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How to Create Your Own Cinemagraph with Photoshop

How to Create Your Own Cinemagraph with Photoshop

You might think shooting and editing your own cinemagraph is a little beyond your Photoshop skill level, but it’s really not that hard. Aaron Nace shows us how to create a professional cinemagraph from capturing the footage to the final Internet-viewable GIF. If you follow along with the video, you’ll be able to create a smooth, great […]

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Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

Quick reminder: only 1 week left in the deal on The Photography Tutorial eBook at 50% Off 1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a digital SLR, you also need to make […]

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15 of the Most Mesmerizing Star Trail Photos

15 of the Most Mesmerizing Star Trail Photos

If you want to capture beautiful and interesting astronomical images you don’t need to have expensive equipment. You don’t even need a telescope. You just need a rich imagination, a camera with a wired trigger, and a tripod. The easiest way to start with astrophotography is by shooting star trails, which are the result of […]

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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 Capture Really Sharp Photos

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

On a similar topic: new eBook contains entire chapter on camera setup for sharp cityscapes One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the images are not sharp. To help solve this problem, this article covers seven things […]

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Landscape Photographer Interview: Mark Broughton

Landscape Photographer Interview: Mark Broughton

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Broughton, an incredibly talented landscape photographer based in Wirral, United Kingdom.  He is well known for his ability to capture dramatic lighting along with beautiful scenery. His photos often receive pages and pages of comments on the photography network. How would you describe your photographic style? Currently, I […]

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The Inverse Square Law Explained

The Inverse Square Law Explained

Of all the advanced photography techniques, I recommend learning the Inverse Square Law first. It takes a bit to wrap your head around it, but with just a bit of patience and some practice it will soon get in your reflexes. To help you get started, SLR Lounge does a great job at explaining the […]

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Street Photography Focus Tips

Street Photography Focus Tips

Relevant: the eBook launch deal this week includes a chapter on Street Photography Because you’re often working quickly and stealthily, the matter of focusing while doing street photography is important. Here are some tips. Hyperfocal Distance Technique Hyperfocal distance is a popular technique used mostly with rangefinder cameras. If you are using a Leica or Contax […]

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Photographer Reveals the Real Detroit

Photographer Reveals the Real Detroit

Once the vibrant Motor City, Detroit very quickly lost half of its population and gained a bad rap for being a failed city. It’s often depicted as a broken down city, full of abandoned homes, boarded up businesses, widespread poverty and rampant crime. But one photographer sees the beauty of Detroit—the beauty and spirit that […]

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10 Tips Every Landscape Photographer Should Know and Use

10 Tips Every Landscape Photographer Should Know and Use

As part of the launch sale of the popular new Landscape Photography Tutorial eBook we are focusing on landscape photography this month. Shooting amazing landscape photography isn’t just about going out into the wilderness with a camera and hoping for the best. Sure, sometimes you get lucky, but to make sure you’re going to capture […]

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