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Best camera settings for night cityscapes and traffic trails

Getting everything ready before you head out will save you trying to change settings in near-darkness. Our series of pre-shot checklists continues with a look at the best camera settings for night cityscapes and traffic trails.

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How to Blur the Background of Your Photos

Many photographers think that the only way to effectively blur the background of their photos is to use a wide aperture. Well, that is an effective method, but it’s only one of many. In this video, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup show us a number of ways to achieve background blur Read more →

3 Useful Photoshop Techniques for Making Images Exposure Corrections

In general, where images are too dark, this is referred to as underexposed. Conversely, images that are too light are overexposed. Photos taken on sunny days are prone to being overexposed. In an ideal situation, the aim is to try and get the correct exposure in-camera. In doing so, less time will be spent in […]

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Best camera settings for studio flash

You can pre-set a great deal when you’ve got full control over your shooting conditions. The latest instalment in our series of pre-shot checklists examines the best camera settings for studio flash.

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3 Steps to Easily and Realistically Change Hair Color in Photoshop

For those who follow trends you’ll know there is a move to “metallic” hair colors for both men and women, and this is especially evident in fashion photography. Whether you want to add extra pizzazz to a fashion shot, jazz up a promotional photo without having your models spend hours (and probably big bucks) at […]

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6 Easy Steps for Post-Processing a Low-Light Photo in Lightroom

The word photography comes from the ancient Greek words for “light” and “drawing”. With the presence of light being a rather important constituent in the making of a photograph, it is no wonder that low-light conditions are often a photographer’s nemesis. While so many other lighting variables have an immense impact on your images Read more →

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Photo Composition Tips

One aspect of photography that photographers constantly strive to improve is composition. It’s one of those things that you spend your entire photographic career working on. There are many considerations to be made on what to include in the frame and—equally important—what to leave out Read more →

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How To Create Two of the Same Person in One Photograph Using Photoshop

This is a fun twist on portraiture that can often tell a bit more of a story about your subject, by allowing them to reveal two or more sides to their personality. It’s an old photography trick used in the days of the darkroom, and now with modern technology can be done in minutes with […]

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The Photography Filters Cheat Sheet

Think photography filters are a thing of the past? Think again! Just because you can edit in Photoshop your photos doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from some tweaks in-camera. This handy infographic from Zippi shows you how to use photo filters effectively to improve your images and get the results you want: Read more →

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4 Tips to Help you Decide Between Black and White or Color for your Image

Why do black and white photographs speak to us? In nature, colors are meant to attract, and cause things to catch our attention. Still, even without color, black and white images are a mainstay of our craft, and are powerful representations of the artistic spirit. There are many differing opinions when it comes to black and white Read more →