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Spot Metering Technique with HDR Photography

Spot Metering Technique with HDR Photography

One of the most accurate and powerful ways to take meter readings of light through the lens to determine the dynamic range of a scene is spot metering. It can help you produce a correct exposure every single time you press the shutter release button. If you’ve struggled to produce photographs that look right in […]

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Tutorial: How to Remove the Staccato Effect from Timelapse Photography

Tutorial: How to Remove the Staccato Effect from Timelapse Photography

Any photographer who’s ever taken on the challenge of creating a timelapse video is all too familiar with the flickering, staggered staccato effect. Caused by shutter speeds that are too quick to properly capture the motion in between frames, the illusion of jumping or skipping can take the realism out of even the most extraordinary […]

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How to Use Gels to Manipulate Mood in Portraits

How to Use Gels to Manipulate Mood in Portraits

Photographers make their art through the contortion of light. Most will agree that a mysterious shadow or a well placed highlight not only enhances an image but can change its meaning entirely. However, many photographers remain entirely unaware of the critical role color plays into setting the scene of a photograph. A warm yellow can mimic […]

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Aurora HDR Photo Editor Reaches 1.5 Million Downloads

Aurora HDR Photo Editor Reaches 1.5 Million Downloads

Photographers have been catching on to Aurora quickly and the company announced it has already reached 1.5 million downloads. Today they are celebrating with a special deal alongside top HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff. Right now photographers can get Aurora HDR 2017 + Trey Ratcliff’s Complete HDR Tutorial 3.0 together for 55% off which ends soon (over […]

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How to Gain Your Client’s Trust as a Photographer

How to Gain Your Client’s Trust as a Photographer

There are a lot of things that make for a great photographer. Understanding composition, light, and the technique required to make a great picture are only part of the puzzle. One of the most important aspects of being a really great photographer is being able to make your clients feel comfortable in front of the […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Perfect Exposure in Manual Mode

A Beginner’s Guide to Perfect Exposure in Manual Mode

Whether you’re shooting in the city or out in a wide open space, getting the perfect exposure in manual mode might be a little tricky. But it doesn’t have to be. If you’re having trouble getting a perfect exposure, here’s a super easy 3-step process by Joshua Cripps that will help you get it right every […]

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How to Take Amazing Travel Photography

How to Take Amazing Travel Photography

Travel photography is a career for some. Most people, though, just want to bring back nice photos to show their friends and family. No image will replace the moment of being there; that’s why people still travel instead of browsing Google Images! Choosing a Camera Professional or amateur, the first thing you need is a […]

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Stops in Photography Explained

Stops in Photography Explained

No doubt that if you’ve started toying around with photography you will have come across the term stops. What is a stop? In photography, a stop is a measurement of Exposure. For example, if you were to increase the exposure by one stop – you would in effect be doubling the exposure. So if your […]

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Spring Season Photography Tips

Spring Season Photography Tips

The moment when snowdrops start appearing through the final snowfalls of the year, Mother Nature seems to go into overdrive, and it’s almost as if not a week goes by without something new, different, and exciting appearing in gardens and parks. As a photographer it’s my favorite time of the year. The light seems fresh […]

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How to Shoot Flash Portraits in Harsh Sunlight

How to Shoot Flash Portraits in Harsh Sunlight

For many beginners, it comes as a surprise to learn that artificial lighting can be the key to getting a perfectly exposed outdoor portrait. The following tutorial reveals exactly how different types of lights can impact the overall aesthetic of an image: The problem with using an ambient light source alone is its tendency to cast […]

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