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Sometimes, we all need some help up a hill, and this is just the ticket. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Stephen Kampff)
Lightroom is beginning to give Photoshop a run for its money as a standalone editing tool. Here, learn 13 essential Lightroom cheat codes you must know if you want your post-production skills to improve. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Iain Stanley)
I deliberately chose a commonly written about topic for this week’s tip to encourage everyone to take every piece of information deep to heart and integrate these concepts into your workflow. If you’re new to it, may this reading be the start of your using it. If you’re somewhat familiar, may depth of field become one with you. And if you’re a frequent user of it, may it help further reinforce its importance.   The Basics There’s a direct relationship in how much depth of field is created in a photo to extremely important variables: the focal length of the lens, the aperture at which the photo is made, how close the subject is to the background, how far away the...
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Lightroom Classic’s Survey Mode is so great for so many things, but it’s particularly helpful when you have a number of similar images, and you need a little help for finding which one is best. The key is: instead of picking which one is best, you’re going to find out which one you like least; removing it from contention, and then you continue the process until only one is left, and that’s your best photo. Here’s how it works: STEP ONE: Start by selecting the similar photos, like I’ve done here in the Library module. STEP TWO: Now press “N” to enter “Survey Mode” and those images are all displayed on screen (as seen above). Next, move your cursor over whichever photo...
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I had to make a TikTok account for this. I’ve been adamant about not doing so for the longest time. However, this is something worth talking about and sometimes even dangerous. In this article, we will take a deep dive into the world of horrible photography TikToks. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Illya Ovchar)
Sigma's new 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens is potentially one of the most versatile lenses on the market right now, covering a massive focal length range that should be appealing to bird, sports, and wildlife photographers. Can it still offer the kind of image quality and performance we have come to expect from Sigma despite that extreme design? This excellent video review takes a look at everything you can expect from the lens. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post 6 Ideas for Stunning City Photography (+ Examples) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jeremy Flint. Towns and cities may be noisy, busy, stressful, and congested – yet they provide amazing opportunities for photos. You can capture gorgeous skyline shots, amazing snaps featuring architectural landmarks, images of passersby dwarfed by giant skyscrapers, and so much more. However, if you’re new to the city or you’re an urban photo veteran in a creative rut, you might be looking for a few helpful ideas; that’s where this article comes into play. Below, I share six easy ideas for city photography. Whether you live in a bustling metropolis or a sleepy seaside town, you’re bound to find something...City photography ideas
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Bird photography is a challenging genre that often requires extremes of gear, particularly when it comes to lenses, where you often need very long focal lengths and wide apertures in order to reach the birds and keep your shutter speed fast enough to freeze them. So, is the versatility of a zoom lens better, or should you opt for the wider aperture of a prime? This great video features an experienced bird photographer discussing the pros and cons of each. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Thinking about turning your hobby into a jobby? What are the essential points you will need to consider when taking your hard-earned savings and convincing your better half that this will be the new, next chapter in your life? With over 15 years as a professional photographer and more than 25 years being self-employed, here’s what you need to know to make your dream a reality. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Peter Morgan)
The post 5 Tips for Portrait Photography in Busy Locations appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Lily Sawyer. I live in London; it’s a big city with an array of portrait photography location choices, but it’s a fast and busy place. Other cities are similar: New York, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, Beijing, and more. Even smaller cities can get pretty busy in certain areas, which is why, no matter your location, it pays to understand exactly how to navigate the hustle and the bustle so you can capture gorgeous portrait shots. In fact, with the right approach, you can not only create great images, but you can even improve your shots by using the hubbub and the constant...Portrait photography in busy locations
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The UK Department for Work and Pensions has shared a series of photos that show benefits fraudsters caught in the act thanks to their poor Photoshop skills. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
On December 20, 2022, Ricoh Imaging made an announcement that few in the photography community saw coming. The owners of the Ricoh and Pentax lines of cameras announced that they are looking at making film cameras again. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Matt Murray)
Photo By Kathy Ritter Today’s Photo of the Day is “Fog Creep” by Kathy Ritter. Location: Arizona. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. The post Photo Of The Day By Kathy Ritter appeared first on Outdoor Photographer. Original linkOriginal author: Staff
The wonderful thing about landscape photography is that you can do it with anything from the most bare-bones, budget camera to the most expensive and modern options. If you are wondering which camera is right for your needs, check out this excellent video guide that will show you a range of great options for every price point, from under $1,000 to no budget whatsoever. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Film is enjoying an extended resurgence in popularity at the moment, but many of us do not own a film camera or wish to spend the money that goes into buying and developing film. However, with a bit of technique and know-how, you can get a pretty reasonable approximation using a digital photo. This excellent video tutorial will show you five different ways to do that. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Having been an active member of the photography community for the past few years, I started to notice some toxic traits. In a community this small, how can everyone seem to hate each other this much sometimes? Let’s dive deep and see just how bad it gets here. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Illya Ovchar)
Wedding photography can be a lucrative genre, but it can also be extremely challenging and taxing, and it certainly is not for everyone. If you are newer to photography and wondering if it is the genre for you, check out this great video essay that features an experienced wedding photographer and friend of Fstoppers discussing the five best and worst aspects of the profession. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Having met and talked with quite a few photographers, I have seen that there are a lot of things we do which, to me, a fellow photographer are annoying. Some are innocent enough such as asking for the lighting setup, but others sit on the fence about being illegal. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Illya Ovchar)
The post Sony to Launch Two New Lenses and the a9 III in Early 2023 appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey. Ever since the announcement of the a7R V back in October, we’ve seen relatively few Sony product launches – but according to Sony Alpha Rumors, the quiet won’t last. In a breakdown of Sony’s upcoming releases, SAR offered a rough timeline for the first half of 2023, which will be packed full of exciting camera and lens announcements. So what does Sony have in store? Here are a few highlights: First, expect to see a new prime lens, the FE 50mm f/1.4 GM, hit the shelves in the coming months. SAR promises a February...
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Knowing how to light, pose, and shoot a portrait is only half of what it takes to make a compelling final image. You also need to have strong post-processing skills. If you are new to portrait photography and wondering how to go about editing your images, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you an effective and straightforward workflow for creating polished results using Photoshop. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)

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