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Why You Should Shoot Portraits With a Tilt-Shift Lens – Photography Article

Why You Should Shoot Portraits With a Tilt-Shift Lens Tilt-shift lenses are often thought of as specialist glass destined for only architecture, but their high-quality optics and magical results actually make them perfect portrait lenses. You could be forgiven for equating the tilt-shift lens with architecture. After all, they’re incredibly useful for correcting optical distortions that plague the architectural photographer when trying to capture buildings accurately. But the shifted plane of focus from the tilt and the corrective qualities of…

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What’s the Right Shutter Speed for Photographing the Sea? – Photography Article

What’s the Right Shutter Speed for Photographing the Sea? Infinite view, the soothing repetitive sound of crashing waves, and probably the most romantic sunrises draw us to the sea. Where many people relax and leave their care behind, photographers start to struggle: what’s the right shutter speed? High waves, stormy sea, calm beaches: the possibilities to shoot the sea are endless. Photographs of the sea can look calm, minimalist, abstract, dramatic, colorful, or dull. The mood of your seascape photographs is…

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Samyang adds full frame 14mm T3.1 to VDSLR MK2 line-up: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Samyang adds full frame 14mm T3.1 to VDSLR MK2 line-up: Digital Photography Review Lens manufacturer Samyang has introduced a new wideangle lens to its VDSLR MK2 full frame cine series in the shape of the 14mm T3.1 VDSLR MK2. This brings to series to five lenses in total and takes the focal ranges covered to 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. Like the other lenses in MK2 series the 14mm offers weather-proofing, a 9-bladed iris as well as distance and…

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5 Pricing Mistakes Fashion and Commercial Photographers Make – Photography Article

5 Pricing Mistakes Fashion and Commercial Photographers Make Having talent and refined skills as a commercial or fashion photographer is only half the equation; knowing how to properly price your services and market yourself is just as crucial to getting paid what you are worth. This excellent video discusses five pricing mistakes fashion and commercial photographers make and how to fix them.  Coming to you from Kayleigh June, this helpful video discusses five pricing mistakes commercial and fashion photographers make…

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Great Reads in Photography: January 24, 2021 – Photography Article

Great Reads in Photography: January 24, 2021 Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy! The Very 1st (and 2nd Inauguration) Photograph of a US Presidential Swearing-In – Hyperallergic Inauguration of President James Buchanan (1791-1868) at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4, 1857. Photo by John Wood, the photographer for the Architect of the…

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The Photographer’s Marketing Strategy To Gain Attention in 2021 – Photography Article

The Photographer’s Marketing Strategy To Gain Attention in 2021 Getting work as a photographer has never been harder thanks to the effects of the pandemic. Use these tactics to stand out, build relationships, and win dream clients. The Coronavirus has caused so many direct and indirect problems in our industry: budgets slashed, opportunities diminished, and companies going bankrupt left, right, and center. This creative sector has always been hugely competitive, and this is only going to intensify going forward. For…

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UW Workshops and Courses :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

UW Workshops and Courses :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Adam and Alex discuss the wide range of courses and workshops that are offered for underwater photographers. They emphasise the difference between photographically productive dive travel and dedicated learning experiences, and chat about Alex’s new online learning option. Wetpixel Live is a series of discussions that aim to answer some of the questions that frequently crop up on the Wetpixel Forum. With over 130 episodes posted, and…

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Nauticam Releases Housing for Sony a7C :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Releases Housing for Sony a7C :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Nauticam has released details of their housing for the Sony a7C mirrorless camera. It utilises the N100 Port system and has an M24 port for HDMI 2.0 compatibility. It ships with an integrated tray system with access to critical controls from the handles, and an integrated vacuum circuit. Strobe triggering is via fiber optic, with an optional LED flash trigger. The NA-7C housing is shipping…

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Photo Of The Day By Linn Smith – Photography Article

Photo Of The Day By Linn Smith By Staff Updated January 24, 2021 Photo By Linn Smith Today’s Photo Of The Day is “In Expectation” by Linn Smith. Location: Oviedo, Florida. “Covered with downy feathers, two great egret chicks wait patiently for their parents to bring them some food,” says Smith. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly…

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9 Before & After Shelter Doggo Photos – Pet Photography Article

9 Before & After Shelter Doggo Photos Time and Patience Leads to Better Adoption Photos When a shelter dog arrives at Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s intake area, a quick photo is taken for their profile. They are usually scared, nervous and unsure of where they are. Due to the volume of animals the shelter receives, getting a high quality photo during intake can be challenging. We recently started bringing our pet photo studio gear to the shelter so we…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Photography Business – Photography Article

