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Putting together slideshows for social media using Adobe Spark
Should photographers use Clubhouse?
How to create the ultimate matte preset
Why a watermark shouldn’t be a part of your marketing strategy
Mobile Mondays: Getting inspired from Instagram Saves
Get creative with your social media headshot
How much crop is too much?
Step up your social media game with these five steps
Creating drifting clouds in a single image with Plotagraph Pro
Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro
Video requirements for social media
Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop

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How much crop is too much?

How much crop is too much? I recently got asked this question and my smart aleck response was, “if there are no pixels left, you cropped in too much!” But it is a fair question, right? So, how much crop

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Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro

I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop app of Plotagraph Pro to animate parts of my night photos. Here’s how the process went. Masking I began

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Video requirements for social media

Congratulations, you produced a nice video for social media! Now, what format and specs do you need so your video upload is accepted and looking its best on each social media channel? I’ll guide you through requirements for the major

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Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop

Ever wonder how people were making an Instagram grid photo piece on Instagram? Using Photoshop, you can create 1×3, 2×3, 3×3 and other multiple format layouts. Here’s how to get started. 1. Resize your photo to an exact ratio The

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Planoly, every Instagram users dream app

Social media isn’t as organic or effortless as it may appear. Brands and, yes, even “social media influencers,” take a lot of time to plan out their social media. With Instagram seeming to still be at the top of the

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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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