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What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I am going to show you how to add a simple photo effect using actions in Adobe Photoshop. First, we'll edit the background and then place the object into a set of shapes. Each step will be recorded into actions which can be used in any photo.In the end, I will also show you how to automate the actions further by using JavaScript.There are many photo templates, such as this effect, available on Envato Market.Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 09-27-2016 1:05 PM
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Capturing powerful landscape photographs, images that might be considered “Fine Art,” is no easy task. Here are 7 tips that have helped me to capture better, more meaningful landscape photos.Don’t worry too much about the “Fine Art” conceptThere are endless online discussions about the true concept of Fine Art, many regarding photography. As soon as you say that you’re a “Fine Art” photographer you are bound to hear criticism, mostly centered around the thought that you are being elitist and vain using such terms.Paintings or... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 09-27-2016 9:06 AM
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The post How to Create a Before/After GIF in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.How to Create a Before/After Animated GIFBefore/After images are a great way to show off your editing work. Learn how to create a simple animated GIF from any image in Photoshop!How to Make Before and After LayersThe first step to creating an animated GIF is to get the “Before” and “After” images. In many cases, the “Before” image will be an unedited photo. This will most likely be the background layer of... READ MORE
Phlearn | 09-27-2016 7:00 AM
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You may be very aware that photography equipment is not cheap. If you’re not, you’re in for a rude awakening! Camera bodies can cost thousands of dollars and it’s not uncommon for a lens to be even more expensive than a body! Sometimes it’s very tempting to baby your equipment; treat it with extra caution and wrap it up in cotton wool so as no harm will come to it. But with the right care and maintenance, your equipment will last and continue to perform... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 09-27-2016 7:00 AM
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Faced with a massive bank of windows in a new studio space, YouTube’s Koldunov Brothers came up with a creative and customizable “daylight control system” that lets them alter the amount and shape of the light they let in.The idea may not be very practical—the time and money you spend on materials and installation might be better used to cover the windows up and get some studio lighting. Still, it’s creative and probably much cheaper overall than buying monolights and modifiers.Basically, they built a wooden... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 09-26-2016 3:55 PM
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Brandon Stanton took the stage at Photo Week 2016 and no surprise here — was a huge creative inspiration for those in the audience and tuning in online. If you’re in need of some motivation this Monday, check out the quotes below and follow our Best Quotes from Photo Week 2016 Facebook gallery and Photo Week 2016 Pinterest board, and be sure to tune in to both tracks: photography and software here!   The post 5 Of Brandon Stanton’s Best Quotes From Photo Week 2016 appeared... READ MORE
Creative Live | 09-26-2016 8:57 AM
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When learning photography, it can be tricky to understand how your DSLR works. Most of us started shooting in automatic because we did not know what we were doing when we switched our camera to manual mode.Basically, your DSLR has four main shooting modes, they are; Program (P), Manual (M), Aperture Priority (Av/A) and Shutter Priority (Tv/S).The different shooting modes on an advanced DSLR.Manual mode lets you control everything on your camera.In this article, I will try to explain shutter speed, aperture, and ISO in... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 09-26-2016 7:00 AM
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For a long time as a photographer, I did not have access to a studio nor did I have the necessary lights to help create a studio setup indoors. And let’s not talk about renting studios! So, in absence of a studio, I came up with one easy way to create the studio feel, which you will find is pretty cheap.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 09-26-2016 6:28 AM
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You’ve taken the perfect shot and processed it to perfection...now what? You want to share your image with the world, and to be able to display or sell your work you’ll have to get your photograph printed. Even for experienced photographers, printing can be the most daunting part of the photo-making process, but it really doesn't have to be! Here, we demystify printing and look at where best to print, and which printing method will suit your budget and desired result. First we’ll take a look... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 09-26-2016 2:29 AM
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Let's be very honest there: you absolutely do not need to take classes or many tutorials that you need to pay for to learn the basics and a little bit more about photography--but photography classes do something for you that being behind a screen in a dark office at home can't do for you. Classes, for many years, were the best ways for photographers for learn how to do their craft. But the internet has changed there. There are loads and loads of places where... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 09-25-2016 9:02 PM
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"What is in front of the camera matters more than the camera itself", said Simon Cade , host and creator of DSLRguide. The proof is that with time and a well know principles about lighting he transforms a boring scene into a super interesting scenario with only $50. To demonstrate this, Simon uses things what you can buy on your local store, as a work light or a white sheet to get the ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 09-25-2016 2:28 PM
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As a photographer, you’ll often concentrate on perfecting your art at taking one perfect photo. However, there are many occasions where you’ll need to string together a sequence of photos with differing styles. Whether you’re shooting a magazine article or making a personal project, knowing how to produce photos that show details, people, and the whole scene is a skill worth having.Shooting a sequence of photosIn the example you’re going to see in this article, a traditional puppet show will be used to produce this... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 09-25-2016 7:05 AM
