us are fascinated by soap bubbles and love playing with them since childhood. Watching bubbles float in the air and burst is a pleasure every child and even adults enjoy. Soap bubbles have an exciting range of color and textures. When light shines onto a bubble it displays vivid color that changes swiftly. Even though we see them on regular basis, we never actually observe them so closely to enjoy the thrilling beauty they hold within.They are stunning, amusing and mesmerizing but extremely... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 01-15-2018 10:00 AM
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As I head into the new year of photography, I’ve taken the opportunity to think a lot about composition and how it relates to my photography and to photography as a whole. It is true that every picture has a composition, whether the creator intended it or not. Some spend much of their time thinking on how to compose, others do it instinctively, and others pay very little heed to it. Whatever your approach is, your photographs do have a composition, and it is worth... READ MORE
FStoppers | 01-14-2018 11:04 AM
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CORRECT EXPOSURE, COLOR, & PERSPECTIVE! | In this tutorial we’ll cover a bunch of very essential techniques to solve common problems that you may...... READ MORE
TutVid | 01-13-2018 3:00 PM
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When you think of studio lighting, you probably think of elaborate multi-light setups, and while those certainly have their place, there's no reason you can't create compelling imagery with a single light. This great video will show you how to achieve exactly that.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 01-10-2018 12:01 PM
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While our brains are conveniently set to auto white balance and our eyes view a properly adjusted color temperature, our cameras, try as they may, are not quite as advanced and sometimes rely on us to provide assistance to them. For our image color and tone to be as accurate as possible, we have to command control of this setting ourselves.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 01-08-2018 12:00 PM
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Shooting Double Exposures can be lots of fun, check my favorite way of creating such images with the steps shared on this video.You may also like: EASY Double Exposure in PhotoshopAbout Leo Rosas:Based in Austria, Leo Rosas is a photographer who believes in the power of visual communication.Specialized in editorial and commercial image creation, Leo's striking style has ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 01-08-2018 11:53 AM
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Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.You may have heard the expression; “It’s all done with smoke and mirrors.”  The Urban Dictionary defines the phrase this way: Smoke & Mirrors 01: Something / Someone that deceives or distorts the truth.  02:Something / Someone that distorts or blurs facts, figures, etc., like a magic or  conjuring work; artful deception; tricky inventiveness. I ...The post Smoke Photography – A How-to Guide appeared first on Improve... READ MORE
Improve Photography | 01-08-2018 11:00 AM
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Nothing says futuristic, dynamic, and dramatic like a well-done traffic light trail photo. This is a genre of photography that almost all landscape photographers will have dipped into, it’s like a right of passage. The kind of images you can create make others want to go out and buy their first tripod.Indeed getting a good photo of light trails will justify carrying around that heavy tripod perhaps all day long. There are lots of things to consider when taking this type of photo, and in... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 01-08-2018 10:00 AM
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Having photographed snowflakes for nearly a decade as a large component to my career as a photographer, I’ve had the joy of encountering mysteries in the snow and the enthusiasm to sort out the physics behind it. No mystery captivated me more than the first time I saw a ring of color in the center of a snowflake.All of my snowflake photographs are created using reflected light, which is different than most historical photographers who used transmitted light (light passing through the snowflake while on... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 01-08-2018 7:53 AM
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For years Blake Rudis has received emails about the proper way to sharpen and reduce the noise in your photos.  Some people say sharpen at the end and do noise reduction at the beginning.  Others say to use the same parameters in presets for every image.  And some avoid the process altogether because it is not necessary.No matter how you look at it, Noise Reduction and Sharpening are a ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 01-05-2018 3:09 AM
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You know those tricks that are so brilliant in their simplicity that you smack your head in disbelief when you see them? That was me the first time I saw this. Here's a great way to avoid lens flare and loss of contrast when you're shooting into the sun.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 01-04-2018 10:51 PM
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TEN TECHNIQUES IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES! | Learn tonal adjustments like the movies, sharpening tricks, color effects, removing skin blemishes, black and white...... READ MORE
TutVid | 01-04-2018 5:00 PM
