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You Can Do It: Take Better Photos Using Direct Sunlight

Recognize the right light at the right time to optimize using direct sunlight as your main light source. You can get lucky with light. Of course, you can buy expensive gear and study this essential craft at the feet of the masters, but sometimes your […]

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High-Speed Droplet Photography: An Introduction

Droplet photography—the high-speed capture of liquids striking liquids to form crowns, pillars, and magically suspended drip shapes—uses an infrared beam as a flash trigger to catch the rebound shapes. Now, thanks to advanced and inexpensive microprocessors, you can create even more complex images. Called drip […]

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How To Turn Airplane Traffic Into Fine Art Photography

For the brilliant nocturnal landscape specialist Garret Suhrie, a fascination with helicopter and jet trails was a direct result of where he lives. “I’m in Los Angeles, and used to live in a seedy section, where police helicopters circled overhead almost nightly. I shot them, […]

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Guerrilla Lighting Techniques For Location Photography

Master fast flash setups for speedy location lighting. The ability to work fast is the mark of a great location lighter. And nowhere is this need for speed more acute than for shooters of skateboarding. “Skateboard photography is guerrilla-esque,” says Los Angeles-based Sam Muller, who […]

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How To: Shoot in the Snow Using Natural Light

Great Lighting often calls little or no attention to itself. Rhea Anna’s portrait of a professional model, above, appears lit by simple ambient light. A casual viewer wouldn’t guess that the Buffalo, NY-based pro photographer actually used three different reflectors (one, the snow) to punch […]

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Shutter Speed: A Beginner’s Guide

I’ve always believed that in photography, you should avoid getting bogged down in the technical side of your hobby, and focus on developing your creative talent. However, there are certain technical elements that are essential to getting a good photo – shutter speed is one […]

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Understanding and Using “Negative Space” in Photography

Negative space is the area between and around objects in a photo. Use it to see shapes and sizes more effectively, and produce better composed images. Negative space, sometimes referred to as white space, is a concept that’s been used in art, design, architecture, and […]

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Tips from a Pro: The Enchanting Wave Photography

Get to Know Your Gear. I use Nikon everything: D4s and D810 with mainly prime lenses, ranging anywhere from 14mm to 400mm. It’s crucial that they fit snugly into my Aquatech housings, which I consider the best housings in the world. Even after all the […]

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Tips From a Pro: Shoot in the Rain

“I love shooting in the rain,” says Art Wolfe. “I find inclement weather brilliant to work in. When most people pack up and hide, I bundle up and go out.” Preparing at the time of this interview for a whirlwind tour of Thailand, India, and […]

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Double Processing to Create the Uncapturable

As good as digital cameras have become these days, when it comes to exposure, the human eye totally kicks their butt. That’s why we shoot so many photos where our subject is backlit, because with our naked eye we can see the subject just fine […]

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When should you use the Tv mode?

Av (Aperture Value or Aperture Priority) mode is great for shots in which you want to control the depth of field by selecting a particularly wide or narrow aperture setting, or want to select the ‘sweet spot’ of a lens – this is the aperture […]

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An Introduction to Using Strobes in Your Photography

Do you ever see a picture and wonder how the photographer obtained perfect lighting on a subject? You might be asking “What kind of flash does he use?” or “What are the settings on his camera to get such lighting?” In this tutorial, I will […]

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Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your Images

Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in October, 2009. The most common complaints I hear from most photographers of any experience level is “my images aren’t sharp”, and “I […]

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ilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial This tutorial will walk you through how to create a tilt-shift image in Photoshop.  It has been produced using Photoshop CS2 on a PC.  Once you finish your tilt-shift image, make sure you upload your image for everyone to see.  You should […]

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Shoot The Moon

When the sun sets and the rest of the photographers pack up for the night, you can get some of the most stunning and unique images. started “shooting the moon” in a quest for unique photos, and while I’m certainly happy with my results, I’ve […]

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Abstract images: how to make striking contemporary art with your camera

In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to use your camera to make striking abstract images that bring out your inner Rothko… Apart from anything else, making abstract images is the perfect photography project that can easily be done in the comfort of your […]

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13 tips to ensure your photo project is unique

In our ongoing Shoot Like A Pro series we teamed up with our sister title, the Nikon magazine N-Photo, to explore the many different ways you can sell photos online, in print, and elsewhere in ways you might not have considered before. This week we […]

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8 unbelievable ways to beat camera shake

Although tripods and monopods are the usual tools of choice for supporting a camera and keeping it still, they’re not the only solution. In their latest guest blog post the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure take a look at a few ideas […]

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