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5 Great Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Photos

Even though the low light capabilities of today’s cameras continue to improve, noisy images are still a common challenge among photographers.  As much as we would love to capture photos with exposure settings that yield the cleanest possible image, many shooting situations call for us to make the choice between getting either a noisy photo or no photo at all.  …

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Lightroom 6 to Require “Current” OS

Last week Adobe published a very brief announcement that as they are working very hard on a major version update to their popular Lightroom product they have made the decision to no longer support “older” operating systems:     In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, …

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Head Swap in Photoshop

One of the most commonly asked questions by Photoshop beginners is how to perform a head swap. In this lesson you will learn the 3 simple steps: copy, paste, mask.   You just got home from a family portrait shoot and upload the photos only to find your favorite shot is ruined because one of your subjects blinked or maybe …

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Let’s Talk: Portraits vs Snapshots

You have a good camera and photograph people on a regular basis, yet your photos don’t look like the portraits you admire or regularly see in magazines or online. All of the elements seem to be there but something appears to be missing. In this case, you may be taking snapshots and not portraits. Snapshots tend to capture a moment …