How to Film and Edit a Vlog Quickly

Many thought vlogging would be a brief trend, but it's safe to say that was not an accurate prediction. Many content creators weave in vlogs as a way of engaging their audience further and more regularly. However, shooting and editing vlogs can be highly time-consuming unless you know what you're doing. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
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Drone Pilot's DJI Avata First Flight Review

DJI recently released the Avata, and it's made quite the buzz around town. So, how did this experienced drone pilot find flying the DJI Avata for the first time? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Iain Stanley)
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10 iPhone Photography Tips (for Stunning Images)

The post 10 iPhone Photography Tips (for Stunning Images) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Guest Contributor. Struggling to take beautiful photos using only your iPhone? It’s not as hard as you might think. Most people don’t realize it, but iPhones contain surprisingly capable cameras – cameras that become more powerful with every new release. In the hands of a skilled photographer, an iPhone can be an effective way to capture stunning landscape shots, portrait photos, street images, and much more. Often, these iPhone photos are effectively indistinguishable from photos taken with high-end DSLRs and mirrorless models. Of course, capturing good iPhone photos does require some careful techniques, and that’s what I share in this article: holding iPhone to take a photo over a fence
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Nikon Introduces NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8

NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Nikon today announced a new full-frame wide zoom for its Z mirrorless system, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8. The new lens will be available in October 2022 with a list price of $1,199. The price is one of the key specifications of this lens. Nikon already offers a constant ƒ/2.8 wide zoom, the highly regarded NIKKOR Z 14-24mm F/2.8 S, but as a premium S line lens, it retails for $2,499. The new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8 gives Z system photographers a more affordable fast aperture wide zoom option. For landscape compositions with close-up foreground elements, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8 can focus as close as 7.6 inches at the wide end of the zoom range and...Illustration of lens weather sealing
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Nikon Announces a New Wide Angle Zoom: The NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

Nikon announces another wide angle zoom to add to its lineup of Z glass: the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Christopher Malcolm)
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Exploring Fall Color

This pond didn’t look like much from the road where I saw it, but I figured it was worth exploring a bit more up close. As it turned out, with a little help from my circular polarizer to control how the reflection appeared in the water, I was able to get several images from this little pond that have ended up in calendars and have been very successful prints. While every season has something unique to offer nature photographers, fall has to be the absolute best time of year for landscape images. The brightly colored leaves, increased chances of dramatic weather and, in some parts of the country, the chance of an early snowstorm that puts a white dusting on trees...Photo of fall foliage taken in the shade.
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How to Photograph Your Own Cookbook

It’s one thing to plan a restaurant shoot or a client brief for a particular project, but how do you go about planning and photographing a much longer project, like a cookbook? In this post, I’m sharing my tips on how to photograph a self-published cookbook, but the advice holds true for a longer project like an e-book too. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Helena Murphy)
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A Review of the Fujifilm XF 18-120mm f/4 R LM PZ WR Lens

In the past year, Fujifilm has been on a tear, releasing a wide range of powerful new cameras and versatile lenses. One such lens is the XF 18-120mm f/4 R LM PZ WR, which combines a do-it-all focal length range with a variable power zoom for filmmaking applications. This excellent video review takes a look at the 18-120mm f/4 and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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19 Lesser-known Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop

Photoshop is a tremendously intricate and layered program, and it can often take several clicks to navigate to the function you want. Keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of time and help keep you in the creative zone instead of trying to hunt down the feature you need. This excellent video tutorial will show you 19 lesser-known keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop that are sure to make you a more efficient editor. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Does Sex Sell in 2022?

Recently, Lewis Capaldi “took his clothes off and traumatized the general public all in the name of shameless self-promotion.” The conclusion was that sex sells. What does this mean for photographers who work in the advertising world? What does this say about the body of work you should have? Read on to find out. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Illya Ovchar)
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Photo Of The Day By Michael Swindle

Photo By Michael Swindle Today’s Photo of the Day is “Oregon Coast” by Michael Swindle. “Gold-hued sea grass with sea stacks rising out of the Pacific Ocean,” describes Swindle. 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 Michael Swindle appeared first on Outdoor Photographer. Original linkOriginal author: Staff
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How Can You Take Good Photos in Boring Locations?

