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Xpozer makes decorating for the new season a piece of cake
Don’t forget to change the date in your camera and software
Have a very macro Christmas
Are you ready for Christmas?
Can’t use your Photoshop Move tool?
Adding a tone to infrared photos
How do you use a gray card for portraits with Lightroom Classic?
Get rid of dandruff and dust in one click
Hooking up an external microphone to your smartphone
Adding people in your architecture photography
Understanding YouTube’s visibility settings
Fuji makes it easy to use your camera as a webcam

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Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Eek! I know Christmas is coming at us again so quickly this year. But have you thought about your Christmas cards? If you send digital-only, you certainly have plenty of time. But, if like me,

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Can’t use your Photoshop Move tool?

I recently came across an error I hadn’t seen before when using Photoshop: “Could not use move tool because the target channel is hidden.” You might also notice that your selected layer turned red. What exactly had I done? Well,

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Adding a tone to infrared photos

If you are an infrared photographer, you might want to revisit some of your past images. Black and white is the traditional way to display, but with new tools and processing, you can be different. Toning images can change the

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Get rid of dandruff and dust in one click

Things like dandruff, random dust and scratches often plague headshots. But by utilizing Photoshop, it’s super easy to fix these. Select Filter > Noise > Dust & Scratches… from the top menu bar. Start by putting your Threshold slider to

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Understanding YouTube’s visibility settings

Having trouble sharing a YouTube video with your friends and family? When you upload a video to YouTube, you’re given the option on how visible it’ll be on your channel. You have three options: Public: Everyone can see your video

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Using a lightweight tripod for wildlife photography

FotoPro Ambassador Lisa Langell is a fabulous wildlife and nature photographer. I asked her about this stunning brown bear image she made in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. “Bear photography requires a nimble, light, trustworthy and versatile tripod to support

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Monetizing personal projects: The musician

The subject of monetizing personal projects is near and dear to my heart. I put together a ninety-minute presentation about the subject and shared it with my fellow photographers to a wonderful reception. A phone call leads to art In

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Astrophotography mistakes beginners usually make

There’s no question that astrophotography is one of the most interesting genres to get into. Photographing deep sky objects is especially exciting and rewarding, whether you’re a beginner or already years into it. However, to be able to make the

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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