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How to Create a Dust Correction Curve in Lightroom

How to Create a Dust Correction Curve in Lightroom

Getting amazing macro shots really comes down to the minute details, and many of these can be difficult to see with the naked eye. Dust, hair, lint…all of these can affect the final image if they’re not caught during post-processing. Luckily, there are a few presets you can create in Lightroom to find and remove […]

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Visual Exercises for Photographers

Visual Exercises for Photographers

The Internet is filled with hundreds of tutorials on how to use what gear and why, but very little of it really focuses on how to become a great photographer. In fact, some people confuse getting the gear and mastering techniques with being a good (or even great) photographer, but professional filmmaker and photographer Sean […]

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Using Just One Light for Dramatic Portraits

Using Just One Light for Dramatic Portraits

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your portrait photography, this easy, one-light set up from photographer Aaron Anderson just might be for you. It’s simple, elegant, and produces a dramatic effect that is sure to catch the eye. Check it out: Anderson’s setup is deceptively simple: just a 53-inch Octabox with some […]

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How to Work with Lens Flares in a Home Photo Studio

How to Work with Lens Flares in a Home Photo Studio

One of the golden rules of studio photography is to never point lights straight at the camera. Doing so can create lens flare, reduced contrast, and all sorts of other problems. Yet, in the video below, portrait photographer Gavin Hoey shows us that rules like the one above are meant to be understood and then […]

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Simple Secrets for Photographing Silhouettes

Simple Secrets for Photographing Silhouettes

Capturing great silhouettes isn’t particularly difficult, but if you want to get the best shots possible there are a few tips and tricks to learn. In the video below, photographer Doug McKinlay reveals a few simple secrets that can help you get a great silhouette shot just about every time: Silhouette photography is really just […]

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Why Should I Use a Prime Lens?

Why Should I Use a Prime Lens?

Do only shoot with zoom lenses? Maybe you’re still shooting with the kit lens that came with your camera or you’ve never looked beyond the convenience of being able to stand in place and change focal length. Either way, there are some key benefits to having at least one prime lens in your kit. Photographer David Bergman explains […]

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5 Key Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography

5 Key Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Traveling photographer Jimmy McIntyre has been making quite a splash with his landscape photography. Check out this short clip where he shares his top five tips for improving your own landscape photography: 1. Plan Everything (Yes, Everything!) This might seem like a no-brainer and many of us know to go out to get the golden […]

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On Location Studio Portrait Photography Tips

On Location Studio Portrait Photography Tips

Ever wish you could get a low-key studio-type shot when you’re out on location? Sure, the landscape and sunlight look great, but your client would like a little extra—maybe a dramatic portrait or two. Well, with just one key light and a black and white reflector you can get that look easily, no matter where […]

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How to Take Photos in Low Light Without Your Regular Tripod

How to Take Photos in Low Light Without Your Regular Tripod

Do you ever find yourself strolling around a city near evening looking for the perfect shots, only to find that you’ve left your tripod behind? Maybe it was too big and bulky to lug around, or perhaps you knew you were going to explore a “no-professionals without paperwork” zone, one where just the sight of […]

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Simple DIY Photography Tricks & Hacks

Simple DIY Photography Tricks & Hacks

Looking to spice up your photography on a slim budget? From forced perspective to creating your own shower curtain softbox, if you’re into creative DIY projects you’ll want to check out this video. But beware, use them at your own risk: Do-It-Yourself hacks are generally a lot of fun to try out, but for some […]

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