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Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know

Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know

Before you start editing, make sure that you have a good image work flow. This means saving originals in a separate place to prevent you from damaging or destroying the original image. And get familiar with your program’s UNDO capability–usually the Ctrl-Z key is a shortcut to undo the most recent image change. Don’t forget Save […]

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How to do a Scary Halloween Photo Shoot in a Home Studio

How to do a Scary Halloween Photo Shoot in a Home Studio

Halloween is a great time for some spooky portraits. So why not take inspiration from Halloween and do some spine-chilling photo shoot? Photographer Gavin Hoey from Adorama takes us through how to get some scary images in a small home studio: Props for Halloween Photo Shoots Get the look of a blood-soaked bandage by soaking […]

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Tips for Photographing Autumn Colors

Tips for Photographing Autumn Colors

Photographing autumn colors can be the most fun you have with your camera. The fall is a great time of year for photography. There are an unlimited number of sights, sounds and smells to stimulate your senses. After reading this article you should be able to pick a great subject to display and dress it […]

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Light Painting Spirographs Tutorial

Light Painting Spirographs Tutorial

Spirographs are surprisingly easy to create and the results can be pretty spectacular. Spirals, ovals, straight bouncing lines with a myriad of colors—there’s no limit to what you can do with a little bit of imagination. This technique, as explained by Jason D. Page, is all about standard light painting using the bulb mode on your camera with […]

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Ways to Improve Your Wildlife Photography Composition

Ways to Improve Your Wildlife Photography Composition

Composition in nature photography comes easy to some, but many new photographers struggle to find their balance. This is especially true where wildlife is concerned. There is a bit of false wisdom that says: “You should never put your animal right in the middle of the photo–only to the left or the right.” This is […]

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How to Light Paint a Skeleton into your Long Exposure

How to Light Paint a Skeleton into your Long Exposure

Light painting is a fun way to draw the eye to a particular object in a photo by illuminating it—or you can use it to draw in items into a photo by pointing a light directly at the camera. Most people start out by drawing hearts or stars into long exposure shots, but photographer Darren […]

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Travel Photography: How to Capture the Character of a Place

Travel Photography: How to Capture the Character of a Place

Many different elements go into making up the character of a particular destination or location, whether it be a far flung exotic city or your home town. It is the travel photographer’s job to cover these elements in order to present that character to the viewer. This article looks into what goes into bringing the […]

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4 Reasons to Bring Your Tripod When You Travel

4 Reasons to Bring Your Tripod When You Travel

International flights have strict baggage limitations. Anything over and above and you have to pay extra. It is thus imperative for a traveler to pack carefully to stay within the limits set by airlines. But why are we even talking about something unrelated to photography? Because, baggage regulations severely limit what photography equipment you can […]

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How to Critique Your Own Photos

How to Critique Your Own Photos

It has been said that the most difficult thing to do is to judge your creative work objectively. Be honest. Can you tell when your work seems to be missing something? More importantly, do you know what it is that’s missing? You can only improve your photos if you set a high photo standard to […]

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Visualizing Your Masterpiece

Visualizing Your Masterpiece

To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act! Feel This is probably the hardest part of my process to describe. Hiking in the highlands, I am privileged to have access to some amazing landscapes,; as I walk through them I am overwhelmed by options. This makes it hard to […]

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