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Aurora HDR Pro Photography Software Bonus

Aurora HDR Pro Photography Software Bonus

The new Aurora HDR Pro Software has quickly reached a quarter of a million users! Aurora also recently secured an Editor’s Choice award for best new apps of 2015. It is a complete start-to-finish HDR toolkit, with revolutionary tone-mapping algorithms, one-click presets & powerful features. Aurora HDR combines everything we know about High Dynamic Range photography, and takes it light years further. […]

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Street Photography Techniques with a Smartphone

Street Photography Techniques with a Smartphone

Street photographer and professor Richard Koci Hernandez is an admirer of the past, present, and future. He wants his digital images to have an analog feel, and he uses different smartphone apps and techniques to create old, worn out, left in the gutter looking photos. The results are authentic and traditionally classic images that are absolutely beautiful. In […]

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Daytime Long Exposure Photography Tips

Daytime Long Exposure Photography Tips

There are two main categories of long exposure photography: images captured during the day and those that are taken at night. Although the techniques used to take these photos are largely the same, a number of differences also exist. This article talks about the techniques of taking daytime long exposures. Use a neutral density (ND) filter […]

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ND Filter Comparisons

ND Filter Comparisons

Neutral density filters are probably the most powerful photography filters available. These filters sit in front of the lens cutting the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor. In doing so, they allow you to use wider apertures in broad daylight or keep the shutter open for a really long time, producing really smooth effect […]

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New: 101 Landscape Lightroom Presets Launch Sale

New: 101 Landscape Lightroom Presets Launch Sale

Do you take landscape photos? Do you want to get a photo editing result with a single click that could potentially take hours to achieve? With this new mega pack of 101 Landscape Lightroom presets created by a professional New Zealand landscape photographer Sarah Sisson, enhancing your landscape shots is a breeze with instant edits combined with full […]

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How to Break the Sync Speed Barrier with Studio Lights

How to Break the Sync Speed Barrier with Studio Lights

The sync-speed limitation on modern DSLRs has remained a bane on the use of strobes at high shutter speeds. On most cameras, the fastest shutter speed at which you can sync with a flash is 1/250 or 1/200 of a second. Anything faster and you get the dreaded black bars in your images. Thankfully, there […]

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How to Do Water Splash Photography

How to Do Water Splash Photography

If you’ve been wondering how to photograph splashing water, look no further. Here is a rather straightforward video tutorial that demonstrates how one photographer, Clint Decker, is capturing some great shots right in his own kitchen. The trickiest part of capturing these images might be getting the timing correct on when to fire the trigger, […]

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How to Create Stunning Sunset Photos with Luminosity Masks

How to Create Stunning Sunset Photos with Luminosity Masks

There is something magical about sunset that seems irresistible to snap a photo. No matter what genre of photography you do, you must have—or will at some point—take a photo of the sunset. Most of the sunset photos we see are either exposed for the sky, making the foreground underexposed, or exposed for the foreground, […]

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What is a Tilt-Shift Lens and How Does it Work?

What is a Tilt-Shift Lens and How Does it Work?

There is something undeniably charming about seeing our world in miniature scale—tiny cars, tiny people, and tiny dramas. Created by the “tilt-shift” lens, the effect has gained a lot of popularity (some would argue too much) over the past few years. Beyond producing the miniature effect, the tilt-shift lens possesses some amazing functions. Vincent Laforet […]

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How to Create Conceptual Photographs

How to Create Conceptual Photographs

Conceptual photography is a type of photography whose primary intent is to communicate a message. The concept is both pre-conceived and, if successful, understandable in the final image. Fine art photographers have been using conceptual photographs to produce incredible projects and images since the dawn of photography in the late 1800s. The genre isn’t confined […]

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