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A common question that is asked in many photography social media forums is for recommendations on where to find a location that meets specific needs. In most cases there will be a nice location already submitted to Shootipedia. Shootipedia is a website that was created to allow photographers to find and share locations that they […]

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There are occasions when a subject’s skin only has a few trouble spots that could use light retouching. For that, I like to use a simple fade selection with the patch tool, and I want to share that technique today. In this photo, my very sad looking daughter has a few spots I’d like to touch […]

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Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome Nicci Widener.  She’s a photographer and a mother of 3 from the Pacific Northwest.  She first picked up a camera when her oldest child was born in 1998 but made the decision to make it a career in 2006. Please welcome her in the comments below. Everyone has a story about how […]

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If you use adjustment layers to create a look in Photoshop and want to be able to replicate it then Look Up Tables, or LUTs, are the answer; For this example I’m using an image from Fotolia. Using three adjustment layers I’ve created a ‘cross processed / high contrast’ type of look. So how do […]

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Why are prints are so important? Printing is a part of many photographers business or workflow that can be improved. Most of us don’t know how to print or even understand the basics of printing. Sure, the ease of going from one screen to another is often easy, while figuring out how to print at the […]

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I’ve been sitting on this article for far too long. This was my very first star shoot and even though I learned a ton, I felt my photos could have been better so I procrastinated finishing this how to article. I then realized, we are all growing and learning and what better way to share my […]

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LRCC HDR

Lightroom CC, the 2015 release, adds Photo Merge to its tool set. Photo Merge comes in two flavors: HDR (Control + H) and Panorama (Control + M.) The same shortcuts work for Mac and Windows so Mac users, don’t substitute the Command key for the Control key on this one. HDR or High Dynamic Range […]

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