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How to Work With Wide Angle Lens Distortion

How to Work With Wide Angle Lens Distortion

Distortion happens with both telephoto and wide angle lenses, though the actual type of distortion is different for different focal lengths. You know when an image is distorted, because it’s either skewed out of shape or gives an unreal perspective. In this video demonstrates how distortion affects photos shot with wide angle lenses: Barrel Distortion There […]

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Updated: Topaz AI Clear for Photo Noise Reduction

Updated: Topaz AI Clear for Photo Noise Reduction

Topaz Labs just announced the latest update of A.I. Clear. They’ve made some great new improvements to the noise reduction and A.I. models, added some new items to the GUI to give users even more control over the Noise reduction and detail enhancement performance. It is the first software that uses artificial intelligence (deep-learning) based […]

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RAW vs. DNG: Which Photo File Format Reigns Supreme?

RAW vs. DNG: Which Photo File Format Reigns Supreme?

Digital photographers often encounter both RAW and DNG files. Most can attest that there are a lot of similarities between the two formats. In fact, some image makers use the terms interchangeably. As a result, many professionals don’t realize the subtle but significant differences between RAW and DNG files. However, photographer Tony Northrup‘s willingness to compare […]

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How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

If there’s one type of photography “wild west”, it’s macro photography. While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already have thousands of great shots from pro photographers, the opportunities to take new, unique, and exciting macro shots are endless! Here are a few tips I learned on my macro photography journey […]

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Brenizer Method Photo Tutorial

Brenizer Method Photo Tutorial

Wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer popularized a method wherein he was able to take very high resolution images of his clients with a very shallow depth of field. The Brenizer method involves taking and stitching multiple frames to get a result with incredible bokeh. It feels as if the image with taken with a lens with […]

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Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

“I would love to be a better photographer… if only I had a better camera.” This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t understand is that the type of camera you use is not the key to improving your photography. Pride makes it hard to admit that we […]

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Medium Format Film Stock Comparison

Medium Format Film Stock Comparison

Despite the world of photography going digital, there are still some avid photographers who love film. Some love the overall look of it, while others are obsessed with the grain structures. If you’re not well acquainted with shooting film, the choices can be daunting. In the following video, photographer Jay P. Morgan compares 13 available 120 […]

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New: The Photographer’s Creativity Catalog

New: The Photographer’s Creativity Catalog

You’ve been involved with photography for some time now- haven’t you? Don’t you sometimes wish that you felt more motivated to create pictures? You can’t always be traveling to exotic locations to excite your inner-artist. Enter the Photographer’s Creativity Catalog– where you simply scroll to any page – read a few paragraphs… And, start creating something new […]

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Direct Sunlight Portrait Tutorial

Direct Sunlight Portrait Tutorial

Photographers love golden hours. And there is a reason to it. Soft light creates softer shadows and makes your subject look good. On the other hand, direct sun creates harsh shadows and accentuates flaws in the subject. Even surroundings look flat on a bright sunny day. So do you always need to wait for golden […]

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Autumn Photography Tips

Autumn Photography Tips

Autumn may be one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Nature puts on a show of beautiful fall foliage for all the world to see. Whether you travel around the block or across the US you will be met with an array of brilliant color. Here are a few tips for taking pictures […]

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