Why does your camera see things differently than you?

Do you ever see a beautiful scene, take out your camera, take the shot and then wonder what went wrong? Why doesn’t the display on the LCD screen look at all like the scene in front of you? Do y... See full article

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Weddings Through The Eyes of a Noob: Lessons I Learned

Throughout the first 20 years of my career in photography, I’d photographed a lot of different things- NHL All-Star games, Major League Baseball, NFL Football. I’d photographed portraits, ... See full article

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Use Diptychs to Tell a Story

If a picture is worth a thousands words, how much is a diptych (pronounced diptik) worth? Photography is about visual communication: sharing stories, ideas, and feelings through images. A diptych of t... See full article

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Learning to See, Part V

The colour of the object illuminated partakes of the colour of that which illuminates it. - Leonardo da Vinci In our past columns (see links below) we have discussed such topics as how one colour can ... See full article

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Sun Too Harsh? Modify It!

I’m big on shooting portraits outdoors. I love the natural light, the variety of locations available, and the more natural feel. I think for the average subject, a studio can be an intimidat... See full article

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Dragging The Shutter: Balancing Fill Flash With Ambient Light

Shooting indoors with a flash can challenge the best of photographers. Many times, the goal is simply to create enough light to illuminate your subject, and background be damned. The results, howeve... See full article

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What is Holistic Photography?

A Guest Post by Ben Evans Holistic Photography is a way to develop an artist’s appreciation for the visual world. This is achieved by interaction with challenging ideas and technical mastery of ... See full article

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Photography Bucket List Big Sur

As a photographer, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel around to some great locations in the United States and abroad. It’s hard to tell which places are worth going to and wh... See full article

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Finding Your Way Around the Mode Dial

This is the first in a series of articles by Andrew S Gibson, the author of Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS cameras. Your camera’s Mode Dial is the gateway to its exposu... See full article

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Perfecting and Playing with White Balance

As photographers we often question the strength, type and direction of light, but because most of todays cameras auto-functions are greatly enhanced, it can be easy to forget about the colour of... See full article

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Studio Portraits Getting Started With One Light

Working with studio lights can be a daunting process for many photographers. Many find the studio to be a place of fear and anxiety where the sanctity of natural light has vacated and the hauntingly, ... See full article

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How To Keep Your Memory Cards Healthy

In this post, Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist explains how to keep your memory cards healthy. Memory cards are one of the most often neglected parts of digital photography. But, they’re extre... See full article

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How to Match Exposures when Stitching Panoramas in Photoshop

Since the introduction of Photoshop CS2, Adobes image editing software has shipped with the ability to easily merge a series of photographs into a panorama. Often, it is incredibly simple: once y... See full article

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Four Tips on Your Image Data Safety Procedures

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post production speed by 5 to 10 times. Click here to learn m... See full article

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10 Ways to Direct a Portrait Shoot like a Pro

In this post Gina Milicia – author of our brand new eBook “Portraits: Making the Shot” shares 10 tips on directing a portrait shoot like a Pro. 1. Check your Mood Have you ever been ... See full article

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Include The Foreground For Dramatic Landscapes

When photographing landscapes, it’s very easy to get lost in the grandiosity of the overall view, and sometimes , lose sight of what could be a better image. Many times, I’ve been taken ... See full article

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An Editorial: Is the Internet a Photographers Friend or Foe?

Rewinding the Clocks back 15 Years Should we wind our clocks back about 15 years to a time before the phenomenal popularity of home based computers and the internet, there was a general widespread kno... See full article

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Learning to See, Part IV

The Hues and Use of Colour, Part III Seek the strongest colour possible…the content is of no importance. Henri Matisse Upon review of our last entry we learned that the colour, tone or s... See full article

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How I Shot And Edited It Mesa Arch At Sunrise

Of the images I brought back from a trip to Utah’s Canyonlands and Arches National Parks this past Fall, the one above recieved the most comments and requests for info. For starters, this is a s... See full article

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Photo Project: Why You Should Create a Photo Inspiration Corkboard

Like any project around the house, I thought about doing this almost a year ago and finally put it up in my office last month. It turned out so well that I wanted to share it with you all. This is a... See full article

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3 Minutes with Photographer John Lund

Photoshop is both loved and hated in the photography world. Too much Photoshop can unleash the fury of the masses, but just the right amount can trigger inspiration, awe, laughter, and a variety of ot... See full article

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Showing Speed: Using Panning When Shooting Action

For the most part, photography is all about freezing a moment in time, stopping the action in front of you. But there are times when freezing the action fails to show the full story. People move. ... See full article

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Include Clouds In Your Landscapes

Generally speaking, we all love a sunny day. No too hot. Not a cloud in the sky. By photographically speaking, clouds can be your best friend. They can add drama. But more importantly, they are often ... See full article

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How to Shoot Really Big Panoramas

The image below is a stitched panorama comprised of 7 separate frames, stitched together in Photoshop CS6, using the Photomerge feature. The full sized finished image weighs in at 85 megapixels. In th... See full article

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Magic Lantern Guide to Nikon D800/D800E Review

Like many books and movies, if you’ve read the book you’ll want to see the movie. Similarly, if you own a Nikon D800/D800E you’ll want to read this guide book. Or even more significa... See full article

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