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Photo & Video Learning Guides

Learn the photography and video skills you need with these specially curated learning guides to help you master everything from video editing to creating masterful photo effects.

Each learning guide consists of an overview of the subject along with a hand-picked selection of links to relevant tutorials and courses to help you master a particular subject. In Learn Photoshop Actions, for example, you'll discover what Photoshop actions are and how to install and use them. Then you'll get links to free tutorials and premium video courses to help you learn more. With so much to discover, your only problem is deciding what to learn first.

  1. Macro Photography

    16 Posts
    Back in the days of film cameras, macro (or micro) photography referred to an image magnification that was 1:1 or greater in relation to the 35mm film frame. Today, most of compact cameras, bridge cameras and DSLRs (entry level to intermediate) have a macro mode.
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  2. Night Photography

    14 Posts
    A night photograph as any image taken between dusk and dawn, when the sun is completely below the horizon line. In this series we explore some of the most popular night photography themes, including: cityscapes, astrophotography, fireworks and lightning. We also look at how night photographers look the world from a slightly different point of view, provide some great night-photography examples, and go through the techniques you need to make stunning night photos of your own.
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  3. Comprehensive Guide to Adobe Camera Raw

    8 Posts
    When the Adobe Camera Raw plugin was released back in February of 2003, it instantly became a must-have tool for photographers. Since then, the plugin has been frequently updated to support more cameras and more features. Adobe Camera Raw is available as part of Photoshop CC and is built upon the same powerful raw processing technology as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In this series, we will explain everything you need to know about working with Adobe Camera Raw.
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  4. Creating Realistic Composites With a Green Screen

    5 Posts
    From the incredible imaginations of sci-fi movie directors to the impactful stills of photographers like Joel Grimes, composite imaging is used for making the impossible look plausible. In most implementations, it has a look, a captivating, ethereally futuristic, effortlessly cool look. Most of this is down to the use of HDR backgrounds and atmospheric effects. But what about capturing the image to begin with? For that, we need two (or more) plates.
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  5. Lenses

    19 Posts
    This Learning Guide focuses (pun definitely intended!) on everything you need to know about the light gathering part of your camera. We’re bringing together a series of tutorials that feature both quick tips and in-depth guides that will allow you to truly understand lenses.
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