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Instagramification

Tips for finding an audience with the popular Instagram App
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By Tracey Clark
Instagram has become a leading social network with its highly addictive feed of visual candy. Photographers can network with each other, sharing inspiring images and new techniques, and connect with potential clients by showcasing new work on a regular basis. With loose rules, you're free to personally define your own…

HDR Basics

Rescue detail in high-contrast scenes with this simple technique
By Wes Pitts, Photography By Kevin McCoy
There's a common misunderstanding about what HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography actually means. HDR is often confused with tone mapping, a technique that simulates an extended dynamic range by "mapping" tone values of each pixel to surrounding pixels, reducing contrast in an image while brightening and saturating colors. It's a…

Multi-Shot Noise Reduction

As great as digital camera sensors and processors have become at combating noise, this film grain-reminiscent interference can still rear its ugly head at high ISOs and in long exposures.
Text & Photography By William Sawalich
As great as digital camera sensors and processors have become at combating noise, this film grain-reminiscent interference can still rear its ugly head at high ISOs and in long exposures. So, reducing excessive noise, or literally improving the signal-to-noise ratio, is as important as ever. There are plenty of traditional…

Workflow, Start To Finish Part 3

Backup is the stuff of nightmares, or dreams, depending on how you back up.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
Backup is the stuff of nightmares, or dreams, depending on how you back up. As with all workflow, backup will vary from photographer to photographer based on shooting habits, computer systems, work environment and your own conscience. But with all things considered, backup has one end goal: If your hard…

Workflow, Start To Finish Part 2

In the first part of this three-part workflow series, we looked at downloading and browsing images after your shoot.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
In the first part of this three-part workflow series, we looked at downloading and browsing images after your shoot. With your images downloaded into your database, the next step is image optimization. One important point should be made right at the beginning. I don't optimize all of my images. I'll…

Seeing In Black-And-White

What exactly draws photographers to the black-and-white image?
By William Sawalich
Learn to see in black-and-white. Hang around with photographers long enough, and it's a phrase you're sure to hear repeated. It's supposed to be a truism about how to make good black-and-white images; first, they say, you have to learn to see in black-and-white. But how, exactly, does a person…
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