Understanding High Speed Sync Flash and Shutter Curtains Before we can talk about high-speed synchronization (sync), we need to discuss what flash sync is. Flash sync is the computer-controlled feature in which the flash and the shutter release are synchronized such that the flash light output illuminates the subject for the specific moments that the […]

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Canon 7D Experience – The Still Photographer’s Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an e-book user’s guide and tutorial that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and powerful camera, plus when and why to use them in your photography. Written in the clear and […]

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Canon T3i Experience – The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an ebook user’s guide for the Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D that will help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this advanced, versatile camera. It goes beyond the manual to explain not only how but also when and […]

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Take Your Sports Photography to the Next Level! Basketball is one of the most dynamic sports to photograph, because the action is fast, close and the players’ faces aren’t encumbered by any elements of their uniforms. As most don’t have the opportunity to photograph the NBA, many people will photograph local teams. 1.Use a Wide […]

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95 million photos are uploaded to Instagram each day and this number is much larger when we take into an account the whole world wide web. Aforementioned piece of information demonstrates how photography has become a part of daily lives of an enormous number of people. In such a world photo editing plays a vital […]

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Review: Luminar 2020 Luminar 2020 is the latest offering from MacPhun, now Skylum, for photographers who want a better editing solution for their images. Luminar, which has been around for a while, is the company’s flagship product in many ways and is not only available for the Mac, but also for Windows computers. While much […]

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Blemishes have the power to cause us great embarrassment – think of the phrase, “Pizza face”? Blemishes are usually temporary anyway, so why remember them forever in a photograph when we can easily get rid of them. 1.Step 1 Open up your photo, and then double-click on the Zoom Tool to bring your image to […]

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Sometimes you look at a color photo and instinctively think, “This would look much better in black and white”. So how to do you go about achieving the monochromatic look, when you didn’t shoot in black and white or design the image to be grayscale? Luckily, Photoshop has some fairly easy ways of doing this… […]

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How to Use Reflector Boards to Improve Your Photography Board Reflectors or “bounce cards” as they’re often called, are simple flat pieces of material with a reflective surface on one side that are independent from any light source. You use board reflectors to create a broader, directional light source when there isn’t sufficient ambient light […]

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  Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your skills when faced with a narrow window of opportunity while still leaving room for you to explore your creativity. For tips on how you can improve your […]

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