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What is the Bokeh Effect in Photography?

What is the Bokeh Effect in Photography?

If you are new to photography you have probably only recently learned about the concept known as “bokeh”. It is Japanese in origin and refers to blur or a blurry quality, and in photography it is a very recognizable technique. Let’s first understand the fundamental differences between soft focus and bokeh. In soft focus photography […]

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5 Simple Black & White Cityscape Photo Tips

5 Simple Black & White Cityscape Photo Tips

It’s easy to romanticize black and white photography. After all, it often has a clean, classical, and dramatic look that people are naturally drawn to. But getting a great black and white is deceptively difficult and requires the photographer to think about the world a little differently, as photographer Aaron Nace demonstrates: Put simply, color plays a […]

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New: Aurora HDR 2019 Photo Editor

New: Aurora HDR 2019 Photo Editor

Aurora HDR 2019 has Skylum’s new AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine with new tone mapping technology to create the most realistic, immersive high dynamic range photographs possible. Pre-orders for the Aurora HDR 2019 start today. Deal found here: Aurora HDR 2019 Pre-order Sale Bellevue, WA – September 12, 2018 — Skylum Software is excited to open […]

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Tips for Compelling Lifestyle Product Photography

Tips for Compelling Lifestyle Product Photography

Product manufacturers invest a lot in marketing, and photography is one of the best ways to sell their products. While lifestyle product photography has been prevalent for a long period of time, it has become even more important with the advent of digital marketing. Manufacturers want to portray their products being used and are willing […]

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Wide-Angle Photography: Broaden Your Horizons

Wide-Angle Photography: Broaden Your Horizons

Digital cameras and zoom lenses go hand in hand. When shopping for your new camera, chances are one of the first features the salesperson mentioned was the power of the zoom lens. You know how it goes: “This camera has a five times optical zoom, but this one has ten times optical and the digital […]

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Camera Lens Focus Tutorial

Camera Lens Focus Tutorial

Focus is critical in any kind of photo. You may be able to recover some details in post if you miscalculate your exposure. Or crop the image to adjust your composition. But if it’s out of focus, there’s no cure. So it’s crucial for every photographer to understand how focus works. Photographer Micael Widell explains […]

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New: Wedding Photography Guide to Equipment, Shooting, Editing & More

New: Wedding Photography Guide to Equipment, Shooting, Editing & More

If you’ve ever entertained the thought of being a wedding photographer, or you already took the leap and it’s not quite going the way you hoped, then you may want to take a look at this new eBook just released. It is currently 50% off for the launch sale which ends soon. Launch sale found […]

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Photographing Africa from a Flying Lawn Chair

Photographing Africa from a Flying Lawn Chair

What seems normal for a local person can be viewed in a totally different way by an outsider. American photographer George Steinmetz. an outsider to Africa, photographed the continent in an unusual way: from the air using a motorized paraglider. Steinmetz shares his experience in the following TED Talk: While he was on a yearlong hitchhiking […]

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Tips on How to Shoot Amazing Interior Photography

Tips on How to Shoot Amazing Interior Photography

Simplify This is the first tip I would like to give you. If you view the interior in front of you, take notice in what needs to be there and what doesn’t. Remove everything that would “eat up” focus in the final photo and leave everything that grabs the attention. For instance, a piece of […]

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Tutorial Using Flash to Overpower Ambient Light

Tutorial Using Flash to Overpower Ambient Light

You’ve probably come across some images where the subject is well exposed while the background is completely black. While it is still possible that some of those shots were taken in a studio with a black background, it’s also possible to achieve similar results outdoors, even in broad daylight. Photographer Ed Verosky demonstrates: By tweaking […]

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