Monthly Archives: January 2016

Adobe Releases a Free Lightroom Update (with fixes and a VERY cool new Pano feature) – Lightroom Killer Tips

Boundary Warp for Lightroom — the coolest thing since liquid nitrogen.

Hi Gang:  Adobe released a free update to Lightroom CC (bringing it to version 2015.4) and it includes a new feature to help you deal with those white gaps left in the corner of panos that you’d normally have to jump over to Photoshop to manually fix it one way or another. It’s called Boundary Warp and you …

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How To Shoot Photos Of Dancers and Flour – DIY Photography

Flour: a photographer and dancer’s best friend.

One of the many types of people photography that I love to do is anything involving dance. I love the motion, the grace, and the positions dancers are capable of. I try whenever I can to do something a little different with dancers. Something where they are out of their normal dance studio surroundings. There […]

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Poorly Photoshopped image wins Nikon photo competition, promptly turns into meme – DIY Photography

Altered images are creating problems for contest judges.

Uh oh. Nikon PR might have some explaining to do. Last night, Nikon shared a Facebook post announcing the winner of a photo contest giveaway. There was a slight problem though. The winning photo appears to be a fake, despite the story behind the image blatantly stating otherwise. According to the post, which can be […]

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9 Tips that Make Couples Happy During a Portrait Session

Portrait tips on how to interact with your subjects.

Whenever a camera appears, you can bet your caboose that there are emotions swirling for 99% of the human population. From fear and disdain, to reverting to the classic Chandler Bing smile, people tend to exaggerate or warp their behaviour in front of the camera in endlessly inventive ways. But unless you’re going for a […]

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New study suggests the more selfies you take of you and your partner, the more likely you are to break up – DIY Photography

Are you a selfie-holic? If so, there is a good chance you have low self-image and your relationship may need a second look.

If you and your significant other share images of yourselves across social media for the world to see, you might want to take a look at a recent study that suggests sharing selfies of you and partner might negatively impact your relationship. 420 individuals between the ages of 18 and 62 years old participated in […]

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Panasonic Winter-Themed Contest Prizes Include GX8 Camera | Digital Trends

Become part of the Pany Luminary Team photographer program and score a Pany camera in the latest photo contest.

Panasonic is running a photo contest where winners could become honorary members in the company’s Luminary Team photographer program. Oh, and three winners could win some photography gear, including the GX8 and G7 cameras.

Source: Panasonic Winter-Themed Contest Prizes Include GX8 Camera | Digital Trends

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Tutorial: Neat Trick for Creating Cool Splash Photos In-Studio – DIY Photography

Wicked fun in the studio making colored splashes.

In this article, Dina Belenko (previously) shares the secrets behind three of her most popular recent images. See how she creates creative splashes and waves IN-STUDIO, then go home and try it yourself!   I know that proper way to photograph splashes is to use special fancy machinery that allows you to control the shape of […]

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El Bokeh Wall: How to Create a Beautiful Background with Aluminum Foil

The bokeh wall brings some glitz into your photos. For portraits, try using a mylar heat blanket or two.

I recently wrote an article about 8 Reasons You Should Buy A 50mm f/1.8 Lens and one part was about using it with the “El Bokeh Wall.” What’s an El Bokeh W

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Using Color Balance to turn Dust And Particles into Fire, Ice And Magic – DIY Photography

Color balance is can be more than finding the right white.

Time to dust up on your Color Balance Adjustment Layer. Here’s a quick Photoshop trick that will add some more magic (or magical fire and ice) to your composites. This technique works wonders using dust particles shot against a back background. You can shoot this yourself or use a pre-made dust resource if you don’t have […]

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Why Photos of Arizona’s Famous Antelope Canyon All Look the Same

Sometimes there is only one way to catch the beauty of nature.

So what is it really like to shoot The Antelope? The slot canyons of Page, Arizona are on Navajo lands. By law, only native Navajo can conduct business on

Source: Why Photos of Arizona’s Famous Antelope Canyon All Look the Same

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