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You need great light to direct attention to your subjects and help your photos appear natural. If you want to make great light with flashes, you need gels. Gels simply color your flash’s light which allows you to match the flash color to the light in a room. When the light from the flash doesn’t…This Post Sponsored By:Perfectly Clear for Photoshop or Lightroom is all about saving you time so you can focus on doing what you love best. Get a free trial of the award... READ MORE
PhotoFocus | 09-25-2016 6:00 AM
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Somehow, at least in our culture, we find relief when others are anxious too.So we spread our anxiety, stoking it in other people, looking for solace in the fear in their eyes.And thanks the the media, to the microphone we each have, to our hyper-connected culture, it's easier than ever to spread our anxiety if we choose. And when someone who seeks power offers to hear our anxiety in exchange for attention or a vote, it gets even worse.It's worth noting that there's no correlation... READ MORE
Seth Godin | 09-25-2016 1:54 AM
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One of the biggest challenges when it comes to photography is daring to be different, and trying new and untested approaches. Alessio Fangano, an Italian photographer living in Germany has been experimenting with quite an unusual and radical style he discovered by shooting images haphazardly, clicking the shutter while walking.... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 09-24-2016 9:02 PM
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The world is filled with photographs. I did a bit of research and found the following statistic. Researchers estimate that the average individual is now exposed to approximately 250 different images per day. It’s no secret that we are now inundated with visual stimulus. Everyone owns a camera and everyone is shooting images. In 1857 Francis Frith took photographs of the pyramids and the Sphinx. The general public was mesmerized by images of a faraway and exotic location. Today, if I search “Images of the... READ MORE
Digital Photography School | 09-24-2016 12:00 PM
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Focus Point On Logo Focus Point On Keys The images in this brief post illustrate why you should learn how to use your Fuji camera’s ability to select the AF point(s) in any scene to direct the viewer’s eye to the appropriate area of sharpness. I made these images with a really fast lens and wide…This Post Sponsored By:Perfectly Clear for Photoshop or Lightroom is all about saving you time so you can focus on doing what you love best. Get a free trial of the award... READ MORE
PhotoFocus | 09-24-2016 6:00 AM
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Image by David Mark FREE DOWNLOAD: As we look into creating your custom white balance for your images, how about downloading our free Sunset Photography Cheat Sheet? It will cover some useful tips so you can concentrate on getting your other knowledge about creating beautiful sunsets up to scratch. Download it here. Why Set A Custom White Balance?White balance is something we often don’t think about. The reason for that is simple, our cameras, as a rule, are very good at setting it correctly.However, like other aspects... READ MORE
Light Stalking | 09-24-2016 6:00 AM
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Photoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems. Here he looks creating a new viewpointAfterPhotoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems. Here he looks creating a new viewpoint... READ MORE
Amateur Photographer | 09-23-2016 11:17 PM
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Portrait photographers looking to diversify your background options listen up. There’s an affordable background material you need to know about, and a great DIY portable background stand you can build for just $25.This tutorial/photo tip was created by photographer and YouTuber Joe Edleman, and it’ll be particularly useful for beginners, or anybody looking to add some variety to the portrait backgrounds you use. First, Edelman tells you about a fabric he uses as an affordable background material: velour. Professional background material can be expensive, but... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 09-23-2016 4:19 PM
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by Aaron Baggenstos One of the most rewarding aspects of my career is being able explore new photographic concepts and teach them to others.  This keeps me on a constant journey to photograph in new and innovative ways.Over the last several months I’ve been experimenting with creative blurs on wildlife. Not only have I learned a lot but I have had a blast practicing with different concepts. Below you will find a few images I have taken along the way and four techniques I used to... READ MORE
Really Right Stuff | 09-23-2016 11:21 AM
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Stuck in because of bad weather? Waiting for a repair? Laid up with injury? There are loads of effective things you can do when you can’t shoot – here are some ideasAnd finally, we acknowledge that you probably won’t take your mind completely off shooting photos, so why not use this time to make sure the next shoot or project is really thoroughly planned? Get a countryside map, or a city guidebook, or an animal spotter’s guide – whatever is relevant to your brand of... READ MORE
Amateur Photographer | 09-23-2016 10:38 AM
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Red Bull Photography recently joined our community with a verified brand profile of their own. This partnership isn’t just about amazing photography — it’s also about amazing stories. Behind every shot on Red Bull Photography is a talented photographer, a wild story, and a few lessons learned. We’ll be telling those stories every week here on 500px ISO and the Red Bull Photography website. During the last four weeks, we’ve been featuring the most eye-catching, exciting photos that capture our beautiful planet’s Four Elements—Earth,... READ MORE
500PX ISO | 09-23-2016 7:33 AM
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As a documentary photographer in love with shooting real, un-posed moments, I hear these laments from clients often: “Oh, how I love this photo, but I just don’t know how I would display it!” or “I love candid photos, but I need a posed family portrait for the wall.”While every mom (including myself!) loves a good posed family portrait and certainly should have one or more on their wall, you can also have beautiful, moment-filled walls in your home. Imagine being surrounded daily with your... READ MORE
Clickin Moms | 09-23-2016 5:00 AM
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Don't Show Promo ImageThe imaginative, dramatic photographs of Alexis Cuarezma showcase the skills of an imaginative master of dramatic lighting.Fri, 09/23/2016Barry Tanenbaum... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 09-23-2016 3:00 AM
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