Tutorials

Glowing Lines Photoshop Tutorial

In this digital photography and Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to capture a photo using grids and gels on flashes to get the proper lighting. We will then go into the Adobe Photoshop software program and create the glowing lines and smokey cloud in […]

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Create A Three Up Photoshop Template

Recently LisaMarie from LisaMarieDiasDesigns.com asked me to look into creating a tutorial for her newsletter subscribers to show how to create a template with a 3 pixel frame around it and openings for three 2″x2″ or 3″x3″ images. The process of designing a solution is […]

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How-To: Abstract Bubble Photography

The work of New York studio pro Satoshi is well known to Pop Photo readers—his killer product shots grace “The Year’s Biggest Deals” in September’s print issue (On newsstands now!). But with the photo above, we present another side of this lord of lighting: his […]

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Dancers Among Us

Go behind the scenes with Jordan at the 2013 Fall for Dance photo shoot. Featuring dancers from Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, Streb, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Filmed by DancePulp.

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Converting Your Camera to Infrared

Your DSLR is a wonder of precision engineering, developed by serious-minded people who strive for excellence. Few people realise but the manufactures go to great length to eliminate Infrared light as you camera sensor is actually very sensitive to that wavelength. Infrared is a slice […]

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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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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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Take your best ever Christmas photos

While the packed supermarkets, heaving shopping malls and congested traffic networks can try the patience of even the biggest Christmas fan, there is no doubt that this is a really magical time of year for the family photographer. Here are five ways to get your […]

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Getting to Grips with Autofocus

How your camera’s autofocus works Do you understand how your camera’s autofocus works? Unless you’re of the old school of photography it’s more than likely that you’ll autofocus on a regular basis. However, like most aspects of photography a little knowledge will help predict when […]

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Controlling Light: How to Bounce Flash

The light from an on-camera flash isn’t really that flattering. The results often resemble police record shots, which isn’t a good look (unless you’re a police photographer). Fortunately, most external flashguns allow you to adjust the angle of the head to use a technique known […]

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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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5 Reasons Why Your Photography Doesn’t Improve

Want to Improve Your Photography? Everyone who’s interested in photography wants to improve as a photographer (or at least I hope they do). Unfortunately, there are many reasons why people don’t improve. Here are five and what can be done about them. The camera stays […]

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Understanding Your Camera : Frame Buffer

Imagine owning a camera that only allowed you to take one shot and then forced you to wait for a second or so before you could take another. That, I think you’d agree would be slightly restrictive. The fact that digital cameras have continuous drive […]

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The Differences Between a Compact and a DSLR Camera?

I have two cameras (well actually I have more cameras than that but most of them are old and un-repairable and have been turned into unusual and decorative paperweights). One camera can be slipped into a coat pocket and makes an ideal companion for a […]

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5 Photography Terms Every Good Photographer Should Know

Sesquipedalian is a word that isn’t used as often as it should. It describes someone prone to using long words. Which I think is just wonderful. A word to describe someone prone to using long words is itself a long word. When you first take […]

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Creativity and the Art of Slowing Down

Variety, it is said, is the spice of life. And it’s true. Can you remember every last detail of your regular journey to and from work this past week? I suspect you can’t. Unless of course something extraordinary happened. Such as being kidnapped by a […]

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Memory Cards: Choosing the Right Card

Bear with me on this. Your camera and its relationship to memory cards is just like a car and its relationship to fuel. Without fuel a car would just be an expensive lump of metal that doesn’t do anything particularly useful. Ditto your camera without […]

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Use of the Polarising Filter

The polariser (or polarising filter to give it its Sunday name) is arguably one of the most useful filters you can keep in your camera bag. However, its effects are only visible under certain conditions so it’s all too easy to use it ineffectively. Uniquely, […]

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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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What's Hot

Long exposures of the night sky

Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet. As a visual pleasure it’s hard to […]

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Dealing with Contrast

Contrast is usually at its highest when a scene is backlit. In this image there wasn’t much that could be done to lighten the shadows. I exposed so that the highlights weren’t too badly burnt out and didn’t worry too much about the shadows. Contrast […]

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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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