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Archive for June, 2012

Fixing Red Eye

Fixing Red Eye

Have you ever had that annoying ‘red eye’ problem with your photos? You’re out at night and take some snaps of your friends, but when you look at the photos the next day, you see a huge red blob in your friends’ eyes. You wonder how that happened and what you can do to fix it.

This is a common problem with all cameras. Luckily, because it is so common there is already a quick way to fix it.
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A Guide To Buying A Used Lens

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A Guide To Buying A Used Lens

Thinking about purchasing a used lens for your digital SLR? It can be a risky game. Sure, the price is lower than retail, but you also have to deal with the wear and tear the previous owner put the lens through. Because none of has the time to test every little detail on a used lens, I’ve broken it down into an easy to follow guide. If you are looking to purchase a used lens, make sure you do these tests first.
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3 Reasons You Aren’t Shooting In RAW Yet

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3 Reasons You Aren’t Shooting In RAW Yet

I have said in previous posts that RAW photography isn’t for everyone. It definitely takes a little more effort to get into RAW, but once you do, you’ll find you have a lot more control over your images. A lot of people ask me if it’s worth getting into RAW photography, and I always say it definitely is. Are these three things holding you back from trying it out?
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Does It Matter That Sunsets Are Cliche?

Does It Matter That Sunsets Are Cliche?

Opinion: Man I’m tired of hearing this. It seems like every photography forum you join has this inherent bias against sunset photos. It’s always the same charge too. Sunsets are overdone. They’re “cliché.” So what is that supposed to mean? Now we can’t enjoy photographing this particular subject because a few people are tired of it? It doesn’t make any sense to me.
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What Are Color Spaces, and Which One Should I Choose?

What Are Color Spaces, and Which One Should I Choose?

Whenever you take a photo, your digital camera’s sensor captures information about the colors coming in from the outside world. What most people don’t know is that you can choose the level of color detail your camera records. A bigger color space captures more colors than a smaller one. In this article, we’ll take a look at some different color spaces while asking ourselves one important question. Does it really matter?
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What Studio Photography Taught Me About Shooting On Location

What Studio Photography Taught Me About Shooting On Location

Studio photography and on-location photography. You would think the two have barely anything to do with one another. In the studio, everything is finely tuned and precisely controlled. Out there in the real world, all kinds of random events can turn a great photo shoot into a not-so-great one. With that said, my experience in the studio has done a lot to improve my on-location photography. Here are a few things you can learn.
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Creating Selections In Adobe Photoshop Elements

Creating Selections In Adobe Photoshop Elements

Whenever you paint something in your house, be it a wall or a door, you want to avoid getting paint on everything. So you use masking tape. Masking, or Selecting, in Photoshop Elements, is the same thing. The only difference is that there’s so much more you can do with it. Masking is a way of selecting certain parts of your image to paint on or apply effects and filters to. In this article, I’ll show you which selection methods are the best and how you can use them to isolate any part of your image.
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Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Elements

Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Elements

What if you want to fix a part of an image that was overexposed or underexposed? Maybe you want to draw emphasis to a certain part of your photo. What about when you forget to use a lens hood and stray light makes it into your photo? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you should consider using the dodge and burn tools that come with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Here are a few things you can do with them.
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Rotating The Canvas in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Rotating The Canvas in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Rotation is the one photographic adjustment every needs to learn. Mistakes happen. Sometimes the camera accidentally flips images on their side. Thankfully, most basic image editors allow you to rotate your images. So does Adobe Photoshop Elements. I’ll show you how.
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