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We have probably all seen images in which the photographer has panned with the action—photos where the subject is in fairly sharp focus and the background is blurred due to the motion of the camera. The subjects you might have seen in action panning photos include cars, trucks, airplanes, runners, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. Done well, action panning photographs are a pleasure to look at and,...
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Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park is one of the most scenic overlooks on the entire planet. Because of its sheer beauty, it is difficult to walk away from it with a bad photograph. (I have always said that it is easier to make a beautiful photograph of something that is already beautiful than it is to make a beautiful photograph of something that is not beautiful.) And, almost every camera-...
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Metering for optimal exposure is crucial in all forms of photography, but especially so for landscape and cityscape applications. When you’re shooting outside during the day, you’ve got to deal with the sun and the sky, which of course can be extremely bright, and you may also have very dark shadows relative to the sky within the same frame. This can create an extremely wide dynamic range that...
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For many people, the word “landscape” typically conjures up images of snow-capped mountains, mighty rivers, and flower-covered meadows awash in the light of golden sunsets. But what if these photo utopias are beyond the bounds of a reasonable driving distance? What if your choices of places to photograph is limited to your immediate neighborhood or town? Are you skunked when it comes to landscape...
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When it comes to outdoor and travel photography, every season has its signature attributes. Springtime is about the pastels of awakening flowers, summer is about the lushness of landscapes in full bloom, and fall is the final riot of color before the onset of winter. And winter? Winter is about light, and wouldn’t you know it—that’s exactly what photography is about. Photographs © Allan Weitz...
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LEDs have become an increasingly popular lighting choice for creators who work in both photo and video. Continuous, portable, and loaded with features, LEDs are some of the most versatile lighting options on the market. Unlike other continuous sources, which often require generators to work on location, most new LEDs feature the option of battery power so you can take them virtually anywhere you...
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Night photography has become increasingly popular and accessible in recent years, and the experience of photographing the landscape under a starry night sky is incomparably rewarding. In this seminar, Lance Keimig of National Parks at Night shares his techniques for light painting, light writing, and low light landscape photography. Are you a fan of night photography? Share your experiences with...
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Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel shares his compositing pro tips when trying to blend images in Photoshop. He will go over how to use the Perspective Warp tool, the importance of understanding a vanishing point, how to use an adjustment layer, how to cut out hair in Photoshop, and more. Which of these Photoshop tips did you find the most helpful? Let us know, and share your own...
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Oveck shares his photo-editing tips for creative portraits. In this video, he explains the importance of playing with colors, hues, highlights, midtones and shadows while portrait editing in Photoshop, as well as how to combine photos for a motion-blur effect. Do you have any photo-manipulation tips? Please share them in the Comments section!
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Congratulations on getting a new camera, and welcome to the world of photography! You are going to love it. Before you go out shooting, take a look at these 10 things you should do first with your brand-new camera. 1. Charge the Battery Being fresh out of the box, your camera’s battery is unlikely to be fully charged. Plus, manufacturers usually recommend a full charge cycle before you go out...
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Landscape photography has a lot to do with getting to the right location at the right time. Many photographers quickly find out that sometimes the best angle is unreachable by those of us stuck with our feet firmly on the ground. Drones might just be the next best tool for photographers. No need to...
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Mastering studio lighting can feel like a Herculean feat when you’re just getting started. Like any aspect of photography, it requires patience, practice, and plenty of mistakes before it comes naturally. In an effort to shorten your learning curve, we’ve rounded up 10 common issues that beginners encounter and how to fix them. Technical Issues Lighting setups can be as simple or complicated as...
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Achieving accurate skin tones in photography can be a life’s journey. Even the most dedicated and technically proficient portrait photographer spends significant time lighting for skin tone and then adjusting the raw images in post-production to get the look they are after. While there is no substitute for accurate lighting or digging into a raw file to make those adjustments, most photographers...
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There is a lot of talk about lighting and photography, and specifically how learning to use light can make you a better photographer. This is true, of course, but is also a notion that’s more often applied to working with artificial lighting, such as for portraits or products, where you can work in a studio with a strobe or LED to fine-tune how your shot looks. When it comes to landscapes, on the...
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Many genres of photography benefit from planning your shots beforehand, whether that means sketching ideas in a studio, taking some casual smartphone photos beforehand, or creating a schedule and shot list for a shoot. For landscape photographers, planning is an essential part of the process, mainly because it will improve your efficiency and help you get the shot you need by being in the right...
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