Author Archives: Cole Humphus

The sun’s rays are one of the most beautiful details about an early morning stroll or a beautiful sunset. Yet despite their beauty, light rays are often challenging to capture with a camera alone, which is why many photographers resort to adding in rays with Photoshop during their editing process.  Creating rays in Adobe Photoshop …

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Creating a beautiful picture requires more than framing the perfect shot. Photo editing allows you to take your craft to the next level, turning out flawless photos that genuinely captivate audiences. If you’re new to the game, you’re probably wondering, “Which photo editor is right for me?” There is no one right answer. It depends …

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As one of a photographer’s most important tools, focus has the power to change the entire emotional effect of an image and establish the story of a photo. Its formidable impact on photography means that photographers need to have a firm grasp of how to use it. Understanding focus begins with recognizing the difference between …

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As a photographer, specific points of the year are sure to bring in work. Prom is one of them. Snapping pictures of teenagers in formalwear might sound straightforward enough, but it requires careful planning and attention. This guide explains how to take pictures of prom that will preserve the memories of this special occasion. How …

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Panoramic photos are a cool way to showcase seamless images of more expansive physical spaces. Traditional panoramic views are typically of landscapes and cityscapes, but you don’t have to limit your photos to just those.  Most photographers create these wider images by stitching together several photos horizontally or vertically from different angles using Adobe Photoshop …

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Since the early 2000s, the raw file format has produced some of the highest quality images possible. Digital cameras typically produce photos in the JPEG or raw format. Many programs recognize JPEG, but to view raw files is a different story. A raw image is large and stores more information. Different camera brands produce varying …

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Once the sun sets, many photographers pack up their gear and retire for the evening. However, for the sky photographer, their job has just become far more interesting. Our eyes see many beautiful features in the night sky. Between the majesty of the Milky Way and the lone stars twinkling brightly, the dark provides a …

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Maternity photography is a unique genre of the photography world known for creating memorable, lasting moments for new mothers and their families.  Most expectant mothers will want to document their pregnancy in a way that they feel reflects who they are as a person and who they will be as a mother. As a photographer, …

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Contrast is one of the most essential components of photography. When used effectively, it creates clarity, texture, shadow, tone, and light in an image. It can help you draw attention to particular elements of a photo or even emphasize your subject.  In this article, we’re going to concentrate on high contrast vs low contrast photography. …

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As a professional photographer, you aren’t just an artist. You’re also a business person. Sure, you want to create beautiful images, but you also want to get paid. Commercial photography is one of the more lucrative fields. In particular, brand photography is in high demand and can form a lucrative cornerstone for your photography business. …

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Have you ever admired a scene, then taken a photo of that scene, only to realize that the photo looks nothing like what’s in front of you? Maybe the image came out too dark or too bright, making it impossible for the image to reflect what your eyes are taking in.  This unfortunate phenomenon can …

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Many people use cameras to take pictures of products, whether for a profession or a hobby. Regardless of why you photograph products, you want to use a camera that takes high image quality pictures.  The best camera for product photography will have high megapixels, a quick processor, and autofocus features. Popular brands that make the …

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Real estate photos are the first things buyers see when searching for a home online. High-quality images even help people envision themselves living in the house. Well-done real estate photography captures a property at its best angle, showcases its unique features, and hopefully helps it sell for top dollar.  But as with any photography niche, …

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For most people, going to the ocean without taking a picture is nearly impossible. You’ve got dramatic blue waves, dry and trodden sand, and the occasional sea bird. However, capturing mind-boggling ocean pictures is easier said than done.  What makes the ocean an excellent subject for landscape photographers is its constant motion. This opens up …

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Wildlife photography is already a challenging discipline. It requires a durable camera that can withstand frequent travel and harsh weather conditions. It also has to be able to deal with rapid movement, make use of inadequate lighting, and capture detail. Even if you know what to look for in a wildlife photography camera, there are …

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In art, the term abstract is the representation of an idea rather than a replication. In abstract landscape photography, artists use natural elements to depict the concept of a landscape rather than shooting explicit images of a landscape. Unlike traditional landscape photography, which gives the viewer all of the information needed to tell them what …

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