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Correcting Barrel Distortion—09/27/10

Barrel distortion is a real bother, most often seen when working with wide angle lenses.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Barrel distortion is a real bother, most often seen when working with wide-angle lenses. Barrel distortion is the curvature that often shows in vertical lines in an image as they bend subtly around the center of a scene. This manifests itself in architectural interior photographs…

Ten Long-Exposure Photography Tips—09/13/10

Long exposures are a great way to create special effects in photographs, with motion blur creating patterns, softness and, generally, things that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Long exposures are a great way to create special effects in photographs, with motion blur creating patterns, softness and, generally, things that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Long exposures are also used simply to allow photographers to create images in low-light situations. These…

Six Techniques For Sharper Photographs—09/20/10

Sharpness is a tricky thing. It goes without saying that we want sharp photographs, but like so many things in photography it involves a tradeoff.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Sharpness is a tricky thing. It goes without saying that we want sharp photographs, but like so many things in photography it involves a tradeoff. It’s important to remember, though, that if a shot’s not sharp all the other aspects of color, contrast, exposure and…

Use A Polarizer All The Time—09/06/10

I was driving around earlier this spring, enjoying the vibrant and colorful foliage as dogwoods bloomed and forsythias emerged.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom I was driving around earlier this spring, enjoying the vibrant and colorful foliage as dogwoods bloomed and forsythias emerged. I recall thinking that this year seemed especially pretty, with especially good light, offering especially good photo opportunities. Then it hit me: Every time I had…

Food Photography In Five Easy Steps—08/30/10

Food photography is difficult. Not only do you have the normal photographic challenges such as lighting and composition, you also have the added difficulties that come with preparing food and making it look appetizing.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Food photography is difficult. Not only do you have the normal photographic challenges such as lighting and composition, you also have the added difficulties that come with preparing food and making it look appetizing. When stomachs are involved, the bar is considerably higher for good…

Protect Your Images With Information—08/09/10

I used to think people who ostentatiously watermarked their photographs were a bit overzealous, maybe even paranoid.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom I used to think people who ostentatiously watermarked their photographs were a bit overzealous, maybe even paranoid. Obliterating the readability of your photographs with giant, copyright notices seems like overkill. After all, it sort of makes the photograph unreadable, and if you’re going to make…
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