A Simple and Straightforward Technique for Improving Your Photo Edits


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A Simple and Straightforward Technique for Improving Your Photo Edits

Image editing takes a lot of skill in numerous techniques and creative vision to pull off successfully, and even the most talented and experienced photographers and retouchers can occasionally go awry in their work. Anyone, novice or experienced, can improve their image edits with this simple technique.

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How a Simple Change in Compositional Philosophy Can Vastly Improve Your Photos


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How a Simple Change in Compositional Philosophy Can Vastly Improve Your Photos

Composition is one of the trickiest and subtlest aspects of photography and is often one of the last things photographers master. If that is something you personally struggle with, you should try this simple change in thinking to make more powerful and compelling images.

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Why Aren’t Canon Fans More Excited About This New Lens?


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Why Aren’t Canon Fans More Excited About This New Lens?

Canon’s RF mount has opened up new avenues when it comes to lens design, but the ludicrous prices of its premium glass close it off from huge swathes of potential customers. All of that might be about to change thanks to one tiny lens manufacturer.

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Are You Stir Crazy Yet? Gear, Photos, and Adventure in the Amazon


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Are You Stir Crazy Yet? Gear, Photos, and Adventure in the Amazon

The rainforest canopy rustled overhead with the fragrant scent of an oncoming downpour. Glancing down at the sodden trail, we noticed a set of paw prints pressed into the detritus-flecked mud, each five inches across. They led in a slow procession of confident strides down the center of the jungle path. The hairs rose on the back of my neck.

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Tips to Make Your Models Comfortable During Test Shoots


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Tips to Make Your Models Comfortable During Test Shoots

When it comes to photographing models, a comfortable subject can make for exceptional photos. Making your subjects feel like they are in a safe and welcoming environment will make your photoshoot a successful photo set for both your portfolio and the models. As a photographer, it is your responsibility to make the subject of your images feel comfortable and in a safe space.

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Why So Many Photographers Get Into Education


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Why So Many Photographers Get Into Education

You may have noticed a photography education form in recent years online. With the popularization of digital courses, photographers have found fantastic ways to spread education in their community. They’ve also found a lot of opportunities for their business growth in creating an educational platform. So, why do so many photographers get into education in the first place?

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‘No Longer Primarily a Camera Company’: Is Nikon’s New Medium-Term Strategy in the Wake of Poor Financial Results Any Good?


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'No Longer Primarily a Camera Company': Is Nikon's New Medium-Term Strategy in the Wake of Poor Financial Results Any Good?

Nikon has just released its 2020 financial results alongside its medium-term management plan. How does the manufacturer see its future in the wake of last year’s financial results?

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Zero Budget Projects are a Myth


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Zero Budget Projects are a Myth

You can’t do a project on a zero budget. If you actually spent a zero amount, that means you never did anything.

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Buildings Gone Wide: A Review of the Laowa Full Frame 10-18mm for Architectur­al Photography


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Buildings Gone Wide: A Review of the Laowa Full Frame 10-18mm for Architectur­al Photography

Anyone who has shot buildings and interiors might wonder what possibilities shooting at 10mm could unlock. This lens definitely triggered my curiosity.

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50 Days of Documenting Self-Quarantine: How I Did It and What I Learned


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50 Days of Documenting Self-Quarantine: How I Did It and What I Learned

Taking images of your family every day for 50 days is a challenge all on its own. Pair that with being stuck at home in quarantine for all 50 of those days, and things get downright interesting. This is how I approached it and what I learned.

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Five Lenses Every Portrait Photographer Should Have


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Five Lenses Every Portrait Photographer Should Have

In order to be a great portrait photographer you need a set of decent tools in order to do your job. Whether you work in the studio or out in the field we take a look at five top lenses for portrait photography.

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What Is Wrong With Shutterstock?


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What Is Wrong With Shutterstock?

Shutterstock sent an email to its contributors recently and informed them about their new earning structure. As you might guess, it was shocking and disappointing for the vast majority of contributors.

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Is This The Best Large Octabox Design Yet?


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Is This The Best Large Octabox Design Yet?

Today on our new Fstoppers Live channel, we had the chance to interview Vasyl Nykolyshyn, the owner of Raycrown accessories, about a brand new shoot-through octabox concept he has designed. Not only is this light modifier wind-resistant and easy to build and break down, but it can also be used off-axis as a large soft light and on-axis as a massive ring light. Let us know what you think!

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This Famous Retoucher’s College Major Will Surprise You! Fstoppers Interviews Pratik Naik


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This Famous Retoucher's College Major Will Surprise You! Fstoppers Interviews Pratik Naik

Pratik Naik is one of the more recognizable people in the photography industry, with tutorials across numerous educational platforms. But what most people don’t know about Pratik Naik is that he was never supposed to be a retoucher.

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Get Up to 60% Off any Fstoppers Tutorial


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Get Up to 60% Off any Fstoppers Tutorial

Summer has officially arrived, but many of us are still stuck at home. To help use time productively, we are putting all Fstoppers photography and video tutorials on sale to kick off the season. Every course is automatically 30% off but when you add additional products to your cart, you can get up to 60% off each tutorial.

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5 Tips for Taking Great Shots of Cities at Night


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5 Tips for Taking Great Shots of Cities at Night

Taking photographs of cities at night can be a veritable feast of colors, reflections, and light, but it can also be tricky. Here are my five best tips for taking shots of cities at night.

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Can You Save a Photo Through Editing Alone?


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Can You Save a Photo Through Editing Alone?

While it’s important to get things right at the source, if you’ve made that age-old mistake of not changing your camera settings before taking the shot, is it possible to recover the photo? Or is it destined for the recycling bin?

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Instagram Often Leaves Me Feeling Inspired, There, I Said It


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Instagram Often Leaves Me Feeling Inspired, There, I Said It

I will be the first to admit that I’ve found myself to be in a love hate relationship with the platform that at times leaves me discouraged. More often than not, however, I find my inspired to photograph more.

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Fstoppers Reviews the Kandao QooCam 8K: The Holy Grail of 360 Cameras for Photographers?


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Fstoppers Reviews the Kandao QooCam 8K: The Holy Grail of 360 Cameras for Photographers?

In the automotive world, there’s a saying that there’s no replacement for displacement — a bigger engine is a bigger engine, and that’s all there is to it. One can say that this is the approach that Kandao is taking with its new QooCam 8K: more resolution and larger sensor sizes that make for quite an appealing 360 camera on paper and, as it turns out, in real life too.

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Understanding of the Relationship Between Resolution, Details, and Shutter Speed


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Understanding of the Relationship Between Resolution, Details, and Shutter Speed

This may be something that is obvious for some, but I noticed how many starting photographers struggle when it comes to understanding the relationship between resolution, detail and shutter speed, and how these things effect each other. This article is for those photographers.

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