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With so many photographers using high resolution cameras in the field, I found that a number of them experience big frustrations when trying to yield critically sharp images. Unfortunately, this particular problem is very hard to nail down to the actual cause – some photographers blame their lenses, while others blame inconsistent autofocus behavior. In
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Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. Reflections, displays of whimsy from everyday to magical, and moments of isolation were some of the themes surfaced this week’s curation. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the most intriguing photography on 500px, handpicked
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In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost discusses backup strategies for the Lightroom catalog, incremental backup catalogs, photographs, presets, preferences, and additional supporting files. Of course there are many ways to manage files – this tutorial is intended to help you identify the best approach for your workflow. Follow Lightroom: http://facebook.com/Lightroom Tweets by
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There are four major factors that cause blurry photos, and all four of them are important to remember for every picture you take. Here, I will explain how to avoid each type of blur, or minimize them as much as possible, in your photography. Specifically, the four sources of blurry photos are motion (from the
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Photoshop tutorial showing you how to use the Content-Aware Fill. You’ll also learn an advanced method to use when Content-Aware Fill doesn’t work. ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQ_ZkYaMe6qPoueUyPQgpQ?sub_confirmation=1 ⚡Content-Aware Scale Play List If you have any questions, please leave them below or head over to this tutorial’s page on our website: ➜ https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com/content-aware-fill/
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Every so often the Moon falls into the shadows of the Earth, resulting in a lunar eclipse. Although lunar eclipses take place more often than solar eclipses, you might still want to experience watching and potentially photographing this somewhat rare and stunningly beautiful phenomenon. I have been taking pictures of both partial and total lunar
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The MIT Technology Review recently published a story titled, “The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same.” The photo accompanying the article pissed off a hipster, and hilarity ensued. The article was a summary of a research paper that found that in trying to make a “counter-cultural statement,” hipsters often end up
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Discover how to automatically fix common problems such as tilted horizons as well as converging verticals in buildings using Lightroom’s new Upright controls for perspective correction. Follow Lightroom: http://facebook.com/Lightroom Tweets by Lightroom https://plus.google.com/+Lightroom
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Although macro photography is very accessible – no exotic destinations or expensive gear required – it is often tricky to choose the best camera settings for macro work. If you want sharp, well-exposed photos, you’ll have to push your camera system to its limits. Luckily, this guide covers everything you need to know about camera
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Keep up with key trends in Licensing as 500px’s Art Director & Creative Research Lead, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common threads and current themes throughout our Contributors’ photography submissions. From landscape, nature, and animals, here’s what’s trending in some of the most popular genres in the 500px collection. In this Licensing roundup, our sample size highlights
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Photoshop tutorial showing you how to swap faces. In this tutorial, I will show you how to Swap faces In Photoshop. Swapping faces or swapping heads is perhaps what Photoshop is most commonly used for. Just about every magazine cover or every movie poster that you see has had a head or face replaced. There
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[embedded content] 900 dpi prints?! That’s kinda crazy, right? You just need to print at 300 or 240 or 200 because somebody on the Internet told me no one can tell the difference. For a long time, we’ve been stuck with printing at about 300 dpi because that’s what the highest end print devices could
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*The product featured in this video is Lightroom Classic CC, previously known as Lightroom CC. For more information, please visit: https://adobe.ly/2gNcw59. Quickly correct perspective in a photograph with precision and control using the new Transform Panel, Guided Upright tool, and Offset sliders. Manually positioned guides automatically correct converging vertical and horizontal lines in images which
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Under the new ownership of OPC Optics, Meyer Optik Gorlitz has now confirmed what many have long suspected. The $3,000 Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 lens was indeed a just a copy of the now-discontinued $850 Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95. Despite the specs being identical, this is something that Meyer Optik had long denied. The rumours about
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Photographing a lightning is a dangerous hobby. Not everyone understands that a lightning storm is highly unpredictable, and a strike could occur any time, anywhere. At the same time, taking a picture of a lightning can be very rewarding, especially if the pattern is unique or the picture is taken at an extraordinary location. The
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[embedded content] Here’s a simple breakdown of 7 different lighting techniques you can implement next time you shoot portraits with studio lighting. For these examples, we used continuous lights to better illustrate it, but you can strobes as well, of course. #1. Butterfly Lighting Butterfly lighting (sometimes called “paramount lighting” which is a way less
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