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Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. Photographers often watermark their images so that they are properly credited for their work. Here are a few ways to watermark images with Photoshop and Lightroom. Watermarks using Photoshop You can create […] The post How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom by Monica Day appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: post production tips

Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set up the session, during the session, and when the images are done. The portrait session is also an interaction with self, both for you the photographer and for […] The post 7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits by William Petruzzo appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: photography tips and tutorials, portrait photography


Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images look so harsh?”. Let us first understand the difference in using natural or ambient light and using a flash. With natural light you have little control […] The post How to Soften the Light When Using Flash by Shiv Verma appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: cameras and equipment

I have been a regular co-host or guest on the popular This Week in Photo podcast. Recently they launched their new website and are going to be rolling out new spin off podcasts including one by our very own dPS writer Valerie Jardin on street photography. There is also one by Doug Kaye on gear, […] The post Street Photography Video Tips With Valerie Jardin by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: photography tips and tutorials

Even the most seasoned photographer wants to continue to stretch their creativity. I know I do! One simple activity you can do in your spare time is to find new ways to photograph everyday, plain things. Yup, the things you see or use every day; no models, no glamorous set-ups, no breathtaking locations. You don’t […] The post A 10 Minute Lesson to Photographing Images with More Pizzazz by Annie Tao appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Do you use Lightroom for processing portraits but get frustrated by its limitations? One way around this is to use a plug-in or buy some Develop Presets. But these can be expensive, so you may be interested in a cheaper alternative. One of my favourites is Nerve Center’s CameraBag 2. It’s a bargain at just […] The post Create Beautiful Portraits with CameraBag 2 Software by Andrew S. Gibson appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: post production tips, camerabag 2, lightroom

Earlier today I shared a collection of starry night photos. Fossilized UFO by Sakhr Abdullah on 500px We have some good articles on shooting the stars and night photography here on dPS including; How to Photograph the Stars Photography Under the Stars Down and Dirty Guide to Milky Way Photography Tips for Photographing Star Trails […] The post Weekly Photography Challenge – Starry Nights by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Photographing the night sky is challenging and also very rewarding. Doing it well takes patience and skill. In this collection I’ve searched for some outstanding starry night images for you. Let the star gazing begin! A Legend of Starry Night by Shawn Yang on 500px Home on the Range by Ben Canales on 500px Starry […] The post Collection of Starry Night Images by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Once you enable the filter in Lightroom’s library module, you are able to search your images in three ways – text, attributes and metadata. To activate the filter bar, the keyboard shortcut is backslash (\). The filter bar will be activated and displayed on top of the workspace (see the screenshot below), only if you […] The post How to Use the Filter in Lightroom’s Library Module by Navan Viswa appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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It is great to walk around a new city, or a new part of a familiar city, and just explore. You never know what will be on the next block or around the next corner. When you bring your camera along with you, you can often capture a few nice skyline photos, some interesting pictures […] The post 4 Ways to Add a Sense of Motion to Your Urban Photography by Jim Hamel appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Enemy. Michael Hill self-portraitSeptember 24, 2014 /Photography News/ World Photography Network (WPN) is very pleased to sponsor the popular segment: "Photographer Spotlight.” In this part of their newsletter they interview various fellow photographers and learn more about what motivates them, what their goals are and what direction they wish to take with their art. This edition's spotlight focuses on the talents of photographer Michael Hill.WPN: Please give us a little background info about...

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Categories: michael hill, photographer interview, wpn

Understanding the Impact of Megapixels, Pixel Dimensions, and Resolution on Print Size Photographers sometimes struggle with how to determine the ideal print size or preferred print dimensions depending upon the resolution and pixel dimensions of the camera or device (smart phone or tablet) used to shoot their photo.Fortunately, there is a way to answer these questions yourself. You simply need to understand the connection between the image in its digital form and in its printed form. To...

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Categories: ask mike, megapixels, pixel dimensions, printing

Kevin Carter's Pulitzer Prize-winning photographSeptember 13, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 54 years ago, on 13 September 1960 (d. 27 July 1994), Kevin Carter was an award-winning South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan. Following the winning of the Pulitzer Prize he committed suicide at the age of 33. In March 1993, while on a trip to Sudan, Carter was preparing to photograph...

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Categories: kevin carter, photojournalism ethics, pulitzer

September 8, 2014 /Photography News/ Promoting The Beauty of Our World and Positive Changes. Annual photo salon supporting Artists' Bill of Rights, and under FIAP patronage. 2014 Themes: COLOURMONOCHROME HAPPINESS (special theme)This photography competition's goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message to the world. A good deed or act of kindness captured on a photo, a social change for better, a beautiful element of nature, a deeply moving portrait or a special...

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Categories: happiness photos, photo contest, photography news



“I challenged myself I would go down there just to see if I could grab a hunk of lightning.” - Dorothea LangeAugust 29, 2014 /Photography News/ Iconic photographer Dorothea Lange is the subject of a new documentary  - Dorthea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning - that will premiere August 29 at 9-11 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS.The personal documentary directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor uses family journals, photos and film footage, interviews and vérité sequences of Lange at her Bay...

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Categories: dorothea lange, pbs, photography documentary

August 23, 2014 /Photography News/ Ziyah Gafić photographs everyday objects—watches, shoes, glasses. But these images are deceptively simple; the items in them were exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War. Gafić, a TED Fellow and Sarajevo native, has photographed every item from these graves in order to create a living archive of the identities of those lost. Amazon.com Widgets

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Categories: bosnian war, mass graves, ted talk, ziyah gafić

August 19, 2014 /Photography News/ Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested Monday night during protests in Ferguson. In an Instagram video posted by journalist Amy K. Nelson, Olson said he was arrested because police "said the media is required to be in a certain area.""Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested this afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment documenting the events there," a statement from Pancho Bernasconi, vice president of news at Getty...

