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Beyond Technique: Monica Royal discusses macro and fine art photography
Transform a boring photo into a long exposure fine art black & white photograph
A Photofocus webinar with Serge Ramelli
Quick Tip: Use the furniture and decor in a hotel for your next model or client shoot (NSFW)
Exploring different ways to photograph architecture
How to Enhance Your Photos With Textures – Part 1: Adding Textures
Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor
Photographer of the Day: in the streets of vienna
Photographer of the Day: Rafa Velazquez
Photographer of the Day: Edouard Ketterer
History of Photography: Oscar Rejlander
Lightroom Live: Mastering Monochrome with Daniel Gregory

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Exploring different ways to photograph architecture

Editor’s Note: We welcome Michael Muraz, an international award-winning architecture photographer, bringing technical precision and creative passion to his fine art and commercial work. Based in Toronto, Michael travels extensively, photographing buildings and leading workshops all over the world. Join

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How to Enhance Your Photos With Textures – Part 1: Adding Textures

In photography a texture image or “texturing” is used to enhance or accent some part of the image in your digital darkroom.  Although they can help you create eye-catching works of art, textures also can be very easy to overdo. In this article I’ll explain my process for adding textures to my photography, using Adobe Stock and Photoshop,  to create more impact, transform the mood of the image, or improve on the composition.

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Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE” by Nic Taylor Titled simply “Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE”, this is one of a series of images Nic Taylor posted to the Photofocus flickr page. The brilliantly colored grid of

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Photographer of the Day: in the streets of vienna

Simplicity and symmetry are the first two things that grab one’s attention in the image “lost in white”. The moment of the women in mid stride is perfectly framed by the columns, her black outfit in stark contrast to the white building she walks past. One of the smallest details that adds life to the image is the raised foot and slight bit of motion blur. This creates the sense of movement in the image, bringing her and it to life, a beautiful example of a decisive moment captured.

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Photographer of the Day: Rafa Velazquez

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Amigos en Pedraza. Segovia. Spain” by Rafa Velazquez Even if you aren’t fluent in Spanish, you probably know that “amigos” means friends. In this image by Rafa Velazquez, titled “Amigos en Pedraza”, we see just that.

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Photographer of the Day: Edouard Ketterer

Category: Street Photography Photograph: L’homme du canal by Edouard Ketterer Minimalist photos are some of the most difficult to execute, but when done well, are some of my favorites. In Edouard Ketterer’s “L’homme du canal” we see the beauty of

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Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: Oscar Rejlander

The battle for photography’s place in the fine art world is a road that is long and seemingly never ending at times, even today. In the 1800’s especially, photography struggled for a place at the table and one man, in

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Using Adobe Portfolio for a Second Portfolio

Like many photographers, I have a website that I’ve put a lot of time into, and that has some e-commerce and blogging features. But one thing I don’t have is a side portfolio to showcase my non-client related work. For

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Seven secrets for nailing sharp focus each time

Ever taken some photos that appear sharp on your camera’s LCD screen, but see some blurring once you look at them on your computer screen or monitor? Or, maybe you’ve noticed that you’re getting more out of focus shots. Whichever

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Why I LOVE telephoto lenses

I fell in love with long focal lengths from the moment I’ve started using them. Here’s why I LOVE telephoto lenses! What’s a telephoto lens? A telephoto is a lens with a 60mm focal length or more — up to

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Creating posts and banners that stop the scroll

Creating posts and banners that stop the scroll has never been easier with Adobe Spark. I have recently found myself using Spark for more and more, from videos for advertising to Facebook and Eventbrite Banners and adverts. It’s simple to

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Tips on how to work with kids as subjects

If you are a portrait photographer, you have probably taken pictures of all types of people of all ages. Sometimes a challenging age group to take photos of is kids. How do you help them be comfortable on camera? In

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The creepiest place I have ever photographed at night

People ask night photographers all sorts of questions. One of the most common is: What’s the scariest, creepiest place you have ever photographed? The last stop for almost 1000 souls The imposing Gothic stone structure, Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia,

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Four ways dust can end up in your photos

One of the most annoying and tedious parts of any photographer’s workflow is removing dust, lint, smudges and fingerprints in post-processing. Imagine having to do that for a product photography project for, say, a hundred items with at least five

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Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

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