Author Archives: Cole Humphus

Introducing RAW Files RAW files are uncompressed, meaning they’re in the original form directly from your camera. RAW images are “lossless,” so they have the most quality, allowing for small edits or large scale prints. It contains so much more information about the conditions of the photo than a compressed file, giving editors more freedom …

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In other posts, you’ve read about aperture (opening in the lens that lets light pass into the camera body) and how aperture affects exposure. Hopefully, after several experiments, you now have a feel of how aperture works. While fidgeting with your camera’s aperture, you probably discovered (accidentally or on purpose) its side effect on your photo, …

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Photoshop is a great image editing tool that allows you to create perfect images. One awesome Photoshop fill tool you have at your disposal with Photoshop CC 2020 is the Content Aware Fill Photoshop command. This nifty tool makes it simple to remove unwanted items from your images.  You can even replace the old item …

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Photography is an expensive hobby or career. When you’re just starting, this can be a problem for some photographers because they don’t have the extra money to put into purchasing necessary equipment, like lighting devices. However, we’re here to save the day with fifteen DIY photography lighting hacks.  When you start getting into photography, you …

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Even though you may not have heard of the Brenizer method, you’ve definitely seen it. Just think of the photographs you’ve admired with beautifully expansive backgrounds and clear focused subjects. Most likely, these impossibly panoramic photos are products of the Brenizer method, an advanced and highly technical photographic technique. Keep reading to learn more about …

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Using the batch resize Photoshop feature, you can set resize photos images to a uniform size for printing and layout. Here’s how to do it. (These instructions are only for Photoshop. Other image processors may have the same capabilities to resize multiple images, but will require different instructions.) 1. Ensure Your Files are the Right …

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City photography, also known as urban photography, is a distinct branch of photography. In this guide, you’ll learn the basic principles for taking great photographs in any city, then receive a few dozen tips for improving your photos. It’s a lot to take in at once, but once you’ve mastered these principles, you’ll be ready …

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Blue and orange are two of the essential colors in photography. Here’s what you should know about these colors, including the impact of light. The Basics of Color Theory Blue and orange are the most common colors in photography, and for a good reason. They’re dominant colors individually, which means they always stand out, but …

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Learning to perfect your technique in panning photography may be more simple than you think. With a step by step technique guide, you can follow the steps to learn panning photography in no time at all. Follow our guide below.  Understanding Panning in Photography Panning photography is a technique in photography that uses a slow …

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Whether you’re a professional photography shutterbug or an aspiring photography amateur, the art and science of photography can quickly feel confusing. There are so many different photography techniques, terms, and tidbits to keep track of, it’s easy to occasionally forget some of the basics. Photographers of every skill level benefit from photography cheat sheets, and …

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Photo editing is an essential aspect of photography. Through editing, you can take your work to the next level. However, you are probably wondering which editing software is the best. GIMP and Photoshop both give you the ability to edit your photos, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both software. So, here is a …

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Low key photography can produce some impactful photos, but taking a great image requires special techniques and composition skills. Here’s what you should know to take your low key photography to the next level. Understanding Low Key Photography This type of photography is a picture-taking style that heavily features dark tones and colors. It may …

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Any aspiring photographer, at some point or another, will run across the term “color space.” Typically, this moment happens when you’re setting up a new camera, or when you’re fiddling around with your camera’s settings. You notice that there are two color spaces, RGB and sRGB, and an obvious question arises: which one should I …

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An intervalometer is a handy photography device that’s an essential item for any aspiring photographer. But just what’s an intervalometer? Let’s take a look and learn more about what you can use it for.  Intervalometer Defined An intervalometer is a handheld device that plugs into your camera device’s micro-USB port. In photography, it allows you …

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Take a look at some of the images you most like to look through. They’re full of textures and detail. Texture photography uses detail and drama to compel the viewer. The texture is what brings your boring 2D snapshot to life, giving it a 3-dimensional feel that’s exciting to the viewer. If you’re ready to …

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