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Looking to use some of this downtime to ramp up your photography business? Professional Photographers of America is offering up education for free. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Megan Breukelman
The post Artists and Explorers – What Photographer Type Are You? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Mat Coker. What drives you to pull out your camera and take a picture? The answer to this question will help you understand your photographer type. Does an image of a finished photo jump into your mind, and then you have to go out and make it? Perhaps you pick up your camera and walk out the door, not knowing where it will lead you. Maybe you’re only compelled to photograph new places you’re traveling to, or your (grand) children as they grow up. Understanding yourself as a photographer, and knowing what inspires you, is one of the best ways...photographer type traveler
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A good macro lens can be a versatile and highly valuable instrument well beyond the realm of macro photography. This excellent video takes a look at Sony's version, the FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Alex Cooke
The post Creative Uses for the GIMP Jigsaw Pattern appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ana Mireles. Are you looking for a fun way to display your photos? With the GIMP Jigsaw pattern, you can make your photos look like a puzzle in a single step. But why stop there? Take out some pieces or make a grid with it. Keep reading to learn how to use this filter and some creative applications for it. Make a puzzle It may look like elaborate work, but actually turning your image into a puzzle is extremely easy. The GIMP Jigsaw Pattern is a tool that allows you to control the way you want your puzzle to look, then applies...Example of GIMPs Jigsaw Pattern
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While stuck at home, self portraits are a great way to practice photography and editing. So watch this video by a grand master of those two thing, Brooke Shaden, for some insight and a glance at her workflow. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Robert K Baggs
Unlike most other genres, you do not always get the chance to remove distractions from the frame in landscape photography. But when should you use post-processing software to remove an object from a landscape image after the fact? This excellent video discusses how to tell whether something is a help or a distraction in a landscape photo. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Alex Cooke
Photo By Teja Pamganamamula Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Whispers in the Valley” by Teja Pamganamamula. Location: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. “My cousin and I traveled all the way to Switzerland for 48 hours during the MLK long weekend to catch a glimpse of the Lauterbrunnen Valley in its winter glory,” says Pamganamamula. “It didn’t snow on day one of our trip, so we only had one shot at this scene the day we were supposed to leave. On our second and last day, we climbed up to this vantage point in pure darkness hoping beyond hope that snow had fallen overnight. Our hearts began to beat a million times faster when the blue hour light finally caught onto the fresh snow...
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There's very little the coronavirus won't affect, and a number of streaming services had to reduce their bandwidth usages to weather the influx of new traffic. Now, YouTube has had to take early measures too by limiting video quality first in Europe, and now globally. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Robert K Baggs
The post Learning to Embrace Lens Flaws to Add Character and Nuance to Your Images appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Adam Welch. As I grow increasingly “long in the tooth” so to speak, I look back over the last twenty years or so since I first picked up a camera and reflect. I entered the professional arena of photography relatively late, being in my mid-twenties before I began to think about photography more in terms of a profession rather than simply an enjoyable hobby. Since then, it’s been a wild ride. I’ve used all sorts of lenses and have been fortunate enough to evaluate a host of lenses for published tests, many of which can be...A lens with lens flaws can be viewed as an asset
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Here’s a quick way to see if you missed any areas when you were painting, how to fix those areas, and how to see if you accidentally painted over any areas you didn’t want to adjust. Hope you found that helpful. Thanks to everybody in Houston who joined me online for my full-day online seminar yesterday. Looking forward to the folks in Los Angeles tomorrow. Have a great stay-indoors and stay healthy kinda day! -Scott P.S. If you’re stuck inside (like me) don’t waste this time — you could be learning a bunch of Lightroom skills online. We’ve got TONS of full-length online Lightroom training courses can you take over at The post Lightroom in 60-Seconds: How to See and Edit...🙂
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They say there's nothing new under the sun, and perhaps they're right. But with a little innovation, you can certainly create some less old. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Robert K Baggs
