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Black and White Photography Tips

Black and White Photography Tips

Final Reminder: launch sale ending soon on The Essential Guide to Black & White Photography It is often believed that good photos are ones with beautiful colors. However, there are other forms of photography such as black and white, monochromatic, infrared etc. There is much more than simple shining colors in pictures. Photography is the recording [...]

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Starry Nights: How to Take an Out-Of-This-World Astro Self Portrait

Starry Nights: How to Take an Out-Of-This-World Astro Self Portrait

Vincent van Gogh had it right: a clear, starry night can make a gorgeous background. However, photographers often experience lighting and focusing difficulties when trying to incorporate stars into their images. In this short video tutorial, photographer Matt Granger demonstrates how to use stars to your own photographic advantage by creating what he calls an “astro selfie”: [...]

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Cave Photography: What Does It Take to Get the Shot?

Cave Photography: What Does It Take to Get the Shot?

Photographers are known to go to extremes to get the shot. Sometimes those extremes are much further than others. Take Chris Higgins, for example. The professional caving photographer crawls his way through dark caves and slithers through cave opening so small it seems impossible for a human to fit through them. In the video below, [...]

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A Timelapse of Paris That Will Blow Your Mind

A Timelapse of Paris That Will Blow Your Mind

Once in a very great while, we photographers come across a work that is truly magnificent, one that both inspires and leaves us a little bit amazed. Paul Richardson‘s recent timelapse video of Paris is one such work. Equal parts visually stunning and technically masterful, Paul’s video shows timelapse photography at its best: This was [...]

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Photography Zoom Effect: Racking the Lens Technique

Photography Zoom Effect: Racking the Lens Technique

A zoom effect, in photography terms, is an effect in an image that looks like the subject is moving either toward you or away from you with lines of motion. It’s also known as racking the lens. The information in this article pertains to creating this look in-camera and not the post production technique (in [...]

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The Most Effective Way to Reduce Noise in Your Photos Using Photoshop

The Most Effective Way to Reduce Noise in Your Photos Using Photoshop

Advancing technology has improved image quality, and while digital noise isn’t as much of a problem as it once was, it is still an issue that needs attention in some photographs. Watch as Bryan O’Neil Hughes walks us through the process he uses to reduce noise using Photoshop: Hughes starts his noise reduction workflow in the [...]

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How to Use a Diffuser for Soft Portrait Lighting

How to Use a Diffuser for Soft Portrait Lighting

When shooting outdoors, the sun often creates overly bright highlights and harsh shadows on the skin. A good portrait photographer knows just what to pull out of his camera bag to help him combat this commonly overlooked aspect of outdoor photo shoots. Join Joe McNally as he shares his setup and lighting theory with us [...]

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Exploring the Wonders of the World Through Timelapse, Microscopes, and High Speed Photography

Exploring the Wonders of the World Through Timelapse, Microscopes, and High Speed Photography

Technology is expanding at extraordinary rates, and with these advances our cameras become more and more capable of capturing images at dizzying speeds. Some high speed cameras are capable of capturing 1,000 frames per second at an astounding 4K resolution. In the following TED Talk, Louie Schwartzberg shows us some hidden miracles in our world [...]

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Camera Basics 101

Camera Basics 101

Final Reminder: Only a few days left! in the deal on: Topaz Adjust at 50% Off Your camera is actually nothing more than a box with a hole in it. Yes, all that money you’ve spent and that is basically what you’ve got. The basics of a camera have changed very little since day one. You have [...]

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7 Clever Smartphone Photography Tricks

7 Clever Smartphone Photography Tricks

Excited about your new smartphone, but never really thought of its camera as good for anything more than the occasional snap or selfie? Check out the video below where photographer Lorenz Holder uses his iPhone 5S to demonstrate how you can use your smartphone camera for amazing photographic effects: Here are seven smartphone photography tricks [...]

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