Why Photography Matters – Free Quick Guide

I asked that question to photographer and author Diane Wehr. I don’t know why, but I thought this would be an easy question to answer. However, Diane gave it a lot of thought before replying, and her response touched upon a number of factors that I hadn’t even considered. This is why I know you’re…

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Love is in the Air – A Valentine’s Day Photography Project

A Super Quick Guide By Kent DuFault Does this sound familiar? Valentine’s Day rolls around every year, and you find yourself struggling for that perfect gift? The one that says, ‘I love you’ more than you realize; (but it won’t drain your bank account). Cards, flowers, chocolates, a teddy bear, jewelry, and dinner only go…

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FREE Video – Camera Lenses

Cameras and lenses are the tools of photography. We know what they do- at least at a basic level. But, why are some lenses worth thousands of dollars- and others aren’t? And, why can’t a Nikon lens mount to a Canon camera, or a Canon lens to a Nikon camera, yet- you could purchase a…

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FREE Guide – Using Extension Tubes to Get Started in Macro for Less

Does a really awesome macro photograph excite you? But, then you look into purchasing a macro lens, and you’re like- “Whoa.” It’s not in the budget. Did you know that there is an inexpensive way to get into macro photography? And, if you choose to go this route, there is NO image degradation because you’re…

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Free Guide – How to Shoot Great Portraits with 1 Light

Many photographers want to explore portraiture, but they don’t have a lot of equipment. Can you create a wonderful portrait photograph with one light source? The answer is yes. The KEY is learning HOW to control that ONE light! While the idea of controlling “light” might seem a bit daunting, it’s really not. Here are…

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FREE Video – How to Retouch Skin In Lightroom 

With all the editing tools that are available to us today, everyone has come to expect retouched skin in photographs. If you’re a Lightroom user, and you’re unsure how to retouch skin; we’ve got the perfect freebie for you this week. Jason Row has created a short video that will show you step-by-step how to…

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FREE Video – DSLR Camera Basics

Today’s DSLR cameras have the similar computing power of the world’s most sophisticated Super Computers from only a few years ago. A camera like the Nikon D810, or the Canon 7D Mark ii, would have been unimaginable. But, with this sophistication comes a learning curve. Just what do all those buttons, knobs, and settings do?…

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FREE Guide – In-Camera Special Effects

Learning to accomplish, as much as possible ‘in-camera’, will hone your skills as a photographer. Today’s Quick Guide, (by Jason D. Little), discusses three, in-camera, special effects, that will help you reach beyond being a push-button post-production specialist: to a fully developed photographer. These techniques are not hard. They do, however, require practice to perfect…

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How to Photograph Christmas Lights

A Super Quick Guide By Kent DuFault Photzy, recently had a request from one of their readers for information on how to (effectively) photograph holiday lights on a Christmas tree and the exterior of a house. Today, I’m going to outline the difficulties of photographing these two subjects, and I’m going to provide you with…

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FREE Video – How to Post-Process a Portrait in Lightroom

Today, Aaron Geis is going to show us how to color correct skin tones using a few simple steps in Lightroom. Have you ever shot a photograph in the shade, and the resulting image had kind of a yucky blue tone? That’s because the indirect light (of shade) falls more into the blue spectrum of…

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