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Understanding Tonal Range in Photography

2018-11-02T03:04:19+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

Understanding tonal range in photography can be the last thing on a photographers mind. As we progress on our particular paths, there can be times when even the most mindful of us take some things for granted. The simple elements are sometimes overlooked first – such as a sloppy tripod setup or assuming our cameras [...]

6 Tips For Photographing Better City Scenes

2018-11-02T03:04:17+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

Towns and cities can be noisy, busy, stressful and congested but provide excellent subjects for photography. Taking great photographs of cities is not easy so here are six ideas to help you capture city scenes: 1) City Skyscrapers Urban photography offers a great opportunity to document a cities environment. On a sunny day, most photographers [...]

Recovering From Disasters During Photo Sessions

2018-11-01T03:04:23+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

As a photographer who captures rare and priceless moments, you can’t afford to have disasters during photo sessions. However, sometimes things go wrong regardless. If you have a recovery plan in action before anything goes wrong, you’ll never have to freeze up and panic at that moment. You’ll never have to fear a photo session [...]

5 Tips for Using Continuous Lights in Your Photography

2018-11-01T03:04:22+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

Lighting is an essential building block of photography. Learning how to use light to your advantage can transform an ordinary photo into an extraordinary one. Many photographers begin their journey working with natural light and I firmly believe this is is a great place to start. But depending on the circumstance, artificial light may be [...]

Making Photoshop Luminosity Masks Easy with Lumenzia

2018-10-31T03:04:54+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

As you advance with your photography, you may want to edit your photographs with more precise control. In this article, I discuss how to use Lumenzia Luminosity Masking Panel to easily edit sections of your image using Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop. These masks allow you to control different aspects of your image without affecting [...]

How to Choose the Right Tripod for Landscape Photography

2018-10-31T03:04:52+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

A tripod is an essential piece of equipment for a landscape photographer. Sure, you won’t always need to use it. But you’ll find yourself in situations where it can help you capture a high-quality image you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. But how do you choose the right tripod? There are hundreds (if not thousands) of options [...]

How to Create Dark and Dramatic Backgrounds Using High-Speed Sync

2018-10-30T03:09:31+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

The Usefulness of High-Speed Sync Among other things, high-speed sync lets you underexpose your backgrounds for dramatic images. High-speed sync (HSS) is easily one of the most useful features in lighting. Not only does it let you overpower the sun for more flattering light in the middle of the day, it also lets you use your [...]

How to Find the Best Kinds of People to Photograph While Traveling

2018-10-30T03:09:30+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: |

Photographers often struggle to make portraits of strangers while they’re traveling. They’ll have wonderful photos of all the picture postcard views and landmarks, but none of their pictures will have faces. We often encounter this with people who join our photography workshops. © Kevin Landwer-Johan One of the keys to returning home with a good [...]

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