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How To Clean Your Lens

No matter how careful you are, sooner or later, your lens will get dirty. The first time you contemplate cleaning your lens can be very daunting as we found out a few days ago. Hopefully this guide can help you with the different options you have in getting your lens back to its pristine condition. […]

How to Get Soft Diffused Light from Your Flash

The biggest drawback from using a flash is that it gives hard flat light. More often than not, it causes unflattering shadows, unnatural skin tones and makes your subject look like deer caught in the headlights. Most cameras now will let you adjust the intensity of your flash by playing around with the flash exposure […]

Weekly Linkies: Photography Must-Reads, Part II

Learn to Tag and Keyword PhotosThis will save you a whole lot of trouble in the long run, believe me. If I had started out properly with the tagging and keywording, I wouldn’t have to attempt to do it to thousands of photos all at the same time now. Sigh. The Most Expensive Photographs Ever […]

Lens 101

Lenses can be categorized in two ways: whether it’s focal length is fixed or changeable and its focal length measurement. Fixed vs. Changeable Focal LengthLet’s say you are taking a picture of a group. How you take their picture is totally dependent on what type of lens your camera has. Prime lenses have a fixed […]

Weekly Linkies: Photography Must-Reads

Here are some excellent reads we’ve come across recently: 60 Sources of Inspiration for Photography Focusing on the Unfocused Photos Think You Can Quit Your Job and Be a Work-at-Home Photographer? High Dynamic Range Tutorial 10 Photoshop Tutorials to Take Your Photography from Good to Great 99 Remarkable Photographers’ Portfolios Why Use a Neutral Density […]

Tripod Heads 101

High quality tripods do not come with a tripod head. The reason behind this is that different tripod heads are designed for different applications. Ball and Socket Heads Ball and socket heads are the simplest and most compact tripod heads available. There’s only one knob or lock that controls the full movement of the camera, […]

How to Create a Slideshow in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop can be used not only to edit your photos but also to showcase your work to clients and unwitting relatives. The good thing about using Photoshop to present your work is that it displays your photos against a black backdrop and in full screen without any distracting menus. Go under the File menu […]

Keep Your Eyes Open

It’s only natural to keep one eye closed when looking through the viewfinder. It easier to see the subject if your only focused with what you see through your camera. Why then do most professionals keep both eyes open when they take pictures? By keeping both your eyes open, you get a wider field of […]

How to Straighten Crooked Photos

One of the most common errors that can happen when you handhold your shots is that you can get a crooked photo. In the example below you can see that the photo is tilting to the right. Here is the easiest way to correct this type of problem.Open your photo in Photoshop. Click and hold […]

How to Remove Color Casts in JPEGs

Color casts are usually the result of selecting the wrong white balance when you take a photograph. Of course the easiest way to avoid this is to shoot in RAW so you can easily correct this during post-processing. In case, you shoot with a point-and-shoot that can’t shoot in RAW, or if you just don’t […]