Tutorials

Use Backlighting for More Dramatic Still Lifes

Bring out those translucent hues the natural way, with light. Last time around, we showed how backlighting can define the shape of a portrait subject —or any opaque object—by etching a bright white highlight, called a rimlight, around its outer edges. But it has other […]

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17 Steps to Create Time Lapse Video from Still Images

Watch this photography tutorial to learn how to make a time-lapse video with your DSLR camera. On January 11th and 12th Connecticut was hit with a blizzard that dropped 20-30 inches of snow across the state. I decided I wanted to try a time-lapse photography. […]

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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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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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Tips For Shooting Fascinating Close-up Photos

Bring the hidden details of ordinary objects to life with macro photography. The wonderful thing about really close close-up photography is that it lets you examine a world of fascinating detail that surrounds us 24/7—detail of which we’re largely unaware. Boston-based photographer Bruce Peterson was […]

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How to Create Sunshine Effect in Studio with Artificial Sunlight

In this tutorial video we’ll give you tips on how to cheat mother nature and show you how to create your own sunshine in the studio. Sunshine always evokes warmest emotions when we look at the image. Sunny day associates with pleasant emotions caused by […]

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Canon EOS 101: Photography and Videography Basics

Learn photography and videography basics in our Canon EOS 101 series where we delve into shooting modes, auto focus, file types and more. Whether you’re new to shooting photos or videos or just brushing up on skills, these tutorials for our Canon Live Learning students […]

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How to Shoot Movies with Your Digital Camera

Virtually all digital cameras released in the past few years allow you to shoot movies as well as stills. The two media have a lot in common, but they are also very different. Being proficient at one doesn’t mean that you can switch to the […]

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How To: Photograph Your Own Eye

Create a startling close-up with a ring flash. In September’s lighting, “Lovely Light,” August Bradley showed how, with about $17,000 in gear, you can make a stunning beauty portrait. Here at the opposite end of the cost spectrum, resolutely self-reliant David Becker, 27, used a […]

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Noise Reduction and Sharpening in Lightroom and Photoshop

Digital photos shot at high ISO speeds often suffer from noise. And all digital photos have a slight softness due to the nature of imaging sensors. Like all imaging software, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop have features for fixing these flaws. But using these features isn’t […]

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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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Photoshop Color Correction: Advanced Projects

This final piece in the Photoshop Color Correction series challenges you to complete a series of advanced projects using all of the skills that you have learned from previous courses. Taz Tally shows you how to evaluate an image using your two most valuable tools—your […]

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8 photographic assignments for winter

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your photography and run out of ideas, particularly in the mid winter. Actually, there is still plenty to shoot at this time of year, it’s just about opening your eyes and being open to new possibilities. […]

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Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard

This video gives me chills when I watch it; it’s the roundup of the journey 1 man goes through when he finds a roll of undeveloped film in a park in New York. Not only is the photography excellent, but it gets reunited over months […]

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Photography Tips, Essential Skills, Quickly Transform Your Photo

I can’t recommend Karl’s videos enough, he’s just 1 man and his camera and knowledge, but he produces some really well made videos. This video in particular is very useful if you’re just starting out as the amount of useful information he shares in just […]

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Staying Warm This Winter

Christmas is on its way. Despite all my subtle (and not so subtle hints) about lenses and cameras I suspect I’ll just be getting socks. Again. Still, socks are an underrated garment. For landscape photographers a warm pair of socks can be the difference between […]

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How To Photograph Butterflies

Imagine a field of wild flowers, with the sun shining, and jewel-coloured butterflies flitting from one flower to another. Amazingly beautiful – and tantalisingly difficult to photograph! The first reason that it’s difficult is the flitting – butterflies seem to be always on the move. […]

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Night Photography Tips for DSLR USERS

In this photography tutorial I cover some of the main elements that go into taking great photographs at night. I show you 5 different scenarios for photos and teach you everything you need to know about what equipment you will need, how to control the […]

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Interviews

Martin Lawrence

After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]

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Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]

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Gary Hart

Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]

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How Not To Shoot Sharp Pictures

Deliberately shooting Unsharp pictures…..Why? Wouldn’t it be just a little bit, well…naughty? Of course it would, which is why it’s so much fun. It’s not as though the ‘focus police’ are going to come and check to see you have correctly used your equipment ………….right? […]

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Beauty Lighting for Stills and Video

Trying New Things I definitely fall into the category of photographers who get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Although I am often hired to shoot a style that my clients see on my website or portfolio, or shoot images for a […]

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Taking Control of Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness

Taking Control of Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness is at the very heart of photography. When you shoot a photo on your camera one of two things happen. Either the camera saves the image as a Raw file or as a Jpeg. The fundamental difference between […]

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