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Stupid Photoshop Tricks #3: Faux Reflections – Pt 2

Reflections in Puddles Creating a reflection that looks like a puddle on the ground is a fun technique. Start with an image of a pavement or brick and convert the background layer to a regular layer. Add a new layer on the image and, using […]

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Stupid Photoshop Tricks #3: Faux Reflections – Pt 1

There’s something very compelling about photos that capture reflections. These reflections can come from puddles on the ground but they’re not limited to wet environments. In fact any shiny surface can reflect its surroundings. If you’re not lucky enough to encounter a reflection worthy of […]

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Tips for Replicating Outer Space Shots

Are you hankering for an interesting subject for your next photo adventure? How about something light years away? Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner read Stephen Hawking’s popular treatise on recent advances in theoretical physics, The Universe in a Nutshell, and felt challenged to find universal truths—as […]

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Long Exposure Photography: Two Techniques for the Winter Months

Long Exposure Photography can give some very beautiful results. In the northern hemisphere the longer nights are drawing in now. This means shorter hours of daylight and longer periods of low or even no light. This makes me rub my hands in glee. There’s something […]

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How To Photograph Steam

Photography tutorial video will demonstrate how to capture the look of steaming coffee. Showing steam in a photograph is a great way to emphasize hotness. Heat is not a an element of art but rather a feeling or sensation. Showing steam in your photograph of […]

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Photography Workflow: Getting it Right

Do you have a photography workflow? Do you know what a photography workflow is? If you don’t – your not alone. There’s a lovely scene in the movie, The Graduate. The hero, Benjamin Braddock, has been cornered by a friend of his father, Mr McGuire. […]

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Why Being a Photographer Is (Probably) the Best Job in the World

I’m a photographer because my life is filled with hot models all day, every day, right? No, but really, photography, as a career, should not be taken for granted. Let’s be honest, we’re hardly saving lives here, and we should be very grateful that we […]

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Selfie: Narcissism or Marketing Tool for Your Photography Business?

Some people use social media platforms as their emotional outlet, some for vanity purposes. I use social media to brand my photography business. This approach may not fit every photography niche, but I would like to explain how it fits mine, and I am sure […]

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How-To: Create Surreal Milk Bath Photography

Dive into one this popular photographic technique. Preparing the Bath There are a few common questions I get about this type of shoot: “How do you make it look like that? Is it real milk? How much?” I have only ever used real milk. Usually […]

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How to photograph frost

Winter is not many people’s favourite season, but even so, it does have some advantages for an outdoor photographer. The light is low throughout the day, which is great for texture and shape in landscape photography. And if you like the idea of photographing at […]

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Stupid Photoshop tricks #2 – Fold a Photo

I love the texture of old heritage photos, particularly those that have been kicking around for some years and which have managed to accumulate folds and crinkles. While it can take many years for a printed photo to develop this sort of quality, luckily Photoshop […]

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How to Shoot the Olympics

Five of the world’s top Olympic sports photographers talk about what it’s like to shoot the biggest sporting event in the world. Getty Images photographer Streeter Lecka puts it best: “The Olympics are unlike anything you will ever shoot in sports,” he says. “For professional […]

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You Don’t Need the Insane Zoom That Camera Makers Are Shilling

Camera makers are trying everything to revive the tanking market of low-end shooters. Their latest gambit? Insanely long zooming cameras that reach across vast swaths of land. But zoom is just another sweet-sounding spec that could leave you with crappier pictures. Way back in the […]

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A Host of Lenses Arrive For Sony’s Full Frame A7 Cameras

A good camera system needs lots of lenses, and Sony is taking their full-frame FE system a step forward with some new hunks of glass. We caught a whiff of these last year when Sony first teased them, but now we have a full rundown […]

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Tips from a Pro: The Right Lens Makes All the Difference

Use a wide-angle lens to add some humor to your images. Superwide-angle lenses practically force you to create wacky images, simply by letting you cram so many elements into the picture. It can be a blast to use them to distort perspective. But there are […]

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7 Most Common Image Editing Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

As with the old film darkroom, taking a picture is only part of the process – you also need to know how to edit images to get the most from them in the ‘digital darkroom.’ Here are some of the more common errors to watch […]

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7 Pro Tips for Better Portraits

We asked portraits pros to share their best tactics for framing up a subject. Many decisions go into shooting a single portrait. Often, as we chat with our subjects, we’re not even aware that we’re making choices about framing, subject distance and position, color palette, […]

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Photoshop: Color that packs a punch

I like to see lovely saturated color in my photos but sometimes the color I capture just doesn’t do justice to the subject and it isn’t what I remember the scene looked like. Boosting the color can turn a lackluster image into one that totally […]

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