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Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Lake Superior

Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Lake Superior

It takes a special kind of patience to make the natural world look as beautiful as it can. For Minnesotan photographer Derek Griggs, that means waiting around in sub-zero temperatures to capture a sunset over Lake Superior, as he did to snag this image: As Griggs explains, the photo may be pleasant, but the effort it took […]

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The Quickest Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

The Quickest Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

What’s the fastest way to sharpen an image in Adobe Photoshop? Chelsea Northrup has the solution—and it doesn’t involve the “Sharpen” tool:  The trick is to create a duplicate layer, then scroll down the Filter menu and choose High Pass. This will create a gray overlay of your image. Increase the radius until you can just […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Wedding Photographer’s Dirty Work

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Wedding Photographer’s Dirty Work

Ask any wedding photographer if they feel they make enough money, and they’ll laugh. Couples tend to splurge on everything in a wedding except photography, yet the demands remain just as high, and professional photographers have to put up with it. That’s probably why the following image struck such a chord online: The photographer doing the […]

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How Clean an SLR Camera Lens the Right Way

How Clean an SLR Camera Lens the Right Way

If you’re cleaning your SLR lenses once a week with a microfiber cloth, you’re doing it all wrong. Lenses are delicate things. Over-cleaning them will actually cause more harm than good. And the cheapest cleaning solutions—for example, microcloths—aren’t up to scratch. For a proper tutorial, watch this handy, informal 10-minute instructional video: The host is former movie-set […]

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Tips for Photographing Dogs, According to the World’s Most Famous Dog Photographer

Tips for Photographing Dogs, According to the World’s Most Famous Dog Photographer

Dogs are like kids; everyone thinks theirs is the cutest in the world. But a lot of the doggie snapshots you find on social media are very generic—the mutt’s maybe got a funny expression, but the photo itself isn’t anything special. So what’s the best way to capture a dog on camera? For answers, dog-lovers must […]

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How to Use Adapted Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

How to Use Adapted Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

As mirrorless cameras surge in popularity, more and more photographers are choosing not to abandon their old hardware collections. Between the heaps of film and DSLR lenses most professionals have available, why start over again with micro 4/3 lenses? In the video below, Mark Ryan Sallee from Michromatic explains everything you could possibly need to know about […]

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What Exactly is a “Stop” in Photography?

What Exactly is a “Stop” in Photography?

Have you ever wondered what exactly a “stop” is, or why photographers gauge light that way? This video, by Joshua Cripps, makes it all too clear how to talk and measure light like a pro: The first thing to note is that a stop is not a constant measurement, like a foot or an ounce. Instead, it’s a relative measure […]

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A Quick Explanation of HDR Photography

A Quick Explanation of HDR Photography

We hear the term “HDR” a lot. Some people love it; others hate it. There’s no shortage of tutorials on how to pull it off. But what exactly is it? In this quick six-minute tutorial by TechQuickie, you can learn what HDR is and what it means to post-process a shot that way: What is HDR? HDR stands for […]

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Tips for Taking Great Running Photos

Tips for Taking Great Running Photos

Capturing action shots is never easy. It’s all about finding the right balance between exposure and aperture, and the fact that bodies are moving quickly and beyond your control can make the shoot feel nerve-wracking. This video does a solid job of calming those nerves and breaking the process down into what is ultimately a very simple photo […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Fisherman Casts His Net

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Fisherman Casts His Net

The world is filled with terrific photographers unknown to the world, usually because they don’t speak perfect English or live in parts of the world where only a handful of artists can scrape together a living. Suloara Allokendek from Jakarta, Indonesia, is one such person. You probably haven’t heard of him, but his collection of breathtaking images […]

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