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A Simple Way to Create Stylized Portraits (Video Tutorial)

A Simple Way to Create Stylized Portraits (Video Tutorial)

Want to spice up your location portraits? This tutorial from Adorama instructor Gavin Hoey takes us through a simple setup, shoot, and post-processing session that will get your creative juices flowing. Take a look: Great location portraits generally need just three things: a good model, a beautiful location, and a proficient photographer. But that doesn’t […]

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Diffusion: The Secret Ingredient to Fantastic Food Photos

Diffusion: The Secret Ingredient to Fantastic Food Photos

Do you love to shoot food but want more control over your lighting? Maybe you’ve seen those beautiful soft shadows on so many of the excellent food blogs out there and want to get the same results. Joanie Simon has these tips to get you started: Making the leap from natural light to artificial light […]

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Hyperfocal Distance: Where to Focus for Sharp Landscape Photos

Hyperfocal Distance: Where to Focus for Sharp Landscape Photos

Love taking photos of broad, sweeping landscapes but not sure where to focus to keep the entire landscape sharp? Landscape photographer Brenda Petrella tells us how to get the entire image acceptably sharp when there’s no particular subject in the scene: Have you ever tried shooting a landscape on f/11 or above thinking that, since […]

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Should You Switch Camera Brands?

Should You Switch Camera Brands?

There comes a time in just about every photographer’s life when they wonder what it would be like using a different brand of camera. Is Nikon really better than Canon (or vice versa)? Is working with a Fuji camera really that different? What’s all the hype about the Sony full-frames? What about Olympus or Lumix? […]

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The Basics of Bokeh

The Basics of Bokeh

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas lights are everywhere. What better time for capturing great bokeh shots? If you’ve never really paid attention to bokeh before or haven’t ever tried it, there’s honestly no better time to learn how. Check out this video by photographer Gavin Hoey from Adorama and give it a […]

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Some Creative Ideas for Photography Gifts You Can Make

Some Creative Ideas for Photography Gifts You Can Make

Want to give someone the gift of your photography but don’t quite have the money to spend on good quality framing or matting? Check out these six creative, yet slightly quirky ideas from COOPH: Not all holiday gifts need to come from a store and making your own definitely lends a personal touch. All of […]

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Composition: When Should You Break the Rules?

Composition: When Should You Break the Rules?

Tutorials on composition are about as common as seagulls on a shore, but every once in a while we come across a guide that goes a little bit beyond the norm. In the following video, portrait photographer Eric Floberg adds bit more dimension to the standard rules of composition: The key to Floberg’s composition choices […]

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What is a Film Plane Indicator on a DSLR Camera?

What is a Film Plane Indicator on a DSLR Camera?

Ever wonder about that strange symbol on your DSLR’s casing? The one with the circle and the horizontal line through it? No, it’s not the alchemical symbol for salt. It actually has significance more related to video recording than to stills, but it can be useful in some photography applications. Here to explain more is […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Kangaroo Takes a Winery Tour

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Kangaroo Takes a Winery Tour

Traveling can be a great time to take photos, and photographer Greg Snell nailed it when he captured this western grey kangaroo lounging in the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia: “It’s such a funny stance. It just begs the question… Have you been on the winery tour?” What interesting critters have you […]

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Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Made Simple

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Made Simple

Photography is all about light, and in the world of the camera that means exposure. For beginners, figuring out how to control exposure can seem a bit daunting, so much so that they often stay in auto mode and let the camera do all the work. But learning how exposure works is key to becoming […]

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