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This video shows you how to create a double exposure style effect in Photoshop. Follow Howard on Twitter | Subscribe on YouTube This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting and more from the original and best online photographic and video equipment rental company.  Use PHOTOFOCUS15 in the checkout special […]

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If you’re like me, you’re constantly trying to think of different ways to infuse creativity within your photos. This is especially true if I’m returning to a place that I’ve photography at many times before. Your goal is to be able to engage your viewers and a great way to do so is to try […]

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Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with landscape photography after realizing that I could, in fact, photograph a “moving” landscape and make it amazingly beautiful! The main thing that pulled me in was blurring water; I was able to transform splashing, fast-moving water […]

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A photo hiding on your hard drive is no place for a photo at all! Unfortunately if you’re anything like me, most of the images we take never see the light of day. This is where a social media can come in really handy. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ give you […]

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If you’re on the go, being able to recharge your camera batteries is a must.  In this video, I’ll teach you how to use an inverter so you can charge (or even run) your gear from any car. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and […]

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It goes without saying that one of the chief goals as a photographer is to clearly convey what the subject is within your photo. Effectively doing so makes it easy for the viewer to focus exactly where you intended them to. However, it is not always that easy to do so when you’re in the […]

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Photoshop enables you to add a painting look to your images easy by using textures. The secret is to find the right texture for the image. You can build your own collection by taking photos of textures when your out shooting. If you see something you like, take a photo of it. When you import the image to your […]

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As real estate photographers and agents know all too well, nothing says home sweet home like a bunch of utility lines and cables attached to the side of a house. In this short video, we’ll do a little addition by subtraction and minimize these and other distractions by way of the Spot Removal Tool in […]

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When photographing an image with some type of line, path, or object that will go out of my frame, my very first instinct is to find a way to push it towards one of the corners. This also works well for items that are coming into the frame, too. Compositionally speaking, this type of framing is […]

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One of my favorite features in Lightroom also seems to be one that is typically under-appreciated. Have you ever noticed that little paint-can icon in the toolbar below your photos in the Library module? This feature, in my opinion, is one of the single most powerful tools in Lightroom, especially if you are an organization freak […]

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How long should your time lapse be? Explore some key considerations to keep in mind, such as what your subject is doing and how fast it’s moving, in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. You can catch Keith Kiska along with Rich Harrington and Ron Risman for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of Fire […]

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Alright, I love abso-freaking-lutely everything in this video. I’ll possibly even go as far as to say that I love Tamara Lackey–really though, she’s pretty rad. In this 2.5 minute video by Nikon, she goes over things that I absolutely love about being a portrait photographer as well as a couple tips to really capture the […]

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RAW Retouching FI

Retouching a RAW capture as much as possible before finishing the photograph in Photoshop is a best practice. RAW files contain all of the data that the camera was able to record of a scene, without a gamma curve imposed. In other words the RAW photo is pure, unaltered image info along with a color […]

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A simple rule when enhancing skin: Don’t make it look fake. Too often photographers don’t know when to stop when enhancing skin. They take the edit a little to far and it’s obvious the skin was touched up. The best option, but most expensive, is to hire a make up artist when shooting. It’s their job to make […]

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One of the biggest challenges for those who enjoy making landscape and architectural photographs is to locate and acquire the ideal wide-angle lens for the job. While no amount of gear is a replacement for experience and skill, we invariably learn as we go that certain projects will call for a solution beyond our existing […]

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If you shoot any imagery that contains glass you’re likely to run into the problem of reflections. Find out how to deal with reflections in post in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window course by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 30th on using Lightroom in a mobile world. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win (like a free pass to Photoshop World!), but you must attend the hangout live to win. Back in March Levi, Rich, Gerard, and I […]

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Ever since I began using Lightroom 2, I’ve wished that it had Photoshop’s Clone Stamp so that I wouldn’t have to go to Photoshop to remove things like power lines. Well, Lightroom 5 has made all my wildest dreams come true. This tutorial shows you how to use the Spot Removal Tool, including all my […]

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Nikon D7100, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, F/16, 1/13s, ISO 160, five frame panorama. It’s simple to make several pictures into one panorama, and I really think you should try it. Panoramas are usually wider than your average picture, and this is good because our daily view of the world is also very wide (just […]

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I was honored to be the special guest on this week’s Photoshop Show (hosted by Jan Kabili, Ron Clifford and Dave Bell).  They asked some great questions and tossed in bonus tips onto my techniques.  This is a power hour of some of my favorite Photoshop and Camera Raw techniques. Be sure to check out past […]

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