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Shoot With Only One Light—01/31/11

I talk to a lot of great pro photographers who tell me about the importance of simple lighting.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom I talk to a lot of great pro photographers who tell me about the importance of simple lighting. Peter Yang says his goal is to recreate natural light whenever possible—an aesthetic that leads him toward the look of a one-light portrait on almost every shot.…

Shortcuts Make Photoshop Faster—01/24/11

True, it’s almost impossible to edit photos without some sort of pointing device, be it mouse or pen, but in my opinion it’s equally impossible to edit images efficiently without the use of the keyboard.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom I love working without a mouse. True, it’s almost impossible to edit photos without some sort of pointing device, be it mouse or pen, but in my opinion it’s equally impossible to edit images efficiently without the use of the keyboard. Many programs offer built-in…

How to Find Nice Light—01/17/11

Action photographer David McLain recently gave me a great piece of advice: he told me to stack the deck in my favor.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Action photographer David McLain recently gave me a great piece of advice: He told me to stack the deck in my favor. What he meant was to find out when something interesting was going to happen and then go there when the light is at…

How to shoot on overcast days—01/10/11

Mountaineering landscape photographer Brandon Riza recently told me about how difficult it can be to shoot on overcast days
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Mountaineering landscape photographer Brandon Riza recently told me about how difficult it can be to shoot on overcast days. Fog is one thing, he said, because it creates interesting images all its own. But a sloppy, gray, overcast day tends to suck all the color…

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers—01/03/11

The old year is done and a new one has arrived. What better time to put away bad photographic habits in favor of good ones?
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This Article Features Photo Zoom The old year is done and a new one has arrived. What better time to put away bad photographic habits in favor of good ones? Along with eating right and living well, this year you can resolve to take better pictures too. Here’s how. 1.…

Better blending with the clone stamp tool—12/27/10

Once you get your hands on Photoshop, one of the quickest things you’re bound to learn is how the clone stamp works: click here, then click there, and paint away anything you don’t want to see.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Once you get your hands on Photoshop, one of the quickest things you’re bound to learn is how the clone stamp works: Click here, then click there and paint away anything you don’t want to see. Pretty amazing stuff. Simple as the tool is, though,…
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