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Technique & Artistry of Food Photography

Technique & Artistry of Food Photography

Food photography has a special place in the world of commercial photography because of how unintimidating it can seem at first. Snapshots on mom-and-pop dinner menus and amateur food pictures on Twitter have made anyone believe that they have the artistic eye for food photography. However, anyone who has studied or attempted professional level photography […]

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Photoshop Blend Modes Explained: Color vs. Luminosity

Photoshop Blend Modes Explained: Color vs. Luminosity

The blend modes in Photoshop can be confusing. If you go on Adobe’s help site for Photoshop, it gives you a list of all the blend modes and what they do, but it can be a bit hard to get your head around. In this video, Blake Rudis for f64 Academy explains how to use […]

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Tack-Sharp Photos by Enhancing True Image Detail: Topaz Detail at 25% Off

Tack-Sharp Photos by Enhancing True Image Detail: Topaz Detail at 25% Off

Topaz Detail is now available within Topaz Studio. Designed to create tack-sharp and highly detailed photos by enhancing natural sharpness and taking full control over image detail. Detail breaks down an image into three levels of internal detail separation and three levels of tone separation and allows you to selectively enhance or remove detail throughout your image […]

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Choosing a Lens for Portrait Photography

Choosing a Lens for Portrait Photography

A good lens can bring the out the best of the moment and the model. If you’ve been wondering which lens to buy for portrait photography, this video by Mark Wallace is probably what you’ve been waiting for: Though the decision making process is difficult, you can break it down in a scientific way to […]

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Top 10 Most Famous Photographers of All Time

Top 10 Most Famous Photographers of All Time

If you want to take truly memorable and moving photographs, you can learn something by studying the pictures of famous photographers. Some of the most beloved artists are deceased, but some are still delighting us with their photographs. The list below includes some of the more famous photographers that still impact our lives today. 1. […]

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7 Things I’ve Learned from Photographing Children

7 Things I’ve Learned from Photographing Children

Photographing children always charges me up with positive energy. I’ve been doing it for years now, and not only do I believe they can be great teachers, but also that I’ve become a better photographer by learning from them. In no particular order, here are seven ways photographing children has improved my photography. 1. Perspective […]

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What to Do With Your Music Festival Photos

What to Do With Your Music Festival Photos

Well, if you have survived a music festival in one piece, and all your gear is intact, that’s a big achievement in itself. But you can’t put your feet up and take the next few days off. There’s a lot of work to do and very little time to do it. Post-processing is a heavy […]

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Street Photography Focus Tips

Street Photography Focus Tips

Because you’re often working quickly and stealthily, the matter of focusing while doing street photography is important. Here are some tips. Hyperfocal Distance Technique Hyperfocal distance is a popular technique used mostly with rangefinder cameras. If you are using a Leica or Contax manual focus rangefinder, you’ll find the lenses marked and easy to read […]

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DIY Leather Camera Harness

DIY Leather Camera Harness

A leather harness is an excellent accessory for photographers who prefer to use two camera bodies. As you can imagine, unless you’re in a studio environment, you can only use what you can carry. A leather harness that allows you to sling two cameras is a perfect solution: Leather harnesses are expensive. A good quality […]

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How to Use Bokeh in Photography to Isolate a Subject

How to Use Bokeh in Photography to Isolate a Subject

In this tutorial, I discuss the technique of isolating the subject matter of your photograph using the focusing technique of bokeh. Bokeh is a Japanese word that roughly translates as the aesthetic quality of the blur. The technique uses depth of field to isolate a subject against a background that is out of focus. The […]

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