A Peek Inside An Ansel Adams Workshop & Examples Of His 35mm Work And Portraiture

An insightful look into lesser known aspects of Ansel’s life.       Share...

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Purpose Behind ‘That Rubber Thing’ On Your Canon Camera Strap

Apparently, that small ‘rubber thing’ on your Canon camera strap has a function.       Share...

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Tips for Photographing Wedding Decor Details

Wouldn’t we all love to be the photographer for lavish, perfectly detailed weddings? It’s discouraging sometimes to follow the work of famous wedding photographers and feel like we’ll never measure up. The truth is that for most of us, we’re photographing weddings of average everyday people, who can’t afford those over-the-top perfect weddings. That doesn’t mean that the wedding we’re photographing is any less special, or any less important. The bride and groom have put so much time, effort, and thought into every detail of their wedding. Even if their budget is a fraction of some of those perfect weddings, they’ve most likely spent what amounts to a small fortune for them. When I am hired to photograph a wedding, I want to treat each wedding as if it were the glamorous wedding of royalty. Whether you are the hired wedding photographer, or just a friend of the bride with a camera, I have a few hints to help you photograph the decor details of any wedding, and make it look like everything the bride and groom hoped it...

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Blending for composite – two ways to get it right

What do you think of when you hear the term composite? Lots of hours with the pen tool cutting out elements, or fiddling around with the refine edge tool? Well one of the ways I sometimes like to create composite images is by blending instead of cutting out. Many of the photographers I follow use […] The post Blending for composite – two ways to get it right appeared first on DIY Photography.        Share...

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Fujifilm Release New XF 23mm f/2 & Selfie centered X-A3

We have known for some time that Fujifilm was going to announce another 23mm in 2016 for some time, thanks to their lens roadmap. Today Fujifilm made the announcement of the XF 23mm f/2 R WR official. The lens joins…       Share...

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How to Overcome 6 Common Newbie Photography Fears

For the majority of new photographers, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is fear. This often leads to people missing a perfect photo opportunity or even, over time, falling out of the practice of actually taking photos. But it’s perfectly normal to have fears when starting anything new, especially in an industry that is so subjective and fast moving. Here are six common fears newbie photographers experience, and tip to help overcome them. #1 – Technophobia The first thing people often fear about photography is the actual camera, and all of the accessories that come with it. After all, it’s a lot to learn and remember just about the theory and practice of photography, without all of the software elements and techniques thrown in, as well as the multiple controls of the camera itself. How do you remember the difference between aperture and shutter speed? ISO and white balance? Photoshop and Lightroom? The list is endless… The good news is that this is easily overcome by simply taking each element individually and reading about it, watching videos, and...

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Canon 5D Mark IV | This is It, Finally

It’s here, and it’s a new creature from the inside out, but is it an upgrade worthy of the name?       Share...

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The Edelkrone Wing | Camera Slider Movement Tool That Fits In Your Pocket

Looking for a slider without the bulk to up your videos? This could be just the ticket.       Share...

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Viral Video of Humpback Whale

Humpback Whales Breaching Surprises Kayakers in British Columbia, Canada This video was uploaded on Youtube on August 15th, 2016 and already had 390K views on August 18th. A group of kayakers were treated to an extreme close-up with a small pod of humpback whales off B.C.’s South Coast last week. Heather Lawrence, who filmed part of the video capturing the encounter was with a group of kayakers with Wildcoast Adventures. The Wildcoast Adventures guides heard there was a female humpback whale with a calf and another adult nearby, so the group paddled over to see them. The kayakers were watching the trio of whales from the required distance, until the whales slipped beneath the calm surface of the water. “We thought they were gone,” Lawrence said. “And that’s when they really set off a show.” “The baby jumped, and that was like, ‘Wow, that’s amazing.’ But then the mom came up right away and she’s humongous compared to baby.” “When she landed I was really hoping she was going to land far away from me.” Lawrence said the video...

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Squijoo Camera Giveaway: Win a Canon 5DS R, Nikon D810, or Sony A7R II!

SLR Lounge and Squijoo want to give you one of the hottest cameras on the market, and here’s how.       Share...

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Photographing People: To do Styled Portraits or Not?

When I was a senior in high school, there was one local photographer that nearly everyone went to for their portraits. Part of her process included each person bringing in a bag of clothing to model for her. She would then help select the outfits that would ultimately be worn for the portraits. She also gave specific instructions for hair, makeup, and grooming. Quite often, the photographer hired a makeup artist to be present for the portraits – in effect she was doing styled portraits. The end result was portraiture that was extremely consistent in style. Even to this day, I can look through my high school yearbook, and pick out exactly whose portraits were taken by that particular photographer. Parents loved her because her output was high-quality, consistent, and you knew exactly what you were getting aesthetically when you booked a session. Essentially, the photographer was offering what has since become known as a “styled session”. Similar to debating how much (or how little) to post-process images, whether or not to style sessions when photographing people is hotly...

