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Decoding Your Photo’s Histogram

Decoding Your Photo’s Histogram Photo editing software seems to be getting more and more complicated these days, and sadly, that scares away lots of people who want to use it. I’ve found that understanding the principles and reasoning behind editing tools is tremendously helpful when you’re trying to learn a new software program, and that’s what I’m hoping to accomplish with today’s blog! There are really only a handful of editing tools that you need to get started in Photoshop, and to make a beautiful image. And of the...

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Shopping For Your First Digital Camera? Here Are A Few Tips!

Shopping For Your First Digital Camera? Here Are A Few Tips! While it’s true that smartphone cameras are drastically improving with each passing year, they will never be on par with real digital equipment. But luckily for the new photog, camera prices are becoming more affordable and easier to use. However, there are so many choices on the market today, that it can be intimidating to know how to pick the right one for you and your interests. There are at least a handful of different brands, and within those, dozens more camera body options and lens...

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Fun With Photoshop Smart Brush: Vintage Processing

Fun With Photoshop Smart Brush: Vintage Processing Out of the hundred of fantastic tools available in Adobe Photoshop, there are a handful that are purely artistic; and while these may not make the cut for a professional’s gallery, they can be an exciting addition to your photo editing repertoire. Using certain filters and actions can make your photos look interestingly vintage in just one sweep of the brush. Whether you want to mimic the gorgeous characteristic blues of a cyanotype, or harness the faded yellows of an antique print, the Smart...

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Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes?

Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes? When a photographer makes the courageous leap away from the “auto” setting on their camera, they have to keep a dozen things in mind every time they compose a shot. Shooting in manual mode allows for individual control of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focus point (among other things), and often takes a while to get the hang of. One must master the concepts and execution of all the technological aspects of digital photography, but once that happens the quality of work can improve...

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Creative Photo Editing: Antiquing

Creative Photo Editing: Antiquing Last time, we explored the steps needed to achieve the effect of the famous Holga camera of the 1980’s and, if you remember, it is quite a hefty tutorial! So this week, we’re going to learn a very simple and highly applicable technique that only takes three steps: the antiquing (or aging) process. Our slick and modern digital photography may excel in capturing sharpness, detail, and color balance, but there is a growing movement to revert back to some of the images of old. Everything vintage,...

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