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How to Customize the ‘Before’ View in Lightroom


In Lightroom, the backslash key can be used in the Develop module to toggle the Before/After view. But you can actually do more: here’s a 50-second video that shows you how to customize which “Before” view is shown. Usually, the backslash () key (which, by the way, is the one ...

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Improve Your Astrophotography Focus With a Bahtinov Mask


Finding razor-sharp focus when shooting astrophotography can be hard – stars appear as point light sources, and there are no detailed surfaces to aid the eye in achieving focus. The Bahtinov Mask is a widely used tool that cleverly uses diffraction as a focusing aid. The Bahtinov Mask was invented ...

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How to Create a Double Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop


The artistic effect created by compositing images in a double exposure is certainly nothing new, but the masking techniques learned in constructing this kind of image in Photoshop are valuable in all sorts of post-production. This 9-minute video from Eye Stocker will show you how to combine a portrait of ...

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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Double Chin When Shooting Portraits


There’s little in portrait photography less flattering than a double chin. This concise video tutorial from the Koldunov Brothers demonstrates 5 techniques for reducing double chins, to significantly improve the portrait. #1. Head Forward The first method is to ask your model to stretch their forehead forward and down, which pulls ...

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