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The Best Tricks for Taking Pictures of Your Pets

The Best Tricks for Taking Pictures of Your Pets

Having pets can be like having four-legged children. We lavish attention on them and give them treats. We also love to take their photographs and show them off in our homes or to family and friends. However, capturing great pet shots can be difficult. Pets don’t necessarily co-operate, and many factors contribute to a high […]

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Rim Light Photography Tutorial

Rim Light Photography Tutorial

Understanding rim lighting is one of the greatest steps a photographer can make toward mastering the studio. However, getting it right can be an arduous process of trial and error. Andrew Boey of Beyond Photography Academy chimes in with his own personal strategies in hopes of simplifying the process once and for all: The purpose of […]

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Portrait Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Pro Portraits

Portrait Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Pro Portraits

Extraordinary portraits do not require extraordinary gear. In fact, just one off camera flash can work wonders. A properly executed portrait, with an interesting expression, good composition and lighting has more power, more magic, and more allure to more people than any other type of photo. With a few tricks and a modicum of knowledge […]

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The 10 Most Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes

The 10 Most Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes

Portrait retouching is serious stuff. A lot of the times amateur retouching mistakes can completely destroy an otherwise good image. Simple things like choosing the right tools, deciding on which effects to apply and how much, can make all the difference between a great portrait image and one that is a train wreck. Nino Batista […]

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Exclusive: Super Photo Editing Skills at 72% Off

Exclusive: Super Photo Editing Skills at 72% Off

Today we are focused on photo editing. We were able to negotiate a discount on the popular training bundle, Super Photo Editing Skills, for anyone working on photo editing. It is incredibly comprehensive with in-depth video tutorials, helpful eBooks and professional presets that can help you start post-processing right away with your own photos. Currently 72% […]

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Fighting Through Self-Doubt as an Artist

Fighting Through Self-Doubt as an Artist

Do you ever suffer from creative self-doubt? You’re not alone! Most of us feel our work is inadequate at some point or other, or that we can never be good enough no matter how hard we try. In this enlightening short video, Simon Cade explains his own thoughts and feelings on all the reasons why […]

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The Creative Bonus of Digital Photography

The Creative Bonus of Digital Photography

Some years back I was on a road overlooking Carcassonne, that delightful French medieval city. It was sunset and I, with my new digital camera and tripod, was enjoying capturing images as the golden light gradually changed. There was another photographer close by also with a digital camera and tripod. He waited and waited, then […]

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Tutorial: Insect Photography White Background in the Field

Tutorial: Insect Photography White Background in the Field

As a whole, humans are quick to write insects off as hideous, filthy creatures that serve little purpose beyond being a nuisance. However, one tropical entomologist is on a quest to slowly but surely change that notion. An old saying claims that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Phil Torres does everything […]

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Fill Your Frame: Photo Composition

Fill Your Frame: Photo Composition

The more I teach photography, the more I realize that this is something I need to repeat… about 10 times a day. This is actually now one of the first things I talk about when talking about composition, once the camera settings have been covered. Fill your frame. There are variants as well: “Fill that […]

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Luminar 2018 Photo Editor January Update Released

Luminar 2018 Photo Editor January Update Released

Skylum just announced a new update to the Luminar 2018 photo editor! The 1.1.1 update includes numerous features enhancements and bug fixes for the Windows and Mac versions. The update is completely free to all Luminar 2018 users, and here is the instruction how to get it: On Mac: Please, launch Luminar 2018, on the […]

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