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New Patent from Canon Promised Better Edge Performance from Sensor

Canon is pushing sensor boundaries       Share...

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A simple trick to help you adapt any lens to your camera

Photographer Mathieu Stern tests out a lot of weird lenses. From modern CCTV to 135 year old large format lenses, nothing is too large a challenge. Many modern lenses have adapters available for all kinds of camera system. Not so much with older or more obscure lenses. So, how does he fit all these to his modern DSLRs? In this video, Mathieu’s going […] The post A simple trick to help you adapt any lens to your camera appeared first on DIY Photography.        Share...

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Creating Unique Lens Flares | Facebook Live

Here are two techniques using inexpensive items to create simple lens flares without the hassle.       Share...

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The #1 Reason Why New Photographers Struggle with Camera Settings

You have spent a lot of time studying photography and how to use your camera. You feel confident that you’re starting to figure things out. You understand camera settings like: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation. Brooklyn Weeds, New York Can you relate to this? Then you go on a trip or walk out the door with your camera, see an amazing moment, and you freeze. “What do I do? What settings will be best for this situation?” You return home to find too many of your shots are blurry, exposed incorrectly, you were often too slow to catch the moment, or the photographs don’t look like you saw the scene with your eye. It seems like you did everything wrong. Does this sound familiar? High Heels, SoHo, New York – backlighting can trick your camera meter. The biggest newbie mistake is . . . When working with photographers, I see this happen frequently. They understand everything they need to know about their camera, but yet they still freeze and do not know what to do when it...

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Premium Monthly Webinars: Speed Up Your Workflow With Lightroom Presets

Speed Up Your Workflow With Lightroom Presets We hosted this webinar to showing you how to use the SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets and other time-saving shortcuts to your advantage as a way to help transform your workflow to be the…       Share...

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The Latest In Wedding Trends: Vacuum-Pack Wedding Photos

A whole new meaning to being “wrapped up in your love”.       Share...

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Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan On Sale 25% OFF With Code

In case you missed the last sale, here’s another good one.       Share...

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How to Size and Export Images from Lightroom for Facebook and Print

One of the most confusing features of Adobe Lightroom for many users, is how to get your final results out of the software, to show them to friends or to send to customers. Different from other programs, there is only one way to “save” thing out of Lightroom – that is to an Export Images. This article will walk you through some of the options to help you demystify this often confusing function, so you can post your images on Facebook, and get them printed, all using the right sizes. The reason is that Lightroom does not actually store your images, they are not really within its database. Lightroom merely keeps a list of locations where your original images are located, generates its own internal previews of those images to work with, and stores the changes you have chosen to make to the files. But until this stage all you are seeing in Lightroom is purely a visualization, there is no actual finished images created yet. For this, you will have to learn to use the Export feature. While...

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The Unfortunate History of Racial Bias In Photography

Find out how skin tone bias from 1940’s film development plays a role in society’s misrepresentation of darker skin tones in current times.       Share...

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Sync With Lightroom Mobile for Quick Edits Anytime, Anywhere

Edit and organize photos on your smartphone or tablet, and seamlessly sync changes to your Lightroom catalog.       Share...

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How to shoot a dialogue scene for a movie

You’d think that recording a simple conversation would be quite straightforward. But it’s not as easy as it often looks. If you want to add a little drama you need to put some thought into it. This video from CinematicJ is primarily aimed at those shooting some kind of dramatic conversation scene for a movie. But, you […] The post How to shoot a dialogue scene for a movie appeared first on DIY Photography.        Share...

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How Having a Play Camera Can Boost Your Creativity

In 2001, after many years as a film photographer, I bought my first digital camera. It was a Nikon Coolpix 995, and I still remember how excited I was when I opened the box and took my first pictures with it. I was really amazed with what those three megapixels were able to do. Since then, I followed the digital road, and never looked back. I took really good care of that camera, bought all the accessories and lens adapters for it, and took it everywhere with me. For a while it was my pet or play camera. Nikon Coolpix 995 – By Chung Chu I remember the feeling of falling in love with photography all over again, and I believe that some of the best pictures in my portfolio were made with that camera. Advances in technology After that, the first decent resolution DSLRs came on the market, and I decided to invest in one to keep up with the professional photography market demand. My Coolpix started being used less and less, in no time those three megapixels...

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Protect your gear from rain and snow for less than $1

These days, most cameras and lens build quality is pretty high. Even if not completely weather sealed they can still take quite a lot of abuse from nature. Sometimes, though, you do want to take the extra step to protect your kit. Landscape Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj has a great tip to help cover your gear at virtually no cost. I […] The post Protect your gear from rain and snow for less than $1 appeared first on DIY Photography.        Share...

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SmartPhones Killed The Point & Shoot But Extends Life Of DSLR Sales

The camera phone kills it’s direct rival and drives sales of the bigger cameras, and more.       Share...

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