How I Edited My Most Popular Photo on Fstoppers

In this article, I share some techniques I used to edit my most popular photo here on Fstoppers. With 4.36 points from 95 votes, it appealed to many of you. But aside from the great subject with Mohamed and his dromedaries and the beautiful, golden evening light, the final image required quite some work to achieve this pristine look. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Michael Breitung)
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Where The Green Meets The Blue

Inuit sacred site, Siberian Russian Far East. In ancient times, the Inuit would gather on special occasions, often after killing a whale, and use the long whale bones to erect a tent with fur hides of killed animals. Inside, they would build fires against the bitter cold of the Arctic and have sacred drum dances. We are a species of movement and curiosity. Since the dawn of humanity, we have cast our imaginations beyond the horizon and set our internal compass to seek the unknown, to discover new lands, and to create ways to share our finds with our fellow humans. Science has now proven that all people on the planet are related, that we are all brothers and sisters originally...Photo of a man in samurai dress
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A Review of Sigma's 105mm f/1.4 Art Lens

Sigma's Art series of lenses features some of the most highly regarded options in the industry, offering impressive image quality at prices that often significantly undercut those of first-party options. The 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the longest focal length in the lineup with an f/1.4 maximum aperture, making it an intriguing option for portrait and wedding shooters. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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A Long-Awaited Canon Lens Is on the Way

Canon's RF lens library has been steadily growing, with a wide variety of standard lenses and more extreme options for a range of photographers' needs. Nonetheless, there are still a few lenses that professionals are looking for, and thankfully, another one will likely be on its way soon, with some major improvements in tow. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Last Frame Assignment Winner Gene Putney

Congratulations to Gene Putney for winning the recent Last Frame Assignment with the image, “A Little Help Please.”  View the winning image and a selection of submissions below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! The post Last Frame Assignment Winner Gene Putney appeared first on Outdoor Photographer. Original link(Originally posted by Staff)
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How Effective Are Luminar Neo's Automatic Sensor Dust and Power Line Removal Tools?

With Luminar Neo, you have the option to remove power lines and sensor dust spots with a single click. It’s never been easier, and above all, it takes a lot of work off your hands. But is it faster than doing it manually? Or does the automatic process take up more time in the end? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Nando Harmsen)
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Photo Of The Day By Sandra Rust

Photo By Sandra Rust Today’s Photo of the Day is “Red on Red” by Sandra Rust. Location: Joliet, Illinois. 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 Sandra Rust appeared first on Outdoor Photographer. Original linkOriginal author: Staff
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Should You Specialize or Be a Generalist Photographer?

When most photographers start out, they photograph a wide range of genres and eventually find one or a few genres they enjoy and would like to specialize in. If you want to start making money from your photography, you will encounter an important question: should you specialize or be a generalist? This excellent video features an experienced photographer discussing the question and offerings some useful advice. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Who Makes the Best 85mm Lens? Samyang, Sony, or Sigma?

An 85mm lens with a wide maximum aperture is the tool of choice for countless portrait and wedding photographers, offering a classic, flattering focal length in tandem with shallow depth of field and plenty of low-light capabilities. Such lenses run a wide gamut of prices, however. This excellent video comparison takes a look at three options with a $1,000 price difference between them, the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II, Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM, and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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5 Still Life Lighting Tips for Breathtaking Photos

The post 5 Still Life Lighting Tips for Breathtaking Photos appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Christina N Dickson. Did you know that lighting is the single most important element in still life photography? It’s true. Lighting adds mood, provides context, boosts interest, and helps create dynamic shots – so if you can learn to do still life lighting like an expert, then you’ll be well on your way to capturing outstanding images. That’s where this article comes in handy. I share my top five lighting tips for gorgeous still life photos; by the time you’re finished reading, you’ll be ready to light your shots like a pro (and get great results every time!). Let’s dive right...still life lighting nectarines in a bowl with a pitcher
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When Less Is More: We Review the Benro Tortoise 24C Tripod

Choosing the right tripod often means finding the balance between portability and durability. How does a tripod with no center column add more flexibility to your setup? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Nicco Valenzuela)
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Will Art Created By Artificial Intelligence Kill The Artist?

Most of my photography friends have been playing around with some form of AI Art, and the results are pretty remarkable. However, as amazing as this technology is, I'm sure I am not the only one wondering if Artificial Intelligence will leave us all looking for new careers. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Patrick Hall)
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7 Tips for Better Flower Macro Photography

Flowers are some of the best subjects for macro photography, offering an almost endless range of looks and opportunities to expand your portfolio. If you are interested in your improving your flower macro imagery, check out this excellent video tutorial that will show you seven useful tips sure to put you on the track to better photos. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Is the Infinite Black and White Plugin a Great Alternative to Silver Efex Pro?

Infinite Tools released a range of great plugins for Photoshop. Being a fan of black and white, I decided to delve into it and see how well it works. Would it help Photoshop compete against the ever-growing and very good competition? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ivor Rackham)
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Photo Of The Day By Jeff Harshaw

Photo By Jeff Harshaw Today’s Photo of the Day is “Morning Glory” by Jeff Harshaw. Location: California. 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 Jeff Harshaw appeared first on Outdoor Photographer. Original linkOriginal author: Staff
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August Update to Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and Camera Raw

Adobe released an update for Lightroom Classic (v11.5), Lightroom desktop (v5.5), Lightroom mobile (v7.5), and Camera Raw (v14.5), and while it is mostly an update with bug fixes (always welcome) and new camera and lens support, there are a couple of small new features you might want to be aware of so you can spot them. New to Lightroom Classic One of Lightroom Classic’s greatest abilities is to filter the contents of your library to help you find/view exactly what you want to see. I’ve written about all the ways you can filter your library in the past, but specifically as it relates to the Metadata button on the Library filter. Prior to the update we could add or remove a...
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A Review of the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF II Lens

A 35mm lens with a wide maximum aperture is useful for a huge range of applications, including portraits, landscapes, astrophotography, events coverage, and more. However, such a lens can easily cost over $2,000. As such, at $799, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF II is quite an intriguing option. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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A Look at the New Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens

Sigma's latest two lenses, the 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art, continue the Art series custom in that they provide sharp and impressive image quality while significantly undercutting the prices of many first-party options. This excellent video review takes a look at the 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and the performance and image quality you can expect from it. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Photoshop Neural Filters: An Essential Guide

The post Photoshop Neural Filters: An Essential Guide appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ana Mireles. What are Photoshop neural filters? How do they work? And how can you use them to improve your editing workflow? Whether you’re into portraits, landscapes, or any other type of photography, neural filters can make your editing faster and more effective. And while these filters might sound complex, they’re far easier to handle than you’d think. In this article, I cover everything you need to know about doing top-notch neural filter post-processing. I explain what neural filters actually are, I share three of my favorite filters, and I offer a step-by-step guide so you can use them for consistently excellent results....Photoshop neural filters
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Influencer's Account Banned After He Throws Tantrum on Live Video When Asked to Pay for Food

A YouTuber and influencer found his account deleted after he threw a tantrum on a livestream when a restaurant refused to give him free food and he threatened to send them a bill for the "promotion." [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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