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How to Do Street Photography with a Smartphone

Street photography might be one of the easiest genres of photography to slide into — it’s just you, a camera, and more or less walking around documenting humankind with an artistic flare — yet it can be quite difficult to progress beyond snapshot-looking images. This article will explore tips for improving your street photography using […]

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5 Ways to Use the Lightroom’s Brush Tool in 2021

[embedded content] Even though the Brush tool is not a new tool in Adobe Lightroom, you may be surprised by all the ways it can be used and all the advantages you can gain by using a brush. This is part of my daily workflow and I hope it will become part of yours! To […]

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13 Tips for Shooting Sharp Landscape Photos with a Telephoto Lens

Landscape photography is often associated, or even equated, with the use of wide-angle lenses, however, this can lead to formulaic compositions. Telephoto lenses may seem like the province of wildlife photography, but alternating with them brings new creative opportunities for landscape photography. This is illustrated by the two opening images of my photobook Our National […]

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How to Light Catalog Quality Product Shots with a Single Speedlight

[embedded content] In this nine-minute video from Workphlo, photographer Dustin Dolby explains how to light catalog quality reflective product photos using just a single Speedlight. To start, Dolby suggests shooting the products separately to avoid them reflecting onto each other, making it easier to get an ultra-clean look for each piece. Dolby also suggests using […]

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Photographing Glowing Mushrooms in Singapore

Singapore is home to a number of bioluminescent fungi. Out of over 148,000 known species of fungi across the world, over 70 of them are known to exhibit bioluminescence. All known luminescent species are white-rot fungi, which means that it breaks down lignin in wood. Lignin is responsible for the support tissues in plants and […]

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An Advanced 7-Step Way to Edit B&W Photos in Lightroom

[embedded content] Black and white images can tell entirely different stories than color. By removing all of the colors, the tones carry the weight of the story. There’s a lot of gray area (pun intended) when it comes to black and white images as there’s no right or wrong way to take them. In this […]

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Local Adjustments in Lightroom for Midtone Control

In most images, midtones carry much of the important information. This is not true for all images, but those are the exceptions. In this article, I will present an approach to control midtone information from color to tonal structure. Global adjustments only. Radial filter with Luminance mask. Start with Global Adjustments This is true in […]

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How to Level Up Your Portraits Using Simple Props

[embedded content] An easy and effective way to increase production value to your images is by adding simple props. Not only do they add additional visual interest, but they can also add story to the scene. Today, I’ll be starting with a basic “walk-up” shot and working step by step to make changes until we […]

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How To Perfectly Freeze the Action for a Pouring Beverage Photo

[embedded content] In this 13-minute advertising photography tutorial video from Workphlo, photographer Dustin Dolby explains how to perfectly freeze the action of a pouring beverage by using a simple three speedlight system. Dolby says some of his favorite advertising photography involves motion, depicting a product coming to life. By using the three speedlight setup to […]

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How to Do Top Back Lighting in Product Photography

[embedded content] I’m photographer Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens, and in this article and 10-minute video, we’re going to talk about my favorite lighting when it comes to lighting any kind of product: top back light. Our camera is generally in front of the food, and what do we do with our lights? […]

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How to Choose the Best Lenses for Infrared Photography

Not all lenses perform well with infrared. A fantastic lens for normal visible light photography may be terrible for infrared (aka “IR”) photography. Choosing the right lens can be tricky. If you’re planning to get an infrared conversion for your camera, make sure you have lenses that will work well for it or be ready […]

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A Two-Light Portrait Setup That Gives Consistent and Flattering Results

[embedded content] Well-known portrait photographer and YouTuber Manny Ortiz made this 5.5-minute video in which he shares his go-to beauty lighting setup that guarantees stunning and flattering studio portraits time and time again. When it comes to studio portrait photography setups, the sky is the limit.  Photographers can use complex arrangements of multiple lights to […]

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How to Use the Luminosity Mask in Lightroom Classic

[embedded content] The Luminosity Mask is a really great tool to use when it comes to retouching landscape, cityscape as well as portrait. It gives you more freedom when you use different tools in Lightroom and you will see it is awesome! Now let me show you how it works. I did a basic retouching […]

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The Split LUT Technique in Photoshop to Get Separate Controls

[embedded content] I’m Colin Smith from PhotoshopCAFE.com. In this 4-minute video and article, I’ll share a new Photoshop technique I came up with that gives you separate control over strength, color, and luminosity in LUTS. I call this the Split LUT technique. We all love LUTs (lookup tables). They are a quick and portable way […]

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Photographer Shares Tips For Water Droplet Collision Shots

[embedded content] Photographing water droplet collisions can be tricky given that your subject vanishes in the blink of an eye. The process of setting up and revising a successful shoot strategy isn’t easy, but one photographer has shared his best tips and techniques to help with that. Jens Heidler from the YouTube channel Another Perspective has previously […]

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How to Make a Simple DIY Background for Food Photography

[embedded content] I have made many DIY backgrounds for my photography. Honestly, too many. It gets really addictive. If you have been thinking of creating some for yourself or how you can improve your photography collection for very little money, these tips on creating your own DIY background are going to be super helpful. This […]

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A DIY Way to Fix Loose Rubber Rings on Camera Lenses

After purchasing Takumar 55mm f/1.8 lens years ago, I started building my collection of vintage lenses, and because I don’t like spending a lot of money on them, I became a frequent visitor of thrift stores, flea markets, and online auction sites. The things I’m bumping into are often in various states of decay, so […]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Event Photography

Event photography is an art form, and it takes a while to achieve what you’re looking for. Not only does shooting an event require you to be constantly on the move, but it’s also necessary to know how to fully use each setting on your camera. For example, if you’re shooting in a dimly lit […]

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How To Photograph Beer and Successfully Retouch in Photoshop

[embedded content] In this 18-minute video, photographer Dustin Dolby explains many of the tricks beverage photographers use and shows how anyone can achieve professional-level beer photos with just a few speedlights and some entry-level camera gear. Dolby says that every little detail matters when it comes to creating the perfect shot for advertising beverages.While beer […]

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