Tutorials

What is Bokeh and How to Capture it

What is Bokeh? Bokeh is that creamy blurred-background look you’ve probably seen in much of modern photography. How do you capture bokeh with your camera? It’s accomplished by having a narrow depth of field, (or low f-stop) so that only a small portion of your […]

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Photoshop: Color that packs a punch

I like to see lovely saturated color in my photos but sometimes the color I capture just doesn’t do justice to the subject and it isn’t what I remember the scene looked like. Boosting the color can turn a lackluster image into one that totally […]

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Improve Your Shots by Getting Closer

Getting low and tilting your camera up can help too. One of photography’s most honored axioms states: If your picture stinks, get closer. And while this makes for a trusty guide for improving a shot, getting close is only half the story. Getting low and […]

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The 10 Best Photography Movies

Photography movies: Very often we just remember the iconic images from the great masters of photography. “The Kiss” from Robert Doisneau, for example. Or Robert Capa’s photo of a falling soldier in the Spanish Civil War. Not to mention Henri Cartier-Bresson’s brilliant captures of the”decisive […]

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12 Tasty Photo + Video Tips

95% of the gear I use to create high-end advertising images, videos, and commercials is the highest end stuff you can buy. Tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment and production often comes together for much of the commercial work you see. This […]

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Sharpening in Lightroom 2

Sharpening is the last step in editing an image. If you’re working in Lightroom then you have a very sophisticated Sharpening tool at your disposal. It’s hard to determine what the coolest part of the process is – the Detail and Masking sliders or the […]

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Photographing in Natural Light

Photographers who work outdoors with natural light, rather than in a studio, have to make the best of the prevailing weather conditions. This will be especially true when we’re visiting a location at some distance from where we live. If a location is nearby, we […]

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Shooting with a DSLR

In Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR, photographer and videographer Rob Sheppard provides the essential foundation that photographers need to make the leap from still pictures to moving ones. From technical considerations, such as audio and frame rates, to aesthetic issues, such as composition […]

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How to create a zoom burst

Do you ever have one of those days where you just fancy trying something a bit different? Perhaps trying for a more arty, creative image? Well, if so, you might like to try a zoom burst. It’s easy to do, and can create some amazing […]

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Video Photography Tip ~ Shooting Fireworks

Photographing fireworks is fun and unpredictable. First of all, let’s start off with the equipment, you’re going to need: camera, of course (preferably with full manual capability) tripod shutter release cable flashlight It’s probably best to set up early when you still have some light […]

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Camera Craft: Landscape or Portrait?

There are lots of different decisions we have to make when we’re taking photographs – what lens to use, what aperture and shutter speed to choose, what to include in or exclude from the picture, whether to use any filters… the list goes on. But […]

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DIY studio product photography

An introduction to my favorite basic lighting equipment including the “stick in a can” and simple clamp lights from a hardware store.

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Image Optimizing For The Web

Optimising images for the web lies somewhere between an art and a science. Images need to be sufficiently big that they are easy to see and do not appear pixelated or blurred, while not being so large that they slow down the page’s load time […]

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Enhancing Exterior Architectural Photos

Half of what goes into creating a great architectural image happens in post. When it comes to exterior photos, this could mean compositing multiple shots, adjusting the sky, or removing distracting elements. In this course, Richard Klein takes photos from two of his own location […]

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5 Facts Every Good Photographer Should Know

The truly wonderful thing about photography is that’s always something new to learn. In fact I don’t think it’s possible to know everything there is to know. Isn’t that great? How can you possibly get bored with a subject so vast and rich in potential […]

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50 Photography Tips in 15 Minutes

You’re looking for a quick crash course in photography that covers a wide range of practical tips, this short video packs in 50 tips in under 15 minutes.

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Telephoto Lenses: What Are They?

Telephoto lenses are generally thought of as being used to take photos of distant subjects – and of course this is true. Wildlife photographers use long telephotos to make frame filling pictures of tiny birds, or animals that are too shy to get near to. […]

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Free Book PSD Mockups, Comic Book PSD Creation Kit + Tutorials

So, today you will get a wonderful possibility to download some free book PSD mockups, comic book PSD creation kit and learn how to create such things yourself. Yes, we’ve scared up several text and video tutorials for especially curious nerds. How are mockups usually […]

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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 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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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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