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Creating a blinking expression in After Effects
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Stacking images for brilliant Milky Way photos
Creating rain over stills with CC Particle World
Enhancing the blues in your skies with Aurora HDR
A color-managed workflow
Video requirements for social media
Remove reverb from your audio with DeVerberate 2
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What causes shine on a portrait and how to fix it
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Color Managed Workflow

A color-managed workflow

Whether you’re a videographer or photographer, accurate colors matter. That’s why I use a color-managed workflow with the Datacolor SpyderX Photo Kit. The kit includes the SpyderX Elite monitor calibration device, the SpyderCUBE advanced gray card and the SpyderCHECKR 24

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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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Remove reverb from your audio with DeVerberate 2

If you are capturing audio with your camera or mobile device in an enclosed area, you’re likely to encounter reverb. Sometimes, you just can’t avoid recording in a large hall or a stark office setting where reverberation is present. Reverb

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Enlarging just one eye

When retouching portraits, I often indulge in flattery. Some skin retouching, a little blemish removal, slimming the face and slightly enlarging a subject’s eyes. The goal is to apply these small changes to make the subject look their best. Here’s

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Single image HDR: The sundae technique

If you’re just like me, you don’t walk around your photoshoots with a tripod and don’t (or can’t) take multiple images to create a bracketed HDR. Well, good news my friends, we don’t have to do it anymore either! Today,

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes

Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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Choosing the RIGHT LENS — Why Focal Length MATTERS - youtube

Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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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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