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3 Reasons You Should Tether on Your Next Photo Shoot

3 Reasons You Should Tether on Your Next Photo Shoot

While most amateur photographers rely on the camera’s viewfinder to access their shots, there are some very real benefits to tethering to a computer screen instead. Not convinced? Check out the video below by pro photographer Vanessa Joy where she does an on location tethered shoot: 1. Convenience Tethering, or using a cable to load […]

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Photographing Creative Portraits with Water in a Home Studio

Photographing Creative Portraits with Water in a Home Studio

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ in your portraits? Try including a splash of water. It’s a lot easier than you might think and can definitely add a bit of novelty to your work. It can be a bit tricky, but with this tutorial from light-hearted photographer Gavin Hoey, you should be able to […]

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How to Fix Underexposed Portraits

How to Fix Underexposed Portraits

One of the first things that new photographers find when they try to take portraits against a sky or other bright background is that their subjects come out seriously underexposed. If this is you, you’ll probably find the following tip from photographer Tony Northrup super helpful: Many DSLRs have excellent autoexposure modes, but one place […]

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Nikon vs. Canon: Which Should You Choose?

Nikon vs. Canon: Which Should You Choose?

For every great brand in the consumer market, there’s always at least one rival keeping users divided. Coca Cola has Pepsi, Nike has Adidas, McDonald’s has Burger King, and Apple and Microsoft have been duking it out for decades. The world of photography is no exception. Since the advent of the digital SLR, which to […]

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How to Correctly Use the Channel Mixer When Dodging and Burning

How to Correctly Use the Channel Mixer When Dodging and Burning

If you’re someone who loves to get your portraits coming out perfectly, you’ve probably spent some time learning how to retouch, especially when in comes to skin quality. Yet there are so many techniques, and not all of them lead to cleaner workflows and an excellent output. In fact, some “tried and true” techniques may […]

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When to Raise the ISO for Sharp Photos with Moving Subjects

When to Raise the ISO for Sharp Photos with Moving Subjects

How many times have we heard that we need to shoot at the lowest ISO possible to get the best image? Well, photographer Bryan Peterson doesn’t always agree. In fact, he may never agree. In the video below he shows how and why: In the video above, the wind was giving enough motion to the […]

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How to Color Grade a Photo in Lightroom: Cinematic Style

How to Color Grade a Photo in Lightroom: Cinematic Style

Do you wish your still photos had a cinematic quality or looked like they came straight out of a movie? Believe it or not, the look is actually pretty easy to create in Lightroom. Stock photographer Christi Kerekes shows us how: Color grading, the process of altering and enhancing the color of your image, first started […]

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10 Things Photographers Should Avoid Doing in Photoshop

10 Things Photographers Should Avoid Doing in Photoshop

If you’re new to Photoshop, you’ve probably been a little overwhelmed by the million and one things you can do to your images and the multiple ways to get any one effect. You’ve probably also discovered that not everything you do—even if it’s something “everyone” is doing—will make your images come out looking great. To […]

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Modern Food Photography Lighting Techniques

Modern Food Photography Lighting Techniques

Modern food photography seems to have been stuck on the “one softbox motif” for quite a while now. And while shooting with a single softbox can get great results, the look is now so ubiquitous that some photographers, including Steve Hansen, believe it’s time to shake things up a bit. Hansen demonstrates how to creatively use a number […]

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How to Take Shallow Depth of Field Studio Portraits

How to Take Shallow Depth of Field Studio Portraits

Portraits taken with a shallow depth of field often look amazing, but getting them to look right with a flash can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a speed light. Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates how to get great results from a wide open lens without resorting to High Speed Sync (HSS) technology: The main […]

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