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A Woman’s Perspective on the Nino Batista Retouching Tutorial Series

Retouching is part art, part technical savvy. Nino Batista’s Premium Retouching Video tutorials builds on the latter. The series of 30 retouching videos covers topics from retouching skin to perfecting color. Skin is one of the trickiest edits — and as a glamour photographer, Batista has a lot to work with in his edits....
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A Spectacular Point-and-Shoot With Wings: DJI Mini 2 Review

If a point-and-shoot camera drank a Red Bull and sprouted wings, it would look something like the DJI Mini 2. A compact folding drone, the Mini 2 doesn’t dazzle with the larger sensors and high megapixel count of the company’s pricier quadcopters. Instead, it impresses with a lower price point and easy-to-use features to get drone newbies — like myself — off the ground....
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For the World Traveler: Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 Review

From designs for hiking to street photography, camera bags are becoming less one-size-fits-all and more specialized. The Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 is designed with the opposite idea in mind. Dubbed as an everyday bag, the Chobe 2.0 easily converts from a laptop bag to a camera bag to a carry-on bag. Even the design crosses genre boundaries — the compartments and design feels like a briefcase, yet the rugged sail cloth material feels like an upscale duffel bag. The bag comes in a 13-inch and 16-inch version, with narrow and wide camera cube options (only the wide cube will fit a mounted lens)....
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A.I. Edited This Photo, It’s Not Bad: Luminar A.I. Review

From replacing the sky to correcting acne, Skylum Luminar is one of the most forward-thinking photo editors using artificial intelligence. Now, Skylum has re-packaged the biggest A.I. tools into a single, straight-forward program. Using A.I.-based templates mixed with traditional editing tools, Luminar A.I. aims to both help photographers edit faster and help non-photographers complete advanced edits....
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Budget Portrait Magic: Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Review

We’re streaming daily on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, and Spotify! At the initial launch, the Canon RF mount had few budget-friendly options, but the Mirrorless lens line-up is quickly catching up. The Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro IS STM is one of those lenses. An ideal focal length for portraiture, Canon also...
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I Was a Drone Virgin, But the New DJI Mini 2 Has Me Hooked

Getting your feet off the ground — both literally and figuratively — to try drone photography for the first time is intimidating. DJI’s Mavic Mini lowered the entry point to drone photography with a sub $500 price and lightweight design while still building several safety features from the company’s pricier drones. The DJI Mini 2, announced today, adds 4K video and RAW shooting, more powerful motors, and a more reliable connection....
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