5 Ways to Improve Your Photography Business After the year that was 2020, a lot of us need to reevaluate our photography businesses and find ways to make them more efficient and more effective in the future to come. This helpful video tutorial discusses five ways to improve your business in 2021.  Coming to you from Jessica Whitaker, this excellent video tutorial discusses five ways to improve your photography business this year. No doubt, 2020 has made a lot of…

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Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD sample gallery: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD sample gallery: Digital Photography Review Published Jan 24, 2021 | dpreview staff Tamron’s 17-70mm F2.8 III-A VC RXD is a lightweight zoom for Sony APS-C E-mount shooters. Equivalent to a 25-105mm F4 in full-frame terms, this lens handles nicely on a6000-series cameras and offers great versatility for daylight shooting. Fast to focus, it also produces nice, sharp images across the frame and focal length.Please note that Tamron only appears to…

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The Make-Up Brand Embracing Cultural Diversity, Self-Expression and Art – Photobook Photography Article

The Make-Up Brand Embracing Cultural Diversity, Self-Expression and Art Clean, halal-certified, vegan friendly, and cruelty-free. Designed and developed hand-in-hand with real women, Shade M was created for every shade. With a deep-rooted belief in everyone loving and owning who they are, Shade M ardently champions women to be the truest forms of themselves, embracing the strong force they are and screaming “I am my own shade!” Now, Shade M enters the Middle East, with a mission to drive this message…

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Nauticam Ships WWL-1B :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Ships WWL-1B :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Nauticam is shipping their WWL-1B wet wide angle conversion lens. It offers an 130° field of view with a compatible 28mm lens, and ships with an integrated aluminum buoyancy collar and a hard cover. Mounting is with Nauticam’s Bayonet Mount II, and like WWL-1, it offer full zoom through. WWL-1B is shipping now, priced at $1,465. Introducing WWL-1B The next generation of WWL-1 is here! The WWL-1B features…

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Inon Releases High CRI Lights :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Inon Releases High CRI Lights :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Inon has released a new series high CRI LED torches. Available in 30° and 75° versions, the “h” series lights have a color temperature of 6500°K with a CRI of 90. The new lights are shipping now, please consult with your local dealer for pricing information. Press release High CRI LED flashlight LE600h-S, LE600h-W INON INC. is pleased to announce new addition of “h” series LED…

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“A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii” by Jeff Milisen – Underwater Photography Article

“A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii” by Jeff Milisen A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii, by Jeff Milisen   Blackwater diving is the practice of scuba diving in the open ocean at night to view small marine organisms that rise up from the depths below. Most of these animals are in the larval or juvenile phase of life and as such are tiny and often unique in appearance, making the activity especially popular with underwater macro…

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How to get digital driving license and Istimara in KSA? – Photobook Photography Article

How to get digital driving license and Istimara in KSA? Now you can get your digital driving license and Istimara (vehicle registration) in Saudi Arabia through the Tawakkalna application. Digital driving license and Digital Istimara In order to get the digital driving license and Istimara; Download the Tawakkalna application. Log in to it using your Absher ID and password. Click on “Digital Document”. Scroll down and click on  “Driving License” or “Istimara”. You would be able to see a full…

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Safaniya Drive: Master Bedroom – The Design Souk – Photobook Photography Article

Safaniya Drive: Master Bedroom – The Design Souk And now it’s on to Part III of the Safaniya Drive Project!After finishing Vina’s living and dining room and home office, we then moved on to her master bedroom. By this point in the design process, the actual design takes far less time than it did at the beginning of a project. This is mostly because we’ve already figured out the general vibe and theme of the home. So to keep it…

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8 Simple Guidelines for Capturing Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset Images – Photography Article

8 Simple Guidelines for Capturing Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset Images When we are asked to think of popular subjects for landscape photography, images of beautiful sunsets and sunrises immediately come to mind. What outdoor photographer worth their salt doesn’t have at least a couple of images of the sun dipping below the horizon? In most people’s minds, sunrise and sunset photography is an easy thing to capture; the beauty and scale of the event itself should carry the photo, with…

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St. Mary’s Whitechapel – Black and White – Black & White Photography Article

St. Mary’s Whitechapel – Black and White Couldn’t walk around in DC during the inauguration, this seemed like a fallback. I’d been told that George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball, went to church here, a quick internet search didn’t provide confirmation, but she was born in this parish.Near Lancaster, at the corner of White Chapel Road (Route 201) and River Road (Route 354) a mile from the Rappahannock River, is St. Mary’s Whitechapel, where an Anglican chapel of ease has stood…

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St. Mary’s White Chapel – Black and White – Black & White Photography Article

