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Expert Tips: Scouting Locations for Bird Photography

Expert Tips: Scouting Locations for Bird Photography

Snapping a photograph usually takes a fraction of a second, but ensuring that that photo is as good as it can be can take hours of preparation. Of all the types of photography, one the most difficult to prepare for is nature photography, and especially bird photography. However, steps can be taken to give the […]

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How to Photograph and Outline Hair

How to Photograph and Outline Hair

In order for a picture to come out perfectly, you need to pay attention to all details—not just the ones you want the viewer to focus on, but all of them. You don’t want to leave anything to chance and realize later that you should have done something differently. In this video, Jay P. Morgan […]

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Illusion of Lights Timelapse Explores the Natural Night Sky

Illusion of Lights Timelapse Explores the Natural Night Sky

There’s a crazy statistic out there that of the roughly 3.5 billion people who live in major cities around the world, 3 out of 4 of them have never seen a clear, pristine night sky. That means they are unable to see the Milky Way, constellations, they can’t count the stars—all because of light pollution. […]

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Relaxation Techniques for Portrait Photographers

Relaxation Techniques for Portrait Photographers

Yet another beautiful young lady strides confidently through the plaza with her cotton summer dress dancing in all the right ways. Her auburn hair streams out behind in perfect step with the undulations of her dress and sparkles in the midday sun. As a photographer, you can’t help but marvel at her poise and sense […]

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What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use them can be a bit tricky. In the video below, techie Linus Sebastian spells out as quickly as possible just what a wide angle lens is and how best to […]

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How to Build an Infinity Cove for Photography

How to Build an Infinity Cove for Photography

Celebrated photographer Karl Taylor takes us through the entire construction process of an infinity cove for his new studio. Now, if you’re wondering what an infinity cove is, take a look at the video below. It’s a white background which appears infinite in the image because of the perfect smooth surface of the wall and […]

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Photoshop Experts Try Their Hand at Photoshop 1.0

Photoshop Experts Try Their Hand at Photoshop 1.0

Photoshop 1.0, which was released February 19, 1990, definitely lacked many of the features photographers and designers rely on today. Of course, that’s to be expected, but it’s kind of surprising how little functionality it had compared to the Photoshop of today. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, eight experts were asked to […]

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Landscape Photography: Steps to Improve

Landscape Photography: Steps to Improve

How many times have you been driving and wanted to stop and take a shot of that breathtaking landscape. You then stop, look around and the shot even looks better. Your heart even skips a beat. You go for it and return to the car with a huge smile. When you get back home you […]

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How to Change Eye Color in Photoshop

How to Change Eye Color in Photoshop

You don’t need to buy colored contact lenses to transform your subject’s eye color into a mutant fire-eyed monster… or simply a blue-eyed beauty. Aaron Nace shows us how to achieve this transformation in Photoshop and make realistic adjustments to an eye or even make a crazy fantasy eye. Watch to see how he uses a group of layer […]

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Get Creative Photos in Bad Lighting with Rear Curtain Sync

Get Creative Photos in Bad Lighting with Rear Curtain Sync

There’s an old technique photojournalists call “flash and slash” that is used to dramatize movement. Basically, it allows you to keep the subject sharp while creating motion in the background. While typically used for high-movement or chaotic scenes, it is actually a really creative way to add an interesting element when shooting in low light. […]

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