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Photography is a medium that is often characterized by groups of images, rather than just a single image. Whether it’s a book of photographs, a portfolio, an exhibition, a slideshow, or even just a website, photographs are often shown as a body of multiple images. One of the most crucial things to keep in mind when showing a body of work is how this group of images is edited, and then how it is...
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Considering the current climate and how active picture-taking isn’t necessarily at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it seems a good moment to clean your camera’s sensor or (if you can suspend taking pictures of your cat) send your camera to have a professional cleaning and tune-up. Obviously, there are...
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While we’re all confined to our homes for the time being, don’t let this time spent indoors and around the home spoil your creativity. And especially for those working photographers and digital gearheads, it might be a good time to slow down and reconnect with the roots of photography. While camera development and the state of imaging in general are all about speed, ease of use, connectivity, and...
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Photo studios come in all shapes and sizes. If you are working with small subjects, there is no reason to rent a massive loft or build an addition onto your house to get the shots you need. In many of these cases, a functioning setup can take up as little space as a table. Like all things related to photography, tabletop studios can be as simple or complex as their creators require. For basic...
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Before computers and digital cameras, lens filters were among the indispensable tools filling every serious photographer’s bag. Fast forward to the present and the first things that come to many minds when they hear the words “photo filter” are overused color profiles and distorted selfies on social media. Today, editing software can simulate the effect of many types of lens filters, reducing the...
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During the times when going out to shoot is either not possible or just not necessary, you can still use your spare, indoor time to refine some other critical skills for your photography practice, namely post-production. In our current photo world, where half of the job is editing and organizing your photos, it really pays to be on top of your editing game, regardless if you’re a working pro or a...
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When many people think of special effects, they think of dimly lit rooms, expensive computers, and complicated software. While this may be an accurate picture if you are editing a blockbuster action movie, digital still photographers can do a lot to their images even before transferring files off their camera. The following guide covers some of the more popular in-camera effects on the market to...
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It’s true that keeping your equipment clean and in tip-top shape can be a chore, but it’s unfortunately a chore that everyone needs to take on at some point. Right now might just be the perfect time to take on the arduous tasks of giving your lenses a good cleaning, as well as maybe stepping up to the intimidating process of cleaning your sensor. Keeping both of these tools clean helps to ensure...
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Before your sense of wanderlust gets the best of you, consider upgrading your camera gear before heading out on your next outdoor adventure. 1. Clean Your Gear Your first order of business should be to make sure your camera bodies and lenses are clean and in proper working order. To learn more about cleaning and optimizing the performance of your cameras, camera sensors, lenses, and other photo...
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If you haven’t touched your cameras since the leaves turned color and fell from the trees, it’s time to break out your gear, clean it up, and get everything ready for a new season of picture taking. In case you haven’t noticed—spring is coming down fast! If you are an outdoor photographer and are thinking of ways to upgrade your gear, see my article...
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While many of us are waiting to get back outside and shoot, now would be a great time to take care of some preparatory measures to make sure your photo workflow will be as efficient as possible once things are back up and running. It’s one thing to have all of the gear you need for any shoot, but it’s another to have it all dialed-in, cleaned, and ready for use. Here are some measures from which...
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The practice of hand-coloring black-and-white photographs can be traced all the way back to the days of daguerreotypes, which predates Instagram creative filters by about 180-plus years. In a bid to add life to the putty-like tonality of many of the earliest print technologies, photographers would very carefully brush thin layers of color pigments mixed with gum arabic (or quicker-drying mixtures...
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Like many photographers, I prefer being behind my camera to sitting in front of my computer. Any steps that I can take to minimize the amount of work needed in post, I make sure to incorporate into my shoots. One way that I do so is by carefully choosing and lighting my backgrounds. Evenly lit backgrounds have endless applications and are not hard to accomplish with the right tools and techniques...
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One of the genres of photography in which nearly everyone participates to some degree, landscape photography is one of the most classic and traditional categories of our medium. It is representative for so many reasons, whether being used for conservation purposes, documentary, backgrounds, events, or as a symbol—landscapes, as mundane or as grand as they might be, are the settings in which we...
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These are trying times for all. The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led governments to take drastic actions, put strains on businesses, and has affected all individuals in a personal way. It is incredibly important that we all do our part during this time. As photographers and filmmakers ourselves, we want to make sure that there are some key guidelines out there...
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