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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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I posted this image a few days ago and one of my readers wrote a 3,200 word expose on how I was a horrible photographer because his high school photography teacher (Yep I am being schooled by a 17-year-old) told him that under NO circumstance should you ever fail to expose for detail in the […]

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There are plenty of places to get basic exposure tips. Just enter the phrase “Basic Photo Exposure Tips” into Google and you’ll see what I mean. Since the basics are easy to come by, I decided to write a post on some advanced exposure tips. I usually recommend using your camera with matrix or evaluative […]

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This is a tough one. Many readers write and ask me, “What’s the best exposure – all things being equal.” Of course there is no “best exposure.” Every situation is different. But there are some best practices to consider. These best practices assume application toward general photography. They don’t apply to people who have a […]

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