How to Use White Balance as a Creative Tool
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White Balance is almost always used to match what colors our cameras detect to the colors we see with our eyes. Our brains are very good at managing how we see color. A sunny day looks warm and bright, but the actual color of the light is skewed heavily blue. Indoors, incandescent lights are notoriously […]

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Avoid These 5 Common Camera Setting Mistakes Made By Beginners
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Over the years, I’ve taught many new photographers and observed how they used their cameras. I have noticed a handful of common mistakes that many of them make. While there is a lot more to learn about photography, if you can avoid or fix these issues alone, you will find that your photographs will be […]

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How to Remove Objects and Add Punch to Your Images with Photoshop
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In this article, we’ll look at an image I reprocessed after my initial edit. I’ll also share with you some tips on how to use Photoshop to remove objects from your scene that are unwanted and add some punch to your image. Original processed version Have you ever created an image, processed it, shared it […]

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Thoughts and Field Test of the Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens
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In November 2016, Sigma introduced the world to its widest zoom lens offering to date: the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens. This is actually Sigma’s third version of the 12-24mm DG (full frame) lens, but it is the first to have the “Art” designation and a constant aperture. Previous lens versions share the […]

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The dPS Ultimate Guide to Photography for Beginners
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25 Things I Learned as a Photography Newbie
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It seems photography should be easy, buy a camera and take photos, right? Except it’s not just a camera you need, there are other accessories and things you need to know as a photography newbie. Which lens do you buy and why? What do you shoot? How do you set the camera up correctly? What […]

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18 Stunning Images of Effective Backlighting
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The direction of light is so important in photography. Backlighting is one that can be tricky to handle exposure wise, but make sure a stunning image if you can nail it. Let’s have a look at these 18 images that use backlight effectively. By Bill Gracey By Julian Schüngel By Sascha Wenninger By Toby By […]

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How to Make Your Own Frames and Borders Using Photoshop
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Give your photos an edge! This tutorial will show you how to make your own frames and borders using Photoshop. Picture frames have been around for most of art history. This hasn’t change in our digital age. Whether you print your photo or leave it digital, adding an edge to it will always help its […]

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How a Short Versus Long Exposure Will Affect Your Landscape Images
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The shutter speed is probably the factor which has the greatest impact on an image. By adjusting the exposure time by only a few stops, you’re able to completely change the appearance of an image. But what exposure time is best for landscape photography? Should you use a  long exposure or should you work with shorter ones? […]

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