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10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

In a world of color, sometimes you just can’t beat a strong black and white image. Black and white photography can be an amazing tool to conveying a mood, story, or statement to your viewers. While a color portrait can tell a story too, the absence of color in black and white imagery often presents [...]

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The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography

The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography

Some photographers specialize in “natural light” photography and others have mastered the artificial “creative” stuff, but photographer Joe McNally does it all, and well indeed. In the following short video tutorial, McNally provides basic advice about how to read and harness available light and then integrate that natural ambient light with artificial light: McNally begins the first [...]

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How to Remove Color Casts in Photoshop

How to Remove Color Casts in Photoshop

If you’re shooting with soft lighting and a colorful backdrop, it’s all too common to find a bit of color affecting the subject—green backgrounds make them look sickly, orange makes them glow, stuff like that. In this tutorial, Michael Woloszynowicz shows off a handy little tip that avoids Photoshop‘s messy trial-and-error color balance correction: As he points [...]

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Tack-Sharp Photos by Enhancing True Image Detail: Topaz Detail at 50% Off

Tack-Sharp Photos by Enhancing True Image Detail: Topaz Detail at 50% Off

Topaz Detail is designed to create tack-sharp and highly detailed photos by enhancing natural sharpness and taking full control over image detail. Detail breaks down an image into three levels of internal detail separation and three levels of tone separation and allows you to selectively enhance or remove detail throughout your image without the side effects of [...]

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Essential Gear for Wedding Photography

Essential Gear for Wedding Photography

Photographing weddings can be a huge task. You need to capture all the special moments between the bride and groom, and their friends and families–and you only have one chance to get it right. To lessen your stress level, professional wedding photographer Moshe Zusman provides a rundown of the necessary equipment you should have in [...]

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Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject

Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject

The best motion photographs pulse with energy. Action photographers accomplish this using many different techniques. One technique employs lightning fast shutter speeds to freeze motion so that every feather of a bird’s wings is perfectly sharp as the bird twists in flight, or so that every droplet of water sprayed by a swimmer is crisp [...]

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A Simple Way to Improve Architectural Photography

A Simple Way to Improve Architectural Photography

Architectural photography is an art form in itself. It takes a photographer with a keen eye to capture the beauty and showcase the architect’s design in a single photo. Photographer Julius Shulman was one of the most well-known architectural photographers. He prided himself in not only creating an incredible image of a building, but also [...]

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When to Use Levels or Curves in Photoshop

When to Use Levels or Curves in Photoshop

Many Photoshop users learn to use the Levels dialog and then never progress to learning how to use the Curves. Let me give you several reasons why learning to use the Curves will make you more of an expert with Adobe Photoshop. What is the difference between Levels and Curves? In digital photography editing, both [...]

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Crane Operator in Shanghai Takes Photos from His Amazing Perch

Crane Operator in Shanghai Takes Photos from His Amazing Perch

Many a starry-eyed amateur photographer chooses to ignore the advice, “Don’t quit your day job.” But we’re certainly glad that Wei Gensheng didn’t. Gensheng works as a crane operator in Shanghai, which affords him breathtaking views of the city. His crew is currently building the second tallest skyscraper in the world, Shanghai Tower, which dwarfs [...]

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Keys to Success in Advertising Photography

Keys to Success in Advertising Photography

If you’re a photographer thinking about getting into the advertising market, you may have your work cut out for you; competition is stiff in today’s digital world. But if you have what it takes—and that doesn’t just mean raw talent—you can make a name for yourself in the high profile industry. As commercial advertising photographer [...]

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