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How to Direct a Viewer’s Eyes in Photography

How to Direct a Viewer’s Eyes in Photography

How do you lead your viewer to your intended subect in an image? Photographers often make the cardinal mistake of using props or asking the model to wear something really bright. Or when shooting landscapes, exposing for the ground rather than the sky. David Bergman from Adorama explains how to make sure your viewer looks […]

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Better Photos in 6 Simple Steps

Better Photos in 6 Simple Steps

The bottom line with any photography learning experience is figuring out how to take great images. That is the result all of us are looking for. If we aren’t actually taking great photos then what’s the point of learning? By putting into practice some simple steps, your photography will improve immediately. I remember searching the […]

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How to Use the Rule of Doubles for Clean Low-Light Photos

How to Use the Rule of Doubles for Clean Low-Light Photos

If you’re familiar with the reciprocal rule in photography, then you might know how your focal length limits your shutter speed when shooting hand held. For those who don’t know, the reciprocal rule states that your shutter speed should be at least the reciprocal of your focal length for the image to be free from […]

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New: A.I. Sky Enhancer in Luminar Photo Editor

New: A.I. Sky Enhancer in Luminar Photo Editor

Skylum Software just released an update to its award-winning Luminar photo editor and announced the AI Sky Enhancer filter. Developed in the company’s AI Lab, AI Sky Enhancer adds depth, definition, and detail to any sky almost instantly, with only a swipe of a slider. Learn more: Luminar with A.I. Sky Enhancer AI Sky Enhancer is […]

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Food Photography Lighting on a Budget

Food Photography Lighting on a Budget

Whether it be portrait, product, landscape, or even food photography, lighting makes a whole lot of difference. And since artificial lighting can be easily manipulated, photographers love to use it. But it’s the budget factor that stops a lot of us from using strobes. Food and travel photographer Skyler Burt demonstrates how you can shoot food […]

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Backlit Silhouette Portraits: Photography Activity

Backlit Silhouette Portraits: Photography Activity

This is a portrait of a person or thing, taken with bright back light, causing the subject to be rendered as a dark shape. You’ll need: A source of bright light (open window, bright sun behind a person outdoors, etc.). The sunset with water behind it is a great setting for this kind of shot. […]

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25 Photography Terms That You Should Know

25 Photography Terms That You Should Know

When you’re just starting out with photography, you stumble across many technical terms. Failure to understand the basic photography terms can later create big hurdles. It’s essential that you understand your ABCs well before venturing out. Vincent Ledvina from Apalapse explains some of the most used photography terms that every photographer must know: Aperture and […]

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New: Decoding Lightroom for Photo Editing

New: Decoding Lightroom for Photo Editing

Lightroom Classic won’t have any more secrets for you after this.Our friends over @ Contrastly are launching a brand new video ecourse this week called Decoding Lightroom. They are currently offering a huge discount during the launch which ends soon in case you want to check it out. Deal found here: Decoding Lightroom at 54% […]

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5 Ways to Use a Beauty Dish for Portrait Lighting

5 Ways to Use a Beauty Dish for Portrait Lighting

A beauty dish is a portrait photographer’s quintessential lighting tool. Most photographers use a beauty dish in just one or two different ways to enhance skin texture. But it’s a much more versatile tool than you might realize. Miguel Quiles demonstrates five different ways you can use a beauty dish: 1. Clamshell Without Diffusion To […]

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Fall Foliage: Tips For Taking Great Fall Photos

Fall Foliage: Tips For Taking Great Fall Photos

Here are some tips for creating great fall images: 1. Use Indirect Light Try to avoid bright sunny days, which tend to increase the contrast and brightness of the colors. Instead, go for partial or full shade. Shooting on overcast or rainy days can emphasize the earth tones and the depth of color of fall […]

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