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Tips and Solution

For decades Adobe Photoshop has been an enormously powerful and helpful tool for image makers everywhere. Unfortunately, as each edition has brought new controls and functions, it has also become somewhat daunting to learn how to use the program.

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Dodging and burning is a technique where portions of a photograph are selectively darkened (burning) or lightened (dodging). This is where you can add emphasis to certain portions of a photograph, or just bring back detail in certain areas. It’s a powerful technique for composition and creativity. The terminology comes from the traditional darkroom where an enlarger—combined with cupping of hands and cutouts on wire—were used to control the amount of light on different portions of a photograph.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blogpost from Colin Smith of PhotoshopCafe.com. If you find this useful, we encourage you to check out the RouteCS6 tour that he is currently doing.

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Canon has long been a stronghold in the realms of point and shoots and DSLRs. However, it has left the relatively new world of mirrorless cameras alone, until now, with a mirrorless camera that combines the best of both of the aforementioned cameras into a single body, giving you greater portability and compactness than a DSLR and more control and versatility than a point and shoot.

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Hands on Review

The Leica V-Lux 40 digital camera is a highly compact and efficient point and shoot, designed to be carried with you at all times, while delivering high-quality photographs and video.  

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We're waist-deep in summer, and that means we’re neck-deep in the water with friends and family. What better way to capture your aquatic summer adventures than with an underwater camera? Each of the major players in the photo industry has fine underwater offerings that make getting memorable shots under the sea, or just within reach of the waves, a cinch.

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This week in the news: We say goodbye to an old friend; Panasonic announces a bunch of new cameras; a medium format camera back with more megapixels than you'll probably ever need; Voigtlander announced a new lens, and much more.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 20th, 2012.

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Tips and Solution

You’ve probably already seen HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs before—whether you knew what they were or not—and perhaps you even wondered to yourself, “How did they do that?” 

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Hands on Review

The Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head features a lightweight, carbon fiber design that provides maximum support and rigidity while allowing for a great deal of maneuverability with little force exerted. This head is ideal for use with long telephoto lenses that are too large or heavy to handhold as it can support loads up to 44 pounds.

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Hands on Review

The underwater world is full of beauty, mystery and awe-inspiring sights. It’s no wonder divers are so drawn to capturing photos and videos of this beneath-the-surface realm.

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Have you entered our contest to win a BlackRapid R Strap? If you have, we've got good news: this blog post will feature some of the selections in the running for the contest so far.

Interested in winning a BlackRapid RS-5? Check out the details and contest rules here to learn how you can be one of three winners. You've got one week left (August 1st) to enter.

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Yesterday was the deadline for the BlackRapid R-Strap (RS-5) contest. We had a numerous amount of really outstanding entries, some of which were featured half way through the contest. So you're all probably itching to know if you've won or not. Click Read and Discuss to see if your image made it.

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Hands on Review

Portable strobes combine the better of two worlds into a single entity; bringing the power and control of studio lighting together with the flexibility of speedlights or camera-based flash systems. Travel strobes are mainly used for location lighting situations, but can also prove to be a great all-around lighting system capable of fulfilling many studio-based tasks as well.

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The Canon PIXMA PRO-1 printer is a professional-grade inkjet printer capable of producing gallery-quality prints with special attention given to producing the longest dynamic range possible. 

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When I first started to do some research for this article, I decided to look up the word "Magic" because that’s how I feel about photography and—for that matter—any other art form. These are the words used to describe Magic: Enchanted, Thrilling, Powerful, Mystery, Supernatural, and Exquisite. If someone were to describe my work, these would certainly be the words I would want them to use. So the question remains: How do you create Magic with your work? How can you design a beautiful portrait of a person, landscape, animal, food etc. that warrants this kind of description? Let’s not forget that we are also trying to make money and stand out from the crowd—at least that’s what I’m trying to do.

For me, the magic process begins with the image I’ve created in the camera. Lighting is everything. It’s my primary concern, regardless of what I’m photographing. In my case, though, it’s usually a person. I make my living photographing children and families, and creating maternity portraits.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Judy Host of the Monte Zucker Creative Design Tour. BHInsights readers get a discount with customer code BNHCDTS.

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Part of the creative lighting process is knowing how to make the best of what you have. If you already have some on-camera strobes, but want to modify the way the light hits your subject, you're in luck—you can do it without smashing open your piggy bank.

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