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CIDH Construction | Construction & Industrial Media: Photography, Video & Time Lapse – Time Lapse Photography Article

CIDH Construction | Construction & Industrial Media: Photography, Video & Time Lapse Drilling All Night Long One of the absolute joys of my life as a professional photographer is when I’m commissioned to photograph something I haven’t seen before. I arrived on this site at 7pm and left the following afternoon at 3:30. CIDH, (Cast in drill hole) is a process for drilling large diameter holes into the ground. As part of this process, drilling fluid is poured into the hole…

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Five Awesome Summer Landscape Photography Ideas – Photography Article

Summertime can be a bit tricky for landscape photographers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get great shots during the warm weather. This excellent video shows you five great landscape photo ideas for summer. Coming to you from Mark Denney, this video details five great ideas for summertime landscape photography. Landscape photographers often lament the arrival of summer, as despite the nice weather, it can actually be the least visually interesting of the four seasons. That being said, that doesn’t…

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How to Remove Harsh Shadows Using Photoshop – Photography Article

If you don’t have control of the lighting in which you’re shooting, you may end up with an otherwise great image that has a harsh, distracting shadow somewhere on the subject. This helpful tutorial will show you everything you need to know to remove such shadows using Photoshop.  Coming to you from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, this great tutorial will show you how to remove harsh shadows from your subject using Photoshop. By far, the most common mistake people make…

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Apps That Will Add a New Level of Intelligence to Your Photographs. – Photography Article

If you’ve ever wondered what plant is in the foreground of your last magical landscape image, there’s a few apps out there that can help. Those apps can also keep you from trampling rare and endangered species and habitat to get that epic Instagram shot, and along the way you’ll end up learning a few Latin names… maybe.The first app I use the most and can identify countless species of plants and animals is iNaturalist. The built in artificial intelligence…

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10 Common Marketing Mistakes Photographers Make – Photography Article

You can have all the talent in the world when it comes to handling a camera, but if you don’t know how to properly market yourself, you simply are not going to get very far in the professional photography. This great video details 10 common marketing mistakes photographers make and what you can do to fix them. Coming to you from Brendan van Son, this excellent video details 10 common marketing mistakes photographers tend to make and how to fix…

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Conceptual Advertising Image Photoshop Walkthrough – Photography Article

In this composite walkthrough, I take you through the various processes it took to create this advertising image. Throughout the video, you will hear my thoughts and why I decided on certain aspects. My main thought when creating this image, was how can I add my own style and flavor to a product shot? How can I showcase something that will make any viewer stop and stare? For me, this usually comes down to story and lots of elements for my eye…

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Use an Interesting Foreground for Your Landscape Photo – Photography Article

When photographing landscapes with a wide-angle lens, you probably want something in the foreground, to give the photo some extra depth. It can make your landscape photo more interesting to look at. Just make sure your foreground subject is interesting enough. There are a few ingredients that make a good landscape photo. Good light is obvious, perhaps even the most important of all. But also a good composition with leading lines and an interesting location can make or break a photo. We often…

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Shave Time Off Selection Creation in Photoshop With These Tips – Photography Article

Creating quality selections is often what sets apart convincing edits in Photoshop from poorly done ones, which often means spending plenty of time perfecting yours. But there are ways to shave time off your selection work.  Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE details several tips in this video that by themselves aren’t Earth shattering. However, by adding them to your Photoshop repertoire, you’re sure to create better selections faster and streamline your workflow.  Smith’s use of the space bar to move the center of…

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Summer Is Not as Bad as You Think for Landscape Photography – Photography Article

Summer has a bad rep among landscape photographers for being the worst season for photographing landscapes. However, as with everything else, it is not that black and white. In his latest video, English landscape photographer Nigel Danson shows how he uses summer to his advantage. The main point is to go scouting and preparing for autumn and winter, where conditions are usually a bit more interesting. What you need to think about and have in mind when you scout is pre-visualization.…

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Four Extra Features Enabled by Using RF Lenses With Canon Mirrorless Cameras – Photography Article

In addition to being quite optically stunning, Canon’s new RF lenses add some helpful features that allow you both to customize your workflow and make shooting easier. This excellent video details four features enabled by shooting with RF lenses and a Canon mirrorless camera. Coming to you from ZY Productions, this great video shows four features enabled when using RF lenses with Canon mirrorless cameras. Canon’s addition of the control ring is pretty neat, as it allows you to map a range…

