How To Create A Bokeh Effect In Photoshop

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Bokeh, that lovely blurred background you see in portraiture, is a distinguishing mark of professional photography. You can create this effect in camera, which is always best, or take a few minutes and do it in Photoshop post production.  Have you ever wondered how to create a bokeh effect in Photoshop? Bokeh Versus Blurry Don’t confuse bokeh with blurriness. Bokeh is an aesthetic quality represented by parts of an image being blurred, or out-of-focus, while …

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10 Photography Mistakes That Taught Me Valuable Lessons

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We all know that making mistakes is part of the learning process, but that doesn’t mean it feels good at the time you’re making them. There’s  good news – you’re not likely to repeat what you’ve already done if the results were less than stellar. Here are 10 photography mistakes that taught me valuable lessons and can do the same for you. 10 Photography Mistakes 1. Shooting Family Portraits With A Wide-Angle Lens Trust me, …

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Create A Time Lapse Video In 5 Easy Steps

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Time lapse is a creative technique that distorts time. Highlight the stunning beauty of a metropolitan cityscape, the frenetic pace of people walking on the street, or the ever-changing light all at warp speed. Turn the ordinary into something exciting and extraordinary. Watch the black of night rapidly transform into the shimmering light of morning. Shooting time-lapse is fun and easy once you get the hang of it. In fact, once you do, you’ll be …

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review

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Are you new to the vlogging sphere and looking for a camera that is affordable, but will take high-quality images, along with full-HD video? If so, check out my Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II review. It’s incredible for vlogging, creating YouTube videos, and for lifestyle blogging. Join me as I outline the features of this handy little camera, along with the pros and cons. PowerShot G7 X Mark II Features This little beauty of …

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How To Create A Sultry Black and White Image In Photoshop

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I started my photography career shooting film. Man, there are times I miss those days, especially when it comes to monochrome photography. I’ll never forget those early times of working in the darkroom, and my delight at the deep blacks and crisp whites in a print I’d just developed. I love playing around in Photoshop where I can mimic the effects I got with film. Join me in my tutorial on how to create a …

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The Best Lenses For Landscape Photography

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Have you ever been mesmerized by an image of a breathtaking panoramic scene and thought to yourself: “How did someone capture such a spectacular shot? I know I’ve been secretly envious at times. As in any genre of photography, there are tricks of the trade that will help you nail your landscape shots, with choice of lens being fundamental. Here are 5 of the best lenses for landscape photography. Why Wide Angle Lenses? Landscape photography …

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DJI Osmo Pocket 4K Action Camera Review

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DJI Osmo Pocket 4K Action Camera Review The DJI Osmo Pocket 4K Action Camera combines the latest technology with a 3-axis gimbal and integrated camera that conveniently attaches  to either your Android or iPhone. Capture 12 megapixel JPEG or DNG raw photos, along with stunning 4K, 60 fps video. This is the perfect gadget if you’re a YouTuber, podcaster, vlogger, travel buff, or professional videographer. Weighing in at just 4.1 ounces, this little dynamo is …

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Camera Settings For Dummies [Facts About Shutter Speed]

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Shutter speed is a camera setting that often confuses new DSLR owners.  It works in tandem with aperature and ISO to determine exposure. In this second post on camera settings for dummies, I’ll be explaining facts about shutter speed, and how to know when to use a fast or a slow one to ensure that your images are properly exposed. Facts About Shutter Speed What is Shutter Speed? Shutter speed is the amount of time …

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