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How to Capture Starbursts in Your Photos

How to Capture Starbursts in Your Photos

Starbursts render a magical effect in landscape compositions, especially when the technique is done correctly. A lot of photographers capture starbursts accidentally, but if you know the exact process, you can recreate the magic at will. In this video, John Greengo describes the trick behind the effect and how to control and enhance it for […]

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11 Colorful Festivals in Photos

11 Colorful Festivals in Photos

The festival season is about to start! So many things to enjoy—from music festivals, film festivals, ballooning and kite festivals to flowers, tattoos, and art. And every year the offer is getting bigger! See what we found:  What plans do you have for summer? If you have some interesting shots from festivals, feel free to […]

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Night Photography Using Light Painting and Exposure Stacking

Night Photography Using Light Painting and Exposure Stacking

Photographs made using advanced light painting techniques often look as if they’d require a crew of a dozen assistants to achieve. But some artists have developed creative methods for making these elaborate images single-handedly. Photographer Russell Brown creates complex light paintings on his own using a Westcott Ice Light, colored gels, textural patterns, and exposure […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Better Landscape Photography: Infographic

Beginner’s Guide to Better Landscape Photography: Infographic

If you’re new to photography, you most likely get a little confused when it comes to keeping all the jargon, camera settings, and composition rules straight. We’ve all been there. And those of us who are visual learners will appreciate this helpful landscape photography infographic below, which clearly illustrates all the basics. This easy-to-understand resource […]

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How to do Day-to-Night Motion Timelapse Photography with Traffic

How to do Day-to-Night Motion Timelapse Photography with Traffic

Mark Thorpe has created a step-by-step video tutorial on how to shoot a day-to-night traffic timelapse. Read on for the tutorial, Mark’s top tips for starting out with timelapse photography, and his transition from wildlife to urban jungle: In this tutorial, Mark gets amongst the hustle and bustle of Japan’ s largest city, Yokohama, to […]

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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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Try a “Photo of the Day” to Increase Photography Creativity

Try a “Photo of the Day” to Increase Photography Creativity

I have long incorporated the “Photo of the Day” exercise into my Photography Lab classes. They are a great way to make sure you are taking a least one photograph a day. They force you to begin to think creatively as you have to find more and more ways to photograph the same thing everyday. […]

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Street Photography Techniques & Experiences in Amsterdam

Street Photography Techniques & Experiences in Amsterdam

This 7-minute film by Wytse Koetse tells the story of a photographer who is simply known by the name “Jimmy on the Run.” Jimmy lives in Amsterdam and practices street and fashion photography. His story is about breaking away from stereotypes and pursuing one’s true calling. It’s about a troubled father-son relationship and the joys of being a photographer against […]

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Political Campaign Photography: It’s All About Perspective

Political Campaign Photography: It’s All About Perspective

We all know the difference that photographic perspective can give–how it can change the experience of the viewer. But how often do we think about how this is used in politics? Take, for example, this set of images called the “Illusion of Politics”: These photos, taken from a rally for British Parliament member George Osborne, […]

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How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to get carried away in editing and before you know it, your subject begins to look plastic and barely resembles their actual look. In the video below,  Lee Varis, explains the process he […]

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