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Panasonic GH4, Leica Nocticron, f/4, 1/40s, ISO 100.

The most powerful flash setting you have is the one that controls when your flash fires. This setting works for your pop-up flash, for a speedlight on your camera, and for any off-camera light you’re controlling. It’s called Rear Sync, or 2nd Curtain. What you need: Camera–point and shoots may not be capable and your […]

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There are very few things you can buy that will make your photography better. The truth is, you just have to practice more. The good news is, I can practice more–I’ve got a lifetime to do so, and so do you. But if I can buy a tool that will help me have fun while practicing, then that might […]

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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking. This effect works best on images that have leading lines, allowing the blur to easily fade into the distance. 1. Convert the Layer to […]

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What’s in a name? (part deux) There are many ideas about naming image files. It’s interesting that lots of photographers cram as much info into the name as they can in an expanded Twitter like 255 characters on the Mac and a max of 260 for an entire path including the file name in Windows. […]

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If your prints don’t match what you see on your screen, it’s time to calibrate your monitor. This short video shows are easy and painless it can be.

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Developing a file structure is one of the first steps in creating your workflow. Whether you’re using Lightroom to manage your library or Bridge to view folders of photos, it’s much easier to find a specific photo if you use a descriptive filename. In my personal workflow, I include the date, project name, and image […]

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