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Which Camera Brand Has the Best Color?

Which Camera Brand Has the Best Color?

Think your camera brand is best when it comes to color quality? Even better, do you think you can tell an image with excellent color from one with inferior color quality? If you answered yes to either of these questions or if you’re simply curious, you’re going to be fascinated by photographer Tony Northrop’s brand […]

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Classic Studio Portraits Tutorial with a Speedlight

Classic Studio Portraits Tutorial with a Speedlight

You don’t need much to shoot classic studio portraits. Manhattan photographer and Adorama instructor Daniel Norton takes us through a studio setup using just two speedlights and a DIY reflector: A speedlight is another name for a hot shoe flash, a small, battery-powered flash with an adjustable head that can be either attached to your […]

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How to Use a Gray Card for Perfect Exposure

How to Use a Gray Card for Perfect Exposure

Struggling to get the perfect exposure? Or not quite sure how to nail it each and every time? Consider the humble gray card. It’s not much to look at, but it can take all the guesswork out of your exposure settings. Photographer David Bergman from Adorama explains just what it is, why it works, and a […]

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Color or B&W: How Do You Choose?

Color or B&W: How Do You Choose?

There’s something special about black and white landscapes. They have the ability to cut through all the distractions and display a beauty of form and texture that can be so easily hidden away by color photography. But knowing when to convert to black and white and when to leave an image in color is rarely […]

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3 Tips for Portrait Photography at Home

3 Tips for Portrait Photography at Home

With a little creativity, even the smallest of homes can become a great location for portrait photography. Photographers Lucy Martin and Lizzie Peirce give a few tips on how to take creative portraits at home: 1. Use Angles Whether you get up high or go down low, look for a perspective that you don’t typically see. “It’s just […]

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A Simple Way to Create Stylized Portraits

A Simple Way to Create Stylized Portraits

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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