How to Use Photoshop to Turn Video Into Long Exposure Photos


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As you may very well know, long exposure photography is a method by which you expose a sensor to a scene for an extended period of time. But in this 15-minute video, PiXimperfect asks the question, then isn’t a video just a long exposure? Well, not really, but you can use a video to make long exposure photos.

PiXimperfect has two examples in this video where he shows off this method: one with moving clouds, the other with stars. In either case, you’re going to need both Premiere Pro and Photoshop to pull it off.

The first step is to

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How to Use Photoshop to Turn Video Into Long Exposure Photos


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




As you may very well know, long exposure photography is a method by which you expose a sensor to a scene for an extended period of time. But in this 15-minute video, PiXimperfect asks the question, then isn’t a video just a long exposure? Well, not really, but you can use a video to make long exposure photos.

PiXimperfect has two examples in this video where he shows off this method: one with moving clouds, the other with stars. In either case, you’re going to need both Premiere Pro and Photoshop to pull it off.

The first step is to

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Great Reads in Photography: October 18, 2020


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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!

Amazing low-light landscape with the new Ultra-Wide camera on Night mode on iPhone 12.

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Apple’s lineup includes four phones with three different camera stacks. The main lens has a new optical formula. It maintains the same 26mm (full-frame equivalent) focal length but sports seven molded plastic elements and an f/1.6 aperture, gathering just a little bit more light than

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Ilford is Creating a Set of Super Helpful ‘Darkroom Guides’ on YouTube


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Over the past seven months, Ilford has been publishing a set of helpful “Darkroom Guides” to the How To playlist on the company YouTube channel. The series was created to help film photographers take their “next steps in your black and white darkroom printing journey.” If that describes you, then this is one you’ll want to bookmark.

There’s a lot of information out there about film photography—including some exceptional websites like EMULSIVE that are exclusively dedicated to film lovers—but if you’re looking for “how to” advice, one great place to start is right at the source. Ilford’s channel is

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How Richard Nixon ‘Stole’ This Photo and Twisted It Into a Campaign Slogan


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American people standing up to the Soviets! America needs Nixon! These were some of the tag lines attached to this photo during Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1960. But behind every picture, there is a story. And this is one of those photos where the story is just as good as the picture.

How many times have you heard the phrase: “truth is in the eye of the beholder”?

We’ve seen it many times in the history of photography and photojournalism. Some photographs are just not what they appear to be. Sometimes the composition is corrected later in the post, sometimes

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How Richard Nixon ‘Stole’ This Photo and Twisted It Into a Campaign Slogan


This post is by Martin Kaninsky from PetaPixel


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American people standing up to the Soviets! America needs Nixon! These were some of the tag lines attached to this photo during Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1960. But behind every picture, there is a story. And this is one of those photos where the story is just as good as the picture.

How many times have you heard the phrase: “truth is in the eye of the beholder”?

We’ve seen it many times in the history of photography and photojournalism. Some photographs are just not what they appear to be. Sometimes the composition is corrected later in the post, sometimes

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Drone Photo Tips: How To Make Inception-Like Images


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If you’ve seen the movie Inception, you’re likely very familiar with that one scene where physical space is bent on top of itself. It’s one of the movie’s most iconic visuals, and in this 3-minute video, COOPH shows how you can easily make your own photos with an Inception vibe with a drone.

The first technique the video tackles is what they call the “drone wall,” which involves splicing two images taken at different angles together. This simple method requires first that you photograph your subject from directly above, and then again at a 90-degree angle difference. You can

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Drone Photo Tips: How To Make Inception-Like Images


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


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If you’ve seen the movie Inception, you’re likely very familiar with that one scene where physical space is bent on top of itself. It’s one of the movie’s most iconic visuals, and in this 3-minute video, COOPH shows how you can easily make your own photos with an Inception vibe with a drone.

The first technique the video tackles is what they call the “drone wall,” which involves splicing two images taken at different angles together. This simple method requires first that you photograph your subject from directly above, and then again at a 90-degree angle difference. You can

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What It Takes To Be A White House Photographer


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Pete Souza is one of the most well-known photographers in the world mainly due to his work as the photographer for United States Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In this 5-minute video, he explains what is required of someone in that role.

Souza’s first job in the White House was photographing President Ronald Reagan, but Souza did not just become a “White House Photographer” after that. When that position concluded, Souza transitioned to working as a photographer for National Geographic and the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune. His next major political role wouldn’t happen for several years later.

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What It Takes To Be A White House Photographer


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Pete Souza is one of the most well-known photographers in the world mainly due to his work as the photographer for United States Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In this 5-minute video, he explains what is required of someone in that role.

