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5 Hacks for Editing Wildlife Photos in Lightroom

5 Hacks for Editing Wildlife Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom is quite a feature-packed photo editing and library management software. In fact, it’s so rich in features that many of us find it overwhelming. As a result, we end up using just the basic functionalities that get our job done. There is a large of scope of editing skills we can improve on by […]

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Aperture in Photography

Aperture in Photography

To better understand what aperture is, we must first know how a camera works. Your camera is essentially a light-capturing device; light gets bounced off an object and is reflected into the camera. Light-sensitive materials in the camera then pick it up and save it either as a digital image (JPEG, RAW) or onto traditional […]

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Balancing Strobes with Natural Window Light for Photos

Balancing Strobes with Natural Window Light for Photos

A common statement that people make when looking at images taken with flash is about how unnatural the images appear. That happens when the light from the flash is not mixing well with the ambient natural light. When done correctly, natural light and fill flash together can create beautiful images. Daniel Norton from Adorama explains […]

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Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

There is nothing like a great portrait. Really good portraits stand out because the subject (especially the eyes) is sharply focused while the background is blurry. This sharp subject versus blurry background creates drama that draws the attention of the viewer to the subject where it should be focused. The contrast between what is in […]

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Woodland Photography Tips

Woodland Photography Tips

Overcast days are great for shooting photos in the woods. You can experiment with photographing streams, waterfalls, trees, mushrooms and so on. However, shooting on overcast days and in dimly lit environments requires some planning and a meticulous approach. The following tips from Ross Hoddinot of NatureTTL will help: Don’t Include the Sky If you’re […]

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How to Take Amazing Sunset Photos

How to Take Amazing Sunset Photos

It seems like everybody loves looking at beautiful sunsets, which is probably why sunset photography is such a competitive niche. Let’s look at some simple techniques that will help you to photograph truly stunning sunset images, the kind that stand out from the crowd. Sunset Rule #1: Protect your Eyes and Camera It is dangerous […]

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Tutorial to Combine Art with Photography in Photoshop

Tutorial to Combine Art with Photography in Photoshop

Putting together a beautiful piece of art together with a well-taken photograph is a fantastic way of coming up with surreal images. It brings two art forms together in a meaningful and often striking way. If you’ve been meaning to try it, today we have photographer Irene Rudnyk with this video tutorial. She explains everything […]

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Better Landscape Photos: The Low Tech Way

Better Landscape Photos: The Low Tech Way

Photography, and in particular nature photography, does not have to be over-complicated. Unfortunately, with so many features on a new digital camera, and a manual that is impossible to read, most beginners feel much safer with their camera set to automatic. If you read that and thought, “That sounds like me!” read on. I have […]

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How to do Free Lensing or Lens Whacking

How to do Free Lensing or Lens Whacking

Photography is a constantly evolving visual art form. And like all evolving art forms, new and more creative techniques keep revealing themselves. Though this technique isn’t new, it is new to many photographers. The technique is known as free lensing, and it involves a peculiar way of using your camera lens. Doug McKinlay from Adorama […]

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Sunset Photography: Great Light & Great Color

Sunset Photography: Great Light & Great Color

This article is based on concepts from The Photoshop Essentials Course (currently 75% off) if you want to dig deeper for further training. This little gold nugget was another light bulb moment in my photography journey. You see, I love chasing a bright colourful sunrise and sunset as much as anyone and for many years […]

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