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HDR 101: Shooting Brackets
Fantasy Portrait: Alien Queen part 2
Got a New Camera? Take Control of Autofocus
Image mode & Bit Depth
When to Use Your Camera’s Auto Mode
Adding Winter Snow to a Sunny Photo
Simple Background Magic for Photos
Cinematic Video Composition in Photoshop
Adding Spice with Photoshop Blending Modes
Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes

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Simple Background Magic for Photos

I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted back adding a “texture” to the background. I use images

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Cinematic Video Composition in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a cinematic video composition using a few video clips, blending modes, and Adjustment Layers! [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1fdy3OVlhs] Disclaimer: This is just one way to create a cinematic video effect. For

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Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/hocKg5S7dgI.x?p=1 width=”640″ height=”400″] Interested in making composited photo collages that simulates shooting multiple exposures? In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for combining several images with blending modes in Adobe Photoshop. Give me two minutes and I’ll

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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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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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