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Adding a touch of bokeh to an image
I edit your photos stuck at home, part two
Creating that soft, dreamy, hazy look
I edit your photos stuck at home, part one
Slimming faces: When and why
Add creativity with Luminar’s AI Augmented Sky
Love is in the air with these great Luminar deals
Save big and create beautiful landscapes with Luminar 4
Sky replacement with red rocks and juniper
Skylum releases Luminar 4.1 update with new AI features and improvements
One touch sky replacement in Luminar 4
Portrait Tips: Ruin the color for better black and whites

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Face slimming when and why

Slimming faces: When and why

Slimming faces starts at the camera by lighting the thin side of the subject while letting the thicker side slip into shadow. For jowls, a high camera angle with the subject’s chin up works wonders. After using these techniques, slimming,

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Love is in the air with these great Luminar deals

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Skylum has made some great savings available for its flagship product, Luminar 4. You can save up to $98, depending on which bundle you choose! Luminar 4 offers great creative effects to make for unique

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One touch sky replacement in Luminar 4

So Luminar 4 has been out for a little while now, and there are some great features to really make your images pop! I adore the Creative panel and the AI enhancements are really quite clever. One thing I found

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Portrait Tips: The solution to the Cuteness Zone

“1200 pictures??? How is that even possible …?” You’ve said that to yourself after a shoot, right? There’s a certain sense of dread associated with it. “She’s a newborn; she didn’t even change poses!” But it happens to all of

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Let it snow with textures and blend modes

As the snow begins to fall (like it is as I’m typing this), I always like to go back and look at my past winter photographs. Not because I love photographing out in the winter tundra, below-zero wind chills that

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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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