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Zone focusing is a term that often seems to confuse people. But if you don’t know what it is, then it’s quite easy to understand why. It’s a common technique for a lot of subjects, and particularly for street photography. I often use it myself because it means I can just raise my camera, take […]The post How zone focusing will help you to get better street photography appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 01-02-2018 6:37 AM
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EASY & ADVANCED WAYS TO GET AMAZING COLOR IN PHOTOSHOP! | Use LAB color, Curves, targeted adjustments, and more for amazing vibrant color that...... READ MORE
TutVid | 01-01-2018 4:30 PM
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Popular teaching about photographic composition says to learn the rules and then break them. I prefer to encourage the people who join our photography workshops to learn the rules, understand them well and put them into practice so frequently they become second nature.If you can apply the rules without even consciously thinking about them you will create more dynamic, interesting photographs which convey more feeling.Why do we have rules?Rules are important as they are the underlying structure of composition. Much like scales are to musicians.... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 01-01-2018 5:00 AM
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Staying creative and innovative can be a challenge when you’ve been in photography for a while. At some point, you may get the feeling that you’ve taken every possible photo and that there’s no reason to keep going. Because you’ve stopped growing creatively, you’re at risk of losing your passion for your job or hobby. […]The post 5 Ways To Be A More Creative Photographer In The New Year appeared first on The Photo Argus. ... READ MORE
The Photo Argus | 12-31-2017 6:05 PM
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When you're first starting out shooting portraits, one of the most important decisions you can make is the focal length you shoot at, as it can vastly change the way a subject is rendered. This helpful video will show you how various focal lengths affect the look of a portrait to help you choose which one is most suitable for your work.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 12-30-2017 7:15 PM
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I don’t pretend to know how to solve your discipline problems or how to get your kids to eat their Brussels sprouts, but I can give you a little assistance with some of your most common kid photography issues. Children are not known for being the easiest subjects to photograph, although there is certainly a […]The post Conquering Four Common Kid Photography Challenges appeared first on Digital Photo Secrets.... READ MORE
Digital Photo Secrets | 12-30-2017 6:15 PM
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Why should you re-invent the wheel with each photo you edit?The truth is, many images need the same adjustments. Especially if images are from the same shoot, you might want to use a preset: a set of common tweaks and tasks that you can apply to multiple images at once.Instead of pulling sliders over and over on each and every image, let's learn how to create presets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.60 Seconds: How to Create a Preset in Lightroom in 60 SecondsIn the screencast below, learn how... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 12-29-2017 5:43 PM
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In this tutorial, you will learn to use Layer Styles to create a neon text effect in Photoshop.The post How to Create a Glowing NEON Sign in Photoshop appeared first on Photoshop Training Channel.... READ MORE
Photoshop Training Channel | 12-29-2017 4:28 PM
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Food photography is ever present in our society. From billboard advertising to culinary magazines and, let's not forget, Instagram. Of course, the photography found in these mediums varies in style and quality depending on its intended audience but, in general, the goal is to make food look pleasing to the viewer. In this concise clip, LensProToGo gives us a long list of actionable tips to improve our food photography.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 12-29-2017 8:03 AM
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Trees invoke a sense of timelessness, of grandeur. Most species grow many centuries older than humans ever will, so let’s make trees look the part with these tips on capturing them with a wide-angle lens. “Reach the Beech” – A glistening beech tree bathed in verdant sunlight. These are some of the oldest trees in the area where I live. While there aren’t many of them left because of logging, these sentinels of time leave a lasting impression on me.PrevisualizationSo where does my idea of... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 12-28-2017 8:56 AM
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If you’re looking to improve your photography skills in 2018, doing a year-long photo challenge is a great way to stay motivated with ideas and inspiration. Photographer Dale Foshe has put together a new 52 week photography challenge for 2018.You’ll receive a specific photo challenge every Monday in each of the 52 weeks of the year. The challenges will each be from one of five categories:1. Vision: This category is designed to push you to go beyond sight, to insight; to take inspiration and make... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 12-27-2017 9:56 AM
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