Photography News

Your Camera’s Meter Lies: Take Advantage of It To Improve Your Photos

Fstoppers - Mon 9 May 2022 10:02pm

Metering and exposure are uneasy companions. Although they seem to work well together on the surface, the metering can trick you into exposing badly. Here are some experiments showing you how to take control of exposure and use it creatively, especially in aperture priority mode.

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Is Photography Too Easy Now?

Fstoppers - Mon 9 May 2022 9:02pm

The capabilities of modern cameras have absolutely exploded in recent years, and a new camera can tackle just about anything you can throw at it. There is a downside to that, though. Has the modern digital camera made photography too easy? This interesting video essay discusses the issue and what we can do about it.

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How To Combine Two or More Internet Sources: Bonding, Load Balancing, Failover

Fstoppers - Mon 9 May 2022 8:02pm

So, you’ve got two or more internet sources and you want to combine them to create one faster, more reliable connection? Here’s how to do it.

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A Better Way To Use the Rule of Thirds To Your Advantage

Fstoppers - Mon 9 May 2022 5:02pm

There is a love-hate relationship when it comes to the rule of thirds. Some love it, others resent it. It is said to kill creativity, but it can help you get a more attractive image. I believe we often use the rule of thirds the wrong way.

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How to Add Drama and Style to Your Image in Adobe Photoshop

Fstoppers - Mon 9 May 2022 3:02pm

There's little worse in photography than getting home, loading your shots onto your computer, and seeing that they don't have the impact you were hoping for. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN walks you through a workflow that might help with that.

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How To Add a Texture To an Image Using Photoshop

Fstoppers - Mon 9 May 2022 1:02pm

Photoshop allows you to take an image and put numerous creative spins on it, and it can be a wonderful way to expand your portfolio and find your unique creative voice. One great way to add a bit more visual interest to a photo is to overlay a texture on it, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily do so using Photoshop.

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A Test of the Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Camera's Capabilities

Fstoppers - Mon 9 May 2022 3:01am

With the release of the Z 9, Nikon ensured that the race for best full frame mirrorless camera was a three-horse race between them, Canon, and Sony. This great video takes a look at the Z 9 in the field and how well it tackles a tricky subject, birds in flight.

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The Dirty Secrets of Your Camera's Manufacturer

Fstoppers - Sun 8 May 2022 10:02pm

Hey, camera manufacturers! Stop lying to us.

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3 Different Ways To Incorporate Wind in Your Portraits

Fstoppers - Sun 8 May 2022 9:02pm

Adding a bit of motion to a portrait can completely change it, making it a dynamic image that encourages the viewer to look more closely and imagine what story it is trying to tell. One way to add motion is to introduce a breeze, and this great video tutorial will show you three ways to do that as well as how to work with the results.

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What Do You Love and Hate About Canon Cameras?

Fstoppers - Sun 8 May 2022 8:02pm

Like it or not, Canon is one of the most dominant forces in the camera industry, and their bodies and lenses can be found in the hands of countless professionals and hobbyists. Of course, that does not mean the company is infallible, however. This interesting video discusses the good and bad of Canon cameras and what they can do to be even better in the future.

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7 Tips for Better Cityscape Photos

Fstoppers - Sun 8 May 2022 5:02pm

Cities and architecture have, besides landscapes, always been my favorite subjects to photograph. Moreover, they provide the perfect balance during my travels. If the conditions are not ideal for landscape photography, I can usually find something to photograph in a city. And in this article, I share techniques I apply to come away with great results.

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Are 9:16 Photos Instagram's Future?

Fstoppers - Sun 8 May 2022 3:02pm

Hot on the heels of the head of Instagram's post about the future of the social media service are some takes about what this means for photographers.

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How to Handle a Tricky Night Sky Replacement

Fstoppers - Sun 8 May 2022 1:01pm

In the last few years, we have seen tremendous steps forward in the realm of automated sky replacement, and a task that used to be rather tedious and time-consuming is often a one-click operation. It is not always perfect, though, and trickier situations can sometimes throw off even the best software. This helpful video tutorial will show you a clever workaround for dealing with a difficult night sky replacement that will save you a lot of time over manual editing.

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How To Shoot Outdoor Portraits at Noon

Fstoppers - Sun 8 May 2022 3:01am

Why would you even consider shooting under the hard and harsh light of midday? Here are some reasons that you should consider it and how you can pull it off.

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Questions To Ask Before Pursuing a Career in Photography

Fstoppers - Sat 7 May 2022 10:01pm

There may not be any firm answers. But, there are a few things to consider when considering a career in photography.

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A Comparison of Four Premium 135mm Lenses

Fstoppers - Sat 7 May 2022 9:02pm

While 85mm lenses are generally the classic choice of focal length for portraiture, 135mm lenses are a popular second choice that offer a different look and a bit more compression than their shorter cousins. If you are looking for one of your own, check out this fantastic video comparison that looks at four options: the Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE, Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM, Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, and Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8.

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3 Helpful Composition Tips for Mountain Photography

Fstoppers - Sat 7 May 2022 8:02pm

Mountains have always made for a wonderful subject, adding drama and grandeur to any image they grace with their presence. On the other hand, it is not as simple as dropping them in the frame and pressing the shutter. This helpful video tutorial will show you three tips for creating compelling mountain image compositions.

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Retro Review: Shooting With a 20-Year-Old Fujifilm/Nikon Frankenstein Monster

Fstoppers - Sat 7 May 2022 5:02pm

The early 2000s were a golden age for digital cameras. Companies like Olympus, Nikon, Sony, Canon, Ricoh, and others seemed to release an endless stream of unique, quirky, and often excellent cameras. I was lucky to work at a large camera store at the time, and almost every day, I remember unboxing some new gadget that was pushing the boundaries of design and resolution. The most fun days were when a new DSLR arrived.

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