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Giving Constructive Feedback to a Photographer? Use ‘And’ Rather than ‘But’

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If you’re ever in a situation where you need to (or want to) give some constructive criticism to another photographer, here’s a simple trick for giving good feedback in a way that will help rather than hinder: use the word “and” instead of “but.”
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Advice on Dealing with Heat Wave Distortion When You’re Shooting With a Long Lens

Those of you who own long lenses might want to give this five-and-a-half minute video a watch. In it, wildlife and nature photographer Steve Perry breaks down what heat wave distortion is, how it can affect your images, and offers a few tips if you want to ensure your images stay as sharp as possible.

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Tip: Four Finger Taps Unlock a Secret Settings Menu in Instagram’s Hyperlapse App

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is a simple way to create smooth hyper lapse videos. But beyond its basic functionality is a hidden set of features that cranks up its capabilities. It may be secret, but it’s quite easy to get to.
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external Watermarking Your Photography: A Crash Course —Popular Photography

Industry experts dish on the good, the bad, and the mistakes you should avoid if you’re going to watermark.

 
Oct 08, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners

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As beneficial as the more automated style of photography can be at times, nothing quite compares to the control and connection you feel when shooting fully manual. This, however, is not always an easy task… especially when just starting out.

Enter a handy, incredibly detailed little infographic that will make sure you or your beginner photography friends can find their way around no problem. Read more…

Dark Sky Finder Helps Nighttime Photographers Find the Least Light Polluted Spots

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For those of you who partake in any sort of nighttime photography, it’s no secret that light pollution can be the bane of your existence. Thankfully, there’s a neat, simple online resource that can help you better prepare to avoid this enemy of great Milky Way photography.

It’s called Dark Sky Finder, and it’s an easy-to-use website that gives you an up-to-date, radar-style view of what light pollution across the United States looks like.

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external How To Critique Photographs Constructively —The Luminous Landscape

In response to some of our readers’ criticism of Bruce Gilden’s brutal critique of art photography, we’re sharing fine art photographer Alain Briot’s guide to critiquing photographs the right way.

 
Oct 03, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

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Fall has descended upon us and for the lucky ones who experience color-changing foliage in parts of the world, here are some tips to help you capture great shots of the changing seasons.

 
Oct 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

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One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness and texture. That’s an art, absolutely, and often a quite technical challenge.

In this article I will explain how to obtain perfect skin colors, with the help of a ColorChecker. But not just a simple ColorChecker workflow with the standard, bundled software. No, there’s a neat trick which saves a lot of time and a lot of custom color editing (and desaturating) of skin tones.

It’s a quick, transparent automatic workflow, once set up and created. Your camera needs to shoot in RAW. Read more…

Your Lens’ Aperture Might Be Lying to You, Or: The Difference Between F Stops and T Stops

We all understand what an F stop is and how it’s a vital component in ensuring we have a properly exposed image, but have you ever heard of a T Stop? While they might not be as relevant to you in your day-to-day photography as F-stops, knowing what they are will give you a better understanding of how your glass works.

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