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New: How to Photograph the Milky Way & Night Sky

New: How to Photograph the Milky Way & Night Sky

If there was a simple way to take stunning pictures of the the Milky Way would you be interested? Well, finally someone has created an in-depth Night Sky photography course that delivers results. We were able to negotiate an additional $30 off for our readers during the launch which ends soon, simply remember to use the […]

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High-Speed Sync Techniques with Speedlight and Pack & Heads

High-Speed Sync Techniques with Speedlight and Pack & Heads

Although it’s hard to deny the beauty natural light provides, it’s not always the most predictable or convenient light for a high profile photo shoot. Luckily, as photographers, we have the power to control the elements and build an entirely new scene. Jay P. Morgan demonstrates how he brought to life an otherworldly environment by utilizing the […]

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How to Use Lens Adapters

How to Use Lens Adapters

Before you get into the whole business of adapting lenses, you need to understand why it’s done. Proprietary camera systems force you to buy lenses that are designed for that system for perpetuity. There may be great optics available on a different system, but you cannot use them unless you migrate to that other system—or use an adapter. […]

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How to Compose a Photo

How to Compose a Photo

Rules? Really? I know what you’re thinking… you don’t like rules. Well guess what? Neither do I. In the words of Pirates of the Caribbean‘s Barbossa, they’re more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules. This is part one of a series of articles I’ll be writing to make you a better photographer. If you […]

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How an SLR Camera Works

How an SLR Camera Works

Few things are as integral to a photographer’s identity as their camera. A camera is a constant companion and faithful recorder. Legendary street photographer Bill Cunningham once stated that the relationship an image maker has with a camera is equivalent to the connection a writer has with their pen. Although so many of us hold these tools dear, […]

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Where to Focus for Portrait Photography

Where to Focus for Portrait Photography

Figuring out where to focus when shooting portraits may seem pretty straightforward, but there are a few basic things you should know. In the video below, award-winning photographer David Bergman tells us where to focus and why: One thing that’s easy to forget when working with a DSLR is that you can tell your camera […]

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Rule of Space in Photography

Rule of Space in Photography

If everybody needs space, so does the subject in your portraits. This is a rule in photography more commonly known as the rule of space. This rule states that if the subject is not looking directly to the camera, or looks out of the frame, there should be enough space for the subject to look […]

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How to Use a Brush to Edit Gradients in Lightroom

How to Use a Brush to Edit Gradients in Lightroom

Having trouble using gradients in Lightroom? Benjamin Warde demonstrates how to properly use the brush to modify a gradient. He shows us his screen as he spells out where to find the tool and how to effectively use it: For the image featured in the video, the gradient layer decreases the exposure. He places it […]

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Top Photographer Competition in New York

Top Photographer Competition in New York

Ever wonder how it would feel to be recognized as a master of your craft? In conjunction with Adorama TV and Canon, acclaimed artist Nigel Barker launched a competition with the intention of bringing the country’s best photographers into the spotlight last year. Each week, Barker and a slew of renowned guest judges gauged the technical expertise […]

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Simplicity in Photography

Simplicity in Photography

It’s well known that we humans can only take in a limited amount of information at a time, but when we take photos we often find ourselves trying to cram in as much as possible. This leaves us with photos with no single point of focus, that lack impact. In most cases, the power of […]

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