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The Time to Prepare for Viral Photos Is Before They Go Viral – Photography Article

Unless you’re a photojournalist, the chances are low that your photos will ever go viral. If you’re trying to go viral, you’ll probably be prepared ahead of time. If you just so happen to be in the right place at the right time, you may not be prepared for what happens when your photos go viral. However, if that day ever comes, a little preparation ahead of time can certainly make the experience easier, more enjoyable, and less error-prone. The…

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Lesser Known Photography Galleries: Seek Them Out – Photography Article

If you’re into photography and you’re into galleries, I’m confident you’ve heard of New York’s MoMa, Toronto’s AGO, and London’s Tate Modern. But what about some of the lesser known galleries that are often given short shrift in favor of the bigger iconic galleries? Take a look at the following galleries if you haven’t heard of them or been lucky enough to check them out:  Foam is certainly well known, but, standing in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, and…

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Sizing Your Video for Your Target Audience in DaVinci Resolve – Photography Article

Considering your target audience when creating content is one of the most crucial aspects of any marketing strategy. That’s why creators need to find out exactly who the majority of their viewers are when making and editing material. But this doesn’t just apply to a business strategy. Even if one is making content just for fun, but also wants the viewer to have the best possible experience, the aspect ratio of the video plays a huge part in that. To…

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Why This Photographer No Longer Uses Sliders to Edit His Images – Photography Article

There is a veritable plethora of ways to edit any image, and each method has its own benefits and drawbacks. This interesting videos discusses why one photographer chose to stop editing using sliders, instead relying solely on local adjustments.  Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this fascinating video follows him as he discusses why he edits his images solely with local adjustments now. While this may take a bit longer, I find it to be quite the intriguing method. The…

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A Helpful Tutorial on Finding Compositions in Landscape Photography – Photography Article

There are many difficult aspects of landscape photography, but perhaps one of the trickiest to master is the art of composition. This helpful video tutorial will show you some great tips for finding and refining compositions in landscape photography. Coming to you from Gary Gough, this great video will show you how to find better compositions in landscape photography and how to carefully fine-tune them to improve your work. Composition is a particularly tricky subject. Whereas you can objectively quantify…

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Five Tips for Photographing a Large Event From a Corporate Photographer – Photography Article

I’m the sole photographer employed by a large Fortune 500 company. That is, I am the only non-product photographer in full-time employment for my company. Occasionally, there are people who shoot a small event on our campus, but the bulk of the photography-based work a company would need falls to me.  This includes headshots, creative marketing images, catalog specific requests, events, and managing the archive of all our branded images. It is more than enough to keep me busy, and I hope to touch…

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Three Reasons Why Minimalism Can Help Create a Better Photo – Photography Article

The natural tendency for a beginner photographer is to try to show as much as possible in their photos. They want to show everything that they’re experiencing at the time. Under the right conditions, a wide-angle shot like that has its place. However, often, the better shot is the one that shows as little as possible. This technique in photography is called minimalism. Because Less Is More Powerful Minimalism centers around the idea that less is more powerful. In minimalist…

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Three Reasons Why Mimimalism Can Help Create a Better Photo – Photography Article

The natural tendency for a beginner photographer is to try to show as much as possible in their photos. They want to show everything that they’re experiencing at the time. Under the right conditions, a wide-angle shot like that has its place. However, often, the better shot is the one that shows as little as possible. This technique in photography is called minimalism. Because Less Is More Powerful Minimalism centers around the idea that less is more powerful. In minimalist…

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How to Be a Professional Photographer in a Small Town – Photography Article

Not all of us chose to live in New York, Paris, or London, but that doesn’t meant that we can’t be professional photographers.  It isn’t ideal, but you can make it work. This pretty much sums up being a photographer from a small town when you have big aspirations. I know, I should move to London, but I have lived there before, and I have lived in other big cities around the world; it isn’t for me, and it doesn’t suit…

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Photoshop Shift Key Tips You Need to Know – Photography Article

Thanks to Photoshop’s myriad of features, it’s more than understandable that you don’t know every single key combination or shortcut out there. Here are several ways to use the shift key to make your life while editing so much easier. As much as I love editing on my computer, anything that can help to reduce the time I spend doing it is more than welcome. This week, educator and photographer Matt Kloskowski is back with another insightful video, which focuses…

