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I’m a big fan of HDR photography (so is Scott).  HDR unlocks shots that we just can’t get otherwise (especially with challenging lighting situations).  But many photographers are wary… and justifiably so.  When used incorrectly, HDR tools can give an image a telltale look.  Let’s objectively explore the technique of High Dynamic Range photography and […]

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There are a lot of image editing apps out there, from free to expensive you’ll find a wealth of choices.  Flare (from Iconfactory) repeats what a lot of tools can do, but has some standout features that really make it shine. The app is currently Mac-only. It can be set as an external editor for iPhoto, […]

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Guest post & images by Kevin Kubota – Follow Kevin on Twitter We’ve all seen a photograph with a unique, dramatic essence that urges us to stare just a little longer in awe, even when we don’t have the time to do it. We may not even know, at first or second glance, what exactly […]

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UsingTextureInYourPhotography

Photography is a two-dimensional art, yet as photographers we are often-times trying to add depth and texture to our images. Texture is something you can integrate into a photo as you are shooting, or later in pos-processing. Lately I have been trying to photograph as many textures as possible, not with any specific use in […]

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  Photo and post by Lisa Bettany 50mm, f/4, 1/80, ISO 200. Lurking around every corner is texture. You may not notice them upon first glance, but if you take a closer peek in the crooks and crannies of your neighbourhood, you will find a whole world of excellent textures to capture: Mossy rocks, rotting […]

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I made this image 13 years ago in the Lower Antelope Corkscrew Slot Canyon near Page, AZ. The canyon walls have a unique appeal that comes from their texture. You can use texture either as a main subject or as a compositional tool. Why does texture matter? It lends a dimensional quality to photography. Since […]

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