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How to Mix Flash with LED Lights for Studio Portraits

How to Mix Flash with LED Lights for Studio Portraits

When working with flash, the first thing you do is ensure that no light except the flash affects the image. This is essential for you to have full control over light and to avoid undesirable results that often come from mixing types of light. However, with planning, you can still get great results even with […]

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How to Capture Images with Depth and Form

How to Capture Images with Depth and Form

Shapes make wonderful images but our eyes see in three dimensions, and the camera doesn’t. The camera only sees things in a flat two-dimensional view, which can be pretty boring. How do we give the feel of form to shapes in our photographs? We can only do this by variations of light and shade, which […]

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Telephoto Lenses: How to Find Your Subject

Telephoto Lenses: How to Find Your Subject

When working with telephoto lenses, it’s difficult to get your subject in the frame. The task gets even more challenging if the subject moves fast. This struggle can slow you down, often leading to a missed photo opportunity. In this video, photographer Steve Perry presents a simple technique to help you consistently place the subject […]

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Why it’s Important to Know Photography (It’s Not Enough to Know Your Camera)

Why it’s Important to Know Photography (It’s Not Enough to Know Your Camera)

Ever since digital cameras came into the market, many people interested in photography have been concentrating only on learning more and more about how their camera works, and how they can use it so they can get photos the way they want. In my classes, many of my students do the same. They are fascinated […]

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The Photographer Behind ‘I Spy’ Books

The Photographer Behind ‘I Spy’ Books

“I spy a shovel, a long silver chain, a little toy horse, a track for a train…” Does this riddle sound at all familiar? If so, chances are you’ve paged through an ‘I Spy’ picture book at one point or another. Since the iconic series launched in 1992, the books have been distributed to millions of […]

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Enriching Seascape and Landscape Colors in Luminar

Enriching Seascape and Landscape Colors in Luminar

Sometimes you have a great landscape or seascape photo, but it just seems to be lacking that extra-special something. What can you do to fix it? In this article, we’ll be looking at enriching your seascapes and landscapes with bi-color toning and adjustable gradients using the tools in Luminar (which is currently on sale for […]

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Everything About “ISO” in Photography

Everything About “ISO” in Photography

The ISO function on your camera controls the sensitivity of the sensor to light. It comes in handy in a number of situations, especially when shooting in low light and when shooting action photos. But ISO has far greater applicability. In this video, Tony Northrup explains both the basics and the advanced theories behind ISO: […]

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Camera Lenses – Which Ones Do You Need?

Camera Lenses – Which Ones Do You Need?

I’m always window shopping on eBay, looking for some great deals on lenses. If I had unlimited funds I’d tell you what lenses I’d like to have; they are written on a board over my desk. I’ve researched what I need for the kind of photography I do, but I find most people don’t know […]

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How to Make Moving Water Look Silky Smooth in Your Photos

How to Make Moving Water Look Silky Smooth in Your Photos

While on a South American sojourn, Mark Wallace landed in Mindo, Ecuador. Standing right on the edge of a roaring river, Wallace gives us a perfect tutorial on how to use your circular polarizer and neutral density filter set (and a bit of post-production) to create a beautiful image that makes the water look as […]

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Cyber Monday for Photographers

Cyber Monday for Photographers

Cyber Monday is typically the busiest day of the year for online shopping and this year is expected to be the biggest ever. Hope you aren’t fatigued from Black Friday because the great deals keep coming. There are indeed some incredible photography offers today. Here is a comprehensive list of the best Cyber Monday deals we found (some of them are […]

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