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6 creative macro photo ideas for spring and summer

Take your seasonal macro photography to the next level with these creative close-up photo ideas. Read more →

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12 Steps to Successfully Promote your Photography on Social Media

If you’re reading this and are interested in digital photography, chances are you’re a user of Instagram, the current goliath of social media in photography. Instagram has become home to over 300 million users in the four years it’s been around, and it seems ready to only get bigger.

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Lightning Quick Photo Edit: See a Landscape Photo Transformed in Just 5 Minutes

If you think editing a beautiful landscape image in Camera RAW and Photoshop ought to take 30 minutes or an hour or longer, landscape photographer and photo educator Joshua Cripps is about to blow that assumption out of the water.

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10 Tips for Better Cityscape Photography

Photography is escapism. We want to see what we can’t with our own eyes; towering skyscrapers, endless skylines, the people of faraway cultures. We long for the distant, so it makes sense that cityscape photos are so popular and marketable. I hope these 10 tips will help you take better cityscape photography, and inspire you to explore faraway cultures.

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Digital camera effects from A-Z

26 digital camera effects and techniques to help you get more creative with your DSLR. From abstracts to zoom bursts, there’s sure to be an in-camera effect you’ll want to try.

Photoshop is great for enhancing and adding effects to your images, but nothing beats capturing it all in-camera in the first place. With that in mind, here’s our A-Z of 26 fantastic digital camera effects and tricks you can try today.

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7 Travel Photography Tips Your Tour Guide Won’t Tell You

This article is sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography. NYIP offers high-quality online photography courses that are affordable, convenient, and accredited.

Beauty is hiding in plain sight, but only for those who learn to see beyond the obvious. To capture the heart of a region through your lens, you must connect with a place on a deeper level.

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How to take long exposure seashore shots

Learn how to take long exposure shots of the sea that blur the water and create a serene mood with this expert guide to taking control of shutter speed! So read on to learn how you can take better long exposure pictures of water.

Ocean Blur: how to take long exposure pictures of the sea using an ND filter

Timing is key to shooting great seascapes. You need to be there at the right time of day, but just as important is the timing of the exposure. For a raging, stormy sea, a fast shutter speed can be appropriate, but with calmer waters, the best approach is to take it slow. Very slow.

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The Power of Keywording in Lightroom

Descriptive and Specific Keywords assigned to an image in Lightroom

Descriptive and Specific Keywords assigned to an image in Lightroom

In the simplest sense, Keywords in Lightroom are a way to describe key elements about a photograph. Just as the basic wikipedia definition of the term, keywords add description to an image and when used in conjunction with filters, are a great way to find specific images quickly in a large catalog. Keywords also provide a way for others to find your images on the web. Keywords get attached to images as part of the image metadata when an image is exported from Lightroom. These keywords in the metadata then act as an identifier and show up in internet searches when people search for certain words and phrases. If your images have your logo, watermark, or some other identifier, that is a another way for people to get exposed to your work.

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How to do More Unique Flower Photography

Do you love to photograph flowers? Flowers are the most beautiful things to photograph. They have texture, color and come in wonderful shapes.

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To create unique flower photography:

  • Use a 50mm or a telephoto lens.
  • Photograph with backlighting to enhance the transparency of the petals.
  • Choose camera angle carefully – photograph from below to obtain unusual shapes, photograph at eye-level to create a realistic look.
  • Get closer – try making an abstract
  • Look for great backgrounds – declutter the is using bokeh and a shallow depth of field.
  • Quality and color of light – photograph under diffused lighting, during the golden hour, or with the sun at an angle to enhance color, texture and depth.

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Get Creative with Displacement Maps in Photoshop

Creating a film noir look with a displacement map in Photoshop.

Creating a film noir look with a displacement map in Photoshop.

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