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I’m done with it. Seriously. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jeff Wiswell)
Landscape photography is a challenging genre that takes a combination of technical skill, creative vision, knowledge of the elements, and occasionally, a bit of luck. If you are new to the genre and looking to improve your work, check out this helpful video tutorial that details 10 common mistakes new landscape photographers make and how to fix or avoid them. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post dPS Bi-Weekly Photo Challenge – Hard Light vs Soft Light appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime. For the next two weeks your challenge is to make TWO photos! One using hard light, and one that uses soft light. Very basically, hard light produces hard shadows cast from your subject, Where soft light produces (you guessed it!) softer shadows! You will find more direct light sources producing hard shadows and thus hard light, where diffused light typically gives you a softer quality of light, my example below (sorry, used my phone, it’s after midnight! I’ve been having photo storage issues (hard disks are either dead or dying from the very first time you use them!...dPS Bi-Weekly Photo Challenge – Hard Light vs Soft Light
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I’ll admit I was seduced by digital medium format, with its ridiculous resolution and that “medium format look.” It has been two years of full-time use. Do I still think it was worth it? Better yet, should you drop $10K+ for a medium format digital camera kit? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Joseph Ellis)
The post 12 Tips for Better Nighttime Event Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ben McKechnie. Capturing the magic of nighttime events through photography is like trying to catch fireflies in a jar: exhilarating yet tricky. Festivals, parties, parades, and ceremonies come alive under the stars, but they also bring fast-paced action, challenging lighting conditions, and bustling atmospheres. It’s no surprise that many first attempts at nighttime event photography end with blurry and disappointing shots. Fear not! In this article, I let you in on a range of secrets to help you create breathtaking event shots, no matter the light levels. From equipment and camera settings to composition and preparation, I explore the tried-and-true approaches that’ll...Tips for nighttime event photography
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Drones have become incredibly powerful image-making tools in just a few years, and for landscape photographers, they offer the ability to reach perspectives that would not have been possible before. If you would like to see how a drone can improve your landscape shots, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced landscape photographer showing how he uses the DJI Mavic 3 Pro in his work. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
In the last few years, Canon has released some rather innovative lenses that push the boundaries of optical design and allow photographer capabilities not previously possible. It seems that philosophy is not just being applied to lenses, however, as another clever device is likely on the way in the coming months. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The 50mm is a staple prime and lives in many photographers' camera bags, but the question is whether there is a vast difference in quality between them. In this video, a Leica and a Sigma are compared to gauge the differences. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
With Adobe's latest beta offering what they call Generative Fill, we're given a very powerful feature that lets us create or undo what is in our images. And I think features like Generative Fill are causing another round of soil searching, praise, and panic from photographers. I've tried to put my own thoughts in order, so I'm humbly sharing them, even though my thoughts will continue to evolve, or maybe devolve. I also wanted to create a forum in comments for your more recent thoughts as AI becomes more and more mainstream. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Mel Martin)
Programming note: I posted Behind The Scenes photos and the stories behind my New York City travel photography workshop, and instead of sharing my photos, I shared some of my participant’s images they made during the workshop (and they crushed it). If you ever wanted to see what these workshops are really like (and how hard we work), give it a quick look. Here’s the link. Now, onto the soul-crushing news of this new stuff: Adobe turned the imaging world upside down with its release earlier this week of an incredible new AI-powered feature called “Generative Fill,” which lets you simply type what you want it to add to your photo (or create from scratch), and it not only does it, it does a pretty fantastic...
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Loved by many when it came out and adored by a solid user base today, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 was truly a hit camera made so well that it still has not truly been replaced even by the newer X-Pro3. And thanks to its age it is finally attainable even for the ones not willing to spend a ton on a quality camera. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ondřej Vachek)
I usually don't speak in absolutes, but in this case, I do believe that every photographer should create a series of images at some point. What might surprise you is that the content of the series is wholly unimportant. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
Leica has just released their long-awaited update to the fan-favorite Q line-up called the Leica Q3. I’ve been using it for a couple of hours each day for the past three days. So, how does it feel to shoot with it, and should you want one? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ondřej Vachek)
Perhaps no style is more timeless than the black and white photo, but creating a successful monochrome picture takes a lot more than simply pulling all the saturation out of a color photo. If you would like to improve your black and white photos, check out this great video tutorial that shares five helpful tips sure to put you on the right track. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Fine art photography can be very lucrative, but it is a business and may not be for everyone. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Korbin Bielski)
Being a photographer can be a very expensive endeavor. Seeing pros on the internet have the latest and greatest gear in large quantities makes you wonder if this is what you need to be one of them. The truth is, no. Here is our list of basic gear that you need to start a business. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Illya Ovchar)
Back in the mid-2000s, The Flip Video camera was all the rage, a vertically held, brick of a camera that was purpose-built for easy video in an age where video wasn't easy. With the Canon PowerShot V10, the company seems to want to channel some of that magic, but I have to ask: Why? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Wasim Ahmad)
James Quantz Jr is one of the best portrait photographers out there, with his innovative lighting and dramatic concepts making for eye-catching images. While every portrait photographer knows the importance of things like lights, there are some other items that we think about less often, but that can be tremendously useful on a shoot. This fantastic video essay features Quantz Jr discussing five items he brings along on every shoot. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Being quite young and eager to be a photographer, I received tons of advice from all sorts of people. Everything from "quit right now" to "pretend to be someone who you’re not." Between these extremes, I had some decent, but also some horrible advice. In this article, we will look at the worst things I was advised. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Illya Ovchar)
A few years ago, Content-Aware Fill made its debut in Photoshop, and it took the photo world by storm. Photographers could now ask Photoshop to fill in areas of an image intelligently by considering the content in the rest of the frame, and the results were often astounding. Now, we have taken the next step forward, and it looks like another paradigm shift for editing images. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)

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