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5 Advanced Tips for Street Photography

5 Advanced Tips for Street Photography

This article is written by James Maher – author of the popular in-depth guide for aspiring street photographers (discount code picturecorrect): Essentials of Street Photography So you know how to read the light and capture a sharp shot. You’re confident in your compositions. You’re not afraid to capture people candidly. You’ve found that this is [...]

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Photo Composition Basics: What You Need to Learn

Photo Composition Basics: What You Need to Learn

One of the most important things a photographer can carry in his bag is a firm understanding of the basic elements of photography. A picture is not just a piece of photo paper but the result of thousands of tiny variables coming together all at once. Understanding these different elements and how you can use [...]

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Timelapse: Dawn to Dusk in the City of Angels

Timelapse: Dawn to Dusk in the City of Angels

In his latest timelapse project, “Angel City,” photographer and filmmaker Gavin Heffernan has captured the grit and speed of life in Los Angeles, taking advantage of the illumination of a supermoon to capture some well-lit night shots: “The light of the latest ‘Supermoon’ provided incredible extra definition in the darks of the city panoramas, while also giving some [...]

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How to Create Believable Photo Composites

How to Create Believable Photo Composites

Ever wondered how some of the stellar fantasy art is done or wished you could convincingly add or replace something in an image? The secret is in producing photo composites, but creating a believable sense of depth often seems easier said than done. Luckily, the solutions aren’t as tricky as they may seem. For starters, [...]

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The Cutest Animal Family Portraits You’ve Ever Seen

The Cutest Animal Family Portraits You’ve Ever Seen

Sometimes we humans think of ourselves as alone in the universe—there’s no one and nothing else that feels the way we do. Funny thing is, it’s a lot less true than we think. Check out this album of “family portraits” and see if it doesn’t pull on your heartstrings a little: Most of us who [...]

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5 Tips for Becoming More Instinctive With Portrait Photography

5 Tips for Becoming More Instinctive With Portrait Photography

Quick Reminder: Only a little while left in the launch sale on Portraits – After the Shot The main challenge with portrait photography is, without a doubt, producing a portrait that does not leave the subject looking rigid, anxious, or just simply uncomfortable. A portrait photographer must gain his or her subject’s trust to help [...]

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How to Capture Starbursts in Your Photos

How to Capture Starbursts in Your Photos

Starbursts render a magical effect in landscape compositions, especially when the technique is done correctly. A lot of photographers capture starbursts accidentally, but if you know the exact process, you can recreate the magic at will. In this video, John Greengo describes the trick behind the effect and how to control and enhance it for [...]

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How to Annoy a Wildlife Photographer

How to Annoy a Wildlife Photographer

It’s a fine day and you’re enjoying what you love: photographing wildlife. Then out of the blue, someone drops in to spoil your day. With an endless barrage of ridiculous questions and remarks that fluctuate between the mundane and the obnoxious, the pretentious nature lover manages to kill your appetite for good photography. You’re saved [...]

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Photoshop Tutorial: Selective Color Manipulation

Photoshop Tutorial: Selective Color Manipulation

In this video, Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to use selective coloring in your photos using Photoshop: Most people who have a bit of knowledge of using Photoshop know about the Hue/Saturation tool and might think selective color is easy. But try doing this quickly on a selective area of the photo and you might [...]

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The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet

The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet

Film photography may seem like a relic of the past, but it’s gaining increasing popularity lately. And many photographers claim it’s still the best way to really learn the technical ins and outs of cameras. But it can seem complicated to those of us who are used to our digital cameras’ semi-automatic modes. Whether you’re [...]

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