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How to prevent and solve timelapse flickering – Time.Lapse Photography Article

How to prevent and solve timelapse flickering This article talks about the most common mistake timelapse photographers make, timelapse flickering. Timelapse flickering, most often caused by your lens aperture not closing properly can be prevented in a number of different ways.How to prevent timelapse flickeringThe lens twist method. You’re going to lock your aperture by enabling the Depth Of Field preview button and simultaneously slightly twisting your lens off your camera body. This method works for Canon only, sadly. If…

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500px Blog » – 500px Blog – Photography Article

500px Blog » – 500px Blog Dave Morrow is a landscape photographer, workshop instructor, and word slinger with a passion for travel, the truth, and all things strange. He teaches Milky Way & Star Photography Workshops & Tours , spanning the entire West Coast of the United States, Online Star Photography Post Processing (editing) Group Workshops, and provides Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorials and a Free Star Photography Tutorial. Dave’s goal is to educate photographers from across the globe,…

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Capturing Commercial Grade Product Photos in a Junkyard with One Light – Photography Article

Commercial photographer, director, and artist Isaac Alvarez of Unplug Productions recently set out to see if he could capture professional-grade commercial product photography with a single LED panel for light, and a junkyard as his “studio.” It seems the answer is yes… When someone says “product photography,” images of crowded studios with intricate multi-light setups probably come to mind. But Alvarez and the rest of the Unplug Productions team wanted to show their viewers “that you don’t need much gear…

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Capturing Creative Portraits Using Only Continuous Lights – Photography Article

Photographer Neil van Niekerk recently invited his friend Marco Leibetseder into his NYC studio for a photo challenge: rather than using flash, Niekerk and Leibetseder set themselves the challenge to capture some creative portraits that showcased “depth” in-studio using only continuous lighting. We love it when talented photographers set themselves a challenge, whether it’s a cheap camera challenge, using only one lens, or capturing a new photo of the same subject for 365 days straight. This is where a photographer’s…

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How to Quickly and Easily Animate a Still Photo in Photoshop – Photography Article

There are all sorts of tools out there for making cinemagraphs and “plotagraphs” by animating certain parts of your still photos, but you don’t need any of them. This short tutorial shows you how to create these animations using Adobe Photoshop. This video was uploaded by Cristi Kerekes (AKA Eye Stocker) a couple of years ago, but it’s been making the rounds online today, and for good reason: it’s a straightforward, concise tutorial that shows you how to add smooth…

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How to Shoot People-Free Photos of Crowded Places – Photography Article

It’s more and more difficult these days to photograph places without crowds or cars. One of the strategies that can help achieve that is to wake up early and be there at sunrise, but in very popular places, there will be other photographers with the same idea as you. So, how can we take a picture of a scene without this crowd? In my work, I follow a very simple rule when I edit — if I can remove it…

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Color Balance: Understanding It, Achieving It, and Using It Creatively – Photography Article

YouTube channel KINETEK has released an extremely informative video by Director and Cinematographer Matthew Rosen, in which Rosen explains how to achieve and utilize color balance, and why it’s important to avoid balancing everything. The video above is mostly targeted at cinematographers, but photographers can benefit immensely from Rosen’s education and advice. Rosen begins by giving a brief explanation of color wavelengths, color temperature, Color Rendering Index (CRI), and how one might go about balancing various light sources to the…

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16 Remarkable Infrared Photos | Light Stalking – Photography Article

Infrared photography can capture some of the starkest and most emotive images possible. Unfortunately, it can also look like complete rubbish if done wrong. Along with this selection of infrared photos, there are also a few links to further tutorials and resources on infrared photography that you might find useful. We hope you enjoy these remarkable infrared images :first-child { color: rgb(255, 255, 255); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d71f7a55ff73″] .thrv_icon { left: 0px; right: auto; transform: translate(50%, -50%); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d71f7a55ff73″]:hover button { background-color:…

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How to Shoot Refraction Macro Photos in Water Drops, Glass Beads and More – Photography Article

Refraction photography is an exciting subject that has been enjoying increasing popularity amongst photographers. You’ve probably seen refraction photos before: where an out-of-focus background appears sharply defined inside a crystal ball or a dew drop for example. In today’s post, we will examine this phenomenon and learn how to take beautiful photos by taking advantage of this effect. A typical refraction photo: The out-of-focus landscape in the background appears sharp and vertically flipped inside the glass orb. What is Refraction?…

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500px Blog » 9 post-processing steps you need to add to your workflow – Photography Article

