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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 …

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How to Focus ⅓ Into a Photo for Deep Depth-of-Field

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher9 Comments

  If you’re a landscape photographer, you’ve probably had someone tell you to focus 1/3 of the way into the scene.  It’s one of the many guidelines about photography that have sprung up over time.  Like most guidelines, it doesn’t cover every situation and it’s open to interpretation.  But, a lot of the time it …

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YN560IV Manual: A Helpful Illustrated Guide

In Gear by Brian Pex9 Comments

YN560IV Manual: A Helpful Illustrated Guide   The YN560 IV is a low cost flash unit made by third party Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo. This company makes a whole bunch of really great lighting devices for today’s digital photographer. This device is one of the very best in terms of value and utility. It is a …

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Learning Product Photography with Sandy Dorau

In Photo Basics by Brent Huntley4 Comments

If you follow the Improve Photography network of podcasts (and you are crazy if you are not, each show offers some unique insight from different hosts that make my commute much more enjoyable), you have noticed a lot of talk lately about product photography. If I am going to be honest, product photography never interested …

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SELECTIONS, CHANNELS, MASKS – TOOLS & TIPS

In Post-processing by Brian Pex1 Comment

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful and advanced image editing and manipulation application. At the heart of Photoshop is the ability to make adjustments, complete changes (adding or taking away elements in an image), and create the image that we envision from the start. In this article I will try to explain how some of …

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The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Milky Way Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Kevin D. Jordan33 Comments

With the low light capabilities of digital cameras drastically increasing in recent years, Milky Way photography is booming in popularity.  As a result, it is becoming more and more common to see photographers staying out past sunset and late into the night.  The easiest way to ensure that you capture a compelling Milky Way photo …

30 Tips for stunning sunset photography

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer122 Comments

Sunset Photography Tip #1. Underexpose.  This is the most important tip for taking pictures of sunsets.  Slightly underexposing the sunset will make the colors look more rich and defined.  The entire scene will become more dramatic.  You can underexpose by using manual mode and selecting a fast shutter speed, or you can shoot in aperture …

Tips for photographing little babies

In Portrait by Jim Harmer4 Comments

Taking pictures of kids is easy when compared to photographing babies.  Kids are always smiling and running around and doing cute things anyway, so photographers have only to stay out of the way and shoot in order to get fun shots.  Photographing babies is much tougher because they sleep most of the time and only …