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Shoot Report: Photos from the I.P. Oregon Coast Workshop

Last week I had the pleasure of holding a completely free photography workshop with 55 readers of ImprovePhotography.com in Oregon. On this page I want to share a play-by-play of some of my photos from the trip, but if you’re looking for full tutorials on how each one of the photos is made, complete with “before Photoshop” photos, camera settings, …

Photography Skill Levels

Today, Improve Photography is releasing an innovative way for photographers to get in-depth, professional feedback on their photos.  It’s our online portfolio review service, which I’ve worked extremely hard to make cost effective for all photographers. As part of each review, we place photographers in one of our 7 skill levels, so the photographer can track his or her progress …

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Gel Shifting (Flash Photography 101)

“Gel shifting” means shifting the color palette of a photo by using a gelled flash to change the lighting on the subject and changing the white balance to change the background colors.  The term “gel shifting” isn’t known by the vast majority of professional photographers.  Usually this is referred to in photographer circles as “that thing where you use a gel …

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iMac 5k for Photographers (In-Depth Review)

Photographers get excited about lenses and cameras, but it’s not every day that a computer can get the entire photo industry buzzing like the new iMac 5k has.  Obviously, the main draw to the computer is the insanely high resolution screen, but it takes a lot more than a pretty screen to justify the high price tag of this photo-editing powerhouse. …

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Would You Help Young Photographers?

Hey photo nerds! I’m writing to ask for your help.  Actually, it’s not me who needs your help but thousands of young photographers who are learning photography in schools across the world. I recently spoke to a young teenage girl who is learning photography in school.  The school does not have any cameras capable of shooting in manual, yet she …

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Canon 5D Mark III

Relax, trolls. I’m not suggesting that a phone can compare with a DSLR in terms of image quality.  And yes, I recognize that you could make a comparison like the one below with different stats and show how the 5D Mark III would kick the iPhone’s butt.  That’s not the point. However, a growing contingent of photographers is quickly becoming discontent with Canon …