This Full Astrophotography Workshop is Now Available for Free on YouTube


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Ian Norman and Diana Southern over at Lonely Speck just uploaded their full 2016 astrophotography workshop to YouTube for free. This incredible resource covers everything from getting the shot, to basic editing, image stacking, and panorama stitching. They even included the Q&A from the end of the meetup!

Norman and Southern are two of the most recognizable names in the world of astrophotography. Through their blog and website, they offer in-depth tutorials and some really useful content; however, the most comprehensive educational content is usually reserved for their workshops.

In 2016, they recorded a one hour and forty minute “post-processing”

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Perfecting street portraits with Aurora HDR


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Street photography is such a vast topic and one that’s wide open to interpretations. My view is that street photography is more of a state of mind than a look or process. For me, street photography is about connecting with people and creating their portrait on the spot. Even with the latest camera, there’s only […]

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Exporting with Alpha Channels in After Effects


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Learn how to export a video with alpha layers in the following quick tip tutorial in After Effects.

Finding faces with Excire Foto


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Not so long ago I wrote a post about Excire Search, a plugin for Lightroom Classic, which allows you to quickly search for faces, people, landmarks and more within your entire Lightroom catalog. But what if you don’t use Lightroom? Well, the people over at Excire have been working on a stand-alone version — Excire […]

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A Detailed Guide to Capturing Video Game Footage on a PC


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Learn the basics of video game capture and start creating video game content. Check out what you need — a computer, free software, a video capture device.

How to Sync Video with Professional Audio in Final Cut Pro X


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With the explosion of the DSLR camera revolution, the workflow of separately recording professional audio has become very common—due to the relatively poor sound recording capabilities of …

5 Editing Hacks That Will Transform Any Landscape Photo


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If you ever leave an outdoor location without having captured the exact landscape photo you had in mind due to unfavorable conditions, don’t give up on the photos you shot — not all is lost. In this 14-minute video, photographer Mark Denney shares 5 editing “hacks” he often uses to compensate for bad weather and/or lighting.

#1. Light Source

Using an inverted Radial Filter to increase exposure in a particular area of the frame, you can add a light source and/or enhance the effect of sunlight streaming into your shot. Reducing both Clarity and Dehaze helps to improve the illusion

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How to Create Photos of Miniature Worlds Using Household Items


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A couple of months ago, photographer and YouTuber Chris Hau stumbled across the miniature world photography of Erin Sullivan and was absolutely blown away. So he decided to try out this style for himself and show you exactly what you need to do to start capturing these miniature worlds at home.

We’ve shared plenty of these diorama features in the past—showing you the work of photographers like Ric Tse, Akiko Ida, and Tanaka Tatsuya, among others—but Hau is the first creator we’ve shared to document his journey trying out the process for the first time. That way,

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Here’s a Free 2.5-Hour Tutorial on How to Shoot Portraits with Speedlights


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If you’ve been wanting to get better at shooting portraits with speedlights but aren’t sure where to start, check out this free 2.5-hour tutorial by UK photographer Damien Lovegrove.

Shot back in 2009, the tutorial shows Lovegrove demonstrating 23 different setups using one or more flashes, from simple one-flash portraits to setups that use 3 off-camera flashes and modifiers (e.g. softboxes and reflectors).

A behind-the-scenes view of one of the setups.

As he sets up and executes each portrait, Lovegrove talks through what he’s doing and why.

“I’ve tried to show every nuance of the rig and shoot,”

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Creating landscape drama with natural colors


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Being able to retouch sunset or golden hour photos so that they are very dramatic — but not over-processed — is anything but easy. But by using the right profile and presets, you can create a look that will get you just what you’re looking for! In this video, Serge Ramelli shows us how he […]

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Fixing color and exposure in Premiere Pro with the Lumetri effect


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Looking to fully color correct your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro? The Lumetri effect can do just that. In this ThinkTAP Learn video, instructor Richard Harrington walks you through how to use the Lumetri effect to make basic corrections in Premiere Pro. Want to learn more tips about how to color correct your video footage? […]

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Bracketing exposure with the Sony a7R Mark III camera


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Just what is exposure bracketing? It’s a feature in many DSLR and mirrorless cameras that allows you to take a group of different exposures for the same image. So why is that helpful? In a landscape situation, if the sky is really bright but your foreground is quite dark, it can be difficult to get […]

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How to shoot your photos for making stitched panoramas in post


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Are your lenses not quite wide enough to get that landscape shot you want? Or perhaps your camera’s resolution isn’t quite high enough to print it as big as you want to? Well, that’s where stitched panoramas come into play. The process is fairly straightforward and offers a lot of advantages over just using a […]

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Is your Luminar plugin not working in Photoshop?


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Luminar needs administrator rights to install or remove its Photoshop or Lightroom Classic plugin. For Windows users this is simple. Just follow these steps to install Luminar as a Photoshop plugin. This solution has helped to fix the issue in most cases: Make sure Photoshop is closed Right-click the Luminar 4 icon and select Run […]

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How To Export A High Resolution Movie Out of Final Cut Pro X


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Learn how to export a high-resolution QuickTime Movie out of Final Cut Pro X, and explore the best shortcuts to expedite this process.

RAW vs JPEG: Explaining the Difference with a Box of Cereal


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In running my photography channel, I get a lot of questions about RAW files vs. JPEG, and some people not fully grasping exactly what RAW files really are. So, I figured a box of cereal may simplify things. Read on.

Most mirrorless and DSLR cameras allow you to shoot either JPEG files, RAW files, or both at the same time. I think part of the confusion from newer photographers is not quite understanding how the file format fits into the post-production process.

JPEG

A JPEG file is a completely finished image that your camera fully develops and processes the

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If you’re struggling to understand stops and exposure, you need to watch this


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What is a stop of light? Essentially, it’s a relative quantity of light. Either half or double of a pre-existing amount. But what does that really mean? And why does it take Rob Hall 8 whole minutes to explain it? Well, that simple concept comes with a lot of implications in photography, and it applies […]

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The new AI-powered Roto Brush 2.0 for After Effects is now in the public beta and it’s amazing


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Adobe After Effects hasn’t seen a big update in a little while, and it seemed to have been skipped over during last month’s big update – although, even if it had, the new app icons would’ve still probably stolen the show. But a little teaser was posted about an upcoming feature – the AI-powered Roro […]

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Using Water to Explain the Properties of Light and the Exposure Triangle


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Photographer Robert Hall recently released a simple-yet-brilliant explainer that uses water to illustrate the properties of light and explain a few concepts that frequently confuse beginners, including: what is a “stop” of light, how do you use the exposure triangle, and how do various flashes and flash modifiers affect your image.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard someone use water as a proxy for light when trying to explain how light works, but it’s the most comprehensive and simple explainer we’ve seen yet. Hall calls it “a modified analogy of the Exposure triangle [that] gives a clear visual demonstration

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Adding interest with Adjustment Layers in Aurora HDR


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Whether controlling a wide range of contrast in a given scene or highlighting the texture details of a specific subject, High Dynamic Range composition can be one of the most powerful tools in your creative kit. In the video above, I’ll explore the selective detail adjustment power of Aurora HDR, and the flexibility of working […]

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