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Software Workshop: Editing Eyes for Better Portraits

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Make those gorgeous peepers pop, from eyelash to iris By Carrie Beene on October 10, 2011 – PopPhoto.com These tips are demonstrated with Photoshop CS5. Earlier versions would work equally well. Photo: Charles Howells Some aspects of beauty retouching are more difficult than others. Skin and hair, for example, can be particularly challenging. But one…

Photoshop Tip Of The Month: How To Create Your Own Mist and Fog

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©Russ Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com Learn to add fog and mist to your photographs to enhance the mood even if it wasn’t there when you took the picture Fog and mist add mood to an image. Both occur in calm weather conditions so it provides a tranquil and peaceful feeling. It’s more of…

The Ultimate Photo Sketch Pad

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 Skies created in PhotoForge and Iris Photo Suite helped Jones create an image worthy of a European landscape painter. From Outdoor Photographer – August 9, 2011 The iPhone doesn’t replace a serious camera nor does it replace serious nature photography, but it does give you an endless array of tools to experiment with and expand…

Fish-Eye Lens Photography of NYC

Fish-eye Image of Skyline – Canon 5DII – 15mm lens – ISO 400 F/5.0 @ 4.0 seconds By Brandon Remler – TakeGreatPictures.com A great week for scenic NYC photos! We finally saw the rain pass and blue skies returned so I was out and about shooting. I thought I’d send out a few images of…

Master Your Flash: Shadows Can Be Your Friend

Rick Sammon’s Digital Imaging Diaries Here are some thoughts on shadows:Shadows can be your friend. Shadows are the soul of the photograph. Shadows add a sense of depth and dimension to a photograph. Here are some thoughts on lighting: The larger the light, the softer the light.   Read more:   http://www.ricksammon.info/

Pop Photo: America’s 15 Best National Parks For Photography

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 Photo: Tim Fitzharris Rocky Mountain National Park (CO) By Tim Fitzharris on August 9, 2011 – PopPhoto.com A shooting guide to some of country’s most incredible landscapes   For nature photographers, America’s national parks are the most exciting venues in the world. Nowhere else can you find such dramatic combinations of wildlife and breath- taking…

Learn to Read the Light – Part 2: General Photogtaphy

©Russ Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com To become a better photographer it’s imperative you learn how to interpret the amount, angle, direction, intensity, color, and contrast of the light. Subtle changes can make the difference between a magnificent image or a mediocre one. The word, photography, literally means “to write with light.” Light is…

Shoot the Hell Out of It

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© Bill Durrence By Bill Durrence – TakeGreatPictures.com Anyone who has worked in the photo industry for very long (and many who haven’t) has heard some variation on the phrase, “The reason pros get good shots is that they take so many pictures of the subject/scene.” It’s a half-truth.  The implication that the good shots…

Learn to Read The Light – Part 1: Portraits

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©Russel Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com To become a better photographer it’s imperative you learn how to interpret the amount, angle, direction, intensity, color, and contrast of the light. Subtle changes can make the difference between a magnificent image and a mediocre one. The word, photography, literally means “to write with light.” Light is…

Seven Tips For Better Beach Photos

  By Roy Furchgott – NY Times   Ah summer, the time for sun, sand, and harshly lit photos of the family grimacing into the sun. Photographer Joey Wright, who spends most of his working days photographing things like surfside weddings, kiteboarders and bikini models, turns out images with nary a squint, grimace, or gnarly…