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Buyer's Guide: Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D) vs EOS 77D vs EOS 80D: Digital Photography Review In February, Canon announced the EOS Rebel T7i (800D) and EOS 77D, adding two new choices to the company's already confusing lineup. In this article we'll break down what separates the T7i, 77D and the existing EOS 80D – and which is the best one for your needs. Spec comparison In most respects, the 80D is the better of the three cameras, which is what you'd expect given its price premium. Let's break it down into various areas for a closer look. Body & Design What really sets these three models apart are style and build quality. As you'd expect, the 80D is bigger and better in terms of build quality. The Guts The Rebel T7i, EOS 77D and EOS 80D share the same 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Canon says that the Digic 7 also improves subject-tracking performance, and when we reviewed the EOS M5 mirrorless camera, we found it to be a step above the EOS 80D. Digics aside, all three cameras use the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which we've found to be effective for both stills and video. Features

How to Get a Blurred Background in Your Photos, Without Shooting Wide Open! 71% OFF FLASH SALE – Discover the secret of how to create stunning images using Lightroom in way less time without the frustration of lackluster and boring photos! Click here to learn more & claim this deal! We chatted recently about how to master shooting wide open, and I wanted to follow up that post with more discussion on achieving a nice blurred background, or bokeh, in your photos. Who doesn’t love it? Use a Longer Lens The focal length of a lens plays a large role in the amount of background blur your image will have. Distance From the Background Pulling your subject away from the background will create more blur and bokeh in your image. Close to the Subject How close you are to your subject also plays a role in the quality of bokeh you can achieve in your images. This is another comparison showing how distance from your subject can impact your background blur and compression. Achieving the coveted background blur in your images is more than just shooting wide open.

15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl” Mastering Lightroom Classic CC Stuff Below are some products that will help you learn Lightroom as you follow along with my latest video series This is a 12-page, PDF download of all the keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom from versions 4 through 7 including CC Pay whatever you can afford Please understand, your donation isn’t just for the Lightroom Keyboard Shortcut PDF Your donation is also because you appreciate free, photography how-to videos and you want me to continue to make more Search and you’ll find comparable Lightroom training runs well over $100 I truly appreciate your kind consideration The default price in the cart is Simply change the price in the cart to the amount you wish to donate Your kind donation allows me to create free photography how-to videos Thank you for supporting free photography education! The Cheat Sheet is a PDF — you’ll need a PDF reader to open and read it Once you complete the transaction, you’ll receive an email with a download link You’ll also receive the PDF’s for free to download on your computer

Become A Pro Photo Editor | Actions Presets Overlays Tutorials by Jackie Jean Bokeh is the blurred background (sometimes foreground) effect you see in photos. The Blur Effect Bokeh focuses the attention on a particular area of an image as it blurs out all but the point of focus. There are varying types of bokeh "blur" and different lenses give different bokeh effects as well. How To Achieve Bokeh To achieve natural bokeh in your background, it is best to shoot at a wider aperature such as an F-Stop at 3.2 or lower. Manually Creating Bokeh (blurred background in your photos) You can also create bokeh in photoshop and add effects to your images in post processing. The Overlay can be used in Elements, Creative Cloud, CS versions of Photoshop. Enjoy this bokeh effect on your images to give it a bit of flare. Free Photoshop Downloads (Free Bokeh Overlay Download ) DOWNLOAD HERE 19 Responses Leave a comment

8 Photography Cheat Sheets + 250 Links to Resources I'm so excited to have you here at Pretty Presets. I'd like to welcome you with some helpful cheat sheets that I believe will help save you time and money. You can save this to your computer or have it printed out. Personally, I have a copy sitting next to me and enjoy having the references available. At the end of the book there are pages of resources to help encourage you as you learn more about lightroom and expand upon your photography business. Thank you for being here! Photographer's Cheat Sheets Bundle includes: Sharper Photos in CameraCamera SettingsExposure ModesBacklight and SunlightSide Light and Front LightCloudy and ShadeBokehPhoto Basics250+ Tutorials, Blog Posts and Freebies! Laura owns Pretty Presets and is the co-founder of Rock The Shot Forum.

Digital Photography for Beginners - Free Online Course All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is: Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses: All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop.

