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New: Illuminate Your Photos with Topaz Glow 2

New: Illuminate Your Photos with Topaz Glow 2

Glow creates a magical luminescent glowing effect that infuses your work with a sense of energetic movement and flow (see how it works here). TopazLabs just announced Glow version 2 with many new features. The effects are fully adjustable, from subtle background enhancements to an electrifying ‘wow’ look with fractal and neon illumination. Currently 30% […]

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Using Photo Animation to Take Viewers on a Journey Through the Past

Using Photo Animation to Take Viewers on a Journey Through the Past

The Old New World is a photo-based animation project created by Russian photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov. This amazing animation is set to the music of Guilty by Al Bowlly and based almost exclusively on vintage photography. Using the images he found from various cities of the United States, Zakharov transports you back to the early 1900s […]

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How to Photograph Ice Cubes Splashing into a Glass of Water

How to Photograph Ice Cubes Splashing into a Glass of Water

You have a glass full of water. Now, ice cubes are dropped from a height into the glass. You as the photographer have to make an image precisely at the moment when the ice cubes make a splash. How difficult can it be? Well, to tell you the truth, the idea is simpler than its execution. […]

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3 Quick Tips for Better Summer Photography

3 Quick Tips for Better Summer Photography

Warm, sunny days and summer vacations encourage you to get out more with your camera. How can you take full advantage of the season to create great images? 1. Tell the story of summer Photography is a form of communication. You want your images to tell the story of summer and how it makes you […]

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Aspects of Great Sunset Photography

Aspects of Great Sunset Photography

Whether you’re looking out your window, taking a stroll along the beach, or just visiting a far away place, a beautiful sunset can be captured anywhere. However, to shoot the perfect image you need to remember three important things: color, composition, and exposure. To help understand how these three aspects will aid in your photography, […]

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How to Keep Consistent Color from Camera to Computer

How to Keep Consistent Color from Camera to Computer

To say that white balance is an important aspect of your photography would be an understatement. Getting the perfect white balance requires a bit of planning. But most of the time, folks prefer to leave their white balance setting on Auto and think they can adjust it later during post-processing. It can be hard work without a […]

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How do Camera Sensor Sizes Affect Lens Choices?

How do Camera Sensor Sizes Affect Lens Choices?

So you’ve purchased a DSLR and now you’re considering the acquisition of more lenses to expand your creative capabilities. It may be as simple as getting another lens from the same manufacturer, designed for your camera. But is it? For the purposes of this article, I am going to refer only to (arguably) the two […]

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Watch How a DSLR Takes a Photo in Slow Motion

Watch How a DSLR Takes a Photo in Slow Motion

Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the lens of your camera? While many photographers use their cameras to capture amazing imagery, you’d be surprised at how many are unfamiliar with the internal mechanics behind it. To help understand exposures and what happens within the mirror box, The Slow Mo Guys created this helpful […]

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11 Adorable Portraits of Baby Animals

11 Adorable Portraits of Baby Animals

Animal photographers need to be prepared for the unknown. They need to study the behavior and language of animals to know their every move. Shooting with long telephoto lenses from a distance is often the most practical technique. This way animals are not disturbed and we can capture a real and natural scene. But sometimes […]

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How This Photographer Changed Fashion History

How This Photographer Changed Fashion History

Whether you’re a fan of portraits or fashion photography, you’ve probably heard of photographer David Bailey. His work transformed the way Great Britain viewed fashion photography. He is often considered the perfect mix of technical brilliance and sheer force of personality, and Bailey uses this to capture amazing and natural images that offer a total […]

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