The post Exploring Your Home with Close-Up Filters appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth. Macro photography is all about exploring the wonders of the world around you from a very close distance. Macro lenses let you see the tiniest parts of the world in extreme detail, often exposing an array of colors and patterns hidden right before our eyes. Macro lenses are also expensive! However, if you find yourself stuck at home for a while, you can start exploring your home with close-up filters instead. They’re a cheap alternative to macro lenses and can transform the mundane into the magnificent! Nikon D7100, 50mm, f/4, 1/125 second, ISO 220, +10 close-up filter The first thing to...explore your home with close-up filters
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It looks like the worldwide pandemic has finally hit the biggest sports and photography event of the year, as the international Olympic Committee is looking at rescheduling the 2020 Summer Olympics. With this news, the big camera and lens companies may be looking at their newly announced, but as yet unreleased models, and could be wondering if waiting out the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 virus is the most viable idea. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: JT Blenker
The most important decision photographers have to make is whether to specialize or generalize. While generalizing may increase your chances of work, it can also harm your reputation. The good news is there's a clever way to do both. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Paul Parker
Photo By Craig Bill Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Epic” by Craig Bill. Location: Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah. “This actually was the first time I visited Cedar Breaks National Monument and the new winter atmosphere started to unfold,” explains Bill. “Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift and erosion are carving out this enormous sloping amphitheater that spans some three miles and is more than 2,000 feet deep and over 10,000 feet above sea level overall. This monument was named for the Juniper trees that were misidentified as ‘cedars’ and named ‘breaks’ by the early pioneers as it was common to call areas like this. But the name has stuck ever since its establishment in 1933. The native Paiutes called...
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The post Everything a Beginner Should Know to Improve Their Street Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by James Maher. Street photography may seem simple on the surface, just a lot of waiting around looking for an interesting moment to happen. However, the reality is that it is one of the most difficult forms of photography. Particularly at the beginning, it can be very hard to improve in street photography. The best moments don’t occur very often, and when they do, you have to be aware enough to see it quickly. You have to be brave enough to capture it, and your camera has to be set right. A lot has to go right, but when it...Improve Street Photography
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I’m a stout proponent of less is more when it comes to my photography. This is the point of this and last week’s tip—KISS: Keep It Simple And Splendid. Below I offer more techniques that will help you create images of animals with impact. Using Flash to Control the Elements For me, light is the single most important aspect that determines the success of a photo. It certainly needs to work in tandem with other qualities that need to align, but without good light, images fall short. If the ambient light isn’t ideal, flash can be used to augment it. It can fill in shadows to reduce contrast, add illumination to the shadow side of an animal and become a main...images of animals with impact
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On Friday we started a series of free Webcasts (ones that we usually do for KelbyOne Members, we opened them to everyone during this virus crisis), and the first one was on how to prep your images for printing at a photo lab. I did the entire thing in Lightroom Classic since…well…the other Lightroom (cloud) doesn’t do printing at all…so…there’s that. Anyway, I take questions from viewers during the live Webinar and one of them sent us down a bit of a rabbit hole, and surprisingly it was about file formats, and in particular, should they save their files in TIFF format for maximum quality? Here’s the short answer. No. In fact, don’t use TIFF for anything ever really, unless you’re...🙂
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Sitting at home starting to bring you down ? Michael Sasser has brought you 8 tips to maximize your downtime during quarantine. Most of which are items you might have been putting off for some time. [ Read More ]Original linkOriginal author: Jennifer Tallerico
The post The Canon EOS R6 Will Have Dual Card Slots, 20 FPS Shooting appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey. The Canon EOS R5 has been attracting a lot of attention recently with its 45 MP sensor, blazing-fast shooting speeds, and 8K video. So much attention, in fact, that you’d be forgiven if you weren’t aware of Canon’s other soon-to-drop mirrorless model, the EOS R6. To be fair, the EOS R6 hasn’t been officially announced by Canon. All the information we have on it comes from rumors, but this type of rumor tends to be pretty accurate, and there’s little doubt that the EOS R6 will debut in 2020. So what can we expect from...
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