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Use Lightroom to Set Custom White Balance

Are you looking for a quick way to instantly improve your photography? Aren’t we all? Phil Steele has some great tips for taking it up a notch by understanding how to work with and customize white balance in the following video:

Steele says that if you want accurate color in your photographs, you need to know how to set white balance. He gives us two ways to do so: setting white balance directly in your camera while shooting, and altering white balance in post-production.

Customizing White Balance in the Field

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7 Ways to Handle High Contrast Scenes

Perhaps the greatest challenge you will face in outdoor photography is the high contrast created by the sun and the bright sky versus a darker foreground. That is one of the reason photographers try very hard to shoot at dawn or sunset. Read more →

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7 Tips for Better Beach Photography

The beach can be a great place for photography. You are in a scenic environment. You typically have friends or family members with you. You are usually there on nice days. All these can contribute to great photographs. Read more →

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Photography Tips for Wall Art

At one time or another – we’ve nearly all done it – we took one of our ‘best shots’, had an enlargement made and framed. We brought it home or to the office and hung it on display. Then something depressing happened Read more →

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Simple Post-Processing Tips For Minimalists

Are you a minimalist in terms of your photography? This article encourages you to take that approach a step further into post-processing to achieve a clean, timeless look to your imagery. Read more →

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How to Photograph the Milky Way in Places with Light Pollution

In this short yet detailed video tutorial, Ian Norman dissects an incredibly useful process of photographing the Milky Way in really difficult conditions. The technique, known as expose to the right (ETTR), overcomes conditions of extreme light pollution which are normally unsuitable for photographing the Milky Way: Read more →

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How to Create a Unique Bokeh Portrait for Under $10

You can have a luxurious bokeh in any of your images for the low cost of $4.99. Yes, you heard me right, just $4.99. How, you ask? I’ll tell you, but you won’t believe me – Christmas lights. Read more →

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11 Facts About PhotoLab That Will Impress Your Friends

PhotoLab (a Photoshop Elements Actions set) for Photoshop Elements was updated this week and now supports for Photoshop Elements 13. Now this pack boasts an installer for Windows versions of Elements 11-13, plus all the actions, thumbnails & xml files for a custom manual install for Mac users. Photographers go wild! Read more →

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The Easy Way to Make Your Own Custom Photoshop Brushes

If you’ve never heard about the creative use of brushes in Photoshop, this article is for you. If you already know about using brushes, you’ll be able to ramp up your creativity once you learn this easy skill – making your own brushes. Read more →

Simple Infrared Photography Tips Everyone Can Do

Want to add a little punch to your photos? Try shooting in infrared to get oversaturated, dream-like images that really draw the viewer in. Check out this video of Danish photographer Esben Zollner Olesen, an IR photography god who specializes in infrared sports photography portraits:

There are two options when it comes to shooting infrared.

  1. You can use an infrared filter on your lens.
  2. You can convert your camera to IR permanently—to do this, you have to remove the IR cut filter and install an IR filter.

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