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How to Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera

How to Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera

The auto exposure lock (AE-L) function on a DSLR camera lets you physically lock the exposure reading from anywhere in the scene. You can use it on its own or at the point where you focus the image. All DSLR cameras have an auto exposure lock button. When you press the AE-L button, the current […]

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Tips for Macro Photography at Home

Tips for Macro Photography at Home

In case you don’t feel like leaving home to shoot photos, try exploring the clutter of your living space to find interesting shots. Although it may not always be considered prime inspiration for photography, your home contains plenty of appealing angles and objects. Photographer Doug McKinlay describes how to photograph the inside of your house: […]

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Creative Ideas for Unique Wedding Ring Photography

Creative Ideas for Unique Wedding Ring Photography

If you’ve ever wanted to spruce up your jewelry photography but weren’t sure exactly what to do, check out this video from wedding photographer Greg Moment. You won’t believe the effects he comes up with using super simple props and a pen light: In the photography world, it’s easy to fall into the mindset that […]

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New: Night Photography Course

New: Night Photography Course

Now available today, a start-to-finish online course for mastering dynamic photography at night. So often, scenes that look nondescript and boring during the day turn dramatic at night. And the photo opportunities are all around us. Currently 50% off for the launch sale (and includes a bonus eBook) which ends this Friday February 17. Deal found here: […]

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4 Sports Photography Tricks and Tips

4 Sports Photography Tricks and Tips

With 30 years of professional experience under his belt, Patrick Murphy-Racey has spent countless hours watching games from behind his camera’s viewfinder. Specializing in sports photography, his job is to be ready to capture the adrenaline and electricity that comes and goes at a moment’s notice: To create the best images possible, Murphy-Racey must stick to a […]

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Photographing an Airforce Pilot with his Fighter Jet: Watch How it’s Done

Photographing an Airforce Pilot with his Fighter Jet: Watch How it’s Done

As the United States celebrates Independence Day with barbecues and fireworks, it’s an appropriate time to honor Americans, past and present, who have dutifully served their country. Robert Seale put the spotlight on his subject, Col. George “Bud” Day, when he photographed the Vietnam War veteran with an F-100 Super Sabre last year. This video […]

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De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

Low resolution photos may look great on your monitor at “screen resolution”(72 ppi or pixels per inch). The small file size downloads fast and is easy to share online. Plus, you can get a lot of these images on a memory card. But photos taken on a camera’s ‘basic’ or ‘low’ quality settings don’t cut […]

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Using a Cube to Understand Photography Lighting

Using a Cube to Understand Photography Lighting

In this second part of a three part series on the laws of light, Jay P Morgan demonstrates the correct ways of lighting a cube. The world isn’t a flat square or a flat circle or for that matter a flat rectangle. It’s composed of spheres, cubes, and cuboids. In other words, the world is filled […]

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Photoshop Timelapse: Car Photography Manipulation

Photoshop Timelapse: Car Photography Manipulation

Photographers are often drawn to the camera for its power to freeze the world for a moment and capture things exactly as they are. But, with technical innovations in the form of editing software, photographers have been granted the power to build new worlds entirely. Danish photographer Sebastian Pichard usually sticks to capturing sleek sports cars for a […]

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Exclusive: HDR Photography Workshop at 30% Off

Exclusive: HDR Photography Workshop at 30% Off

Forget what you know & think about HDR photography. This workshop will show you how you can create realistic and beautiful high dynamic range imagery. We’ve all seen over-processed images that are just too saturated and unnatural looking, but perfectly balanced HDR is stunning. We were able to negotiate an exclusive 30% discount for our readers which ends […]

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