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The 21 Best Photography Project Ideas I’ve Ever Seen

1. Create a Cinemagraph (Animated GIFs) All of us have seen Harry Potter and those mystical photos where people are moving in the frames. Have you ever wondered how you could do that yourself with your own photos? With the right idea, you could easily put this together and have a very creative animated GIF. Because these are animations, they can …

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14 Tips for Building a Sub-$1,000 Home Studio

A home studio is a great option if you are taking clients to support your photography business. But before you open your home to your clients, make sure you have a setup that will give you great results and deliver the professional photos every client is looking for from their photographer. Follow these 14 tips to help make your home …

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Chromatic aberration: What it is, and how to fix or avoid it

What is it? Chromatic aberration as it relates to photography is also known as fringing. The cause and effect of chromatic aberration deals directly with the scientific engineering of the lens that you’re using on your camera. But first, here is a photo with chromatic aberration: At first glance, you can’t even tell that this photo is being affected by …

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How to Take Better Pictures Using Just the Pop-Up Flash

The dreaded pop-up flash. For many photographers, the thought of using only our built-in flash makes us cringe – and for good reasons. When not carefully altered, the pop-up flash gives off a harsh, direct light that is unnatural. Your photographs will turn out flat every time because the head-on direction of the light erases any shadows that would have …

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Top 35 Places to Shoot in California

California is such an amazing state with so many places to visit and sights to see! We reached out to several of our website fans and asked them to share some of their favorite places in California to go and shoot and they helped us come up with this: Click here to view map   Region One – Shasta Cascade …

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5 Time-Saving Lightroom Shortcuts You Won’t Want to Forget

Time is one of our most precious resources. As a photographer, you can spend as much time behind the computer as you do behind the camera. On any given day most of us would rather be out with our camera than facing a computer screen. Don’t get me wrong, photo editing is an important part of the process and often …