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Stylized Techniques for Editing Portraits Using Lightroom

This is the promised follow-up to my article on Creating Compelling Wide-Angle Portraits Using One Off-Camera Flash. While part one discussed equipment, composition, lighting and posing, this article focuses exclusively on post-processing. 1,090 more words

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Tips for Taking More Natural Engagement Portraits

Engagement portrait sessions can be awkward especially for couples who are expected to display their affection publicly and worse, in front of the camera. Often they feel uneasy and don’t know what to do, let alone how to pose. 1,122 more words

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Review – The ThinkTank Photo Airport Roller Derby Bag

For those who know me, they know that I have a slight obsession with camera bags. There are just so many varieties; roller bags, backpacks, shoulder bags, etc., so it gets a little hard to get bored of them! 1,570 more words

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How to Enhance Portraits Using Gray Layers to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

What is dodging and burning?

The techniques of dodging and burning are hand-me-downs from the days of the darkroom. The idea was to manipulate parts of an image while the paper was being exposed to light from the enlarger, where the negative was fitted. 1,700 more words

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Why Off-Camera Flash Isn’t as Scary as you Think

Flash

The word alone has the potential to cause dread, even among experienced photographers, bringing to mind images of overexposed faces and red eyes. Because of this, many photographers avoid flash altogether, keeping a safe distance at all times. 1,890 more words

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Birds

Don’t we all wish we could be a free and fly away like a bird? Well we can’t, but we can photograph them!

See: 24 Fantastic Photos of our Fine Feathered Friends – Birds… 244 more words

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24 Fantastic Photos of our Fine Feathered Friends – Birds

As we just wrapped up a week of nature photography related articles I wanted to round it out with a few images of our feathered friends, the birds. 166 more words

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