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How to Use Virtual Copies and Snapshots in Lightroom

How to Use Virtual Copies and Snapshots in Lightroom

Virtual Copies and Snapshots are powerful features in Lightroom that often go unused or underutilized. In this article, we’ll cover what they are and how they can be used to make your editing workflow faster and easier.

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What’s New in Photoshop 2020

What's New in Photoshop 2020

Photoshop 2020 is here, and with it comes a bevy of new and improved features and capabilities. If you are looking to dive into the program, this great video will show you what is new for photographers and give you a tour of the new version.

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Lenses With an Autofocus Microadjustment

How to Improve the Performance of Your Lenses With an Autofocus Microadjustment

Given the way DSLRs work, it is sometimes the case that your lenses will need what is known as an “autofocus microadjustment.” This excellent video will show you how to perform one to improve your lenses’ autofocus performance.

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Five Tips to Record Better Audio With a Shotgun Mic

Five Tips to Record Better Audio With a Shotgun Mic

Of course, it is vitally important to have a good understanding of how to create a strong video, but without good audio to match, the final product is not going to be that great. This helpful video will show you five great tips to improve the quality of your audio when using a shotgun mic.

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Improve Your Photography: Ask Santa for a Tripod

Improve Your Photography: Ask Santa for a Tripod

The tripod is often overlooked in today’s photography community, and it is a shame that it is. Perhaps photographers today think that a tripod is old school or that modern cameras have image stabilization, and therefore, a tripod isn’t needed. I disagree, and if you aren’t using a tripod for some of your photography work, you are missing out.

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Helpful Tips for Posing Men

Helpful Tips for Posing Men

Posing is one of the subtlest and trickiest things for photographers to master, and it can take a lot of work to master it. This excellent video will give you lots of helpful tips for learning how to pose men.

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Rules: Love Them, Leave Them, or Break Them Just on Principle?

Rules: Love Them, Leave Them, or Break Them Just on Principle?

One of the interesting trends in the comments on a previous article on the rule of thirds was a reaction not just to that rule specifically, but to “rules” more generally. That got me thinking a bit. What are “rules”? Where do they come from? Is breaking them an act of rebellion; or one of self-destruction?

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The Four Fundamental Attributes of Light

The Four Fundamental Attributes of Light

Being a successful photographer or videographer requires a good understanding of the fundamentals, with perhaps nothing more foundational than the behavior of light. This excellent video will show you four fundamental aspects of light that you should definitely know.

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Level Up Your Landscapes With Long Exposures

Level Up Your Landscapes With Long Exposures

Maximum detail and sharpness in an image are often goals for landscape photographers, but introducing the blurry, smoothing effect of a long exposure can take an otherwise tame landscape and turn it into something more epic.

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Crop Your Way to Stronger Compositions With These Photo Editing Tips

Crop Your Way to Stronger Compositions With These Photo Editing Tips

Sometimes, the smallest adjustment to a crop can make your photo much more effective. Check out this video for some tips from someone who consistently puts out jaw-dropping landscape imagery.

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Think You’re Being Spied On? Here’s How to Find Hidden Cameras

Think You're Being Spied On? Here's How to Find Hidden Cameras

Have you ever had the feeling that something in your hotel room wasn’t quite right? Or that someone, somehow was watching you? This will help guide you through the process of finding hidden cameras if they’ve been planted in your room.

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How to Add Color to Your Shadows in Photoshop

How to Add Color to Your Shadows in Photoshop

One of the most asked subjects people contact me about is how I color my images. Everyone expects a simple answer that solves everything, but unfortunately, it does not work like that.

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You Might Want to Check Your Lightroom Settings More Often

You Might Want to Check Your Lightroom Settings More Often

The Lens Corrections panels in the Lightroom Develop Module and Adobe Camera Raw provides the ability to correct lens problems such as distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. These settings are often turned on and never given a second thought.

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10 Ways to Shoot Street Photos Without Being Noticed

10 Ways to Shoot Street Photos Without Being Noticed

All of us know that if your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. Here are 10 great methods for shooting on the street without drawing attention to yourself.

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Would You Swap out Your Strobes for Continuous Lights When Shooting Portraits?

Would You Swap out Your Strobes for Continuous Lights When Shooting Portraits?

Continuous LED lighting has come a long way in recent years, and while there are pros and cons to shooting with strobes or continuous lights, LED technology has definitely shifted the balance a little. How useful is continuous lighting for a studio portrait shoot? This video aims to find out.

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How Looking Into the Past Can Help Your Photography in the Future

How Looking Into the Past Can Help Your Photography in the Future

Do you track your own development? By looking into the past of our photography career, we can learn a lot about our progress and how to move on.

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Have You Already Customized Your Camera to Your Own Needs?

Have You Already Customized Your Camera to Your Own Needs?

Did you know a lot of people use their camera without setting it up for their needs? If you have done this already, you may find nothing new in this article. If you don’t know what I am talking about, perhaps you should read it.

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