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How to use Lightroom Presets to explore the creative potential of your images.
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In this video, I quickly demonstrate several steps in a retouching workflow developed by Julia Kuzmenko McKim, a professional photographer and retouching expert.  Here, I'm using two of her popular eBooks as references, both of which I recommend if you're new to retouching.  You can order them here: Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day (New)... Read more »
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This post is by Ed Verosky whose new Macro Photography eBook is 53% off today only. Close-up and macro photography continue to be popular with shooters of all levels. Practical applications include product detail shots, food photography, and technical illustration (see image below). But the fun and artistic motivations are undeniable; flowers, insects, creative abstract, …
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I created the following images as an exercise in lighting and composition for still life pictures. I wanted to see what I could do with several of the tools and techniques most photographers aren’t familiar with. Careful attention was given to every detail of every object and its environment. The camera I used features an... Read more »
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We’ve talked about why we love black and white photographs and how some subjects can take on surprising transformations when converted from color to monochrome.  Certainly, most people are capable of using in-camera and editing software features to produce basic monochrome images, but not everyone is adept at more sophisticated black and white conversions.  You... Read more »
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  Watermarking photos, digitally overlaying some conspicuous logo or text onto an image to identify it as the work of a particular photographer, can be accomplished any number of ways.  It is after all, just pixel editing.  Here, I’m going to discuss several ways to add identifying info to your images: Embedded Copyright Information If... Read more »
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Complete description and usage tips for off-camera flash using the Yongnuo YN560 IV flash.
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Good portraiture skills are crucial to successful photography, but surprisingly, very few photographers have an adequate understanding of all the necessary techniques.  Even many professionals lack what I'd consider some of the essential skills. Sure, anyone can get lucky on the occasional shoot.  And many photographers have a few simple go-to tricks, but that isn't... Read more »
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Here are your Black Friday Deals! If you’re looking for photography training, you’ve come to the right place. Check these out: Secrets of Successful Event Photography: Save 33% on this amazingly popular course offered by Phil Steele. You’ll learn tons of great tips by watching a library of video instruction featuring Phil and other photographers... Read more »
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Dan Hostettler has put together a great behind-the-scenes instructional package featuring a 2-hour video production and a massive (over 200-pages!) eBook that virtually puts you at Dan’s side every step of the way.  The Anatomy of a Production Day, is a well-produced documentary-style video that walks you through the planning and production stages of a... Read more »
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Ian Pack and friends have just released the first issue of The LIGHT Side Digest.  The eMagazine features some of the most useful content as contributed to the popular, The LIGHT Side photography group on Facebook.  It’s available now as a free download from Pack’s website, and contains several good articles on lighting and studio... Read more »
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Spend too much time in the traditional, commercial photography ecosystem, and you might think that the only good photography, the only real photography, is what you see in a given photo enthusiast Facebook group or photographers’ message board. Deconstructing lighting and composition, or arguing over which lenses make the most sense for portrait shoots or... Read more »
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Do Snapseed and Instagram Effects Cheapen Your Photography? - ED VEROSKY...
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I posted the following images up in our FB group the other day and asked if others sometimes went through this process of taking a perfectly

Lightroom Changes Everything - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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Promotion: If you've got Lightroom, or plan to get it, I want you to really know how to use it. There's so much you can gain from this tool

Control The Effect of Natural Light - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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In my previous post, Window Silhouettes and Exposure Adjustments, I talked about how a simple change of shutter speed or ISO can bring out m

Your Notion of a Beautiful Photograph - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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You've got this notion of what a beautiful photograph is. Maybe this notion is very different from mine, or your grandparents, or your kids,

Natural Light Portraiture: On Your Terms - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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For a photographer who is more comfortable working with studio light, sometimes I feel that I'm a little out of my comfort zone when it come

American Woman - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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I posted this photo on my Facebook group page yesterday, and noted how I was thinking about July 4th (the U.S. holiday celebrating the adopt

Natural Light Portraiture with JimmyD - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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Family, weddings, kids, senior/grad portraits, models… if you shoot any of these, you're going to want this book. If you currently use flash

How I Shot It: Basic Main and Subtle Rim Light - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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If you've been following me for awhile, you're probably aware of my penchant for the two-light (cross light) setup. It's extremely versatile

Good Links: Artists, Documentaries - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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Another documentary, on artist Wayne White, is one I'd recommend. I think it's so interesting to get a peek into the world of such a down-to

Clamshell Lighting - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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For this post, I'm pulling something directly from my new eBook, Basic Lighting For Portrait Photography. This is a small section from the l

Window Silhouettes and Exposure Adjustments - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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A quick example of how a simple exposure adjustment can bring out (or blow out) the detail in a window shot. The image on the left is a long

Are Photo Competitions a Good Idea? - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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I've always thought of myself as a competitive person. No, I'm not the kind of guy who turns everything into a race or gets bitter if I don'

What Others See In Your Work - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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One of the things that fascinates me about photographs (and other artwork) is the relationship between the image and the viewer. Many images

Thoughts on Props - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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I'm not big on props in my pictures. I find that using them can sometimes feel forced; even though an item or element may be visually appeal

Creative Lighting: Casting Dramatic Shadows - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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After taking several planned images in the studio, I had the idea to get Ele (pictured) to lie down on the floor where the sun and windows w

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography by Ed Verosky
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The title of Ed Verosky's latest ebook, Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography, says it all. Each digitally rendered page contains valuable

One-Light Portraits, Dealing With Dark Backgrounds - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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One-light setups are popular, and it's easy to see why; they make creating portraits so easy, you almost can't go wrong. Place a light somew

What You Like About Black and White Photography - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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Last weekend, the theme in our Facebook group was “Monochrome.” I asked our members to comment about their feelings on Black and White photo

New Book: Basic Lighting For Portraits - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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My new book, Basic Lighting For Portrait Photography, has just been released. I believe this is an important learning guide for any photogra

Scott Strazzante, Street Photography - ED VEROSKY BLOG
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"Ed, I get your newsletter and love it. Great "back to the basics" info, short and sweet. Thanks for sharing." -- Dan Holahan Sr. "I love re