10 Tips for Taking Great Images With Your First Camera on Christmas Day

10 Tips for Taking Great Images With Your First Camera on Christmas Day

It’s Christmas, you finally got that camera you wanted, and you are ready to dive into the world of photography. How do you get the best pictures possible immediately, though?

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500px Makes Some Controversial Updates to Their Terms of Service

500px Makes Some Controversial Updates to Their Terms of Service

If you have an account and have uploaded images to 500px, you may want to dust off your password and take a peek, as the photo-sharing and licensing site has made significant updates to their Terms of Service. The latest update since being acquired by Visual China Group in February 2018 is causing some controversy in the community.

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Is This the Best Image Enhancement Software Currently Available?

Is This the Best Image Enhancement Software Currently Available?

The programming team behind Pixelmator Pro has just released an interesting update that introduces the ability to enhance the resolution of an image with some quite impressive results. Billed as being similar to what you often see in cheesy police dramas, the software invents detail using some sophisticated techniques.

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Is Canon Planning a Retro Design for the 1D X Mark III? Sadly Not

Is Canon Planning a Retro Design for the 1D X Mark III? Sadly Not

Canon is traditionally a very conservative brand, and it’s rare to see it stray too far from the middle of the road, but in what might have been a comparatively bold move, for a moment, it seemed that the forthcoming EOS 1D X Mark III would have a wonderfully old school design.

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Simple and Effective: Have You Tried This to Improve Your Compositions?

Simple and Effective: Have You Tried This to Improve Your Compositions?

No, this is not yet another article about the rule of thirds. Rather, it’s about a simple composition technique I’ve used consistently over the years to maximize the impact of my images. Best of all, it’s easy to duplicate.

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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year!

Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year! If you want to be an indie filmmaker you should definitely study the work of the prolific film director Joe Swanberg. Who is Joe Swanberg you ask? I just recently not only discovered his work but also started to study his unique filmmaking process. I…

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What’s That Spray Can in Lightroom For?

If you’ve ever noticed a little spray can icon while using Lightroom but have no idea what it’s for, this 8.5-minute video by photographer Anthony Morganti was made for you.

The spray can is the Painter tool. It allows you to pick an attribute (e.g. keyword, label, flag, ratings, settings, etc…) and apply it to photos by clicking on them in Grid view. It’s a fast way to make changes to a large number of photos — simply click or click+drag the Painter tool across your grid of photos to apply the desired attribute to any photo you “spray” them onto.

Useful applications including applying stars/labels/flags, adding photos to collections, and applying presets to photos.

Julieanne Kost of Adobe made a 3-minute Quick Tip video about the tool as well:

Here are the keyboard shortcuts you can use with the Painter tool:

Command+Option (Mac) / Control+Alt+K (Win): Enable painting tool in Library module.

Option+click (Mac) / Alt-click (Win): Remove attributes with the Painter tool.

Escape: Put the Painter tool away.

Shift + K: Assign the keyword loaded into the Painter tool to the selected photos.

So there you have it: another handy tool you can use when editing and organizing your photos.

(via Anthony Morganti via Reddit)

12 Days of Christmas: Duography and Photographing in Twos

12 Days of Christmas: Duography and Photographing in Twos

Life is comprised of a magical interweaving of yin and yang, that infinite dance of opposites that complement one another. Twos, couplets, opposites, pairs — call them what you will, but we see this play out in photography again and again, so discover five of the best.

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