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The iPhone Fashion Shoot – FStoppers

This gained a lot of notoriety in the past year as it proved a point – it’s not all about the camera. Ok, so they used a load of expensive lighting, a beautiful model and some professional retouching, but the camera was still an iPhone […]

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The Shooting Modes Explained

Most cameras on sale today have a dial that can be turned to select a particular shooting mode (the exceptions to this rule are top-flight professional models and quirky retro-styled models such as the Fuji X-series). Generally the mode dial can be divided in two […]

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Inspirational Street Photography Videos You Must Watch

Whenever I am feeling in a street photography slump, looking for inspiration or knowledge, I have found these online street photography videos to be incredibly helpful and useful. These are just a few of my favorites. If you have the time, later tonight– kick back, […]

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Processing video

This page will feature all of my free video tips and lessons for the post processing of your digital camera files. Every week I get a few e-mails asking me how I process my images and instead of trying to write it down in an […]

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Black and White Portraits : Weekend Assignment

Colour can be distracting. Stripped of colour an image is entirely about the subject (unless of course the entire point of the subject is its colour…). This is particularly true of portraiture. Black and white arguably conveys the inner soul of the subject more powerfully […]

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20 HDR Photography Tutorials to Learn This Technique in One Day

Applied with care, High Dynamic Range technique (HDR) can create amazingly beautiful photos which blur our sense of difference between reality and illusion. The intention is to properly represent a wide range of intensity levels found on real scenes, ranging from deepest shadows to direct […]

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile is Now Here!

With Adobe® Lightroom® Mobile, your photography is going places. Now you can finally free yourself from the desktop with on-the-go, pro-grade photo editing. • Edit and organize images anywhere, anytime on your iPad or iPhone. • Enhance everything from smartphone photos to raw images. • […]

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5 Easy Photoshop Photo Effects

Retouch your photos with these five easy photo effects! These Photoshop video tutorials will show you how to create some of the most popular photo effects using professional non-destructive editing techniques. You’ll need Photoshop CS4 or newer to follow these tutorials.

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Dreamy Summer Photo Effect – Photoshop tutorial

Quick tutorial showing you how to create a nice dreamy summer photo edit in Photoshop. The reason the second image was a little darker was that the curves needed bumping a bit. I didn’t realise in the video, as I mentioned before though, all images […]

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Complete the vintage toy camera aesthetic

To complete the analogue toy camera look from last month, we’ll use three superb free textures from SkeletalMess. We’ll work with a bubbly light effect, some interesting graduated light streaks and a grungy border. We’ll mix the bubbly light texture in with our image using […]

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How to Shoot Strangers Without Being Arrested!

I’m in a mild state of shock today. I’ve recently read Watching the English by Kate Fox and discovered things about myself that I was better off not knowing. If you’ve not read the book it can be neatly summarised by the following: in terms […]

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Pre-Visualizing Your Lighting Setup

What happens when you cross an energetic toddler with a complicated lighting setup? You may get very cross yourself—unless you prelight, playing with and working out the lighting well before your model arrives. Chris Strong, a Chicago pro, spent a full day prelighting this portrait […]

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Free Wedding Photography Video Tutorials

If you like that one, you might like the rest. Instead of paying money, we just ask you to share it on Twitter or Facebook. Once you do that, the rest will be unlocked. Here’s the rough set list, in no particular order: 70-200mm vs […]

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Dense Surface Modeling – MVS and SmartMatch

Set up and perform an dense surface modeling project with Multi-View Stereo and Smart Match. Note to use the data and follow along will require a 64bit computer with at least 8GB of RAM. The video can play anywhere.

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What’s New in Photoshop CC: Intelligent Upsampling

Choose from several improved upsampling algorithms and get treated to immediate feedback in the refined Image Size dialog.

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Learning To Shoot Truly Cinematic Images

My wife and I saw Tim’s Vermeer movie this weekend, I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t boring like watching paint dry, it really made me think and gave me a couple of ideas. Tim Jenison is not a painter, but he painted just like Vermeer, […]

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Double exposure tutorial for the Canon 5D Mark III by Dylan and Sara Photography

How to do multiple exposures in your camera without photoshop. Cameras today have many extra functions that are often buried in menus and forgotten. Last year, we bought the 5D Mark III and after a few months we realized that there were some interesting features […]

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Case study: sunset in Tatra mountains

More and more people keep me asking how did I process my particular photos. As it’s rather difficult to describe in text as this process often involves many steps, many layers masks (in some cases a few dozens!), various blending modes etc. I decided to […]

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