Author Archives: Cole Humphus

For family photographers, mini sessions can be a super fun time. What’s not so fun? Figuring out your mini session photography pricing. There are so many factors that go into packaging a mini session offering, from the time spent to prints and files. Let’s take a look at what goes into the cost of shooting …

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At any level of professional photography, it can be a struggle figuring out what to charge. For wedding photographers especially, you’re faced with an ultra-competitive market and widely varying rates. How exactly do creatives figure out their packages? We’re breaking down how to figure out your wedding photography pricing structure. So what’s the average price …

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Nikon is a popular camera that’s compatible with multiple lenses. A standard DSLR lens is the 50mm Nikon 1.8. There are two variations of these lenses: the D or the G. The f 1.8 D is the older edition of the 50mm 1.8 Nikon lens, while the G is a newer, more updated version. There …

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If you recently shopped for a digital camera, you probably heard or read something about HDR photography or dynamic range. Unless you know something about modern photography, you may be wondering what is dynamic range, and why does it matter?  What Is Dynamic Range in Photography? In photography, the term dynamic range refers to your …

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Stitching photos together is the process of taking multiple images and placing them side by side to form a panoramic photo. Adobe Lightroom offers an easy-to-use photo merge Panorama so you can build beautiful panoramic images. In this article, we’ll show you how to stitch photos together in Lightroom so you can rebuild the look …

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If you ever worked with Photoshop, you probably heard the term Smart Object. It may seem like a small thing, but a Smart Object can be a valuable tool if you know how to use it. Read on if you want to know about Photoshop Smart Objects. What Are Smart Objects For? Essentially, a Smart …

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Solar filters help protect both you and your camera from the intense effect of the sun’s light, and you’ll need to invest in one if you plan on photographing the sun. Most solar filters cost upwards of $100, so thrifty photographers have been building their own DIY solar filters instead of purchasing one for years.  …

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Even the most talented photographers in the world will tell you, your education as a photographer never ends.  That’s where EXIF data comes in. EXIF data is recorded every time a photo is taken, and it can provide you with valuable insight into the tools and settings the photographer used to capture that image. Today, …

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Photoshop offers many ways to alter images. In this article, you can learn how to blur an image in photoshop.  How to Blur an Entire Image in Photoshop Blurring an entire photo in Photoshop is easy. Simply use the following steps. First, click the “Filter” dropdown menu. Click blur. Then click gaussian blur. After that, …

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Moiré (also written moire, and pronounced more-ay) is a type of error that occurs in cameras where subjects with repetitive elements (dots, lines, etc.) exceed the camera sensor’s overall resolution. This produces a strange pattern in the picture. Some people describe moiré as looking like oil on water, or a rainbow, although it’s not always …

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Do you want to know how to change hair color in Photoshop? Using photoshop is a great way to preview a new hairstyle. This program can save you time in choosing how you want to dye your hair. But getting a realistic representation of a new hair color is not easy. It requires a solid …

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Canon is a leader in digital imaging, with top-of-the-line cameras used by photographers around the world. However, not all graphic artists are unfamiliar with Canon’s file extensions. Many find themselves asking the question: What is a CR2 file? This article will cover the basics of a CR2 file, how to open an image, and how …

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Photoshop is primarily a pixel-manipulation tool. Nevertheless, it includes certain vector elements more commonly associated with programs such as Illustrator, saving them as paths that can be used in a number of helpful ways. One of the primary ways this is accomplished is by employing the pen tool. This tool is one of the best …

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Image quality is one of the most important factors of photography and digital design. While images often appear perfect on-screen, images can come out grainy when printed. This is an issue many people face, and it has everything to do with the image resolution and the number of pixels per 1 inch in the image.  …

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Resizing an image using photoshop is a relatively straightforward process. However, if you’re new to editing images, there is a bit of a learning curve. It is important to understand the fundamentals of how to change an image’s size in photoshop without losing quality.  Maintaining the original image’s quality can prove challenging. Resized photos often …

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Photoshop is a fantastic tool for many purposes, such as editing wedding photos or creating graphics for logos and other marketing materials. Another everyday use of Photoshop is editing people onto different backgrounds, but hair makes this extremely difficult. It’s wispy and has hundreds of intricate pixels that need to be fit inside a single …

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