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How to Photograph a Smoking Lightbulb

How to Photograph a Smoking Lightbulb

Here’s your cool photo exercise for the day: A smoking light bulb. It’s an awesome experiment for not only the photographer, but also the electrician, the carpenter, and even the physicist in us. Light bulbs work because their inside is a vacuum – it contains no oxygen, which keeps the fragile filament from bursting into […]

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Why You Should Potentially Move Instead of Zooming for Portrait Photography

Why You Should Potentially Move Instead of Zooming for Portrait Photography

We frequently hear almost every professional photographer praising prime lenses for portrait photography, as in they’re usability, image quality and versatility. We sure hear them saying how important it is to move around the subject at a certain focal length, to seize every side and angle of it, instead of staying still and adjusting the […]

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Why Aperture Priority Is the Best Mode for Wedding Photography

Why Aperture Priority Is the Best Mode for Wedding Photography

“Real pros shoot manual.” If I had a penny for every time I had heard this in a photography forum, I could have given up wedding photography years ago and bought my own island. The sad fact is that photography forums are not really a great place to learn about photography. More often than not, […]

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Capturing Subtle Movement in Landscape Photography

Capturing Subtle Movement in Landscape Photography

In this video Gavin Hoey demonstrates how he captures subtle motion in landscape photography – in this case, very minimal movement of a grass crop blowing in the wind in the foreground of his main subject, a lighthouse. He uses a nine stop neutral density filter to reduce the ambient light that is allowed to […]

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A Life in Photography

A Life in Photography

Douglas Kirkland is not your typical photographer. With over 50 years of photography experience and more than a million photos in his archive, Kirkland is what you would consider an industry legend. Over the years, fifteen books have been published displaying his work, many of them over one or several celebrities. In his 16th book, […]

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New: Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners & Beyond (Bonus Bundle)

New: Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners & Beyond (Bonus Bundle)

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most powerful tools a photographer can find. Most of us just use its basic features, but there’s so much more to it! Trey Ratcliff’s new Lightroom tutorial lets you follow along with the pro photographer to learn all the ins and outs of the software so you can take […]

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Aerial Photography By Paraglider

Aerial Photography By Paraglider

Aerial photographer George Steinmetz is making waves again with a recent talk he delivered for National Geographic Live. Aside from his remarkable talent as a photographer, part of what sets Steinmetz’s work apart from others is the unique approach he takes to creating it. Aerial photography, as you probably know, is more traditionally taken from […]

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Amazing Demonstration of How Our Minds can be Tricked with Perspective

Amazing Demonstration of How Our Minds can be Tricked with Perspective

With robust post-processing software being both affordable and easy to obtain, it’s often hard to decipher whether many images are real or fake. Things like clouds, moons, people, and buildings can easily be pasted into a foreign photo and passed off as original. However, there are other ways to deceive the eye without the use […]

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The Best Ever Photoshop and Lightroom Cheat Sheets

The Best Ever Photoshop and Lightroom Cheat Sheets

Update 6/24/15: PDFs have been reformatted for easier printing. If you find yourself struggling to remember all of Photoshop’s and Lightroom’s shortcuts, these cheat sheets are just what you’ve been waiting for. The folks at setupblogtoday have created the ultimate printable guides to help you out here: 2015 Adobe Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet […]

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Cycling Photography Techniques

Cycling Photography Techniques

F-stop pro photographer Jeff Curtes is no stranger to the outdoors. Skiing, snowboarding, cycling, Curtes loves the world of outdoor sports and he loves photographing them. Starting out shooting photos of his brother, (who became a pro snowboarder) he was able to gain attention for the blossoming sport and became a favorite among his clients […]

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