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What is focus stacking?
Close-up liberation: How to maximize your macro setup
Portrait Tips: Save money, use a long lens for shallow depth
Macro photography with the Nikon VR 105mm f/2.8 and D850
Why focus stack when I can just use f/22?
What Is focus stacking?
Portrait Tips: Deep Drama With One Light
Mirrorless Maniac: Shoot TeleFlorals
Photographing and Seeing Art in Automobiles
How to Light Close-up Flower Photos with a Flashlight
Photographing Wildlife Up Close… the Right Way
Lightroom Hangout: Fine Art Flowers with Anne Belmont

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What Is focus stacking?

When you buy a fast lens with a bright aperture, like f/1.8, you go crazy making photos with a super-shallow depth of field. You photograph flowers where only one stamen is in focus, and you shoot people with super blurry

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Mirrorless Maniac: Shoot TeleFlorals

There are many lenses emerging for our mirrorless cameras, including macro lenses. The thing is about macro lenses that they are often a very good portrait length, and they often offer incredible edge-to-edge sharpness and contrast, but they are usually

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Photographing and Seeing Art in Automobiles

I thought I would build on (pun intended) my last article Seeing Art in Architecture. It’s car show season here in the Midwest and shooting them can be quite fun, yet they pose some unique challenges. Many of the techniques

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Photographer of the Day: Mark “Machine” Graham

Category: Nature Photographer: Mark “Machine” Graham Title: Still Scott Bourne tells a great story about the photographer who brought $20k of gear to a seminar in a major national park and then complained there was nothing to photograph. The lesson

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes

Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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Choosing the RIGHT LENS — Why Focal Length MATTERS - youtube

Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Luminar AI Quick Tip: Composition AI - youtube

Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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