How to Use a Travel Photography Shot List to Come Home with Better Photos
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Want to bring back travel photos that your friends actually enjoy viewing on Facebook? Want to make sure you don’t miss anything when visiting a new culture? Then it’s time to make a list! We all have our easy ruts we fall into when photographing, but travel, for me, is about expanding my view. That’s […]

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How to Improve Composition by Placing your Subject Off-Center
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You may be wondering – shouldn’t you always place your subject or main point of interest off-center? Isn’t that what the rule of thirds is about? If so, I suggest you refer back to my earlier article about creating strong compositions with a centrally placed subject. It makes the point that it’s perfectly possible to create […]

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How to Create a Dramatic Cinematic Style Portrait Using Photoshop Color Grading
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Cinematic style portraits are personally one of my favourites. What I like the most about them are the desaturated colours and the dramatic ambience. Before we start the tutorial on colour grading, I will give you some of my best tips to achieve this cinematic look: Use a large aperture, something between f/1.4 and f/2.0. […]

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Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera – Thoughts and Field Test
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Sony has spent recent years charging full steam ahead into the full-frame mirrorless camera market. But they have also managed to satisfy the desires of APS-C shooters, mainly through their widely-popular a6000 mid-range mirrorless camera. In March 2016, just two years after the debut of the a6000, Sony released the a6300 with improved features, that still retain […]

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How to Use Bracketing to get Your Best Shot – 3 Different Methods
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One of the most difficult and frustrating parts about shooting with film, back before the days of digital photography, was the limited amount of attempts you had to get the photo you wanted. I remember carrying around spare rolls of film in a fanny (waist) pack on a trip to Walt Disney World years ago, and […]

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Improve Your Photography by Getting the Right Feedback on Your Images
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Have you ever felt that your photography isn’t improving as much as it once was? Do you feel that the level of your work is stagnating and not progressing much more? Yet you keep reading article after article, either on the web or in magazines. You hope that one of them will provide the next breakthrough […]

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10 Quick Photoshop Tips to Improve Your Workflow
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Whether you are a Photoshop newbie or a guru, there is always something new to learn or discover in this extensive image editing software. One of the joys of using it,  is that there are many ways to do the same thing in Photoshop. Here are a few tips that are useful to improve your […]

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Enter to Win one of 10 Copies of Corel’s AfterShot Pro 3 Photo Editor
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Win one of 10 Copies of AfterShot™ Pro 3 Photo Editor from Corel! Enter the After Photography Contest Today! After dark, after thought, after noon, after work, after school, after life, after all… You pick your after theme and have fun with it. Over the last few years here at dPS, we’ve run very some […]

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How to Use a Reflector and Diffuser to Enhance Flower Photographs
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Learning to see and use light is one of the most important steps to creating great photographs. As you become more aware of what nice light really looks like, you can start to manipulate even the harshest conditions with some simple tools. The photo above was shot in bright sunshine using both a diffuser and […]

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