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Photography Depth of Field

Photography Depth of Field

One the most fundamental techniques necessary to really to master creative photography is depth of field. It was always a bit of a mystery to me because of the link to aperture and understanding all those back to front f-numbers. I think it was more of a mental block, though, because it’s actually quite easy […]

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Expose to the Right: Shooting and Editing Aerial Photography

Expose to the Right: Shooting and Editing Aerial Photography

Aerial photography is incredibly stunning. Not only does it offer spectacular scenery, but it can show you places you see every day from a completely different perspective. With the rise of quadcopters and other unmanned vehicles that are fitted with powerful action cameras—or even DSLR cameras—aerial photography is getting more and more accessible to the […]

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Introducing Skylum Photography Software

Introducing Skylum Photography Software

Macphun changes its name to Skylum Software, following an expansion to Windows and pursuing the goal of bringing photographers a truly worthy Adobe alternative. Bellevue, WA — After ten years, the award-winning software company known as Macphun has changed its name to Skylum Software, embracing a new vision and growth strategy emphasizing its flagship Luminar […]

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5 Photography Myths Debunked

5 Photography Myths Debunked

Even the best photographers start out as beginners. And, even as technology becomes more intuitive and resources become more plentiful, there is still quite a bit that new photographers can only learn through firsthand experience. Toma Bonciu realizes this more than most. As a landscape aficionado, he frequently leads workshops in addition to creating video tutorials […]

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The Key Ingredient of Portrait Photography: The Story

The Key Ingredient of Portrait Photography: The Story

As photographers, we are blessed with more choices of medium than could possibly be mentioned in a single list, but there are few that are as diverse and rewarding as portrait photography. Our job as photographers is to make an image. To pull together all the separate elements—our subject, light, angles—and create the final image. […]

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5 Ways to Improve Portrait Lighting

5 Ways to Improve Portrait Lighting

You can’t learn the ins and outs of light overnight. For even the most seasoned photographers, figuring out how to most effectively implement the laws of light can take years to fully understand. Luckily, there are simple techniques for lighting that can serve as building blocks for grasping more complex approaches. Photo blogger Ed Verosky shares […]

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Composition Guidelines for Great Photography

Composition Guidelines for Great Photography

It’s often been said that photography is one of the most difficult and demanding pastimes to master, but many people relate that to learning more about the technical aspects of photography and light. There is much more to photography than just getting the exposure right, and it’s about composing your shots to give the viewer […]

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Smartphone Photography 101

Smartphone Photography 101

These days, everyone is a photographer thanks to smartphone cameras. But does the convenience of having a powerful camera on hand 24/7 suggest that we’re taking better images as a whole? While that’s a discussion for some other time, COOPH shares a few pointers to improve your smartphone photography: 1. Composition Composition is the key to […]

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10 Common Composition Mistakes in Photography

10 Common Composition Mistakes in Photography

Are you making any of these common composition mistakes? 1. Subject Is in the Center of the Frame Sometimes a central subject works, but normally it’s better to shoot it positioned to one side, as explained in the rule of thirds. Most cameras are capable of showing a grid in the viewfinder that can help […]

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Quick Photoshop Tutorial: Brighten Portraits

Quick Photoshop Tutorial: Brighten Portraits

Want to bring out the best in your photographs? Offering a little TLC to the tiniest details hidden within the darkest portions of a composition can make a substantial difference in the look and feel of a photograph. The question is, how do you “open up” an image while retaining a natural appearance? Phlearn founder Aaron Nace […]

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