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Everything You Need To Know About Aperture
Everything You Need To Know About Aperture
After reading this article, your understanding of how apertures and their selection affect a photograph will become much more clear and less of a source of technical intimidation. Those little numbers won’t seem like such a big problem anymore!
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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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Interesting Photo of the Day: Papua New Guinea Paradise
Interesting Photo of the Day: Papua New Guinea Paradise
Papua New Guinea has some of the most rugged, unexplored land in the world. It also has amazingly clear, picturesque ocean scenery, like seen here. This half underwater, half above water photo taken by David Doubilet captures the beautiful, thriving coral and a simple, peaceful local custom.
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Use Spot Metering for Perfect Exposure on the First Try
Use Spot Metering for Perfect Exposure on the First Try
Over and under exposure tends to be the result of the meter taking readings from the wrong things. If you set your camera to spot metering, you can tell your camera to take readings from whatever you want.
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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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My Photography Journey and Some Things I've Learned
My Photography Journey and Some Things I've Learned
I can remember taking my first pictures when I was seven years old. While on a family vacation, my parents bought me a miniature camera for a few dollars. It used tiny little film and took tiny little black and white pictures.
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Pixel Trade Photography Project: Living Without Money for 2 Years
Pixel Trade Photography Project: Living Without Money for 2 Years
“I am travelling to all seven continents of the globe trading my services as a photographer for life’s basic necessities. No currency, no contracts, only my camera and an eager smile.”
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This Carnivorous Plant Timelapse Was Made in a Basement
This Carnivorous Plant Timelapse Was Made in a Basement
Creating the Carnivora Gardinum video took Field eight months with testing, technique, and development of equipment. He took a total of 13,770 images over 107 days of filming 24/7 with the two cameras.
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Barbershops: Through the Viewfinder of a Hasselblad
Barbershops: Through the Viewfinder of a Hasselblad
Pendle has always had a love for Hasselblads, but when he first started experimenting with TTV (through the viewfinder) photography years ago, he used a vintage Kodak Brownie reflex camera. He thought of filming the process then, but he always had trouble with glare and reflections in the viewfinder. It would be another five years before he found a solution.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: An Ant Investigates a Marble
Interesting Photo of the Day: An Ant Investigates a Marble
Even the miniscule can be boldly beautiful. Thanks to the macro lens, we can capture the extreme beauty in the tiniest subjects—things that might otherwise be overlooked.
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Behind the Scenes: Movie Poster Photo Shoot with Professional Dancers
Behind the Scenes: Movie Poster Photo Shoot with Professional Dancers
For the photographer, New York based Monte Isom, it was pretty exciting as well. When Summit Entertainment contacted Isom about shooting the key art for their upcoming film Step Up All In, he knew exactly what to expect.
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These Photos of Snowy Winter Scenes Will Take Your Breath Away
These Photos of Snowy Winter Scenes Will Take Your Breath Away
Snow, ice, and the crispness that comes with freezing temperatures can add a new dimension to your photos. Everything looks like it’s from a fairytale under this magical white cover.
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Rescued Film Project Brings Never Before Seen WWII Photos to Life
Rescued Film Project Brings Never Before Seen WWII Photos to Life
Having found these rolls, taken by an American soldier, the logical next step was to develop them to find out what was hidden inside them. One problem though—it was unclear whether anything could be retrieved at all from these rolls. Inspection revealed that some of the rolls had been damaged by water. And some of the spools were rusted.
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Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos
Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos
This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t understand is that the type of camera you use is not the key to improving your photography.
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Easy Spot Removal With Lightroom
Easy Spot Removal With Lightroom
Whether it’s fine lines, acne, or a stain on a shirt, quick spot removal techniques are always welcomed by photographers. Although Photoshop is king when it comes to intense editing, Lightroom is a great program for a wide range of editing needs.
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