Learning to See, Part X

The limitations in your photography are in yourself. Ernst Haas Diagonal lines, as we learned in our entry, are the subliminal connectors that keep the viewers eye within and moving around the ... See full article

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Window Light Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

During the week we posted a simple exercise here on dPS to practice working with Natural Light (from a window) when taking portraits. Today we thought it might be fun to make the exercise this weeks p... See full article

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How To Sync Multiple Camera Time Stamps In Lightroom 4

Syncing the time stamp on multiple cameras is best done ahead of time. Every six months or so I take all of my digital SLR camera bodies and sync the clocks in them. This is important because if you u... See full article

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Getting off Auto Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or Shutter Priority you’re cheating and if you wa... See full article

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How to Photograph Snowflakes with a DSLR

By Don Komarechka The winter months are typically uninteresting for macro photographers. Flowers, insects, and tiny details in nature all but disappear. Only one faithful subject is left in abundance ... See full article

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A Simple Exercise on Working with Natural Light in Portraits

Today I thought it might be fun to share a little exercise that we feature in our Natural Light eBook (by Mitchell Kanashkevich) – both because it gives you a taste for the content but also beca... See full article

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Printing Chinwag with Don Komarechka (Podcast 366)

This week, TWiP co-host Don Komarechka and I hook-up again to talk about printing, a passion we both share. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: There are also download and subscript... See full article

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3 Workouts to Improve your Photography

A Guest post by Jim Harmer of ImprovePhotography.com Athletes would never consider showing up to a game without having practiced, so why is it that most photographers shoot for the wall-hanger p... See full article

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Converting Images to Black and White Properly

by: David Wahlman of Wahlman Photography Recently I was asked about the process of converting images to black & white; namely when to know the image would be good for it. So in this post Im going t... See full article

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Using the Sun As A Compositional Element

For the most part, as photographers, we avoid shooting into the sun for fear that we’ll get some unsightly flaring. The sun DOES present some exposure challenges, and of course, flare is a con... See full article

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10 Tips To Get Over Photographers Block

Going through a creative rut can be frustrating, and sometimes scary, but it is usually temporary. Photographers block can happen to you at any time. Its up to you to turn it into a positive exp... See full article

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Fine Art Print Lightroom Slideshow Template

For many years I’ve used a black background for my Lightroom slideshow, and I still will sometimes, but recently, as I held a freshly printed photograph on Breathing Color’s Optica One fin... See full article

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3 Ways to get Better Control of Autofocus

In this post, Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist talks about three ways to get better control of autofocus. Sometimes autofocus can be really annoying. For some shots itll focus on the right part o... See full article

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Getty Is An Insult To Photographers. Introducing Stocksy [OPINION]

I’ve never liked Getty. I’ve gotten through about 80% of the submission process on multiple occasions but could never convince myself to pull the trigger. Sure there are a select and very ... See full article

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10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photos

Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who have been hunkered down for winter, enduring the rain and the snow, the time has finally come to get outside and enjoy some long awaited ... See full article

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Lightroom 4 Virtual Copies 101

Introduction This tutorial has been transcribed from the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Workshop on DVD, a 14 hour Lightroom 4 A Z guide with over 130 tutorials for mastering Lightroom from start to finis... See full article

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How I shot and edited it: The Second Severn Crossing

The image above is a long exposure taken of the Second Severn Crossing, a motorway bridge that crosses the River Severn, just outside Bristol, England. I have been asked a number of times how this i... See full article

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5 Easy Ways To Screw Up a Photo

Over the years Ive screwed more photos than I can count. And recently, when I was thinking about it, there have been a few constants behind many of these screw-ups. They are all easy to fix, bu... See full article

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Introduction to Lightroom

Do you have Lightroom but feel like you’re not using it to it’s potential? Have you heard about the power of Lightroom but are not sure if you’ll be able to learn it? The following v... See full article

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How I Got The Shot: Desert Road

Some exposure situations become difficult to handle in-camera without a little post processing later on. A perfect example is this shot of a desert road in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, that I ... See full article

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Why your Camera isnt a Superhero

A Guest Contribution by Draycat The day my first SLR camera arrived I was excited. I’d already put my point and shoot at the bottom of a drawer knowing that I wouldn’t need it anymore R... See full article

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Learning to See, Part IX

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams   In our last entry we learned that placing the subject at one of the four primary points of impact within the scene would greatl... See full article

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Color: A Powerful Creative Ally or an Afterthought?

A Guest post by Mitchell Kanashkevich who is the author behind dPS eBook – Captivating Color. Color is one facet of photography which we often tend to overlook and take for granted. It is freque... See full article

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Street Photography with Valerie Jardin (Podcast 364)

This week I’m joined by an incredibly talented street photographer, andfellow TWiP co-host, Valerie Jardin. As I don’t do a lot of street photography myself, we thought it would be good ... See full article

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Acorn Version 3.5.1 Image Editing Software

Sometimes Photoshop is just too much. Just too much for your image editing skills and sometimes just too much for your needs. And that’s not to forget the demands on your pocket! As the company ... See full article

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