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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.

Lighting for Texture
Two keys to create light that will enhance texture (or hide it)
Lighting for TextureImagine your subject is a textured plaster wall. Better yet, imagine it's an impressionist oil painting hanging on that wall

Beat Your Meter
Override your camera’s TTL light meter when atypical scenes demand it
Beat Your MeterUnderstanding how your digital camera's through-the-lens light meter works will help you make more accurate exposures, no mater what metering mode or exposure mode you're using

Sponsored Tip: Global Vs. Local Contrast
While the term "contrast" is familiar to anyone who has adjusted their television, it's also commonly misunderstood in terms of how it affects photographs
Sponsored Tip: Global Vs. Local ContrastWhile the term "contrast" is familiar to anyone who has adjusted their television, it is also commonly misunderstood in terms of how it affects photographs.

Lighting In Layers
Build Beautiful Photographs One Light At A Time
Lighting In LayersI've studied photography for many long years and with many great teachers, but there are still some techniques you have to stumble into on your own

How Focal Length Impacts Portraits
Choose the right lens for the ideal portrait perspective
How Focal Length Impacts PortraitsI'm fascinated by lens choice. It's something we learn early on and usually think, really, how difficult is it?

Eliminate Oversharpening
Get the benefits of creative sharpening without the drawbacks
Eliminate OversharpeningSharpening is one of the most- un-glamorous, yet totally essential, digital imaging edits you can make to your photographs.

Fashion Lighting Sans Studio
The ideal fashion light is high-key sunlight.
Fashion Lighting Sans StudioIf you’ve always wanted to shoot high fashion but you don’t have access to a studio and strobes, consider yourself lucky. That’s right: lucky.

Sponsored Tip: Digital Night Photography
Sponsored Tip: Digital Night PhotographyIn order to feel like night, your image must be dominated by dark tones. But how dark?

Make Every Portrait Subject Happy
How to retouch to ensure the people in your pictures will love the way they look
Make Every Portrait Subject HappyIf you make portraits—whether strangers or friends, for fun or profit—it won’t be long before you realize there are a few key fixes that almost everyone appreciates. So if you want to give the gift of a beautiful portrait, here are six techniques you can use to ensure that your portrait subject will be happy with your work.

How To Shoot BMX Action
Tips from action sports photographer Justin Kosman
How To Shoot BMX ActionAction sports are bigger than ever these days, and nothing's more exciting than high-flying BMX. Whether it's racing or freestyle, on a half-pipe or on the street, if you've got friends who are into the sport—or maybe you're just curious about it—you might try taking pictures of it.

How To Photograph Real Estate
Tools and techniques for better interior architectural photographs
How To Photograph Real Estate My real estate agent recently asked what camera and lens I used to photograph my home's for sale listing. These tools and skills can be useful for lots of people, so I decided to write about it here.


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