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Categories: ferguson, getty images, photography news, scott olson

August 16, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 182 years ago today, on 16 August 1832, Charles Roscoe Savage was a British-born landscape and portrait photographer who produced images of the American West. He became one of the foremost 19th century landscape photographers of the western United States, as well as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shortly after his 1848 baptism and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...

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Categories: charles roscoe savage, history of photography


Photo: Rohana MubaddaAugust 12, 2014 /Photography News/ Water is our essential element on this planet. Without it we cannot exist. It is a part of our daily tasks and rituals. We are bathed in water, sometimes baptized and even born in water. Water can define and represent many wonders including peace, tranquility, power and strength. It can also be a destructive and damaging force. TeraBella Media invites you to submit your favored images that best represent the “wonders of...

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Categories: photo contest, terabella media, water photos

August 12, 2014 /Photography News/  In 1898 U.S. attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began on April 25. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba. The arrival of over 30,000 troops, including Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders cavalry unit, changed Tampa from a small town to a city. Florida, the closest state to the Caribbean and home to a large Cuban immigrant population, became the setting...

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Categories: photographic collection, spanish-american war photos, war photography

We knew it was coming but it wasn’t just the expectation that made the announcement from Flickr such an anti-climax. The declaration that the photo-sharing site will now provide its own way for members to license their images, following the end of its agreement with Getty, was also disappointingly short of details. Flickr’s members can […]

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If there’s one thing I absolutely love, it's awesome timelapses. My friend Sy Stepanov knows a thing or two about creating absolutely magnificent timelapse videos. Flick the HD mode on on the video below, and click on the little button with the outward arrows, because checking it out in full screen gives you the full, mind-blowing effect. Seriously, get this bad boy as big and sharp as you can handle: Timelapses by Sy Stepanov from Triggertrap on Vimeo. Download the app for free! Now, you...

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It hasn't been that long since Canon ran its spring cashback promotion, with rebates on purchases of its higher-end cameras and lenses luring you to part with your hard-earned pennies. Now the summer cashback scheme is in full swing, with money back available on purchases of 700D, 600D, 100D, and EOS M cameras. As well being able to claim between £30 and £50 back on interchangeable lens cameras, there are also eight lenses with a maximum rebate of £55 available, Speedlites with £20 back, and...

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I've watched and enjoyed Serge Ramelli's videos, so I figured, why not get his work out to more. His process style is quite similar to my own, and he has a few neat tricks using Radial as a light source.. Sweet. Enjoy!

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Categories: serge ramelli, video

The beta version of Lightroom 5 has been available for some time now and people talk about the new features, some of which, like the Advanced Healing Brush, make Photoshop less needed for editing. There are also some other tools that photographers of all levels will love. Stuff like the Offline editing with Smart Previews, which lets you easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you, might just be what a generation essentially posting to the web might need. You just...

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Categories: adobe, beta, blurb, book module, ebooks, lightroom, pages, pdf, photoshop

Article and images - © John Neel Continued from Part 2 The image above, shows the approximate area covered by the Sony NEX APS size sensor in comparison to the final image capture. The RhinoCam is designed to approximate a 645 medium format digital capture. The secret is that the lens is in a fixed position. The lens itself does not move during the capture. Instead, the digital camera body moves relative to the image circle projected by the lens. To shoot the image, eight image frames are shot...

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French slideshow maker Aquafadas has announced Mothers Days deals for it's PulpMotion and KidsMotion software at USD$24.50 and USD$12.50 repectively. The easy to use Mac slideshow maker contains hundreds of themes and a simple drag and drop interface. Add photos, video and music to a chosen theme to quickly create an engaging slideshow. Sharing is easy too: PulpMotion’s export menu allows users to share their creations easily with friends and family by simply exporting to their iPhone,...

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Adobe have announced that the next version of Photoshop will be Photoshop CC, not CS7. With the emphasis switched to the Cloud from last year, CS6 marks the end of an era for Adobe. In Future Photoshop will be cloud only with constant updating, rather than a new version every 18-24 months. This means that new features will be available as soon as the work on them is complete, rather than waiting for the cycle to come around again.  To sweeten the deal, owners of CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6 can get a...

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Categories: lightroom 5, photoshop, photoshop cc

To celebrate the release of my book later this month, Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible, it seemed entirely appropriate that this month's competition theme should be surreal. We're not picky about the type of surrealism you want to enter: it can be a battle of gods and monsters from a universe undiscovered, painstakngly composited in Photoshop; or you can submit an infrared picture that puts us at five degrees to the world we know. You can use Photoshop manipulation, in-camera...

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Today at its Adobe Max creative conference event, the company announced that when its new software hits—well, not shelves—this June, they will be available as cloud based subscriptions only. Along with the cloud-based subscription model, Creative Suite is also being rebranded Creative Cloud.  For the subscription fee, users will be given full access to the entire set of Adobe's creative tools, with updates; as well as cloud storage services and collaboration tools.  What does this mean for...

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Categories: adobe creative cloud, adobe creative suite

The editor's note of this issue gives us David duChemin talking about his recent experience in Kenya, a trip from which you'll see some photographs in this very issue. A trip he started with a set of fears regarding what to expect but that ended with him, again, discovering the power a camera has to change the way we look at the world. "The camera encourages us to look harder, past the things we take for granted, and in so doing we learn to see things differently.When we peer through the lens,...

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Categories: creative, david duchemin, digital magazine, hengki koentjoro, inspiration, john paul caponigro

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