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The First Step to a Quality Portrait

The First Step to a Quality Portrait

As a portrait photographer, you probably know how difficult it is sometimes when you try to improve your pictures with the right pose. Portrait photography can be quite challenging sometimes, especially when your mind goes blank and your creative ideas run amok. In contrast, action photos are much simpler to take. The mood of the […]

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Nikon vs. Canon: Which Should You Choose?

Nikon vs. Canon: Which Should You Choose?

For every great brand in the consumer market, there’s always at least one rival keeping users divided. Coca Cola has Pepsi, Nike has Adidas, McDonald’s has Burger King, and Apple and Microsoft have been duking it out for decades. The world of photography is no exception. Since the advent of the digital SLR, which to […]

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Quickly Improve a Portrait Subject’s Eyes

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Quickly Improve a Portrait Subject’s Eyes

Nine times out of 10, the most compelling element of any portrait is the subject’s eyes. They indicate the emotion of an image and naturally invite the viewer’s gaze. So, naturally, photographers spend quite a bit of time ensuring that the eyes within their images cannot be overlooked. Video editor and photographer Mathieu Stern shares a quick tip on […]

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35 Premium Photoshop Tutorials: How to do Photo Manipulation

35 Premium Photoshop Tutorials: How to do Photo Manipulation

Learning all the ways you can edit your photos and images is like someone that finally learns the proper drawing techniques. Before, the person was making interesting doodles, now he/she’s creating works of art. The talent was there but it was not fully utilized until full knowledge of the possibilities was gained. And it’s the […]

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How to Capture Motion in Food Photography

How to Capture Motion in Food Photography

The typical formula for good food photography involves tack sharp focus, lots of natural, diffused light, and picture perfect styling. But food photography can go beyond still life. Steve Hansen demonstrates how to capture food photography with motion: The ingredients for this demonstration are used for a traditional dark Mexican mole. They come in all varieties and […]

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History of Photography Infographic

History of Photography Infographic

Photography plays a huge role in our modern lives. We’re surrounded by images in advertisements, movies, and social media. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what photography was like hundreds of years ago. Pixa Prints put together this informative timeline of photographic history, from the first photos projected onto walls to the technology of the past […]

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Depth of Field Explained

Depth of Field Explained

Over my nearly twenty years of teaching university photography classes, I’ve come to discover that one area that students often have the hardest time mastering is depth of field. Whereas beginning students usually manage to work well with their cameras in manual mode, which forces them to make their own selections of apertures and shutter […]

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10 Quick Photography Tips to Improve Your Results

10 Quick Photography Tips to Improve Your Results

Everyone wants to take better pictures. However, most of us aren’t willing to put in the long hours of practice and self guided study that it takes to become a professional photographer. Luckily, there are a few things that beginners can do to improve. Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep of Mango Street Lab review some simple steps […]

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Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Shutter speed works two ways on your camera: it can be used to freeze motion so everything in the frame is nice and sharp; or it can be used to blur motion so some things in the frame are blurred, giving the picture a unique look. You may be shaking your head at this; but […]

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Dealing with Bad Days as a Landscape Photographer

Dealing with Bad Days as a Landscape Photographer

True photographers know the non-glamorous aspects of landscape photography. Those bad days when nothing seems to be going in your favor. When, despite your best efforts, you go back home empty handed—absolutely nothing to show for your hard day’s work. This is the blood, the guts and the sweat that all landscape photographers must shed […]

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