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Tips for Capturing Real Smiles in Your Portraits

Tips for Capturing Real Smiles in Your Portraits

Part of being a portrait photographer is being able to coach your subjects and get them to give you authentic smiles. When working with subjects who are not professional models, it can be really tricky to extract a smile from the subject that doesn’t look forced or fake. Fortunately, Tamara Lackey is here to deliver [...]

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Watch Out Matrix, Here Comes Pinhole Camera Bullet Time

Watch Out Matrix, Here Comes Pinhole Camera Bullet Time

“Bullet time” is a visual effect where action is slowed down so much that even the most miniscule of movements can be photographed. The term was first coined by the makers of the movie The Matrix to describe their filming of the bullets flying through the air. Simulating the effect using 360 degree rigs and [...]

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5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography

5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography

Photography is all about playing with light and shadows. The way you illuminate your subject will decide your results. Using the right photographic technique can certainly make a lot of difference in your photographs. Even if you’re not a professional photographer and you only use your camera on weekends, you still want to take best [...]

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Are You Using the Best Aperture Setting?

Are You Using the Best Aperture Setting?

It happens all the time. People get a fast lens and only want to shoot with it wide open. Of course, the point of having a fast lens is to utilize its wide aperture settings, but not all photographs benefit from f/1.8 or wider. In fact, a wide aperture can take away from certain photographs. [...]

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This Firefly Timelapse Captures the Essence of Summer Evenings

This Firefly Timelapse Captures the Essence of Summer Evenings

There’s nothing better than spending hot summer nights at a lakeside cottage—the clear, bright, star-speckled sky glistening off the still water and the only sounds coming from a crackling fire or the chirping woods. Well, okay, maybe one thing can make that scene better—the glow of thousands of fireflies dancing around you, like stars on [...]

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The Easiest Way to Remove Acne With Photoshop

The Easiest Way to Remove Acne With Photoshop

Acne, pimples, and blemishes begone! Follow Aaron Nace as he demonstrates this super easy and very effective way to remove acne in Photoshop: How to Remove Acne in Photoshop 1. Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. 2. In the properties panel, select the Red color range in order to target the redness of the acne or [...]

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Camera Modes Explained

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. However, you don’t need to worry, as I’m going to explain what each and every one of these camera modes does. Automatic ([ ]) The automatic mode really doesn’t need [...]

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How to Correct Skin Tones and Stylize Your Photo in Photoshop (Video)

How to Correct Skin Tones and Stylize Your Photo in Photoshop (Video)

There are million ways to edit and stylize your photos in post production. Some of the methods can be quite daunting for photographers that are new to the world of Photoshop, which is why Aaron Nace is here to show us one of the approaches he takes when editing his photos: Adding a Color Balance [...]

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Tips to Improve Your Portrait Photography in No Time

Tips to Improve Your Portrait Photography in No Time

This article is intended for the casual shooter who is just starting out or has been shooting for a while, but has room for improvement. Capturing portraits, especially good portraits, is no easy task by any stretch of the imagination. However, making very small changes to your shooting habits will result in immediate improvements to [...]

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Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Photojournalist?

Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Photojournalist?

There are many things that can inspire someone to become a photojournalist. For some, it’s as simple as reading National Geographic, working as a journalist on a high school paper, or simply falling in love with documenting the little things that happen in life. For others, it can be as big as wanting to make [...]

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