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The Conclusion of the Fstoppers Versus SLR Lounge Rematch – Photography Article

Lee Morris recently flew out to LA to compete with Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge in an epic shoot-off to see who is the better photographer. You won’t be disappointed by this challenge.  If you missed the first round of this competition, Pye flew out to Puerto Rico and competed with Lee in a fashion shoot in the streets of San Juan. The competition and results of that challenge can be found here. In their most recent photography battle, Pye hosted…

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25 Helpful Photoshop Tips and Tricks – Photography Article

Photoshop is a tremendously complex and intricate program, and it can take years to master all its various functionalities. This helpful video will move you along that road by showing you 25 tips and tricks to improve your Photoshop skills in no time at all. Coming to you from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid, this great video will show you 25 helpful tips and tricks to improve your Photoshop capabilities and make your workflow more efficient. There is always more than…

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What Has Improved Your Photography the Most? – Photography Article

With more information available to us than we could consume in a thousand lifetimes, we’re forced to do what humanity has always had to do: look at what has been successful for others and emulate it. In a recent conversation, I mentioned that the act which has had the most profound impact on my business is reading business books. It’s obvious when you condense the idea down to a sentence, but before I had started, I couldn’t imagine it being much…

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How to Get Cinematic Results From Your Gimbal – Photography Article

Along with improvements in resolution and dynamic range, one of the biggest changes witnessed in the world of videography in recent years is how easy it has become to add movement to a shot. A gimbal can open a world of possibilities, and this short video gives an excellent introduction. A few aesthetics passed over from Hollywood give us a feeling that we’re watching something artistic and high quality: one is lots of differential focus (sharp foreground object, pleasantly blurry…

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Avoid the Photoshoot Hangover With These Simple Tips – Photography Article

Have you ever gone to a photoshoot you were so excited about, had the greatest time there, just to go home and realize all the images were shot in JPEG? Or you go through the photos and you realize a lot of the shots the client’s hair was in the way? These are both examples of a Photoshoot Hangover. You were so in the moment at the shoot and thought everything was going great, but now that you’re home you realize…

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Building a Travel Story | Fstoppers – Photography Article

All too often, I find myself guilty of concentrating on hero images — the one phenomenal image that will get noticed by the right people and will propel my career. In this video, National Geographic photographer Susan Seubert talks about the process of creating a story. I remember being heavily impacted by this video when I watched it in 2015. At the time, I was a full-time travel photographer, but my focus was on the commercial sector. I would always finish…

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Kando 3.0: What It Is and Why I’m Excited to Go – Photography Article

At a momentary glance, Kando 3.0 might seem like the traditional photography workshop you see announced almost every day. But give it a minute instead of a moment and you’ll see Kando is way more than that. In fact, it’s not really a workshop at all. When I first heard about Kando, I clicked the link, and found that like most workshops, there was a lineup of instructors with the classes they would be teaching; a schedule of events along…

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Use Your Photographic Skills in Another Genre and Test How Good You Really Are – Photography Article

Is it possible to transfer whatever you have learned in one genre of photography to another? In my latest video, I visit tulip field. Beside the classic vista photo of the converging rows of tulips, flower photography is far from what I usually do. I mainly focus on the big epic vistas from Iceland and the Faroe Islands, so trying something new was both refreshing and interesting. I believe the basic visual aesthetics and tools you use for composing a…

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A Guide to Putting Together Your First Lighting Kit – Photography Article

When you are new to artificial lighting, the veritable plethora of terms, modifiers, prices, and more can be a bit overwhelming and paralyzing when you are attempting to put together your first kit. This helpful video will give you all the guidance you need to put together your first lighting kit and be up and shooting in no time. Coming to you from Daniel Norton, this excellent video will get you up and running with your first lighting kit. Creating…

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The Importance of Patience and Curiosity as a Photographer – Photography Article

We live in a culture where we expect instant results and gratification, and sometimes, that attitude can transfer to our photography workflow. That’s not always a good thing, though. This great video discusses the importance of patience and curiosity as a photographer and how it can improve your images.  Coming to you from James Popsys, this excellent video discusses the virtues of patience and curiosity in photography and how they can lead to better, more unique images. I personally think…

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