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    How to Bounce On-Camera Flash for Better Portraits Bounce flash
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    On Camera flash isn't ideal, but sometimes you just have to make do with the flash you have. Here are some tips to help bounce your on-camera flash for better portraits in a pinch.Read More…
  • Composition
    Sight Lines and Framing for Dynamic Video CompositionFraming277b
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    Get your subjects eyelines right and camera positioning becomes simple. This video tutorial will show you how to split the frame into thirds, in your imagination, so the eyes are always aligned the right place.Read More…
  • Digital Asset Management
    3 Ways to Add the Power of Keywords to Images in LightroomPreview
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    As drives fill with years of images it becomes more and more difficult to find those special images you're looking for. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use keywords to master your ever-growing catalog in Lightroom.Read More…
  • Lighting
    3 Natural Portraits With Window Light400px
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    Photographing portraits with available light has many advantages. In this tutorial, we'll explore one of the best ways to photograph with available light: using sunlight filtered through windows. Read More…
  • Plugins
    Plug-ins Add New Features to LightroomLr plugin preview
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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an amazing piece of software that can be made even more powerful by adding third-party plug-ins. In this quick tip I introduce plug-ins and show how they can be added to Lightroom.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Studio Headphones for Recording Live SoundPreview
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    Many people concentrate on getting the visuals right when filming and forget that audio is just as important. A good pair of studio headphones can make the movie, or let it down. In this quick tip I’ll explain what studio headphones are and why we use them.Read More…
  • Macro
    Focus Stacking for Extended Depth of FieldPreview image
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    Using focus stacking to overcome shallow depth of field in close up photographyRead More…
  • Portrait
    6 Creative Ways to Shoot Portraits in a Tunnel6 ways tunnel
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    Tunnels are great landscape features with a lot of photographic potential. In this tutorial, you'll learn different ways to take advantage of this setting for your next portrait shoot.Read More…
  • Photo Editing
    Shooting Stars: Rating and Filtering Pictures in LightroomPreview stars
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    Lightroom's power to organize your image collection grows with each bit of data you add to the images. In this tutorial, you'll learn creative ways to apply the stars system to rate and rank your images.Read More…
  • White Balance
    Hot Pictures: Better White Balance With the Kelvin SystemAnvil
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    Photographers know "Kelvin" as the system of arbitrary numbers we change in camera to correct our white balance. In this article, you'll find out what it all means and how to use it for better photos.Read More…
  • Nature
    Todd Amacker: Go Exploring in Your Own BackyardZebra thumbnail
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    Todd Amacker is a conservation photographer and member of the Meet Your Neighbours project. Birds, people, fish and small creatures are some of the interests of this photographer. He uses a small kit of lenses and has a huge fascination for the biodiversity around us.Read More…
  • Lighting
    Shooting Portraits in Bright SunlightEd400px
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    Warm summer days, deep blue skies, the sun's blinding rays pounding down like a blazing hot hammer on an anvil. Without help, the light in the middle of the day is simply not flattering for shooting most subjects: it creates dark pockets of shadows in the eye sockets and the light can be very contrasty and hard to control. In this tutorial we present some practical solutions for shooting portraits in bright sunlight.Read More…
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