According to a recent survey, professional wedding photographers, on average, spend just 4% of their time taking pictures. Editing, by contrast, eats up a whopping 77% of their time. While this survey only covers wedding photography, it does give us an idea of the importance of post-production in today’s market. When it comes to commercial photography, high-quality post-processing is essential. 500px Licensing Contributors sell their photos to companies and publications all over the world, and for top-earners, basic editing skills…

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This Simple Conversion Turns Any Zoom Lens Into a Macro Lens – Photography Article

Are you looking for an affordable but also electronic macro lens? Or maybe you have an old kit lens that’s just sitting around, collecting dust since your last upgrade? Well then read on, because in this article I am going to share one cool hack that will allow you to transform almost any kit or standard zoom lens into a capable macro lens! I am not talking about reversing the lens or mounting it on extension tubes, we’re actually going…

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500px Blog » 10 ways to improve your fine art photography – Photography Article

In 2014, The Guardian columnists Sean O’Hagan and Jonathan Jones revisited an old question: is photography a fine art? According to Jones, a photograph could never compete with a painting on a gallery wall. But O’Hagan argued that it didn’t have to—photography is its own medium, independent of other art forms but no less worthy of recognition. In the five years since that debate, fine art photography has made its mark on established institutions and up-and-coming galleries alike. Historic museums…

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The Best Lightroom Tool For Improving Composition in Photos – Photography Article

How many times have you returned from what you felt was a productive photography trip only to find that some of the compositions of your favorite images weren’t exactly what you expected? This happens to me rather frequently, but fortunately for us, we have access to one of the best Lightroom tools for improving composition in our photos: the Crop tool! In this 15 minute video, we discuss not only the crop tool but perhaps the greatest aspect related to…

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How to Shoot Infrared Photography with a Smartphone – Photography Article

I will start with a warning: Digital Infrared Photography is not easy, and this will get technical fast. Backstory It all started when I saw some awesome Instagram photos in infrared and I ordered an IR filter (an 88mm ice 760nm from B&H to be more precise) not knowing much about infrared. Filters usually range from 590 to 800-900nm and usually, this kind of colored infrared shots are obtained with 590nm on a modded camera because it lets some visible…

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Speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing – Time.Lapse Photography Article

In this article I will explain how you can speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing. With the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom a very frustrating and time consuming bug has crept into the software. The ‘copy/paste settings’ or ‘synchronise settings’ action now takes minutes instead of seconds. This article explores a different workflow to increase your efficiency when editing timelapse sequences. I realise that this technically isn’t speeding up Lightroom however I worded it that way for SEO purposes so…

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How to Shoot a Day-vs-Night Photo in a Single Exposure – Photography Article

Here’s a creative technique to add to your bag of tricks. In this 9.5-minute video, we’ll show you from start to finish how we took an ordinary scene and turned it into to go from day to night in one single exposure, in-camera. Full disclosure: We want to thank Profoto for sponsoring this video and making it possible to create these incredible pieces of free education for photographers worldwide. Before we jump into this tutorial, I want to mention the…

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Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO – Photography Article

Just starting out in photography and want to learn the basics of shooting in full manual mode? Photographer Josh Collins made this helpful basic 11.5-minute tutorial that discusses the three corners of the Exposure Triangle — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. There’s no shortage of introductory articles and videos on this subject on the Web, of course, but if you haven’t wrapped your brain around the three pillars of exposure yet, Collins provides simple explanations and visual examples of what…

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Gimbal hyperlapse vs handheld hyperlapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

What are the pros and cons of shooting a hyperlapse on a gimbal vs shooting a hyperlapse the manual (handheld) way? This article explains the differences between two different hyperlapse shooting methods. If you don’t like to read you can check out the video I made about the subject right here. Handheld hyperlapse I shoot 99% of all my hyperlapse sequences the handheld way. (other people often use tripods or monopods) This means I frame up my shot, take a…

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500px Blog » 12 tips to help you start and grow your photography business – Photography Article

You might have the creative part down, but in order to launch and maintain a successful career as a professional photographer, it’s just as important to focus on the business side of your workflow. It might not be as fun or glamorous as the actual shooting, but it’s what will keep you going in the long-term. A common misconception about photographers is that they spend most of their time behind a camera. But depending on their field, many devote a…

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500px Blog » 12 business tips for commercial photographers – Photography Article

You might have the creative part down, but in order to launch and maintain a successful career as a commercial photographer, it’s just as important to focus on the business side of your workflow. It might not be as fun or glamorous as the actual shooting, but it’s what will keep you going in the long-term. A common misconception about photographers is that they spend most of their time behind a camera. But depending on their field, many devote a…

