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How to Correctly Use the Channel Mixer When Dodging and Burning

How to Correctly Use the Channel Mixer When Dodging and Burning

If you’re someone who loves to get your portraits coming out perfectly, you’ve probably spent some time learning how to retouch, especially when in comes to skin quality. Yet there are so many techniques, and not all of them lead to cleaner workflows and an excellent output. In fact, some “tried and true” techniques may […]

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Leading Lines in Landscape Photo Composition

Leading Lines in Landscape Photo Composition

Composition and good photography go hand in hand. Anyone can (with practice) perfect the technical skills to take a well exposed photo. It’s your flair for composition that will set your photos apart from the crowd. The difficulty is, while technical photography can be taught using concrete rules and numbers, composition is a little more […]

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How to Take Panoramic Landscapes and Edit Them

How to Take Panoramic Landscapes and Edit Them

Whether you find yourself in a bustling city with towering skylines or a vast, natural landscape, the prospect of capturing a panoramic view is tempting. After all, the art of photography often requires artists to choose which details are most worthy of being included in a frame. Simply showing all that the eye can see […]

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7 Ways to Move Lightroom Sliders for Photo Editing

7 Ways to Move Lightroom Sliders for Photo Editing

Did you know that there are seven different methods for making adjustments in Lightroom’s Develop module? Benjamin Warde demonstrates each option for adjusting exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, and more: Click on the slider handle and drag left or right. Click on the slider ramps and the slider will move to where you clicked. Input a number in […]

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Landscape and Nature Photography Tips

Landscape and Nature Photography Tips

You have found the perfect location and the view in front of you is breathtaking, you take some photos and then get them developed. What you have taken fails to live up it the view you remember, everything is a bit lifeless! Does this sound familiar? If it does then here are some basic tips […]

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Creative Lighting Ideas for Portrait Photography

Creative Lighting Ideas for Portrait Photography

Small working space doesn’t mean that you have to be limited creatively. As a matter of fact, a lack of space or tools means you need to be more creative. Mark Wallace demonstrates how you can use even the tightest of working spaces to produce creative portrait lighting: The aim in this shoot was to capture motion […]

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A Photographer’s Guide to Videography

A Photographer’s Guide to Videography

The lines between photography and videography have begun to blur. At this point, almost every DSLR available has at least some video capabilities, and more and more so, employers are seeking photographers with experience handling moving media. Luckily, with the help of Kristine and Calen Rhome of White in Revery, the folks at Mango Street Lab have compiled a few […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your B&W Photography

10 Tips to Improve Your B&W Photography

In a world of color, sometimes you just can’t beat a strong black and white image. Black and white photography can be an amazing tool to conveying a mood, story, or statement to your viewers. While a color portrait can tell a story too, the absence of color in black and white imagery often presents […]

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How to Make Your Own Lightbox for Product Photography

How to Make Your Own Lightbox for Product Photography

Any salesperson will tell you that the key to selling a product lies in its presentation. With countless vendors moving their marketplaces online, this makes the need for crisp, clean product photography greater than ever. For some, this means renting out expensive studios for extensive product cataloging. For those lacking resources, it means getting a bit […]

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How to Sharpen Photos

How to Sharpen Photos

One thing to note about digital photos before we on… the picture format which you use. If you’ve set you digital camera to capture in JPEG format, it is likely you’ve encounter some loss of quality in the picture due to image compression. In this case, it does make sense to apply sharpening on the […]

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