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How to Photograph Light Trails from the Back Seat of a Car
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Photographic light trails are a beautiful effect. You’ve no doubt encountered them before. Photographers perch over a vantage point and trace the trajectory of cars navigating an urban landscape using a slow shutter speed. The result renders a fluid trail tracing around the environment in a variety of shapes and colors. Think of this project […]

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Enter to Win One of Three Lenses from Tamron!
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Enter to win a Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD (in winner’s choice of Canon or Nikon mount), a Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony-A mount) or a Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony-A mount)! Over the last several years, here at dPS, […]

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Switching from Lightroom to ACDSee Photo Studio: Making the Jump Easy
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Let’s be honest – over the past couple of months, more than enough has been said about Adobe’s recent change in policy regarding how the latest versions (yes, all two of them) of Lightroom are to be purchased and used. Articles have been written, disappointment expressed in some volume, silver linings spotted where there seemed […]

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7 Style Tricks to Steal from Other Artists
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You’ve been taking photos for quite a while now but suddenly you notice your shots are looking a bit the similar. Same locations, same light, same style, same subjects. Yes, you can travel to new places once in a blue moon, but you itch to get out with your camera all the time taking inspiring […]

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Tips for Aerial Photography from Small Planes and Drones
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At its heart, good photography is about showing people views of the world they would not otherwise see. That might be; places your viewers have not visited, impossible ways of seeing to the human eye such as long exposures and night photography, but most often this novelty comes in the form of a different perspective. […]

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How to Shoot Engaging Travel Portraits from Start to Finish
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I love travel portraits. Not only do they test your photography skills but also challenge you to interact with people in unfamiliar environments. The end result directly reflects your subject’s personality along with your ability to make them feel at ease, read the light, select optimal settings, and compose a great shot. A boy named […]

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From Mundane to Magical: Tips on Taking Your Photos to the Next Level
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You may be at a point with your photography where you are comfortable operating your camera and are capable of taking a good picture. You can work with exposure, you understand composition, and can even enhance your photos in post-processing. You should be pleased with this, as this puts you ahead of the vast majority […]

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Weekly Photography Challenge – View From Above
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If you’ve already looked at this article from earlier on tips for drone photography, you’ll already be in the mood for this challenge. But you don’t need a drone to participate – just a high vantage point, looking down. Are you “up” for it? Photo by Jonathan Pendleton on Unsplash Weekly Photography Challenge – View from Above This […]

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10 Lessons from a Guy Who Quit His Job to be a Full-Time Photographer
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Every decision you’ve ever made, each image you’ve ever shot, and each chance you’ve taken, has brought you to where you are now as a photographer. Think about that for a second. Regardless of what your goals might be or where you want to go with your photography, it all comes down to a series […]

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