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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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Photo Composition Tips

  Ken Rockwell talks with Marc Silber about photography tips that often are not covered in photography school. Ken explains how strong photo composition is essential for creating an award-winning photo that grabs people’s attention. In this video, he touches on the different aspects of […]

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10 Easy Steps To Advanced Photography Skills

A camera does not work like an eye; film does not work like memory. There is a fine line between a photo that is quite nice and one that is quite breathtaking. At some unknown point, a photo can cross the Rubicon and be forever […]

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How To Use Camera Raw

We once again are very grateful to Amy Renfry who has spelled out how to use Camera Raw in an easy to follow manner, and we have also included a quick video of the best digital cameras for 2013 according to popular trends seen on […]

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Westcott at PhotoshopWorld Expo

Westcott, one of the Official Sponsors at Photoshop World, wanted to create an area and atmosphere at Photoshop World Conference & Expo where photographers can feel comfortable in a photo-shoot setting. Attendees are able to learn lighting and become more knowledgeable while adding beauty photographs […]

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DSLR Tips Workshop: How to blur action shots for the impression of speed

When it comes to taking photos of sports or other fast-moving subjects, you’d imagine that freezing the action is your best bet – and certainly that’s the case for some situations. But in others you’ll end up with a lifeless shot which looks static and […]

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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 – The photo editing software

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 is a follow-up version of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2013. Some videos still feature the previous version’s screen, however the shown functions remain unchanged in the new version. Use the free-hand tool to draw lines and shapes, With […]

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8 Tricks for a Flawless Infant Photography Session

Baby Portraits are some of the funnest photography sessions you can do, but can also be the most difficult. With fussy babies who don’t like to cooperate for a camera, these 6 tips will help your session go as smoothly as possible. If you’ve always […]

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10 Ways to Create, Copy, Blend, Merge and Save Photoshop Layers

Layers are a key tool to working successfully in Photoshop. Here are my 10 best tips for working with them: 1 Create a layer in Photoshop To create a new layer in Photoshop, choose Layer > New > Layer or, better still, click the Create […]

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Fashion Photography Outdoors using Off Camera Flash

Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to mix daylight with flash when photographing fashion or portraits outdoors. Fashion photography is one of the most exciting fields. Every photographer I know has tried to go that direction at some point of their career. Fashion […]

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Use of Shadows in Your Photography

You need light to make a photograph, but you also occasionally need shadows too In this article we will look at the creative use of shadows in your photography . Shadows help define the shape of objects in an image, conveying the sense that you’re […]

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Tips From a Pro: Using Smoke Bombs in Portraits

Add some smoke to your next portrait for a whimsical feeling. We get asked a lot about our smoke bomb photos. The two big questions always seem to be, “How do you guys go about using them in shoots?” and “Where do you guys get […]

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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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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography

We all want to improve our photography. However, sometimes the technical stuff can feel overwhelming. Fortunately there are many ways to improve as a photographer without going anywhere near a camera manual. Here are ten of my top tips for doing just that… Tip no. […]

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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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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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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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