Top 17 Best Online Photography Courses Of 2018! [Free + Paid] I have often heard the phrase, “Experience is the best teacher.” What I think may be a more accurate phrase is, “Someone else’s experience is the best teacher.” Provided, of course, that the student actually pays attention and applies what they learn. “Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.” While few of us have access to our own diminutive 900 year old Jedi master, we do have readily available to us the best online photography courses. 1. A free course with a whole lot of useful information, you don’t even need a DSLR or other advanced camera to take this course, a smartphone camera user can benefit from this course also. While the lessons have assignments, there is no grading of finished work, Although you could to Reddit with posts that come around from time to time about it and get feedback from fellow course users. Since it is constantly accessible online, you can go through the 30 lessons at your pace, even repeating them if you want. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Photopea | Online Image Editor 9 Top Photography Composition Rules You Need To Know Here's 9 top photography composition rules for you to learn, shoot with then if you want to, break. 1. Fill The Frame / Cropping If your shot is in danger of losing impact due to a busy background/surroundings, crop in tight around your main point of focus, eliminating the background so all attention falls on your main subject. 2. Keep an eye on the edges of your frame to make sure the person/animal you're photographing hasn't had any of their body parts chopped off by it. 3. The most basic of all photography rules is all about dividing your shot into nine equal sections by a set of vertical and horizontal lines. 4. Frames have various uses when it comes to composition. 5. Our eyes are unconsciously drawn along lines in images so by thinking about how, where and why you place lines in your images will change the way your audience view it. 6. Photo by Rick Hanson. 7. 8. 9. Having fore-, middle- and background detail will add depth to your image as well as draw the eye through the picture.

So You Want to be a Photographer? I remember very clearly when I decided to become a photographer. I had been working as an aide at my children’s school and due to the state’s budget, cuts were being made. All aides were being laid off. Wrong! In my experience, here is what made me a photographer: I shot in auto for the first 6 months of owning my business. Seek out other photographers. Now let’s break it down: Be in control of your camera and master shooting in manual Value your time and yourself. Amy Phipps is the photographer behind On the Phippside Photography, located in Stockton, California. Visit her website. Laura owns Pretty Presets and is the co-founder of Rock The Shot Forum.

People Are Posting Examples Of How Media Can Manipulate The Truth (12 Pics) – WebMDI The traditional TV news media has been having a rough time in the last few years. According to arecent survey, more Americans have a negative (43%) than a positive (33%) view of the mass media, and are finding it harder to be well informed because it is getting harder to determine which news is accurate. So what is media’s biggest problem? It’s bigotry. While ideally all types of media should be objective and hold power to account, in reality, we know that most news outlets are partisan and have their agenda to advance. So why is trust in the media so low? People have been posting examples of fake news and how media can use different techniques of deception, to trick you into seeing exactly what they wanted you to see.

How to get a blurred background from your dSLR's kit lens There are plenty of good reasons to put down your smartphone or point-and-shoot and buy a digital SLR. If, for you, it was because you drooled over food photography with a shallow depth of field or portraits where the subject is in sharp focus but the background is blurred, you may have immediately been disappointed by your shots and left wondering what you were doing wrong. The fact is the lens that comes with most dSLRs, aka the kit lens, isn't really your best option for achieving a shallow depth of field. Without getting into the technical details, cameras with large sensors, such as digital SLRs, are able to create more background blur than the much smaller sensors in an average point-and-shoot. However, you'll also want to use a lens with a wide maximum aperture, something the typical kit lens just doesn't have. So, yes, if you want supersoft out-of-focus backgrounds, you're going to want to pair your dSLR with a good lens with a wide aperture. Learn your lens' minimum focus distance

Turn Your Fridge into a Gallery Wall, Make Photo Magnet Mosaics! They say opposites attract. Big, boring fridge, meet cute magnetic photos. We think you’ll get along just fine! It’s time to spruce up that lonely appliance, sitting in the corner, begging for attention. Follow this tutorial for a step-by-step guide to make miniature works of art in the form of magnetic photo tiles. You can make a mosaic or a lovely grid of your favorite Instagram photos. Either way, you’ll make your other appliances envious and turn that big blank canvas of a fridge into a stunning gallery. Turn Your Fridge into a Photo Gallery p.s. Why it’s cool: Why should picture frames have all the fun? These little photos are sure to cheer you up every time you head to the kitchen. This process is quick, easy, and functional to boot! What you’ll need: Photos to print PrinterMat board or Illustration boardModge Podge Dimensional Magic GlazeMagnetsXacto knife orScissorsRuler Straight pinPlastic cups STEP 1: Size and Print Shrink ‘em up! First, we made our images 2×2″. Step 2: Trim the Prints: