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Beauty Lighting Tutorial in a Home Photo Studio

Beauty Lighting Tutorial in a Home Photo Studio

Beginner photographers often spend much of their time fumbling around with lights. Although lighting is a fundamental part of the photographic equation, it can take quite some time to truly understand the basics of how different qualities and quantities of light impact a subject. What many beginners don’t realize is that getting the right lighting […]

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How to Do Infrared Photography

How to Do Infrared Photography

Infrared, or IR, is a form of light wave that is not visible to the human eye. In the electromagnetic spectrum, IR waves are grouped between visible light and radio waves. Being invisible, how is infrared used in photography? It is indeed utilized, not only by photographers, but by scientists and technicians as well. Infrared […]

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The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo

The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo

Believe it or not, the world’s most viewed photograph was created on a whim. You may not recognize the image by its name, “Bliss,” but you’ll know it when you see it. Viewed by over a billion people since it was Windows XP’s default desktop image, “Bliss” has long been the subject of speculation as many doubted […]

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Light Painting Photography Tools

Light Painting Photography Tools

Light painting is a creative way to explore photography when you’ve gotten bored with taking all those standard or cliché photos and have gotten to grips with the features of your sophisticated DSLR camera. While the activity is most commonly referred to as light painting, there are actually two distinct styles: Light Painting This is […]

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How to Do Panning Shots of Bicycles

How to Do Panning Shots of Bicycles

If you appreciate photos with movement in them, then definitely check out this tutorial. In this video, learn how to create beautiful panning shots of bicycles in the rain from Gavin Hoey. He shows you how to create and post-process panning shots with some simple and easy to follow techniques in Photoshop or Lightroom: Gear […]

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How to Create Natural Looking HDR Images with Aurora HDR

How to Create Natural Looking HDR Images with Aurora HDR

Related note: Skylum is currently offering Aurora HDR 2018 at $20 Off for 72 Hours High Dynamic Range, or HDR as it is commonly known, is a popular and simple way of combining three or more exposure bracketed images of the same subject to give a single image that holds all the shadow and highlight […]

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Assessing Your Own Skill & Abilities as a Photographer

Assessing Your Own Skill & Abilities as a Photographer

Have you noticed that beginners are apt to overestimate their skills, while experienced professionals are more likely to underestimate their true abilities? Believe it or not, there’s a name for this phenomena: the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Photographers are by no means immune to this cognitive bias. If you don’t believe it, just go back and look […]

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How to Do Shaped Bokeh Photography in 5 Easy Steps

How to Do Shaped Bokeh Photography in 5 Easy Steps

It’s amazing what you can do with a camera. Light can be captured in different ways, and this opens up many possibilities for the keen photographer. Creating your own shaped bokeh is a fun and exciting way of shaping light as it enters the camera, and it leads to spectacular results. Bokeh refers to the […]

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How to Capture In-Camera Double Exposures

How to Capture In-Camera Double Exposures

Experimenting with double exposures—that is, two or more compositions merged into a singular frame—is an excellent means of sparking some creativity. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy to accomplish as it was in the days of film. Back before today’s digital camera, creating an exposure on top of an existing exposure was as easy as […]

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Beginner Light Painting Photography

Beginner Light Painting Photography

Light painting is one of the lesser known techniques in photography and is usually only carried out by serious night owls… and some very keen photographers. Primarily performed at night and outdoors, such night captures can make scenes look more dramatic than they would under normal conditions. Light painting is not a new thing. It’s […]

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