How to Use an iPad as a Softbox or Custom Background
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What I really like about the iPad is the retina display screen; the quality of the images displayed on it is simply stunning. The brightness emitted from the screen is also quite powerful, so I was curious to see what apps are available in harnessing the light to aid photographers and see if the iPad […]

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Image Editing Software Overview – On1 Photo 10
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Since the advent of digital photography there has been one program that has been the penultimate of all image editing – Adobe Photoshop. There is no denying that it is powerful, but many find it confusing and hard to learn. Another aspect that some people aren’t sure about is the new subscription based ownership. So […]

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Tips for Doing City Photography from Above
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Many cities have places with great panoramic views of the city vistas from above. For example, in the U.S., New York has the top of the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center. Similarly, Chicago has observation decks in both the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the Hancock Building. In Europe, there are great views of […]

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4 Tips to Creating More Unique Images
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You can call it the “Intelligent Eye”. The ability of you, the photographer, to see something unique, unusual or comical in your surroundings, then have the awareness to capture it for storytelling. With practice, you can develop the skill of capturing those interesting moments or opportunities, that many would miss or otherwise ignore. As a […]

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3 Tough Photography Client Questions and How to Answer Them
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Ah yes, the priceless questions photographers get from their clients. If your work involves human subjects, you may occasionally feel that you’re locked in the eternal struggle of staying true to your vision, while still making your clients happy. Any of these photography client questions sound familiar: Can we have all the RAW files? Wouldn’t […]

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FotodioX Lens Adapter – How to Put Your Canon EF Lens on Your Sony E-Mount Camera
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One of the big hurdles for DSLR camera owners considering the switch to mirrorless, is the notion of having to buy brand new lenses to accompany their new purchase. While it’s ideal to have brand name lenses that match your camera body, it’s not at all necessary, thanks to third-party lens makers and lens adapters. This […]

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How to Create an Effective Workflow and Image Organization
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Lets face it, we all love to take pictures, basically to get out there and photograph what makes us happy and gets our creative juices flowing. Many of us, myself included, hate sitting in front of the computer, sorting and sifting through images from a session, wedding, or just personal work. From busy professionals to active […]

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6 Still Life Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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As a beginner photographer, I still remember experimenting with random photo-shoots of colorful fruits, leave,s and flowers. Believe it or not, capturing the inanimate has always been one of our favorite pass time activities as photographers. But, not anymore! With so much demand for lively product shoots in magazines and websites, still life photography is […]

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Sign Sign Everywhere a Sign – 21 Glowing Images of Neon
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As the song goes, we are bombarded by signs on a daily basis. Traffic signs, store signs, window signs, it’s never ending. But what if those signs are extremely photogenic like neon ones? See what these photographers have created by shooting some neon signs (some lit up, some not). By James Marvin Phelps By Joel […]

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