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  • HDR
    Busted! 7 Myths About High Dynamic Range PhotographyBen lucas hdr aman anuraj preview
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    High Dynamic Range photography gets a lot of hate on the internet, particularly from other photographers. In this article, we're going to bust the most popular myths and misconceptions about HDR.Read More…
  • Business
    When and How to Volunteer Your Time as a Photographer or VideographerCharity volunteer
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    As photographers or videographers, we can often be asked to give our time and expertise for free. Ultimately of course, the decision is yours, but hopefully this article will help you make that decision in an informed, confident way.Read More…
  • Assisting
    VAL: Voice-Activated Lightstands to the Rescue!Tuts val preview
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    Voice-Activated Lightstands are invaluable photography assistants who bring humour as well as equipment on set.Read More…
  • Night Photography
    How to Photograph an EclipsePhotographing eclipse
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    This week there's an eclipse visible from the UK and Ireland and I plan to photograph it. Here's how you can too!Read More…
  • Night Photography
    Observation, Visualisation and Composition for Night PhotographyPreview
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    We all see the world with a unique perspective. The art of photography allows us to share this window on our world and connect the viewer to an idea, a story or an emotion. Observation, visualisation and composition are an essential part of forging that connection and lie at the heart of good image creation. Identifying potential subjects and key aspects within a scene and pre-visualising the most effective way to compose a photograph and present this personal interpretation of our own experiences is a core skill you will need to consciously develop if you are to master the art of painting with light.Read More…
  • Focus
    Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same TimePreview
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    With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the button is pressed the entire way. With back button focusing, you use a button at the back of your camera to control the focus, taking it control away from the shutter button entirely.Read More…
  • Shooting
    Better Pictures Through Words: The Lost Art of Photo Field NotesNotesphotographersthumb ja
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    Although a picture can say a thousand words, photographers have discovered that taking notes helps them to create better photos. We look at the evolution of note-taking for photographers and update on the tools available to make one’s life easier.Read More…
  • Portrait
    Essential Makeup Tips for Every Portrait PhotographerTuts makeup preview
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    Makeup applied well can correct most skin imperfections, saving time in retouching portraits after the shoot. Having a makeup artist on set is ideal, but when that’s not possible, you can use a few basic techniques yourself. This tutorial will show you how.Read More…
  • Portrait
    What We Expect to See: When to Crop Limbs in a PortraitCropping
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    Deciding where to crop a portrait can be a challenge. This quick tip explains how we see and how those principles can help us make good cropping decisions.Read More…
  • Video
    5 Essential Projects To Get You Started as a Weekend FilmmakerWeekend film maker thumbnail
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    You've heard the advice many times: forget the excuses, just go out and shoot! It's the only way to learn! Sounds great! But what to shoot? Many filmmakers default to narrative or fiction short films, but there are many, many barriers to making a decent short narrative film, such as scripts, actors, locations, crew.... it's way more complicated than just "go shoot."Read More…
  • Shooting
    Mind the Gaps: Creating Convincing Crowd ScenesCrowd
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    Shooting convincing crowd scenes is difficult when you only have a few actors. This tutorial shows how to create a the appearance of a huge crowd with a small group.Read More…
  • Shooting
    Ergonomic Principles and Practice for PhotographersErgonomics of shooting preview
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    It’s easy to unintentionally hurt ourselves when photographing and it’s difficult to shoot when hurt. We can prevent injury by changing our posture and how we carry our equipment. This tutorial presents a mini-program of five exercises to help photographers stretch and tone the parts of our bodies we use the hardest when on a shoot.Read More…
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