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Global and Local Luminance Masking in Lightroom – Photography Article

I have often wanted to carry out global adjustments in Lightroom which target specific luminosity values in an image. Lately, I have discovered a way of achieving this. It is not as precise as, for instance, luminosity masking or blend-if masking in Photoshop, but yet it has the power to give an image that extra punch many of us are looking for in our editing. This is the straight-out-of-camera version of the image we will be working with, shot in…

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500px Blog » How To Get Started in Water Drop Photography – Photography Article

Getting Started To begin with in water drop photography you don’t need a lot of equipment. Before you spend hundreds of dollars on something you think you would like to do, and a certain machine is the magic solution to get perfect water drops, try it out to see if this is for you. I have seen many people spend a lot of money on electronics and only see a few pictures from their efforts before they decide this isn’t…

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500px Blog » [Horse Photography] Capturing Equine Elegance: How to Photograph Horses – Photography Article

Wiebke Haas was born in 1991 in Germany. After school she spend 3 years of learning to became an official certificated photographer before she took the risk of self-employment. During an internship for renowned animal photographer Tim Flach in London she was able to gather an enormous amount of photographic insight and knowledge. Furthermore, it was here that she learnt to love clean structures and well laid out compositions. You can find more of her beautiful photography on 500px, her…

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500px Blog » The Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending – Photography Article

Jimmy McIntyre is travel photographer. He is currently undertaking a two-year project in Asia—writing two photography guidebooks for China and South Korea. He has taught digital blending workshops in four continents, and he also offers online courses. You can download his free Easy Panel for Photoshop program, which will create Luminosity Masks for you at the click of a button. But if you’d like to take your Luminosity Mask mastery to a new level, check out his comprehensive Luminosity Masks Tutorial below.…

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500px Blog » Tutorial: Create Glow in the Dark Mason Jars for Your Next DIY Photo Experiment – Photography Article

When we saw this photo for the first time on 500px, it was an instant favorite that we immediately added to Editors’ Choice. Since then, photographer Luca Gerda László has been inundated with requests to share the secret behind her glow in the dark mason jars. Lucky for you, the big secret is about to unravel… The image above is one of my “most famous” photos and I got lots of requests on how I made these glowing jars. I…

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500px Blog » [Cat Photography] 21 Tips For Taking Incredible Cat Photos – Photography Article

Zoran Milutinovic is a professional pet photographer based in Serbia. As a lover of cats himself, he specializes in photographing cats in their natural environment, capturing all their quirks, habits, and facial expressions. His photos have been published in magazines, virtual galleries, greeting cards, calendars, mobile apps, wallpapers, posters, and book covers. Curious about capturing great images of cats? In this tutorial, he shares some of his expert tips on photographing fascinating felines! How To Photograph Cats by Zoran Milutinovic…

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500px Blog » The Ultimate Guide for Macro Photography Beginners – Photography Article

Robert K Baggs is a Headshot, Portrait, and Commercial photographer from London & Hertfordshire. He’s been published in broadsheets, magazines, and websites globally including the likes of The BBC, National Geographic, and The Telegraph. In addition to this, Robert’s work has been displayed in galleries from New York to Paris. You can find out more of his work on 500px, his website, Facebook, and Instagram. 1. Introduction Like all modern love stories, I found macro photography on the internet. I…

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500px Blog » [HDR Photos] Learn HDR Photography Tutorials – Photography Article

Trey Ratcliff is an HDR guru, old-school gentleman explorer. In this tutorial, Trey will teach you how to shoot the best HDR images possible, what software to choose, how to use it, and pick up a few neat tricks along the way. Scroll down, and learn how to shoot HDR like a pro! Learn HDR Photography by Trey Ratcliff Introduction to HDR PhotographyHDR is an acronym for High Dynamic Range. If you use some special HDR software, you can see…

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How to Sharpen Photos Without Creating Halos – Photography Article

In this short tutorial, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect lays out his “Sharpening Separation” technique: a more advanced sharpening technique that allows you to sharpen your images as much as you like without creating those dreaded halos. As most of you already know, digital sharpening works by adding contrast to the edges of an image—darkening one side of the edge and lightening the other. It works well, giving the appearance of a sharper photograph, but a consequence is the creation of…

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500px Blog » [Night Photography] 12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night – Photography Article

Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online courses on digital blending and post-processing can be found in his official website. In this tutorial, Jimmy shares his expert night photography tips on photographing cityscapes at night and during golden hour. How To Create StunningGolden Hour and Night Cityscapes by Jimmy McIntyre It was the fifth time that we climbed this hill at 4 a.m.—the four…

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