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Making pictures at nighttime can be challenging. Parts of a picture that are lit with street lamps or other lights are very bright compared to the darkness of the sky or the shadows under trees and porches. This scene is described as having a high dynamic range—the difference between light and shadow is very great. […]

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HDR Programs, such as Photomatix, do most of the heavy lifting when developing HDR images, but you first need to create quality images using a few essential tools – tripod, cable release and a good lens.

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Take a look at the new Photomatix Essentials plugin for Photoshop Elements with Photofocus author Ron Pepper.

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Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to HDRSoft. It starts at 1PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific.  You’ve probably heard about HDR photography…  but do you really understand how to shoot it properly?  In this informative and free event, top experts will share with you strategies on […]

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This week’s podcast catches up with two very different photographers. First we talk with Moose Peterson about his love of nature and aviation.  Then we catch up with street photographer Thomas Leuthard for some practical advice.
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While many have heard of (or even tried) HDR, chances are we’re not making the most of the process – in fact we’re likely overdoing it.  To help you learn more, we’ve lined up a top expert for an interactive discussion and webinar. To learn more about how Google Hangouts work, click here. Mastering HDR & Photomatix […]

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I’ve recently been doing more and more real-estate photography. I started prepping to do a beautiful condo that happens to have this amazing ocean-like floor. It’s actually quite glossy and as I was talking with fellow Photofocus contributor Mark Morrow for advice he told me I had to get Photomatix. I’m still excited to get a […]

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