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12 Weeks of Christmas: 7 of the Best Voice Assistant Commands

12 Weeks of Christmas: 7 of the Best Voice Assistant Commands

Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Assistant are here to help, and that has led to a home invasion not seen since the Body Snatchers first lifted B-rate movies in 1956. Voice control is here to stay, so how can photographers make use of it? Here are seven of the best queries.

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Using a Single Speedlight and Modifier to Achieve Five Different Looks

Using a Single Speedlight and Modifier to Achieve Five Different Looks

When just starting out, It’s easy to think that we need more gear, different gear, or just one more modifier that will let us achieve our goals. I challenged myself to try and shoot five different looks in my humble home studio with a single modifier and light to show just a few ideas of what you can do with them.

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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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Start Introducing Video Into Your Photography Business Today: With Filmora9

Start Introducing Video Into Your Photography Business Today: With Filmora9

As a photographer you may not have had any experience in creating or editing video material, but maybe you should consider opening yourself up to learning new skills to not just enhance your marketing materials, but perhaps also start offering something different to your clients that can make you stand out in the crowd?

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Fstoppers Reviews the New AI-Powered Infinite Texture Panel

Fstoppers Reviews the New AI-Powered Infinite Texture Panel

One of the most useful tools I’ve been using for the last year has been the Infinite Color Panel. This is my most used add-on in Photoshop and it consistently produces fantastic results. Recently a new tool was released called Infinite Texture Panel and I wanted to see what it was all about.

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Fuji GFX 100 Review After Using It Professionally for Three Months, Part Two: Autofocus, File Size, and Blackout

Fuji GFX 100 Review After Using It Professionally for Three Months, Part Two: Autofocus, File Size, and Blackout

This is part two of my three-part, unreasonably in-depth real world shooting review of the GFX 100 after having shot with it as my primary camera professionally for the last three months.

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Capture One Is Simple: Here Is a Quick Start for the Interface and Navigation

Capture One Is Simple: Here Is a Quick Start for the Interface and Navigation

“Is it difficult or different” should be the stock response to commentary that Capture One is either difficult or has a long learning curve, because the two terms are often conflated, and the reality is C1 is easy (especially the latest versions).

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Multi-Minute-Long Exposures With the New Summit Filter System

Multi-Minute-Long Exposures With the New Summit Filter System

Of course, it’s possible to capture great landscape photographs without multiple filters, but purists like getting things right in camera. To do that, you’re going to need not just a single filter, but a filter system.

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Fstoppers Review: Plugable’s Thunderbolt 3 Drive

Fstoppers Review: Plugable's Thunderbolt 3 Drive

A well-devised digital storage system should be one of the most crucial considerations for every digital creative. With larger and larger camera sensors constantly emerging on the market, we find ourselves needing to accommodate and functionally access enormous raw and video files. Like many photographers, I face a near-constant search for the perfect storage solution. This month, a new Thunderbolt 3 SSD by Plugable is emerging on the scene, and I have a feeling it is going to change photographers’ and videographers’ workflows in a drastic way.

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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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How to Become a Pro Photographer When You’re Broke

How to Become a Pro Photographer When You’re Broke

Photography is expensive. Even a budget camera is expensive, so for many of us, a career in professional photography seems out of our reach. Here are some tips for getting there.

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The Exposure Triangle: A Good Beer and a Good Photograph Are Basically the Same

The Exposure Triangle: A Good Beer and a Good Photograph Are Basically the Same

If you’re a fan of a good photograph and a good beer, understanding how one is made may help you understand the other. Beer and photographs are comprised of three active ingredients and one passive ingredient.

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Disappointed by Tamron’s f/2.8 Primes for Sony? Don’t Worry: There’s f/2.0 Glass in the Pipeline

Disappointed by Tamron's f/2.8 Primes for Sony? Don't Worry: There's f/2.0 Glass in the Pipeline

The Sony world felt a little bit disappointed when Tamron’s recently announced primes turned out to be only f/2.8. Is Tamron about to cheer us all up with some glass that’s a little more up to speed?

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Did Adobe Improve Their Creative Cloud App? I Think Not

Did Adobe Improve Their Creative Cloud App? I Think Not

In March, I did a post that was critical of Adobe applications of late: lots of bugs, sometimes unintelligible offshore customer support, and their Creative Cloud menu bar app (on Mac OS) that seemed more a marketing device than a useful way to know about Adobe updates (on Windows, the Creative cloud app is launched from the Task Bar).

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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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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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