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Since Adobe announced their movement to the Creative Cloud, many photographers were hoping that Adobe Lightroom didn’t make the move. Today, Adobe is giving consumers and professional photographers alike a new option. Photographers can either go for the new Adobe Lightroom 6 (most likely for the amateurs) or Adobe Lightroom CC (most likely for the working pros with a Creative Cloud account.) For the most part, they’re the same pieces of software.

Adobe’s Sharad Mangalick told us that both programs will receive updates at the same time when the patches and release candidates are available for download. New to Adobe Lightroom are four big features: enhanced performance for the editing of all RAW file types, a new filter brush that works in conjunction with gradients, HDR merge, Panoramic merge, and a couple of new additions for folks that make slideshows such as syncing to music and changing the pace of the image progression to the beat of the music.

All of these features are standard to Adobe Lightroom 6; and Adobe Lightroom CC’s major differences come with its integration with the Creative Cloud and with Lightroom Mobile for iPad and Android. Adobe Lightroom CC is also included in the Photography package for $9.99/month.

If you’re a landscape photographer, the upgrade to Lightroom 6 seems like a no brainer and if you’re a pro, the CC upgrade just makes so much sense.

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Selling your images is one thing, but leasing them is a whole different ball game. There are many parameters that can be put into place and it can become complicated. First things first: you need some sort of written and drafted agreement. This is best negotiated but having something pre-made is great for presentation.

We’ve got a sample image photo license along with extra advice after the jump for an idea on how you can license your images.

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The folks over at Canon created a video showing off a nifty arts and craft project that you can do at home using your own photos. By printing them in what looks like something very photo booth style, you can paste them onto the exterior glass of a candles and use them for a creative decoration idea.

But Canon decided to go even further and put the images right onto the candle itself. To make this work best, you’ll have to print the images onto tissue paper and then use heat and wax paper to literally attach the images to the candle.

The video on how to do this fun DIY photo project is after the jump.

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Every photographer has done it.

Correction: every street photographer has done it.

We’re talking about taking photos of the most unfortunate members of our society in terms of socio-economic status: the homeless. You do it. I’ve done it. Every staffer that’s written for this site has done it. But there is the notion that taking photos of the homeless is exploitation of their current terrible situation. Just think, would you want someone to take a photo of you down on your luck?

The homeless can also be seen as easy targets: they’re doing something often not considered the norm and their actions can make for a photo that captures a slice of life not normally seen.

But is it really exploitative?

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II first impressions product photos (6 of 10)ISO 1001-80 sec at f - 2.8

Hey folks,

Just a quick update to our Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II first impressions. We have added in lots more JPEG samples in addition to lots of high ISO images shot at ISO 5000 (the highest ISO setting that isn’t an extension.)

Go check it out!

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Some of the best photos that you’ll create while shooting a wedding are the candids. These are the ones that will make someone’s jaw drop or make the happy couple cry.

The folks over at SLR Lounge created a video about shooting better candids in a photojournalistic style. One of the biggest tips: move around. Moving around and not staying in one spot gives you lots of different angles to work with and different compositions. Pye explains it a bit more both in their article and in the video below.

Want more wedding tips? We’re currently running feature interviews with a specially curated list of wedding photographers who have a lot more tips to offer:

Evan Rich: on being a fly on the wall at a wedding, which is basically why Pye is trying to teach though with a different perspective.

Gillespie: a Fine Art approach to weddings.

Calvin Hobson: A military vet turned wedding photographer who persevered through the initial hardships like no other.

Joshua Kane: The business behind being a wedding photographer, and how little he actually shoots.

Eric McFarland: Posing large groups at weddings

Pat Brownewell: Shooting weddings with film and how much work goes into a single photo.

Angie Candella: Posing a bride

Dylan and Sara: Wedding photography marketing mavens.

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