Do you think the locations around you are boring and really not worth your time? This will help inspire you and breathe new life into your photography. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Iain Stanley)
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A Review of the Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 Lens

Viltrox has established themselves as a company producing extremely affordable lenses that nonetheless offer good image quality and respectable performance. For Sony, Fujifilm, and Nikon mirrorless APS-C shooters, the AF 13mm f/1.4 lens offers an appealing combination of a wide focal lens and wide maximum aperture, and 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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Abstract Nature Photography: A Guide (+ Tips and Ideas)

The post Abstract Nature Photography: A Guide (+ Tips and Ideas) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Hannele Luhtasela-el Showk. Abstract nature photography is strikingly beautiful; it often ends up on the walls of art collectors and galleries. But what actually is it? And how can you create gorgeous abstract nature shots of your own? In this article, I share everything you need to know to get started, including: A handful of abstract nature photo ideasSimple techniques to make your nature shots look more abstractPlenty of examples! Ready to let your creativity run wild? Then let’s dive right in, starting with the basics: What is abstract nature photography? Abstract nature photography is all about portraying natural subjects...shadows on sand
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I Just Released A New Travel Photography Course on Editing Interiors in Lightroom & Photoshop

It’s Part 2 of two courses I filmed on location in Prague and this just-released Part 2 is all on the post-processing. I’m taking the images we shot on location in Part 1 and taking you through all the post-processing steps to take them to the final image. Check out the short official trailer below: And here’s a direct link if you want to watch the course. Also, there is (as I mentioned) a “Part 1” where I take you on location, right alongside me, where I show you all the camera techniques, gear, settings, and tips and tricks to help you make your best images ever inside palaces, cathedrals, libraries, opera houses, museums and stunning interiors like that. Here’s the...
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Be In Charge Of Difficult Light In Photography

Over the years, photography has evolved at a pace I never could have conceived when I inserted my first roll of black-and-white film into my old Konica T body. I’m truly thankful for the tremendous advancements in automation. I’m amazed at the rapid progressions—totally accurate autofocus, expanded range zooms, incredibly high frame per second rates, amazing ISO capabilities, high dynamic range, the list goes on. All aspects of photography have become so much more foolproof and automatic. Yet even with all the advancements, the issue most of my students still battle is how to obtain a perfect exposure when light presents a difficult situation.  In-camera light meters have improved by leaps and bounds. Commensurate with them, so has the amount of...
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We Review the Godox Lux Junior: This New Flash Works With All Cameras

Looking for a competitively priced compact flash that will fit in your pocket and work with your Fujifilm X-T4, your Sony Alpha, and your Leica M6? Check out our review. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Matt Murray)
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Is This Fujifilm's Most Anticipated Lens?

Fujifilm has recently announced the new and highly anticipated XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR. This lens is an update to the popular 56mm f/1.2 R lens, which has been a favorite of Fujifilm X users since it was announced in early 2014. But how much improvement can we see? Have the criticisms of the original lens been addressed? This fantastic video gives real-world insight. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Paul Waring)
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Easily Create Dramatic Portraits on a Budget

We photographers love gear. If you're like me, you probably have a corner (or a basement) filled with modifiers, filters, lenses, lights, and more. The truth is that we don't need a ton of expensive gear to create dramatic results, and in my latest video, I will show you how to create a Rembrant-style portraits using one off-brand flash in a small modifier. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Pete Coco)
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Easily Isolate Your Layers in Photoshop

Working in Photoshop with multiple layers and then trying to navigate to those layers to make tweaks to your edits can sometimes be time-consuming and at times also very annoying if you have forgotten to name the layer. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Gary McIntyre)
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