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The post Ethics and Responsibilities for Landscape Photographers appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by John McIntire. It is hardly questionable that landscape photography is both rewarding and fun. The whole process – from planning and researching an outing to finally producing a completed image of an exquisite vista – can be so fulfilling it’s easy to see why it is such a popular genre. Unfortunately, there are costs to this popularity. Though most landscape photographers identify as environmentally minded, the sheer number of visitors to some locations can cause adverse effects – even despite the best intentions. That said, there are a few things you can look out for and practices you can take up to help ensure...Moss in Iceland takes decades to grow but moments to permanently destroy.
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Macro photography offers a unique perspective, revealing intricate details and hidden worlds often unseen by the naked eye. However, achieving sharp focus throughout the entire image can be challenging due to the inherently shallow depth of field. This is where focus stacking, a technique that merges multiple images with different focus points, becomes invaluable. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Instead, jump straight to the panel you want to work in. Here’s how: Press Command-1 (PC: Ctrl-1) to jump to the top panel in your right side panels (in the Develop module, that would be the Basic panel. In the Library module, that would be Quick Develop if you’re using “LR Classic”). Command-2 (PC: Ctrl-2) for the Tone Curve panel. Command-3 (PC: Ctrl-3) for the Color MIxer panel. Command-4 (PC: Ctrl-4) for the Color Grading panel. …and so on, because the panel keyboard shortcuts correspond to the order your panels are in, from top to bottom (I mention that because you can change the order of panels – I covered that in one of my recent Video Tip Tuesday). BONUS TIP:...🙂
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We often find ourselves chasing perfection, striving for flawless compositions and technically impeccable images. But what if there's more to capturing a moment than achieving technical mastery? What if embracing imperfection is the key to creating truly compelling photographs? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Framing is a fundamental aspect of photographic composition, impacting the way viewers engage with and interpret an image. While it may appear simple at first glance, mastering framing requires a nuanced understanding of how different elements within a scene interact with each other. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
I’m new to the 360 camera space, but after just a week or two with the new Insta360 X4, I can't see myself using my GoPro again. Ever. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jason Vinson)
Canon offers two primary lens options: the newer RF mount lenses and the older EF mount lenses. Understanding the differences and advantages of each system is essential for making informed decisions about your photography gear. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference stands as a beacon for both emerging talent and seasoned professionals. With the photography industry witnessing rapid changes in technology, style, and business practices, WPPI's role in a photographer's career has sparked intriguing discussions. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by David Sachs)
In portrait photography, achieving even and natural-looking skin tones is crucial for creating flattering and impactful images. One common challenge photographers face is dealing with redness in the skin, which can be caused by various factors such as skin conditions, lighting, or even the subject's emotional state. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to remove it using Photoshop. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The pursuit of unique and captivating bokeh often leads enthusiasts down a path of expensive and specialized lenses. However, TTArtisan offers a refreshing alternative with their 100mm f/2.8 "Bubble Bokeh" lens, providing photographers with an affordable tool to explore creative expression through distinctive bokeh effects. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
While not something I do a lot, there are a few situations where I use a droplet as part of my export process from Lightroom Classic (LrC). A droplet is a way to take a Photoshop action and make it an executable file that lives outside of Photoshop but allows you to drag and drop photos onto the droplet to run them through the action. Using them as part of the Export process from Lightroom Classic allows provides an easy way to drag and drop all the exported copies through the droplet and whatever action it contains. Unfortunately, there currently is a bug affecting some Mac users that causes an error to be displayed when you try to run exported copies...
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Selecting the ideal lens for wildlife photography can significantly impact your results, influencing image quality, reach, and overall shooting experience. Long zoom lenses, offering versatile focal lengths, have become increasingly popular among wildlife photographers due to their adaptability in capturing diverse subjects and scenarios. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post How to Fill the Frame for Stunning Photos (A Quick Guide) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Darren Rowse. Photography is an art form where every detail counts, and one of the most powerful techniques at your disposal is filling the frame – that is, ensuring that your main subject takes up the majority of your photo. Filling the frame can make a huge difference to your shots. Not only does it guide the viewer toward a clear compositional focus point, but it also helps create a connection between the viewer and the subject. It’s a technique that works, regardless of whether you’re a beginner capturing family photos on a smartphone or a seasoned professional...Filling the frame in photography
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Lightroom offers a lot powerful editing tools, and you can often finish a photo without ever touching Photoshop. This helpful video tutorial will show you five tips to ensure you are getting the most out of Lightroom. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop (6 Easy Steps) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Darlene Hildebrandt. Looking to create a realistic-looking reflection in Photoshop? Honestly, while using Photoshop to create a reflection might seem hard at first glance, it really isn’t. You just have to follow a specific set of steps relatively carefully! In this article, I’m going to explain how I use Photoshop to create reflections. This technique works particularly well on images with open pavement, and it also looks great if your images have some level of HDR processing (which tends to make the pavement look wet already). Specifically, you’re going to learn how to go from this: To this: And...reflection-before
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I’m never taking a tripod on vacation again. Last year I took a lightweight compact travel tripod to Japan but never used it once. This was because shooting long exposures on the OM System OM-1 was a breeze. The camera boasts incredible 7 stops of image stabilization, increasing to 8 stops with compatible lenses. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Matt Murray)
Many photographers shun the supplied camera neck strap for one of the Peak Design models. The choice has just broadened with a new color and other small changes. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ivor Rackham)
The ability to edit photos on the go is a valuable asset for any photographer, especially those who capture the fleeting moments of street life. Lightroom Mobile offers a powerful and convenient platform for editing street photography, allowing you to refine your images wherever inspiration strikes. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The Canon EOS R8 full frame mirrorless camera is on the cheap side of such cameras, and yet, it offers a nice feature set sure to please professionals and advanced hobbyists alike. Does it offer the right combination of cost and performance for you? This excellent video review will help you decide. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Wildlife photography is a difficult genre of the craft and often requires cutting-edge equipment to pull off, which in turn requires a high premium. Or does it? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Rob Baggs)

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