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Panoramic Action

Even though I've been using Adobe Photoshop for 20 or so years, and have been teaching the program in my workshops for about 10, I'm still amazed by its capabilities.
Text & Photography By Rick Sammon
Even though I've been using Adobe Photoshop for 20 or so years, and have been teaching the program in my workshops for about 10, I'm still amazed by its capabilities. The opening image for this column is one example. I created it from six images taken with my Canon EOS…

The Beckoning Of Black & White

I was a film photographer long before—and even after—digital photography became mainstream.
Text & Photography By Tracey Clark
I was a film photographer long before—and even after—digital photography became mainstream. Back then, I recall making careful decisions about the kind of film I would need to pack prior to each shoot. My photographic intention had to be deliberate, thought out and carefully planned. I had to make choices,…

One-Light Portraits

In portraiture, there's a temptation for some photographers to use several lights, with the goal of creating a dramatic portrait.
Text & Photography By Rick Sammon
In portraiture, there's a temptation for some photographers to use several lights, with the goal of creating a dramatic portrait. That can work, for sure. On the other hand, using only one light also can produce some awesome portraits. What's more, it's much easier to work with one light than…

The Big-Glass Effect

I remember my first big telephoto lens.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
I remember my first big telephoto lens. I was living in a small cabin in Alaska, working as a mountaineering guide and living on a shoestring budget. I awoke many mornings to see moose wandering through my yard or sandhill cranes feeding nearby. My Nikon 80-200mm ƒ/2.8 lens was always…

Ultralight

If you devour Flickr and YouTube videos on photography, you probably know about the "paint with light" photography technique—it's really more of a lighting technique.
Text & Photography By Eric Curry
If you devour Flickr and YouTube videos on photography, you probably know about the "paint with light" photography technique—it's really more of a lighting technique. For anybody who hasn't stumbled upon this unusual and inspiring form of photography previously, you're in for a wild ride of discovery. During my own…

The Making Of “Multiplicity”

I believe that nothing is ordinary, that everything and everyday life can be seen as art.
Text And Photography By Meredith Winn
EDITOR?S NOTE: The image Multiplicity by Meredith Winn was featured on the cover of our October 2012 How-To Special Issue. We asked Winn to take us through her creative process in making the image. Also be sure to check out the related story by Winn from that issue, "Express Yourself."…
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