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Portrait Tips: Pretty leaves don’t make a good portrait
Portrait Tips: Instant variety with PortaScreen
Close-up liberation: How to maximize your macro setup
Easy ways to create bokeh
Weekly Wrap-Up: August 11-17, 2019
How to make beautiful backgrounds with v-flats
How to remove background distractions
Four ways to photograph a white background
Quick Tip: Use an inexpensive pegboard for a creative portraits
Portrait Tips: Try color to liven up a shoot
Creating custom backdrops for your photos using stock images
How to Remove People From An Image Using Luminar

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How to remove background distractions

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there are distracting elements in the background of your photos. As photographers, we do our best to fix these distractions while we are shooting, but some slip through. Here’s how to remove distracting

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4 Ways to Photograph a White Background

Four ways to photograph a white background

Editor’s Note: We welcome Scott Wyden Kivowitz to the Photofocus team. Scott is a father and photographer whose dedication to teaching photographers comes through in a straightforward and no fluff style. Scott is also the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, the

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Portrait Tips: Try color to liven up a shoot

I know, I know, I’m always saying that the background is just in the back and the important thing is your subject. It kinda drives me crazy when photographers pull their hair trying to find backgrounds for their shoots. The

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Gear Review: Angler Collapsible Backdrop, 5×7′

Collapsible backdrops are great for location shooting and small studios — even large studios use them for convenient and inexpensive options for backdrops. The video below shows the 5×7′ chroma key backdrop. You can use chroma key backdrops to replace the

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Portrait Tips: Fix It Now, Not In Photoshop

It’s important to keep a shoot moving along, keep your subjects engaged, and keep up appearances that you know what you’re doing, right? We all want to appear to be in confident control. However, it’s also important to pay attention

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Quick Tip: What Makes a Great Photo of a Speaker?

One of the things I’m asked to photograph often are speakers at corporate events. These can be boring and uninspiring if not photographed right. So remember this — look at the background and position yourself so there’s some texture and

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Portrait Tips: Include Details

I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not ruin the portrait. Well, this time I’m backpedaling a little. The right background or environment or details for your picture

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Commonly misunderstood photo words

I took the time to read comments on this site, as well as a few other sites, and found that there are some terms that need some clarification for use in the photo world. Some are quite comical, and some

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Stretching and Roving Keyframes

Stretching and roving keyframes

If you have keyframed multiple layers in After Effects and need to change the duration of the animated segments, you can use the stretch keyframes method to avoid individual keyframe adjustment. Simply highlight the beginning and ending keyframes on the

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Quick tips for winter street photography

This year, many photographers won’t be able to head to the countryside to shoot gorgeous winter landscapes. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t hit the streets to document the beauty of cities blanketed in snow. It will definitely be challenging

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