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My first time using LuminarAI to replace a sky
Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
Photographer of the Day: Raul Perez Amezquita
The evolution of an image begins at the camera
Capturing Wildlife Photos At Tampa Bay Beach
Shooting on a Beach!
6 Tips for Protecting your Camera at the Beach
Creating Better Sun-Flared Images with Photomatix Pro
Photographer of the Day: Jacob Jackson
Change Perspective to Make Better Photos
Five Tips to Improve Your Beach Sunset Shots
Seven tips for dadtographers

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The evolution of an image begins at the camera

My husband (Photofocus contributor Steve Eilenberg) frequently chides me for not editing tightly enough, of hanging on to image files that I “will never use and never show”. There is some truth to this.  I have no problem doing the

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Shooting on a Beach!

Happy Summer! It’s time to get away from the computer or out of the darkroom and enjoy the beautiful weather and shoot! Here are 3 tips on making great beach photographs.  I shot these photographs at the end of the day,

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Jacob Jackson: Dark Skies

Photographer of the Day: Jacob Jackson

Category: Nature Photographer: Jacob Jackson Title: Dark Skies Evocative. At first glance, the frame does not give a clear sense of scale. It make the viewer wonder how big are the waterfalls in the foreground. For this image, that works.

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Change Perspective to Make Better Photos

If something is worth photographing, it’s probably worth photographing from multiple angles. It’s easy to start high, at eye-level, because that’s how you see the world. Most photographers arrive on location and immediately extend their tripod legs to bring the

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Five Tips to Improve Your Beach Sunset Shots

It is summertime and you are off to the beach. Here are some tips to improve your sunset shots. 1.     Bracket.  Sunset exposures can be tricky. With bracketing you have a better chance of getting a properly exposed image. Or you

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Seven tips for dadtographers

We’ve all heard about ‘momtographers’ or ‘momtogs’ who are taking over the photo industry and putting professional photographers out of work. They are credited with making pictures of their own families, and then making pictures for their friends and extended

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Sony a6000 with Neewer Underwater Case

I use Sony a6000 as my primary underwater camera. It is 24.3MP so I can easily compose in editing. The kit lens is sharp and shoots wide. The Sony shoots in RAW, necessary for white balance and editing after the

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Finessing a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

Vignettes are a two edged sword, and many of us fall to their siren song. Vignettes can really make your photographs look masterfully finished, but they can easily be applied too heavily and overshadow the real subject of the image.

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Using Backgrounds Wisely

It can happen to the best of us; that moment when you panic and look at a location and your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything even remotely unique and fun to do. At that moment, try to

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Seeing differently at the zoo

Zoos are a great place to practice photographing animals. The thing is, we all have great images of the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my). But what about finding the less popular or, even better, the less seen shots? Capturing

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Help! My Lightroom cloud storage is full

Last year I started using Lightroom on my mobile phone. As a longtime Lightroom Classic enthusiast, I started using Lightroom for the portability: I love being able to edit photos on my phone or tablet, without needing to be at

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The importance of looking up

Being a part of a local photowalk group, I often experiment with different techniques during our outings. One of our group leaders, Dianne Carroll Burdick, has long taught the importance of looking up and taking advantage of different perspectives. Looking

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How to get started with beauty photography

If your goal is to shoot beauty portraits, you must understand that not only does the model want to feel flawless, but the hair and makeup artists want their work to look beautiful in the final image as well. You

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One subject exploration

There is something to be said for taking the time to really explore a subject. Whether it’s a person for a portrait shoot, flowers for macro photography or one of your favorite architectural structures. It could even be something as

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