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Exposure can be really confusing. It’s particularly so with modern digital cameras. Why? The type of light meters built into cameras is a big reason. Those meters are reflective meters. They measure the amount of light bouncing off of a subject. A reflective meter’s exposure makes what ever it sees 12.5% gray. Always. Here’s an […]

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On Monday, we told you about our two iBooks… The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure and Secrets of HDR.  These books are truly interactive with audio, video, quizzes, and scaling images.  While many of you have already downloaded them, a many of you couldn’t as at that time they were only available for iPad. I’ll […]

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One thing I’ve noticed about many new photographers is the enthusiasm they have for really learning how to use their camera as well as possible. In some cases, this requires the use of understanding how to shoot in Manual mode. Learning how to choose your setting so it appropriately fits the scene and style of […]

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This image shows the transition of a darkened silhouette, where the image was exposed for the sky, all the way to an image where the metering was set to the foreground. We’re excited to welcome Nicole S. Young as a regular contributor. Be sure to circle her on Google +. A silhouette can make a beautiful photograph—they are a […]

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Guest Post by Gerard Murphy – Follow Gerard on Twitter In this guest tutorial, take a look at how a photo can be saved using some of the recovery tools in Photoshop Lightroom.  In this real world workflow Gerard shows many techniques to organize and improve photos.  Watch as he compares multiple images using a Survey View.  He […]

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Guest Post by Rich Harrington – Follow Rich on Twitter Rich Harrington shows you how to use ACR’s Fill/Recovery Command to fix a poorly exposed photo. DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t intended to be definitive – we’re not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter If you agree that light is one of the key elements that differentiate a good photograph from a snapshot, then it’s necessary to learn and understand proper exposure. Believe it or not, there was a time when cameras did not have built in light […]

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