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HDR Photography – The Facts

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control over their photographs and ample opportunity to experiment outside the ‘point and shoot’ mentality. No longer do they have to wait until the whole roll of film has been exposed and then […]

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How to Become a Professional Photographer: 7 Key Steps

How to Become a Professional Photographer: 7 Key Steps

Photography is a hobby for many, but only a handful can make the cut and adopt it as a career. Photography is a very competitive industry, and it requires a lot of persistence to succeed. The COOPH team has compiled a list of seven steps to become a professional photographer: 1. Find Your Specialty If you […]

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How to Take Fireworks Photos

How to Take Fireworks Photos

Fireworks are the visual rulers of the nighttime universe. No matter how many times we see and experience their bombastic splendor, we always return to see what new designs will be exploded into the darkened sky. Watching fireworks is easy. Taking fantastic fireworks photos is not. Although photographing these light shows is more challenging than […]

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Wedding Photography: Tips for Photographing Groomsmen

Wedding Photography: Tips for Photographing Groomsmen

The bride, groom, and the bridesmaids are usually the ones who steal the spotlight on the wedding day. But this doesn’t mean that the groomsmen are to be left out. Groomsmen tend to get a little less attention, but nevertheless, it’s equally important to get shots of the them. Professional wedding photographer Vanessa Joy from Adorama […]

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7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is not limited to the wilderness. With a little preparation and forethought, great landscape photographs can also be taken in urban settings. Here’s a quick primer to get you on the right track. 1. Foreground, […]

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Photoshop Basics: Levels vs. Curves

Photoshop Basics: Levels vs. Curves

As much as it has become a necessity for industry professionals, there’s no arguing against the fact that Adobe Photoshop can prove to be a fickle beast. As any experienced photographer will attest, understanding the ins and outs of the program is no easy undertaking. In particular, it can be difficult to understand the subtleties […]

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Tips for Using Shadows in Photography

Tips for Using Shadows in Photography

Photographers tend to pay a lot of attention to light. In fact, we often think of light as one of the most important aspects of photography. On the other hand, shadows may seem to be less important – simply a lack of light. This would be a major mistake — for light is nothing without […]

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A Painter’s Tips for Photographers

A Painter’s Tips for Photographers

Ever wonder if the grass is truly greener on the other side? Vinny Le Pes, an artistic jack-of-all-trades and the host of the Youtube series Creative Crossovers, has some insight to share on the matter. As he explains, the world of painting and the world of photography have a different set of challenges to overcome and a different […]

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Faster Editing of HDR Images With Aurora Preset Filters

Faster Editing of HDR Images With Aurora Preset Filters

We’re all busy people, and sometimes, you just don’t have time to mess around with sliders and adjustments on your HDR images. They need to be done, but they need to look good, too. Enter Aurora HDR 1.2.0 and preset filters. Aurora HDR has a large number of presets that have been specially developed for […]

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Common Mistakes & Simple Solutions for Photographers

Common Mistakes & Simple Solutions for Photographers

Becoming an expert photographer isn’t something that happens overnight. However, some individuals have a natural eye for picking up on what looks good. Popular social media influencer Sorelle Amore just so happens to be one of those people: Paid by advertisers to travel the world in luxury, Sorelle’s bread and butter is entirely dependent on how well […]

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