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A Fast Way to Change a Background
Toning Down the HDR Look with Photomatix Pro
More to a Silhouette than Exposure
Getting Started with HDR Shooting
Shooting HDR Timelapse – Developing HDR Photomatix
Deghosting HDR Images in Photomatix
How I Got the Shot : HDR Interior Architecture
HDR Hangout: Creating Natural Looking HDR Images
Making a HDR file in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop
Create Great HDR Images without a Remote Trigger
HDR Hangout: Choosing Between Tone Mapping or Exposure Fusion
An In-Depth Look at Selling, Budgeting, and Planning Video Projects

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Getting Started with HDR Shooting

I head out to Great Fall National Parks to walk you through HDR shooting. Have you tried to photograph the beauty of a scene but just can’t capture its intensity or range? In this episode, I’m joined by special guest,

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Deghosting HDR Images in Photomatix

HDR Photos are created by merging two or more exposures together to show the entire dynamic range of a scene. This is an great tool that we explore fully in our HDR Learning Center. The challenge is a moving subject.

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HDR Hangout: Creating Natural Looking HDR Images

In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to create HDR image that look natural and not over-processed. It’s perfect for all photographers (even if you shoot only a single exposure). HDR Hangout: Creating Natural Looking HDR Images In this hangout

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Create Great HDR Images without a Remote Trigger

One of the frustrations when combining multiple exposures into an HDR image is ghosting. This appears if the camera has shifted even the slightest bit between images. HDR processing software like Lightroom or Photomatix Pro can do a pretty good job at aligning the images and removing ghosting, but it doesn’t always work. This is where the built-in timer comes in handy.

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Lightroom Hangout: HDR for FUN!

You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your

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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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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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