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Lightroom Changed Today: What you need to know in 5 minutes

In News by Jim Harmer0 Comments

What Happened? Adobe announced that Lightroom, as we know it, will now be known as “Lightroom Classic CC.”  There is a new version called “Lightroom CC” and it’s completely new and cloud-based. If you decide to continue using the regular old Lightroom Classic, then not much will change for you.  The new version has a …

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24 Things I Wish I Knew Before Photographing a Wedding

In Features by Michael Allie0 Comments

Are you getting ready to do wedding photography? Where do you start?  If you are thinking about cameras, lighting and other aspects of taking a picture, you are only scratching the surface of what you need to become a successful wedding photographer. Technical competence in taking wedding pictures merely lets you think about the idea …

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Review of the Aqua Backpack and Sling Bag from Miggo

In Gear by Brent Huntley2 Comments

Miggo is an interesting company that I have written about twice before on Improve Photography.  I first learned about them when I saw a Kickstarter for their Agua Storm-Proof Holster.   I was immediately intrigued, got my hands on one, and reviewed it in this article from last year.  During that process, I got to know …

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The Lensbaby Trio 28: An Exercise in Creativity

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst1 Comment

Anyone who has had the opportunity to use any of the Lensbaby lenses knows the unique effects that can be achieved with them. The Lensbaby Trio 28 is no exception. However, this lens is a little different than the other Lensbaby offerings. This article will explore how this lens operates and how using it may …

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A Beginner’s Guide to High-Speed Photography

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman21 Comments

So you’re feeling the “Need for Speed?”  You’ve seen some of those cool high-speed photos of dynamic action totally frozen and want to know what it takes to make them.  You want to try a little “photo wizardry,”  maybe stop things in mid-air?  Well, let’s show you how. The longer you are a photographer, the …

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How to Set the F-Stop on a Camera for Any Photo

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher10 Comments

  The f-stop, or aperture, is one of the key camera settings every photographer must master because it controls two critical things: the amount of light going through the lens and how deep the field of focus (depth of field) goes in your image. The larger the opening of the lens, the more light hits …

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Canon 17-40 f4L Review. Cheap Lens, Great Results

In Gear by Nathan2 Comments

In a world filled with hype on sharpness, clarity, and ultra wide angle lenses, Canon brings the next big hitter in their great lens line up. The Canon 17-40 f4L. Just kidding… Actually this lens came out in 2003 and is far from new. In fact this lens is probably due for a huge overhaul, …

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15 Things To Do Every Time You Shoot a Concert

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird7 Comments

Photographing a concert requires good camera skills and a sharp eye but taking good images is only part of the job.  You need to build trust with the bands, their management, and the venues by delivering a quality and consistent service.  In this article, I will share with you my top tips that will help …

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How to Remove People from Photographs in Photoshop

In Post-processing by Nathan Goldberg2 Comments

We’ve all been there.  You spend lots of time planning a location for an epic image, even travelling from long distances to get there, only to find the location buzzing with activity from other people.  Enough people to detract significantly from the image you were planning on getting.  And returning at a later, quieter time …