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Freelensing is one of the strongest and most underutilized tricks in the macro photographers toolkit. It can add diversity to a portfolio, andwhen used carefullygenerates some truly stunning effects. In this article, I will cover the basics of freelensing, and discuss how it can be used to enhance your macro photographs.

What is freelensing?

Freelensing is a technique that can be used with any camera that accepts interchangeable lenses. You detach the lens from the camera and... more

Most photographers who do any kind of event photography (including corporate or weddings) need to find ways to automate aspects of their photographic workflow. This is because events usually generate a lot of images. There are many ways to automate your workflow. This article will describe a technique for speeding up your workflow using Photoshop Droplets and Actions (rather than Lightroom).

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Here is something we did not see coming. SmugMug, a photo management company, just bought Flickr, one of the foundationpillars of online photo sharing. The purchase amount remains unknown, as well as the other terms of the deal. Alastair Jolly, Global Marketing Manager for SmugMug tells DIYP that “Through this acquisition, SmugMug will now extend […]

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Laowa has announced four rather interesting lenses. Well, three interesting lenses and one’s kind of a “huh?”. It’s an odd assortment to release all at once, but all four lenses do boast a little something special. Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Laowa 4mm […]

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Panning is a great way to add a feeling of motion and movement to your images. It works well with street photography to isolate your subject and add a little drama.

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This is the new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone, which boasts what the manufacturers claim is the best ever smartphone camera. Actually, a combination of three sensors with individual lenses, a 40 megapixel (yes!) 1/1.7 inch colour sensor (significantly larger than the 1/2.9 sensor in the iPhone X), a 20 megapixel monochrome sensor (both these sensors […]

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Not all of us are lucky to have large, spacious studios or apartments. So, you have to work with what youve got. In this video from Adorama, Miguel Quiles will show you how to create wonderful soft light in a tiny space, using only one light source. Miguel photographs a model against a paper backdrop. […]

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So, you have this great idea, it completely occupies your mind and you cant wait to start working on it. And then it hits you, or someone tells you: Its already been done before. Its highly demotivating and I believe it has happened to all of us. Zach Ramelan suggests you take this saying and […]

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Im a firm believer that every space has a story to tell. Not every space (or story) is going to be glamorous or elegant; some places may be dated, downright trashy, or even worse, super boring withpe no personality (think of all those beige rooms in early 90s mcmansions…). But I think there is a […]

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After Effects is probably my favourite tools in the Adobe Lineup. Essentially, it is for video what Photoshop is for stills. It has a whole lot of very powerful features to let you animate, composite, and otherwise manipulate your video footage. It also lets you do motion graphics, camera tracking, and a host of other […]

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