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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. 12 Mind Blowing Photoshop Actions That Transforms Any Image into a Piece of Art Lets kick this off by saying that these Photoshop actions literally made my jaw drop. Rewind 10 years, there I am spending hours upon hours in Photoshop creating pieces for fun that are similar to the outcomes of these Actions (I will be the first to admit that these outcomes are slightly better), fast foward 10 years, you can do it in one click. Rediculous!

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. This works particularly well with portraits when you're trying to capture something more intimate and focused or are shooting in a busy location where what's around them would just cause a distraction.

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. I had been working 2 hours a day for the last 2 years and thought that this was my chance to finally be a photographer. 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.

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. 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

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? It’s that creamy background that really separates your subject and helps them jump off an image to catch your eye.

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