Souza’s first job in the White House was photographing President Ronald Reagan, but Souza did not just become a “White House Photographer” after that. When that position concluded, Souza transitioned to working as a photographer for National Geographic and the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune. His next major political role wouldn’t happen for several years later.

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Lighting 101: Everything You Need to Know About Light Fall Off


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Photographer Gavin Hoey recently produced a video for Adorama TV that tackles a critically important subject for photographers: light fall off. Mathematically captured by the so-called Inverse Square Law, it’s vital that photographers understand this property of light, especially when working with strobes.

Light fall off and the Inverse Square Law is a difficult and boring subject to try and explain in writing; you’ll quickly get bogged down in equations that will make most readers’ eyes glaze over. The best way to explain and understand this fundamental principle of light is to see it in action by creating a

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Lighting 101: Everything You Need to Know About Light Fall Off


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Photographer Gavin Hoey recently produced a video for Adorama TV that tackles a critically important subject for photographers: light fall off. Mathematically captured by the so-called Inverse Square Law, it’s vital that photographers understand this property of light, especially when working with strobes.

Light fall off and the Inverse Square Law is a difficult and boring subject to try and explain in writing; you’ll quickly get bogged down in equations that will make most readers’ eyes glaze over. The best way to explain and understand this fundamental principle of light is to see it in action by creating a

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How To Take Photos Like Robert Frank


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Robert Frank was a Swiss photographer and documentary filmmaker whose 1958 book titled The Americans has been heralded as perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century. In this 16-minute video, photographer Frederik Trovatten shows you how to mimic Frank’s style.

Frank initially ventured out into the 1950s American landscape with optimism, but that was quickly quashed as he was hit with the emotional side effects of the fast-paced lifestyle and overemphasis on money. The result was that he felt America was a bleak and lonely place, and his photos gave off an air of sadness. Trovatten’s video

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Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?


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Have you ever met a photographer who thinks their work is incredible, but you don’t agree? Perhaps they’re actually really bad? In this 9-minute video, Scott Choucino explains how and why this happens, and how you can avoid it.

The phenomenon where someone believes they are great at something at which they are, as Choucino says, “rubbish” is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as “a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people

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Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?


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Have you ever met a photographer who thinks their work is incredible, but you don’t agree? Perhaps they’re actually really bad? In this 9-minute video, Scott Choucino explains how and why this happens, and how you can avoid it.

The phenomenon where someone believes they are great at something at which they are, as Choucino says, “rubbish” is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as “a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people

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Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?


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Have you ever met a photographer who thinks their work is incredible, but you don’t agree? Perhaps they’re actually really bad? In this 9-minute video, Scott Choucino explains how and why this happens, and how you can avoid it.

The phenomenon where someone believes they are great at something at which they are, as Choucino says, “rubbish” is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as “a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people

Continue reading “Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?”

Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


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Have you ever met a photographer who thinks their work is incredible, but you don’t agree? Perhaps they’re actually really bad? In this 9-minute video, Scott Choucino explains how and why this happens, and how you can avoid it.

The phenomenon where someone believes they are great at something at which they are, as Choucino says, “rubbish” is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as “a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people

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Four Composition Techniques to Try for Better Landscape Photos


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If you’re interested in photographing landscapes, you should know there are multiple ways to make your images more interesting – some that only require a bit of imagination. In this 26-minute video, Canadian film photographer Kyle McDougall covers four techniques he uses to make his landscape images better.

The first in a two-part series, McDougall looks at images from his collection and explains what he likes about them and how he constructed the images using a particular technique. Below are the four techniques he suggests to improve your landscape photos.

Organization and Detail: McDougall says composing a scene is “like

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Four Composition Techniques to Try for Better Landscape Photos


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If you’re interested in photographing landscapes, you should know there are multiple ways to make your images more interesting – some that only require a bit of imagination. In this 26-minute video, Canadian film photographer Kyle McDougall covers four techniques he uses to make his landscape images better.

The first in a two-part series, McDougall looks at images from his collection and explains what he likes about them and how he constructed the images using a particular technique. Below are the four techniques he suggests to improve your landscape photos.

Organization and Detail: McDougall says composing a scene is “like

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Can You Even See the Difference Between 1080 and 8K?


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YouTuber Matti Haapoja decided to put himself, and his viewers, to the test: can you tell the difference between shots taken in 1080p and those taken in 8K from the Canon EOS R5? He edited several clips back to back in a mix of 1080p and 8K to see if the average person watching on YouTube can tell which is which.

In the video, Haapoja admits that he tricks the viewer a bit: he did not just shoot in 1080p and 8K, but also mixed in shots in 4K and even some in 720p. He even goes a step further

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