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How to Create "Burning Man" Photos
How to Create "Burning Man" Photos
In the video, DigitalRev shows how you can create the effect that somebody is on fire without actually setting fire to your subject. And since real props often yield better results than digitally altering the photo, we thought it was a good idea, as well.
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The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings
The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings
Portrait photography isn’t that difficult, but there is a tried-and-true methodology that you can use to produce great portraits — as opposed to just making happy snaps.
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Professional 1-Click Black and White Lightroom Presets at 70% Off
Professional 1-Click Black and White Lightroom Presets at 70% Off
Simply clicking the black & white setting in Lightroom can leave otherwise great photos feeling a bit dull. It takes some know-how to get them looking their best. This set of Lightroom presets takes out the guess work and makes it easy to create beautiful black and white photos.
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In-Depth Milky Way Timelapse Tutorial for Beginners
In-Depth Milky Way Timelapse Tutorial for Beginners
The thing that you need to keep in mind is that you’ll need some experience in astrophotography before you tackle a timelapse. Finding your way around in pitch darkness isn’t that easy, nor is manually setting your focus and all the accompanying issues that come with night sky photography.
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The Benefits of Using Manual Mode with Auto ISO
The Benefits of Using Manual Mode with Auto ISO
Perry notes that there’s no special name for this feature. To put it into place on a Nikon camera, set your exposure mode to manual, then turn on auto ISO and set the minimum and maximum ISO. These settings are generally similar on other camera brands, but you’ll have to experiment to see how it works on your camera.
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Timelapse Photographer Captures Meteor Exploding Against the Atmosphere
Timelapse Photographer Captures Meteor Exploding Against the Atmosphere
While shooting a timelapse of the Milky Way, one incredibly lucky photographer captured rare footage of a meteor explosion against the atmosphere. Wes Eisenhauer was definitely in the right place at the right time, with the right camera settings, when a meteor slammed into the atmosphere and burned up in a fiery ring.
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6 Tips for Better Photos: Getting Your Settings Right
6 Tips for Better Photos: Getting Your Settings Right
Successfully manipulate shutter speed and aperture with these tips for shooting compelling photos with dramatic effect. Plus, get even more industry secrets when you download Craftsy’s printable eGuide to Understanding Exposure for Better Photos here, featuring helpful tutorials on ISO, shutter speed, aperture, proper exposure and more.
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15 Famous Landmarks Photographed from Completely Different Perspectives
15 Famous Landmarks Photographed from Completely Different Perspectives
A good photographer will always consider different perspectives when setting up his composition to ensure that he’s capturing the moment at just the right angle for his intended vision. When out taking photos, try making adjustments by moving to different angles, changing lenses, zooming in or out, or shooting lower or higher to the ground. Then, review the images to see which version best portrays the landscape–you may be surprised!
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Understanding Crop Factor: Are You Being Scammed By Camera Manufacturers?
Understanding Crop Factor: Are You Being Scammed By Camera Manufacturers?
Perhaps you have heard the term “crop factor” before, but you’re not sure what it really means. If that’s the case, you’re probably also unaware of what an important part it plays in making the most of your digital camera. The camera settings we still use–ISO, aperture, and f-stop–were designed for film and do not take into account the wide variety of sensor sizes used by digital cameras; we use crop factor to account for these shortcomings in camera design.
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Mystical 4K Timelapse of Yellowstone National Park
Mystical 4K Timelapse of Yellowstone National Park
Henry achieves the incredible detail and fluidity in the video by utilizing the full force of the 4K video on his two Canon cameras, the EOS-1D C and 5D Mk III. The timelapse scenes were shot on a 5K RAW setting, and he uses an array of motion slider cranes like the Kessler Crane Cinedrive and Cineslider to achieve a graceful pan over lakes and valleys.
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New 30 Tips and Techniques for Portrait Photography
New 30 Tips and Techniques for Portrait Photography
Photographing people requires tremendous attention to detail. Not only do you need to get your camera settings right, but you need to work effectively with your subject at the same time. This eBook was designed to help readers gain confidence and avoid common pitfalls in portrait photography.
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Winter Action Sports Photography Inside a Studio
Winter Action Sports Photography Inside a Studio
Environmental portraits are most often shot in expected places. Chefs are pictured in kitchens, artists are photographed in their studios, and athletes are captured during their competitions. To increase the impact of their images, however, commercial photographers sometimes look for ways to photograph their subjects in unexpected settings.
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Interesting Photo of the Day Taking the Camera for a Night on the Town
Interesting Photo of the Day Taking the Camera for a Night on the Town
Who says you can’t drive AND take photos at the same time? These two clever photographers came up with the idea of setting a camera up on a tripod in the back of their Mini Cooper to capture an image of them cruising downtown at night. Of course, you don’t need a Mini to try this yourself, however, the convertible does allow for a lot more to be captured:
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How to Use Lightroom 5
How to Use Lightroom 5
Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the first time, it’s tempting to get started with enhancing your images right away. However, taking the time to get organized and configure settings before importing any photos will help you get the most out of the powerful software.
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How to do Bokeh
How to do Bokeh
This technique should not be confused with photographs that are out of focus due to poorly balanced settings. Creating a bokeh requires forethought and a steady shot.
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