St. Mary’s White Chapel – Black and White Couldn’t walk around in DC during the inauguration. This seemed like a good place to go. I’ve heard that George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball, went to church here but a quick internet search doesn’t provide confirmation… But she was born in this parish.Near Lancaster, at the corner of White Chapel Road (Route 201) and River Road (Route 354) a mile from the Rappahannock River, is St. Mary’s Whitechapel, where an Anglican chapel…

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Inspection Teams seizing Expat workers working in Vehicle rental applications on Saudi Identities – Photobook Photography Article

Inspection Teams seizing Expat workers working in Vehicle rental applications on Saudi Identities Inspection Teams seizing Expat workers working in Vehicle rental applications on Saudi Identities Posted by : Aahil Shaik Sunday, January 24, 2021 Seizing Expat workers working in Vehicle rental applications on Saudi IdentitiesInspection teams of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Riyadh have seized expat workers working in a vehicle rental application on Saudi national identities, as those expats were blocked by the Transport…

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When Saudi Arabia will be free of Covid-19, Will precautionary measures lifted soon – Photobook Photography Article

When Saudi Arabia will be free of Covid-19, Will precautionary measures lifted soon When Saudi Arabia will be free of Covid-19, Will precautionary measures lifted soon – Health response Posted by : Aahil Shaik Sunday, January 24, 2021 When Saudi Arabia will be free of Covid-19, Will precautionary measures lifted soon – Health responseThe Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Public Health in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Hani Joukhadar said that the end of the Corona virus in the Kingdom…

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2 Easy and Cinematic Lighting Setups From Music Videos – Photography Article

2 Easy and Cinematic Lighting Setups From Music Videos Music videos have been some of the most condensed displays of cinematic creativity for decades now, and there is a lot that can be learned. Here is a breakdown of some excellent lighting used in a music video. The relevancy of music videos has perhaps fallen a little since their heydays in the 80s and 90s, particularly with the rise of MTV in the latter. Nevertheless, there have been some timeless…

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Compositional Techniques for Better Photos – Photography Article

Compositional Techniques for Better Photos When we learn about portrait photography, we generally focus on things involving the subject: posing, retouching, etc. However, your subject also needs to be surrounded by a compelling composition to complete the image, and this fantastic video tutorial will give you some great tips for improving yours. Coming to you from our friend, Pye Jirsa, with SLR Lounge, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to improve the compositions of your portraits. It is…

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The Difference Between Vibrance and Saturation – Photography Article

The Difference Between Vibrance and Saturation The difference between the saturation and vibrance sliders might seem small or even imperceptible at times, but the two have distinct purposes and functions that make them useful for separate applications. This fantastic video tutorial will show you the differences between vibrance and saturation as well as how to use them to improve your photos. Coming to you from Aaron Nace with Phlearn, this great video will show you the difference between saturation and…

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Canon Predicts Future Digital Camera Sales Will Be 8.2% of 2010’s Figures or 10 Million Annually – Photography Article

Canon Predicts Future Digital Camera Sales Will Be 8.2% of 2010’s Figures or 10 Million Annually Canon has offered up a dire prediction about the future of digital camera sales and it has also discussed how it plans on grappling with that forecast as a company. Photo by Fady Hany from Pexels.When talking about the future of digital camera sales, Canon says they think that they will be about 8.2% of what they were in 2010 or a total market…

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How to Edit a Portrait in Photoshop – Photography Article

How to Edit a Portrait in Photoshop Knowing how to pose your subject, light them properly, and take a good photo is only half of what it takes to create a good portrait. Knowing how to retouch your subject effectively while still maintaining a natural look is the other half of creating a successful portrait, and this fantastic video tutorial will show you how to do it.  Coming to you from Joel Grimes Photography, this excellent video tutorial will show…

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Is Dynamic Range Important in Landscape Photography? – Photography Article

Is Dynamic Range Important in Landscape Photography? Let‘s imagine you would need to choose a new camera for landscape photography. I’m pretty sure a large dynamic range would be something on the priority list. But is the dynamic range important or not? Modern cameras can have an amazing dynamic range. A daylight scene with a sunny beach can have a dynamic range of 17 stops, however. Most modern high-end cameras will manage to capture the complete dynamic range in most cases, except…

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‘I’m Not Going to be Putting This in a Portfolio,’ Bernie Meme Photog Says – Photography Article

‘I’m Not Going to be Putting This in a Portfolio,’ Bernie Meme Photog Says One of the most widely published photos shot during the inauguration of Joe Biden this week doesn’t feature Biden at all, but rather Senator Bernie Sanders sitting in isolation while wearing a big coat and homemade mittens. In case you somehow missed it, the photo has taken on a life of its own as a viral Internet meme.Freelance photojournalist Brendan Smialowski was documenting the event on…

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