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Your Guide to Understanding the Luminar 2018 Dashboard

With Macphun (soon to be Skylum) keen to promote Luminar 2018 as a replacement for Lightroom, there’s no doubt that there are many photographers who are interested in trying it. Unfortunately, that’s where the confusion may start as the Luminar … Continue reading

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Understanding Photography Post-Processing at 60% Off

Do you have trouble getting your photos to reflect what you saw and felt when you shot them? Do you ever feel that your photos look dull and uninspiring? This best-selling tutorial course is designed to help you transform your … Continue reading

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Understanding Color in Photography

The appropriate use of color in photography adds a dynamic element to your images that is very pleasing to the eye. The correct use of it will allow you to create photographs to be proud of. Bold colors and bright … Continue reading

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Dynamic Range Tutorial – Understanding the issues and solutions.

Having troubles understanding why your photos often come out lacking details? Your landscape skies are blown out? Your subjects face is all shadows? Dynamic range is often to blame. By understanding the concept of dynamic range you can do a … Continue reading

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Tips for Understanding the Lightroom Adjustments Panel

Lightroom can be an intimidating program. Even longtime users sometimes find themselves confused at all the options or unsure of exactly what to do to achieve a specific type of look for their pictures. Fortunately much of this can be mitigated … Continue reading

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Lighting 102: Understanding Soft Light

So what is it that actually makes a light soft? And why is it a function of both size and distance? In the portrait above, Dean is being bathed in soft umbrella light from camera right. But let's zoom in … Continue reading

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Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining Exposure Value (EV for short), it helps to know what Light Value (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a person, a landscape, or even a ninja), there are (generally speaking) two main levels of … Continue reading

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Understanding the HSL Panel in Lightroom for Beginners

There are many things involved in post-processing an image, that might seem a little bit daunting at first. That doesn’t mean that they are difficult to learn, or hard to understand. The HSL panel in Adobe Lightroom (or similar editing … Continue reading

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Understanding Normal and Cross-Type Focusing Points

Look through the viewfinder of any DSLR camera and you will see several dots, or squares, that represent individual points at which the camera is capable of focusing. The purpose of these focusing points may seem fairly obvious, but not … Continue reading

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Understanding the Focus and Recompose Technique

Digital cameras have an array of squares or dots, that you see when you look through the viewfinder, which represent the points at which it is capable of focusing. Put your subject on top of one of those dots, press the shutter … Continue reading

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Understanding Natural Light Part 3: Direction of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favour, you can become a better image maker. In two previous articles I covered: Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light Understanding Natural Light Part … Continue reading

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Understanding Memory Cards

Getting yourself in a memory card muddle and not sure which card to buy? We look at memory card speeds and the fastest memory card on the market to help explain the differences so you can find out what’s the … Continue reading

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