Tutorials

Nokia Pro Camera Tutorials for all Lumias with Amber

A nice day for Nokia fans, Amber is being pushed OTA (over the air) in many countries around the world along with the Nokia Video Trim & Video Upload plus the Pro Camera for all Lumia with the Amber update. However that doesn’t stop Nokia […]

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How to Photograph Animals/Fish Behind Glass

Photographing animals/fish behind glass in an Aquarium or Zoo can be very rewarding and is fairly straight forward, as long as you follow certain rules. One of the biggest problems you might encounter is unwanted reflections. To avoid these hold the camera lens flush with […]

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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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How do you Vignette?

Adding a vignette to an image involves adding a subtle (or not so subtle) edge effect to it. A popular vignette technique involves darkening the edges of your image – it gives the image a slight border which helps keep the viewer’s eye in the […]

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4 Camera Lens Facts You Did Not Known

There’s often a great deal of excitement whenever a new camera comes out. The specifications are pored over in great detail and judgement passed on forums and review sites. For some reason this happen less with new lenses. And yet, arguably, the lens is the […]

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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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DIY Indoor Photography Backdrops

Don’t have a professional backdrop yet? You can still offer your clients indoor photography sessions with these simple strategies for taking pictures inside without any special equipment. 1. Lifestyle Photography: Using Natural Backdrops For a more photo-journalistic approach you can suggest doing the portrait session […]

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Remove date stamp from photo – the easy way

When a digital camera date stamps an image, it often presents a problem. Many users don’t know how to turn this feature off, or initially may even like the idea of the date stamp. But when it comes to sharing or printing the image, the […]

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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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Music and Photography

As far as I’m concerned photography is a job for life. I can’t imagine getting bored with it; I’ll never know all there is to know, which means that I’m always learning. That said it’s not healthy to be too monomaniacal. It’s good for the […]

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Create Silhouettes in Photoshop

One feature you’ll see a lot in advertising is silhouetted images generally of people or recognisable buildings. Here’s how to capture and create a silhouette image: To capture a photo to use as a silhouette place the subject so they are backlit. You can do […]

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Fixing Blemishes in Lightroom

When you have an image which needs some spot fixing before printing you can often do the work in Lightroom and avoid the necessity of a round trip to Photoshop. Lightroom has both a Clone and a Heal tool available for fixing blemishes and removing […]

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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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Mountain Landscape Photography Tips

There are few experiences as exhilarating as trekking in a mountainous landscape. A few years ago I did a three week long trek in the Himalayas, walking a circuit of about 300 km. As you can imagine, it was a huge experience, both physically and […]

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Start Making Better Bird Pictures

At once challenging and wondrous subjects, birds are fast, elusive, biologically diverse, and can be stunningly beautiful. “There are about 10,000 species of birds in the world, and their range of behaviors is very wide,” says William Majoros, a North Carolina–based scientist and avid bird […]

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Composition: Small Things Make a Big Difference

I’m continually astonished at how small things can have a big impact. Take the humble comma for instance. The placement of this relatively insignificant little mark can make all the difference to how legible a sentence is. Not adding a comma into the relevant place […]

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