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The 15 best photography websites

The 15 best photography websites
The web is full of endless resources and tutorials on the subject of photography, but sometimes too much choice can be confusing so we've picked the 15 top photography websites that will really help you get to grips the medium. If you want to take things to the next level, why not find the best Photoshop tutorials and be inspired by some great examples of still life photography too? 01. DIY Photography Started in 2006 as a place for gear-lusting photographers, DIY Photography is a great place to pick up expert advice and read about the latest kit. Written by photographers for photographers, it's heavy on the tutorials with about 1,200 useful how-to articles online, plus a whole load of DIY articles that'll help you build your own gear rather than splash out on expensive kit. 02. iPhone Photography School 03. 04. Created and maintained by NK Guy, PhotoNotes is a free information resource for the online community, which is still going strong since being set up in 2002. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.

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Photo Cascadia Blog Landscape photographers are increasingly turning toward more interpretive modes of presentation in order to express their own ideas about the scenes that they encounter. New techniques in field work and related digital processing have fueled this development, often enabling photographers to produce images that were nearly impossible to achieve in the film era. These techniques address a plethora of age-old problems in landscape photography, from displaying a vast depth-of-field to escaping the constraints of shutter speeds and fixed angles of view. Whether the goal is to overcome limitations of current photographic equipment or to infuse a photograph with creative subjectivity, digital solutions have opened up a new world of options and have generated a world of terminology to go with them.

The Image Quality Professor's Blog » Blog Archive Choosing the Right f-stop for Night Shots with Long Exposure - The Image Quality Professor's Blog By using long exposure times for exposing water in movement, its possible to achieve a very nice silky effect. Typically an exposure time of 15-60 sec is enough to turn a moving water surface into a flat silky looking surface. Depending on the conditions you may need to expose up to a couple of minutes. To achieve this long exposure time for a night shot, simply by selecting a smaller aperture like f22 and f32, may not be the best solution. Lens diffraction at these apertures has a significant negative influence on the contrast and the sharpness of the final image. Lower f-stop

Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps If you’re a photo buff of any level, you’ve most likely heard of or seen the amazing work of Andrzej Dragan. His portraits have a very high contrast and color style all their own. The effect is stunning and eye catching. It reveals a lot about the subject that the naked eye doesn’t get to see. A similar effect can be created in Photoshop with just a few simple steps. Lets take a look. A Quick Guide to Fill In Flash - Great Tips to Help You Out Add some Dynamics to Your Photos Using Fill In Flash Camera flash can be an immensely useful tool. It can also be an immensely frustrating tool. The tiny light that adorns the top of your camera is The tiny light that adorns the top of your camera is capable of some hideous results if not used carefully and with some thought. You could experience one of the following without fill in flash: Red eye, harsh shadows, bright, unflattering and cold light.

How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty. You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between shots. The other more sensible option, which we’ll cover here, is to solve it in post, in this case using Adobe Photoshop. It isn’t difficult of course to clone out the odd scuff mark, but when you have hundreds of dirt marks or creases you need a slightly more heavy duty solution, and simply blurring can bring its own problems. In this case I’ve already tidied up the floor, now it’s time to clean up the background.

DIY Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers Lighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one. Walk into most professional photographer’s studios and you’ll be confronted with truckloads of lighting equipment. To the average hobby photographer it’s enough to make your mind boggle – and for your stomach to turn as you think about the cost of it all. Most of us can’t afford a full lighting rig – however what if there was a way to experiment with the type of lighting gear that pro photographers use without spending too much money? Book Capture One Pro 9: Mastering Raw Development Discount “Which book should I read about Capture One?” – this is one of the most common questions asked by my readers. The problem was that until recently I had nothing to recommend or suggest. Capture One is one of the most popular professional RAW-converters on the market, but for some reason, there are no books about it. Sure, we have official “Capture One quick start guide” from Phase One, which quite nicely describes all the tools. Unfortunately, if you would try to read it like a real book, you will be flooded with boredom, that each technical guide delivers.

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