Tag: Good

What is Good Light and How to Use it to Create Beautiful Portraits

Two of the most commonly used and misunderstood phrases thrown around by photographers today are, “It’s all about the light” and “Look at that beautiful light”. But what does that actually mean? How can you use it to make beautiful portraits? In my early years, I kept hearing photographers online and in person preach about […]

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12 Tips for Practicing Good Camera Etiquette When Photographing Events

It’s easy to get excited about having a good camera you can take with you to various events and activities. Being able to record the event in images to print or share is exciting and sometimes a nice thing to do for the people holding the event. But do you follow good camera etiquette? And […]

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3 Good Reasons to Use Layers in Photoshop

If you shoot RAW, in general, you will be editing those files in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Lightroom or some other RAW editor. This may be all the post editing that you require. However, if you are like me, I finish my editing in Photoshop. Why? Because I use layers and they play an essential […]

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Video: is the Canon EOS M6 good for vlogging?

  The Canon EOS M6 features 1080/60p video capture, Dual Pixel AF, a selfie screen and lens-based IS. All of this adds up to what seems like an appealing package for vloggers. But is it? To find out for sure – and as part of our Canon EOS M6 review – DPReview’s Carey Rose put […]

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Apple ad hints that its Portrait mode is so good it will save your family business

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. But in a tongue-in-cheek new Apple ad, a picture turns out to be worth hundreds of new customers, thanks to the iPhone 7’s Portrait mode. The minute-long spot features a quiet family barbershop that sees its business boom after posting photos of its clients and their sleek new haircuts in the window. The […]

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How to Create Good Black and White Portraits

The most difficult question I often ask myself is, “Do I convert this image to black and white or leave it in color?” This question is particularly difficult with people, because black and white portraits look really good. My go to rule is that if the colors in the image do not match, are not […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography – part 4: technique

A glacial river in Greenland Getting your settings right is important when shooting from the air. Due to low light and strong vibration, many images from this shoot turned out blurry. In the previous article in this series, I talked about the equipment one might use for aerial photography. So what about technique, and especially camera […]

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