How to Take Professional-Looking Self-Portraits
Digital Photo Magazine
by Staff
10M ago
Shooting self-portraits is a great way to practice your photography without the need of finding a model. It also allows you to create professional looking photos for your portfolio. Content creator and portrait photographer Mark McGee has an easy-to-follow video tutorial that walks you through three different setups for taking your own headshots. For gear, you’ll need the following pieces of equipment to create these setups: a camera, 50mm and 85mm lenses, tripod, shutter remote, continuous LED light, two strobes with a hot-shoe controller, softbox, beauty dish, a background, lighting stands ..read more
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In Praise of Small Apertures
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by William Sawalich
11M ago
Sometimes it seems like the widest apertures garner all the headlines. You know, the shallow depth of field apertures that accompany those awesome, fast lens specs like f/1.2 and f/1.4? They get all the love! Who doesn’t love a razor thin depth of field, after all? It’s a pretty great look. And it comes from those exciting wide open apertures.  But what about the boring apertures? The mid- to small lens openings that provide a less special effect but also more sharpness and detail throughout the scene. I’m not just talking about f/5.6 or f/8 here. I want to make a case for the really sma ..read more
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7 Tips for Preventing Dirty Camera Sensors
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by William Sawalich
11M ago
When dirt and debris sneak into your camera body, they have a negative impact on pictures. Here are seven techniques to help keep dust outside the camera so it won’t cause spots that ruin your pictures. Read More "7 Tips for Preventing Dirty Camera Sensors" The post 7 Tips for Preventing Dirty Camera Sensors appeared first on Digital Photo ..read more
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How An Auto-Leveling Tripod Makes Life Easier For Photographers
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by Staff
11M ago
Getting your tripod level can be time-consuming. The new Benro Theta has an innovative feature that levels the tripod automatically Read More "How An Auto-Leveling Tripod Makes Life Easier For Photographers" The post How An Auto-Leveling Tripod Makes Life Easier For Photographers appeared first on Digital Photo ..read more
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Five Tips for Photographing Flowers in the Landscape
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by Lavina Lalchandani
11M ago
Earth Day is just a few days away. What a perfect opportunity to take a moment to appreciate the natural world around us. As spring returns and nature comes back to life, here are five tips for capturing images of flowers in the landscape this Earth Day. Work Smarter, Not Harder The most important aspect to keep in mind when preparing for landscape and floral photography is composition. Researching a location before the day of your shoot can save you time and stress. I like to scout a location ahead of time and map out what images I’d like to capture and what locations will deliver the best ..read more
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Silent Wind, Roaring Sky Exhibition
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by William Sawalich
11M ago
The Sony World Photography Awards exhibition begins this week in London. Featuring the work of global finalists and winners of the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards, this year’s exhibition includes special exhibitions showcasing the work of both the Outstanding Contribution to Photography winner, Japan’s Rinko Kawauchi, and the 2022 Photographer of the Year, Australia’s Adam Ferguson. Held at Somerset House in central London through May 1, the exhibition has a new addition this year. As part of the Photographer of the Year award—along with $25,000 and an assortment of Sony photography equipm ..read more
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Using Channels and Levels to Create Complex Masks in Photoshop
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by William Sawalich
11M ago
To get started, we need to select just one channel and use the tonal values in it to create the selection. Open the Channels palette and click on any individual channel—red, green or blue. Now click from one channel to another, looking for the channel that shows the highest contrast between the subject you’d like to select and the background. Read More "Using Channels and Levels to Create Complex Masks in Photoshop" The post Using Channels and Levels to Create Complex Masks in Photoshop appeared first on Digital Photo ..read more
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Making Better Photoshop Selections
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by William Sawalich
11M ago
No matter what you’re shooting—landscapes, travel, wildlife, street photography, portraiture… Literally anything you might be photographing, there’s always an opportunity to make selections on the image when retouching it in Photoshop.  For me, I make a lot of selections when retouching portraits to separate subjects from backgrounds, and I use a variety of different tools to do it. But still, every once in a while I learn something new that take my retouching to the next level.  Enter Nathaniel Dodson and his Tutvids YouTube channel. Dodson has a great video outlining a bunch of gr ..read more
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How to Choose a Photography Workshop
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by William Sawalich
1y ago
Photography workshops are more popular than ever. From landscapes to wildlife, close to home or across the globe, no matter where you want to go or what you want to learn there’s a photography workshop that’s right for you.  But how do you find it? More to the point, how do you make an informed decision to determine if the workshop you’re considering is a good fit for you? I put this question to Sony Artisan and longtime professional photographer Don Smith. He has decades of experience in sports and landscape photography, and has led nearly 200 photo workshops over 16 years. So I tracked ..read more
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How to Build Confidence as a Photographer
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by William Sawalich
1y ago
Take your camera into the street and task yourself with approaching a stranger and asking if you can take their picture. It will help you build your confidence as a photographer and overcome shyness. Read More "How to Build Confidence as a Photographer" The post How to Build Confidence as a Photographer appeared first on Digital Photo ..read more
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