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7 Tips for Getting Natural Smiles in Photos

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Getting someone to smile naturally on camera can sometimes be a difficult task. Here’s a 2-minute video by photographer Mathieu Stern in which he shares 7 techniques for getting your subject to grin from ear to ear in seconds. It is often said that the engaging of the eyes makes a smile ...

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How to Use a Strip Softbox for Portraits

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Here’s a 10-minute video tutorial in which photographer Kyle Cong shows why a strip softbox is a very handy thing to have if you’re shooting portraits on location. If you’re on location, you might find that you don’t have much space. With the narrow modifier of the strip, its dispersion of light ...

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How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop

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Is there an unwanted color cast spoiling your photo? Correcting this is really simple when you use the curves tool, as demonstrated by PiXimperfect in this 7-minute tutorial. To do this, you’re going to be telling Photoshop exactly what part of your photo should be gray. Or, to be more specific, 50% gray. ...

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How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

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Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera settings he uses for specific situations, imparting knowledge along with over 50 sample pictures. Northrup’s previous video explained how knowing the exact camera settings a ...

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Make Difficult Selections Using Alpha Channels in Photoshop

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In this 12-minute tutorial by PiXimperfect, learn how to use alpha channels in Photoshop to make “insanely difficult” selections. An example situation for which you may need to employ this technique could be selecting pieces of the sky from behind a tree on the horizon. Photoshop’s Channels allow you to ...

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10 Macro Photo Tips for Beginners

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In this article, I’ll be sharing 10 macro photography tips for beginners who are just starting out in the genre. #1. Lens There are several good lens options for macro photography. You could use extension tubes combined with a normal lens, which gives you some magnification. Or even better, you ...

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