5 Tips for Taking Better Night Time Landscapes

Light is the most important element of any photograph. Understanding and appreciating light and the ways it works can make all the difference between a decent photo and amazing photo, and this is never more true than when you have very little light to work with. Night exposures tend to require a very long shutter…

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5 Time-Saving Lightroom Tips for a Faster Workflow

Lightroom is a great program, designed from the ground up for photographers who have to process a huge number of images in the shortest amount of time possible. There are all kinds of great little tips, tricks and shortcuts that make your Lightroom workflow a breeze to manage, but they’re not all immediately obvious –…

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When is it ok to shoot in AUTO?

This might sounding like I’m contradicting myself. Especially after what I’ve been talking about this past few days. But there ARE times when it is ok to shoot in an automatic mode. First though, let me just point out that my push to get you shooting in full manual mode applies mainly to landscape photography.…

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How to shoot bracketed exposures

Today I’m continuing the theme from some recent blog posts with a quick tip about bracketing exposures. I haven’t calculated it, but I’d guess that half of the photos I create (and probably half of the full image editing tutorials I produce) involve blending multiple “bracketed” exposures. In simplest terms, this means taking shots of one…

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How to Take Control of Your Exposures Using “Exposure Compensation”

Digital cameras are incredible devices, able to see and capture things that even the human eye can’t distinguish. On the other hand, our eyes work fluidly and seemingly automatically, while cameras tend to need a bit more instruction about exactly how to function. Once we moved into the digital age, the traditional “aperture and shutter…

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How to Easily Fix Colour Fringing In Photoshop

Modern lenses are incredibly powerful tools, masterpieces of optical manufacturing. Despite incredible amount of care that goes into their construction, they’re not always perfect. Like most things in life, when it comes to lenses, the best quality optics are almost universally very expensive, but even the top-of-the-line lenses that cost several thousand dollars can still…

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A First Look at Photoshop CC’s New Select and Mask Space

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s a new feature added to Photoshop CC. The latest update at the end of June brought us several new features that we’ve looked at in detail, including the impressive Content Aware Crop tool. Today we’re going to look at another new addition: the ‘Select and Mask’…

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How to Correct Colours with a Curves Adjustment Layer

As we’ve mentioned before, Curves is probably one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop when it comes to contrast adjustments. One thing we don’t mention quite as much is that it is just as capable at managing colour adjustments, and allows an impressive level of control over the colours in your image. When combined…

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How to Use Photoshop CC’s Content Aware Crop Tool

Content Aware Crop is one of the most exciting and revolutionary tools to be added to Photoshop since the Clone Stamp tool. We first got a glimpse of it around the end of May in a blog post from the Photoshop development team, teasing us with the capabilities of the new tool and it immediately…

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How to Batch Edit Your Photos in Lightroom

Ah, the joys of photo editing. As much fun as it is to be out in the world for a shoot every chance you get, there’s something remarkably soothing about the post-production phase that is quite enjoyable. Maybe it’s just the chance to relax after a long shoot and review the great images you captured,…

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