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How to Prepare Your Photos for Printing

How to Prepare Your Photos for Printing

If you’ve ever printed a photo directly from your computer to your printer, you might have been surprised to find out that the color in the images didn’t quite match what you saw on your monitor. Getting an accurate output on your printer (or on a third party print press) can be tricky at best. […]

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Window Light Portrait Tutorial

Window Light Portrait Tutorial

If your studio has large windows with directional light, white curtains or sheers work well to give you soft, diffused light. Sometimes when they’re working in studio environments, photographers go a little overboard with lights and contraptions when all they really need is there already. This tutorial from photographers Joe McNally and Daniel Norton is a lesson […]

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New: The Art of Portrait Photography at 80% Off

New: The Art of Portrait Photography at 80% Off

Do you know what subject generally scares the daylights out of new photographers? Photographing people! This eBook is designed to help you become a master of portraits with insider secrets used by professionals and more. It contains 214 pages of in-depth easy learning packed with illustrations, case-studies and assignments to verify your knowledge. We were able to […]

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How to Use Your Smartphone as a Graduated Neutral Density Filter

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Graduated Neutral Density Filter

How many times have you rued the fact that you chose frugality over sensibility when packing your camera bag? You’re in front of a lovely sunset by the beach. You set up your camera on a tripod, set the exposure, and then reach out for your graduated ND filter only to discover it’s not there. Well, […]

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At Work with the Official Presidential Photographer

At Work with the Official Presidential Photographer

As the United States gets ready to welcome a new president, photojournalist Pete Souza is reflecting over an eight year journey consisting of close to 2,000,000 photographs. With the unique job title of Chief Official White House Photographer, Souza had the privilege to follow President Barack Obama through his day to day life as Head of […]

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Camera Tripod Tips: When Do You Need One?

Camera Tripod Tips: When Do You Need One?

With very rare exceptions, the main subject of your photograph must be sharp—not necessarily the whole picture, but certainly the subject. Even if you want the subject blurred, to give a sense of movement, then the background must be sharp. And you’ll get the sharpest photographs by using a tripod. There are three ways your […]

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How to Photograph Fire Rain with Steel Wool Light Painting

How to Photograph Fire Rain with Steel Wool Light Painting

To create fire rain you need some steel wool, a whisk, long chains to secure the burning steel wool as you spin it, and the usual long exposure tools. You’ll also need a brave model to stand under the fire rain. Untamed Science’s Rob Nelson and Jonas Stenstom take us through the paces to create […]

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Amazing Timelapse of M&M Candies Dissolving Under a Macro Lens

Amazing Timelapse of M&M Candies Dissolving Under a Macro Lens

As both an artist and an educator, Dr. Yan Liang’s main prerogative is to highlight the allure of science through photography. For many, words like biology and chemistry bring to mind formulas and diagrams void of feeling. For Liang, this couldn’t be farther from what he feels science actually is—the whimsical and confounding moments that […]

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Style and Vision: What Makes One Photographer Different From Another?

Style and Vision: What Makes One Photographer Different From Another?

In the artistic community much is said about style and how that style is more often than not linked to some innate talent. The style side is mostly true. Each artist, irrespective of their specific discipline, brings their own voice and vision to their chosen art. That which is internal to the intellect of the […]

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4 Essential Tools for Adventure Photographers

4 Essential Tools for Adventure Photographers

Few things are more exhilarating than getting out in the wide open world with a camera in hand. However, venturing into the wilderness brings about specific technical difficulties that can be difficult to overcome. Courtesy of National Geographic, here are some of the most helpful tools a photographer have on hand when shooting out in […]

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