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dPS Ultimate Guide to Nature and Outdoor Photography
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Introduction High on a ridge in the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska, I had an epiphany. It had to do with photography, sort of. Really, it had to do with the world in which we live. You see, I was climbing this steep slope on a little-forgotten drainage in the western portion Gates of the […]

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Getting Your Priorities Straight – A Guide to Selecting Your Shot Priority
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A major goal when starting out in photography is to get off Auto mode and onto the semi-automatic Aperture and Shutter Priority modes. Is it daunting at first? It can be, but I promise that wrestling creative control away from your camera and into your hands is one of the first and greatest joys of […]

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A Guide to Creating Stunning HDR Images
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The simple contrast between light and shadow can have a powerful effect on a photographic image. In fact, quite often you may find that contrast is what inspires you to photograph a particular scene or subject in the first place. Sometimes, however, the contrast of a scene exceeds the ability of your camera to contain […]

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Non-Technical Guide to Buying a Computer for Photographers
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In this age of digital photography (and other imagery) it is pretty much necessary to interface with your camera via a computer. It will store your image files, allow you to edit them, and upload to various platforms. However, like your camera, your computer is an expensive piece of technology that needs to be understood […]

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Flash Shopping Guide – 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Speedlight
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Lighting is one of the most challenging aspects of photography and is often the thing which makes or breaks a photograph. There are several problems when you shoot with the built-in flash on your camera. The images appear washed out (overexposed), have red-eye, and many other issues. Using the built-in flash also creates harsh shadows, and […]

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The dPS Ultimate Guide to Photography for Beginners
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A Step by Step Guide to Processing Portraits in Lightroom
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Every time we ask our readers what post production software they use to edit there portrait photography the most common answer is Lightroom. It’s no surprise either – it’s a powerful tool for editing and organising your photos. However we know when we talk to our readers about Lightroom that while we all know it’s […]

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The dPS Ultimate Guide to Getting Started in Lightroom for Beginners
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Note: this is one of the most comprehensive articles we’ve written on Lightroom. Read it below or get a free downloadable copy to print and/or refer to later by adding your email address below and we’ll send you a copy. .af-form-wrapper { text-align : center; background-color : #eeeeee;}.af-form-wrapper .previewLabel { font-size: 1.5rem;}.af-form-wrapper .af-textWrap { margin-top: […]

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10 Step Guide to Improving Your Photography Without Buying New Gear
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Will buying that new camera or lens or travel to iconic places automatically result in beautiful images? Landscape photographers often dream about the latest gear or traveling to far away places to capture great images. For example, places like Iceland, Patagonia, Lofoten Norway, or Tuscany. The problem is that we spend too much time in […]

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