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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.

The Most Important Flash Tip
Tools and techniques to help you get your flash off your camera
The Most Important Flash TipFor many of us, when we purchased our first DSLR, we also acquired a few accessories

Use A Polarizer On A Cloudy Day
Not just for blue skies and reflections, polarizers are ideal for improving color
Use A Polarizer On A Cloudy DayWhy do you put a polarizer on your lens? Everybody knows the answer to this question, right?

Archiving With Lightroom
The popular RAW processing program is also an exceptional organizational tool
Archiving With LightroomWhen I began using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as my primary digital image management tool, I wondered how I would feel about the catalogs I was creating after a few years had passed

Make High-Key Portraits Indoors And Out
Strobe light or sunlight; take your pick for beautiful portraits
Make High-Key Portraits Indoors And OutWhen you’re photographing a person and you realize that the subject and background are both presenting you with bright tones, you may want to consider making a high-key portrait

Mastering Intentional Blur
From camera shake to zoom blur, how to make deliberately blurry pictures for artistic effect
Mastering Intentional BlurMost photographers would probably agree that blurry images are bad

How To Use Auto ISO
When light is changing, consider employing your camera’s auto ISO adjustment
How To Use Auto ISOFor the longest time I considered my camera’s auto ISO feature something only amateur photographers used

One-light Portrait Lighting
Make several different looks with just one light
One-light Portrait LightingThe things you can do with a single light source are simply amazing

Fixing Bad Light
Don't stop shooting when the light isn’t right. Here’s how to make the most of lesser lighting
Fixing Bad LightWe're all faced with bad ambient light from time to time

How To Make An Animated GIF
It’s easy to turn a collection of stills into a web-ready animation
How To Make An Animated GIFAnimated GIFs are experiencing a bit of resurgence of late

Lighting Ratios In The Digital Era
RAW files may be able to handle a huge contrast range, but lighting ratios still matter
Lighting Ratios In The Digital EraA lighting ratio is the difference between the brightness of the main light and the fill

More Artful Architectural Photos
Tips from a pro for simply beautiful architectural exteriors
More Artful Architectural PhotosWhen I land a particularly challenging photo assignment, I turn to my friends for their insights and advice


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