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If it will help improve your digital photography, it will be in DP's Tip of the Week. Check back each week for a new photography tip.



Perfect White Balance—12/21/09
Ensure accurate color with your camera’s histogram
Perfect White Balance—12/21/09Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits.

Choosing The Perfect Light Modifier—12/28/09
Umbrella or Softbox: Which one reigns supreme?
Choosing The Perfect Light Modifier—12/28/09In the battle for light modifier supremacy, can either the softbox or umbrella ever be declared the victor?

Perfect White Balance—12/21/09
Ensure accurate color with your camera’s histogram
Perfect White Balance—12/21/09Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits.

Better holiday portraits—12/14/09
Ten tips to take your best family photos this season
Better holiday portraits—12/14/09Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits.

Choosing the right reflector—12/07/09
Achieve pro lighting with subtle changes to the fill
Choosing the right reflector—12/07/09Reflectors are important whether you’re working in studio with several lights or outdoors with a single fill card augmenting the sun.

Simple starburst special effects—11/30/09
Using small apertures for a starburst effect
Simple starburst special effects—11/30/09Earlier this year, when working on a story about high-ISO shooting, I learned of a benefit of the newest generation of low-noise/high-ISO cameras.

Faster Photoshop Actions—11/23/09
Using Button Mode in the improved Actions Palette
Faster Photoshop Actions—11/23/09I’m all about automation when it comes to my digital photo workflow. As such, I utilize Photoshop Actions and Batch Processing whenever possible.

Better hair retouching for better portraits—11/16/09
A simple tool and a steady technique are the keys
Better hair retouching for better portraits—11/16/09In an effort to look their best, one of the most common requests I hear from portrait subjects is that I fix their stray hairs and flyaways.

Achieving Compositional Clarity—11/09/09
Improve your selective composition skills
Achieving Compositional Clarity—11/09/09Last month, I wrote about the importance of simplified compositions. Simplification may sound easy, but it can be pretty tricky to put effectively into practice.

October Skies—11/02/09
Making the most of super sunset opportunities
October Skies—11/02/09One autumn morning years ago I commented to a fellow photographer that the previous night’s sunset had been quite beautiful.

Master Mixed-Lighting Effects—10/26/09
Add interest when combining ambient light with flash
Master Mixed-Lighting Effects—10/26/09I remember the day the light bulb switched on in my head to indicate a deeper understanding of flash exposures.



 
 

 
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