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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.

An Alternative To The Light Tent
You don’t need a light tent to create great tabletop lighting.
An Alternative To The Light TentAs a studio photographer I have a bit of a confession to make: I don’t love light tents.

Flatter Faces With The Right Portrait Choices
Simple advice from a pro on making better portraits.
Flatter Faces With The Right Portrait ChoicesMaking the right portrait choices is discussed.

Compact Cameras For Backpacking
Outfit the ideal backpacking setup with a mirrorless compact camera kit.
Compact Cameras For BackpackingI’m no expert backpacker, but I do enjoy the occasional long walk in the woods

Pick The Perfect Photo Printer
A printer tech primer to help you buy the perfect printer (and ultimately make better prints)
Pick The Perfect Photo PrinterPhoto printers come in all shapes and sizes, and even the inexpensive entry-level printers seem to make great photos.

Sponsored Tip: Enhancing Local Detail
I’m going to build on the idea or directing the viewer’s eye where you want it.
Sponsored Tip: Enhancing Local DetailIf you need precise masking (selecting exactly what parts of photo you want to adjust), you will need to take advantage of Photoshop's more precise tools.

Five On-Camera Flash Tips
You shouldn’t use your on-camera flash. Here’s what to do when you have to
Five On-Camera Flash TipsYou should not use your on-camera flash. There, now that we got that fundamental rule established, let’s talk about breaking it.

Local Control in Black & White
Selective adjustments for better black-and-white conversions
Local Control in Black & WhiteOkay, let me warn you right off the bat: this is going to be another tip about converting color photos to black-and-white.

Retouching With Light
Use lights precisely to make faces look their best
Retouching With LightWhen we talk about making portraits it’s inevitable that the topic of retouching comes up

How To Shoot On Gray Winter Days
What to do when you want to photograph on an ugly day.
How To Shoot On Gray Winter DaysThis time of year much of the country starts to experience more frequent cloudy gray days than any other time of year.

Winter Photography Preparedness
Tips from a Pro on keeping yourself and your gear warm, dry and performing well in winter
Winter Photography PreparednessI was fortunate last year to interview winter photography expert Marc Adamus for Outdoor Photographer magazine.

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


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