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There are few relationships more beautiful and more pure than the one that exists between the photographer and his or her camera. That may be a stretch into the dramatic but not by very much. What is certain is that in order to be a "serious" photographer, and by serious I mean someone who is…
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Filters can be taken off when not in use. Some use them sparingly, some more often than necessary. The issue of using UV filters when taking photographs is a longstanding one among photographers who are passionate about their craft. However, it is important for photographers, especially people just starting out, to learn about the proper…
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The latest update from onOne for their Perfect Photo Suite features many new enhancements that are worth taking a good look. Not only does the 9.5 update apply bug fixes for the previous version but it also adds some great features to the already very capable processing software. Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 is scheduled for…
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A prism, yes, the geometrical and transparent figure that features polished surfaces known for refracting light, is probably not at the top of your list of things to pack into your camera bag. By the time you finish reading this article, you may reconsider your position on that. We guarantee it, in fact. You’d be…
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What you are about to read is a carefully pieced together word puzzle that in the end still has no real catharsis. I felt compelled to inform you of that fact in the very first sentence of this article. You should understand some beautifully simple questions have no true answer. One of these great queries…
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How long have you been into photography? How much time do you spend taking photos? Has photography become a major part of your day-to-day activities? Have you become a photography geek? Determining the answers to these questions can be quite confusing. First, you probably haven’t had the time to think about them before. Second, you…
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Corporate photography is a means by which companies communicate their personality, uniqueness, and professionalism to customers, and understanding this could help you land a lucrative job. Corporate photography of the past was limited to images of smiling professionals and handshakes of people in business attire. Often these images were co-opted from stock photos. In the…
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Whether you’re looking to venture into the world of professional photography, or just getting some practice – being able to hold an effective photoshoot can be a handy skill to have. 
Much of the photoshoot starts ahead of time, before you even arrive at the location. While prep work may feel like a waste of…
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Affordance is a term originally coined by a psychologist, J.J. Gibson, in the 1970s. He defined it as the relationship between an environment and an actor. Toda
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Mastering exposure may sound boring – but the truth is, that understanding how your camera exposes an image can help you to have a firmer grasp of your camera’s settings and capabilities. Knowing how to get the exposure just right will lead to better images, and a much more rewarding photography experience! Learning about exposure…
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In our last Photoshop video tutorial we discussed retouching gradient skies. Today we'll walk you through blending in a new sky in a landscape photograph. Using the techniques outlined in this video tutorial you will learn how to change the look and feel and replace the sky in your landscape images. Whether you want to…
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