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Creative Travel Portrait Photography Tips

Creative Travel Portrait Photography Tips

In travel photography, and mostly in Asia, we tend to focus our photography a lot on people. But portraits can look very similar if taken with the same angle. It works fine of course, but I personally feel the need to go beyond the traditional close up portrait and produce some more original work. While […]

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6 Reasons Not to Ditch Your DSLR for a Mirrorless Camera (Video Tutorial)

6 Reasons Not to Ditch Your DSLR for a Mirrorless Camera (Video Tutorial)

Sure, you’ve heard the arguments in favor of new mirrorless cameras—they’re smaller and ultra-fast, offer tilt- or touch-screens, are built solidly dust-proof or with stronger sensors. But they’re not perfect, and DigitalRev TV is here to prove it to you. Check it out: (for those of you reading this by email, the video tutorial can be […]

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This Dog Smiles Adorably for the Camera, Right on Cue

This Dog Smiles Adorably for the Camera, Right on Cue

Are you ready to smile? ‘Cause this golden retriever is, whether you’re game or not: (for those of you reading this by email, the video can be seen here) Not much to say about this one, folks, unless you want to ask why this photographer is using a tripod for his iPhone. But if you […]

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Megapixels vs. Perceptual Megapixels (Video Tutorial)

Megapixels vs. Perceptual Megapixels (Video Tutorial)

When talking about camera resolution, we often refer to the 300 dpi (dots per inch) rule and how we don’t really need more than 8 megapixels. The term dpi is borrowed from print media. It loosely translates into something like this: when you hold an 8 x 10 inch image at an arm’s length from […]

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New: Black & White Photo Artistry Course at 60% Off

New: Black & White Photo Artistry Course at 60% Off

Black and white photography just got a lot more exciting… In fact, it got a lot more artistic. Last year, Sebastian Michael’s Photoshop Artistry Course was one of our most popular deals, and now he’s releasing a much anticipated course on creative black and white photo artistry! We were able to negotiate 60% off for […]

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How to Shoot Portraits Against the Sun

How to Shoot Portraits Against the Sun

It’s a common refrain in photography: “Keep your back to the sun.” You generally want to shoot with the light, so it helps brighten up your image. But shooting against the sun—where the sun is behind your subject, or even visible in the photograph—can lead to great results, too, often with stark shadows and awesome contrast. Here’s a […]

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A Frame Within a Frame: Ideas for Better Photo Composition

A Frame Within a Frame: Ideas for Better Photo Composition

While playing with composition, you’ve probably come to understand the notion of a “frame within a frame.” It’s interesting how many opportunities there are for framing the scenes around us, and yet they often go unnoticed. Maybe it’s a plain open window with a view of the mountains or the frame of the glasses that […]

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The Unknown Artist’s Dilemma: Why Keep Photographing When Nobody Seems to Care?

The Unknown Artist’s Dilemma: Why Keep Photographing When Nobody Seems to Care?

Have you ever felt like nobody cares about your art? That every time you upload a photo to Facebook, the only person to “like” it is your mother? Maybe your cousins? A few friends on Flickr? You’re not alone. So many artists of all sorts—photographers, filmmakers, painters, writers—get discouraged by the lack of immediate interest. The world of […]

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Light for Photographers

Light for Photographers

Light is the essence of photography. It’s not things that we photograph, but the light they reflect. Without light, there is no photography. The way things look to us and the camera is entirely dependent on the light that reaches them. People talk about the “quality” of light, but in fact this is a combination […]

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A Complete Behind-the-Scenes Video of How to Shoot Simple Headshots

A Complete Behind-the-Scenes Video of How to Shoot Simple Headshots

One of the most difficult parts of entering an industry is getting to see how the industry actually works. There are internships and apprenticeships, of course—but those don’t pay well, if at all. How else can you see a professional at work, to really comprehend how the system functions? For a (mostly) uncut, thoroughly detailed look at […]

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