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5 Non-Gear Related Ways to Improve Your Work and Take Better Photos
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I have lost track of the number of times I have heard complete strangers compliment me on having a great fancy camera that takes “great pictures”. Initially, I used to be quick to the defense and try and get a word in on how I am a professional photographer and hence have some level of […]

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10 Things You Can Learn from the Pros to Help You Take Better Photos
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As a photographer, there are so many things that you learn and do on a regular basis. Creating habits in your craft is a good approach to making it become second nature. Here are a few things that most professionals do that you can incorporate into your workflow to help you take better photos. 1. […]

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How to Take Control of Contrast Using Curves and Levels in Photoshop
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Have you ever found your photos flat? The colors are muted and it just looks dull? That’s because it lacks contrast. Sometimes regardless of your best exposure skills, the conditions are not suited to get a wide range of tones. Not to worry though, it can be fixed in post-processing. I’ll show you my workflow […]

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A Quick Exercise to Help You Take Better Self-Portraits
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This article will give you some tips on how to take better self-portraits. That is different than doing a selfie – let’s have a closer look at the issue. Thank you to dPS writer Hannele Luhtasela-el Showk for contributing her self-portrait to the article. The selfie – what not to do The selfie has become such […]

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Checklist – 7 Prompts to Help you Pause and Take Better Photos
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Photography is one of those professions or hobbies that you simply need to practice in order to improve. Once you have learned the basics and the theory, it is as much about trial and error as anything that you can read in books. With that practice comes experience which, over time, becomes almost like your […]

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How to Take Unique Double Exposures Without Using Photoshop
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For over a hundred years, double exposures have captivated photographers and art enthusiasts alike. Discovered by pure chance, a double exposure is a trick where a single frame of film is exposed twice or more in order to achieve multiple images in a single shot. This results in a photograph that comes out as a […]

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How to Take Amazing Night Photos
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Have you ever been interested in taking night shots, but never known where to begin? Night photography can be intimidating, even for seasoned photographers who are used to taking shots during the day. Well, now you can learn how to take amazing photos from dusk till dawn with our brand new Night Photography video course […]

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10 More Photography Tips to Help Take Your Images to the Next Level
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A while back I wrote an article that was quite popular: 10 photography tips to take your photography up a level. In this article, I bring you 10 extra tips from all aspects of photography. Enjoy! #1 – What’s more than meets the eye? Let me ask you something, what would you do? You meet someone […]

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How to See and Photograph Light – 6 Tips to Help you Take Better Photos
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I was teaching a class recently and someone asked me how they could have made a particular set of landscape images better. Should they have used a different aperture, shutter speed, etc.? “You couldn’t have made those photos any better because the light was terrible.” I explained. You must learn to see and photograph light to take […]

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