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Picture editing is an integral part of the photographic process, and this holds true whether your format is film or digital. Digital shooters typically upload images to their computers, tablets, or phones, edit the files in Lightroom, Photoshop, or comparable editing program, and, with a few keystrokes output wall-size murals or scaled-down Instagram posts. The tools and workflow of film editing...
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In this video, we discuss working with multiple strobe lights together. David Flores shows you two-point lighting, how to substitute a secondary light source, the difference between a key light and fill light, and lighting ratios when using studio strobe lights. We hope you've enjoyed this series on studio strobe lighting for beginners! Need help picking out a strobe light?...
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In Part 1 of The Savvy Winter Bird Photographer, I shared my strategies on how to best prepare yourself and your gear for dealing with extreme winter weather. In addition, I covered some tips for photographing from your vehicle and how to use manual focus...
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You want to go outside, get some fresh air, and snap some photos. But, it's winter and you've never done this before. Still, that's not going to stop you from going on an adventure! Strap on your snowshoes and get ready for some dazzling snow photos. Here are some tips to get you started on your winter photography journey. General Prepping As with any outdoor adventure, the right attire can make...
by Robin Laurenson
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As photographers, we are always looking for ways to capture beautiful photos that will stand out from the mundane. Sometimes, if we visit a popular location, capturing a scene in a unique and interesting way that no one might have already seen a million times in their social feeds can be challenging. I’ll share my Top 7 Compositional Tips with you, which will, no doubt, take your photographs to...
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Which light modifier is right for you? David Flores continues our strobe lighting series by demonstrating the different types of light modifiers, such as bounced light, softboxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, grids, colored gels, and snoots. These strobist photography techniques will take your studio lighting to new dimensions! Need help picking out a strobe light?...
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As wintertime approaches and temperatures begin to drop, certain precautions and preparations should be taken in to improve your photographing experience during this most beautiful time of the year. Wintertime provides a unique opportunity to photograph your surroundings, either nearby or whilst traveling, in a manner unlike any other time of the year. The quality of light and activities taking...
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In this lighting tutorial, David Flores shows you indoor and outdoor studio lighting setups for portrait photography. You'll also learn strobist photography techniques, such as camera settings to balance studio strobe light with ambient light. Need help picking out a strobe light? Click here...
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We're going over Premiere Pro basics, aka workflow hacks, for optimizing Premiere to speed up workflow and get more jobs. From keyboard shortcuts, to changing Premiere’s shortcuts, to organizing footage, Jake has Adobe Premiere Pro tips for editing faster and more efficiently! Learn more Premiere Pro CC Editing Tips: -...
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In this video, we teach you how to balance flash and camera settings, how to trigger wireless studio strobes, and more. We also answer the questions: Do you need a DSLR or mirrorless camera? Does your camera have a sync port or a hot shoe? Do you need a wire to sync, or can you use a wireless sync system and remote trigger? How do you know when your camera is synced to your strobe light? What is...
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When winter rolls around, many bird photographers choose to hibernate like a bear or fly south like a bunting. However, with a few precautions and considerations, winter can be an excellent time of year to photograph birds, even in the northern climates. Over the years, I have made dozens of trips to photograph birds in some pretty extreme locations, such as the high arctic, northern Michigan and...
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David Flores shows you studio strobe basics, like types of studio strobes, watt seconds, lighting settings, and when to use strobe lights. What's the difference between pack and head, monolight, and battery powered strobe lights? Keep watching to learn more studio lighting for beginners! Click here for the full series (new episodes every Tuesday)! For more videos from the 'Strobe Lighting' Series...
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Are you currently a photography student? Are you enrolled in high school, college, or graduate-level photography classes this fall? Here is some unsolicited advice from professional photographic educators to take with you into the classroom or out into the field. 1. “It is totally natural to emulate other photographers who you admire as you start your journey with the medium of photography, but...
by Paige Denkin
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For the past six months, Paige and Corey have traveled across the country. Here are some of their key tips, takeaways, and travel lessons.  What is boon-docking? Boon-docking typically refers to off-grid camping, most commonly done in a vehicle or trailer. When boon-docking, you have few common luxuries, live respectfully off the land and pack out anything you brought with you. You have no...
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When I’m out and about with my camera, I always keep an eye out for reflective surfaces. Puddles, polished stone, windows, and other glass surfaces offer creative possibilities when trying to capture intriguing photographs of everyday subjects and scenarios. Photographs © Allan Weitz 2019 Depending on camera position, reflections can add greatly to the visual dynamics of a photograph. By...
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