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How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone

How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone

While smartphone cameras have unquestionably evolved in megapixels and color quality, manual controls haven’t kept up, keeping smartphone cameras as the digital equivalent of a throwaway point-and-shoot film camera—until now. Nokia’s Lumia 1020 introduces specific ISO control, shutter delay, manual focus, and a shutter speed of up to four seconds to create some stunning examples [...]

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11 Magical Photos Taken in Airports

11 Magical Photos Taken in Airports

Travel photography involves the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs, and history. You probably get home from a holiday with thousands of new photos ready to be examined and edited.  Next time, on your way to the perfect holiday destination, take out your camera a bit sooner— in the airport. You could capture [...]

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Add Creativity to Your Portraits With a Tilt Shift Lens

Add Creativity to Your Portraits With a Tilt Shift Lens

Tilt shift lenses aren’t just for quirky landscapes and making things appear to be miniature, they can also be useful in portrait photography. Take a look at the following video to learn a few useful tips for utilizing a specialized piece of glass that you may not have considered for portraits: Using the Nikon 85mm [...]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

In a world of color, sometimes you just can’t beat a strong black and white image. Black and white photography can be an amazing tool to conveying a mood, story, or statement to your viewers. While a color portrait can tell a story too, the absence of color in black and white imagery often presents [...]

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The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography

The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography

Some photographers specialize in “natural light” photography and others have mastered the artificial “creative” stuff, but photographer Joe McNally does it all, and well indeed. In the following short video tutorial, McNally provides basic advice about how to read and harness available light and then integrate that natural ambient light with artificial light: McNally begins the first [...]

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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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Tack-Sharp Photos by Enhancing True Image Detail: Topaz Detail at 50% Off

Tack-Sharp Photos by Enhancing True Image Detail: Topaz Detail at 50% Off

Topaz Detail is designed to create tack-sharp and highly detailed photos by enhancing natural sharpness and taking full control over image detail. Detail breaks down an image into three levels of internal detail separation and three levels of tone separation and allows you to selectively enhance or remove detail throughout your image without the side effects of [...]

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Essential Gear for Wedding Photography

Essential Gear for Wedding Photography

Photographing weddings can be a huge task. You need to capture all the special moments between the bride and groom, and their friends and families–and you only have one chance to get it right. To lessen your stress level, professional wedding photographer Moshe Zusman provides a rundown of the necessary equipment you should have in [...]

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Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject

Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject

The best motion photographs pulse with energy. Action photographers accomplish this using many different techniques. One technique employs lightning fast shutter speeds to freeze motion so that every feather of a bird’s wings is perfectly sharp as the bird twists in flight, or so that every droplet of water sprayed by a swimmer is crisp [...]

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A Simple Way to Improve Architectural Photography

A Simple Way to Improve Architectural Photography

Architectural photography is an art form in itself. It takes a photographer with a keen eye to capture the beauty and showcase the architect’s design in a single photo. Photographer Julius Shulman was one of the most well-known architectural photographers. He prided himself in not only creating an incredible image of a building, but also [...]

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