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Even with the best camera and skillful exposure adjustments, your photograph can still turn out looking flat or dull. Sometimes the light isn’t quite right for that vibrant image you were imagining (like the one above).  However, there is a perfect tool to enhance your image during post-processing: curves.  How to Use Curves in Photoshop …

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Many people like to use photo transfers to make unique artwork out of plain glass. These customized pictures on glass make a great DIY Christmas or birthday gift. And they can spruce up your decor without breaking your bank. The easiest and most common technique for transferring a photo to glass is to use the …

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Whether you just got your first memory card or just upgraded, you’re probably excited to take pictures. You may be wondering, how many pictures can 128GB hold? The answer isn’t as easy as it seems. Keep reading to learn what goes into photo storage and how to make the most of the storage space. JPEG, …

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SD cards are an integral component of digital photography, but it’s difficult to know when it’s time to replace one before you’ve already lost important files. We’re sharing what the experts have to say about how long your micro SD card should last, which brands are reliable, and what the best practices for memory card …

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How to Stay Creative and Inspired Long-Term with Roy Handy Episode 32: Show Notes. For many of us, photography is the most inspiring and exciting pursuit. It can bring with it adventure, new perspectives, and even foster new connections, but what happens when the well of inspiration runs dry? Today’s guest is Roy Handy, a …

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Step 1: Open Image and Open the Texture Image The first thing you need to do when you’re ready to add textures is to go into Photoshop and open up the original image you want to edit.  Most experts recommend using images that have already been color corrected and have a final look you want. …

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It can be frustrating to take a great photo, get your subject and composition just right, only to discover issues with the exposure. However, just because you have exposure issues doesn’t mean that all is lost. A simple technique known as dodge and burn can help you fix exposure issues, both over- and underexposure, and …

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Ever wonder what essential pieces of information you need on your website? Here’s a checklist of our six must-haves! There are some key pieces of information that you should have on your professional portfolio. Sometimes when we are first starting to put everything together, we forget to include some really necessary elements.  Here’s our checklist …

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The answer is “that depends.” Pictures do not have uniform file sizes. Factors of the raw file, including the resolution you take the photo at, can significantly affect file size and, therefore, how many pictures you can fit on a 64gb SD card. We’ll get to some estimates in a little bit, but first, here …

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When it comes to editing, Lightroom is a popular creative platform from Adobe. We know it’s possible to tweak and touch up photos, but can we edit video in Lightroom? Not only is it possible, but we can also walk you through how to edit video in Lightroom! Importing Video to Lightroom Start by importing …

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Photoshop Actions are a convenient feature. An “action” is a series of tasks you can save and apply to any file you want to edit. You can use this feature to automate some repetitive workflows and get more consistent results when editing images in batches. Photoshop comes with some predefined actions, but you can create …

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Getting ready to jump head first into maternity photography?! Read on for our 18 tips to success! Maternity photography is such a beautiful opportunity to capture the glowing pregnant woman right before the arrival of her new baby! You have the opportunity to make her feel like a million bucks, but you also need to …

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There are three key elements in photography that work together with each and every image you take that creates an “exposure” – ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed.   It is paramount that every photographer fully understands how these three components work with each other, and what happens to one when you change the other in your …

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Design the Easy Way: Canva for Photographers with LaShonda Brown Episode 31: Show Notes. Today’s guest is LaShonda Brown, an award-winning corporate film producer and Squarespace expert based in Virginia. LaShonda is also an expert on Canva, a graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. In …

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Lightroom is an excellent application for editing your photos. But like many editing apps, there’s a bit of a learning curve. We’ve come across in the community how to see before and after in Lightroom shortcuts. There are multiple ways you can view the before and after of your photos, which is extremely helpful during …

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If you regularly take hundreds (or even thousands of photos), you know all too well the frustration of sifting through the images. But what if we told you there was a way to make this task more manageable with a tool called Photo Mechanic? You may be reluctant to add another photo application to your …

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