Adobe RGB vs sRGB: Explaining It in the Simplest Terms to Photographers

Adobe RGB vs sRGB: what is the difference and what should photographers know?

Fact: most cameras are automatically set to the sRGB color mode straight out of the box. This applies to JPEG images as said cameras are also typically set to shoot JPEGs when taken right out of the box. But the Adobe RGB color mode is arguably more important. In the most common vernacular, the sRGB color standard is what has applied to the web for many years. It’s a certain number of colors, and for those years most monitors only rendered within this color space. As time progressed, monitors have become better and so too has the web. This has resulted in more tests being done to accommodate to the Adobe RGB color space, which is much larger than the sRGB color space. For practicality, unless you’re willing to stop worrying about dynamic range and high ISO output, you’re probably not going to care about the Adobe RGB space and the sRGB space.

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How to Get the Vintage Polaroid Look in Photoshop

Been wondering how you can give your digital photos the popular vintage Polaroid look? We have just the Photoshop editing tutorial to try.

The nostalgic look of Polaroid photos remains popular to this day, but we get it if you’re not ready to dive into the real thing yet. If you simply want to experiment with the look with your digital photos for now, there are many ways to achieve it using your go-to editing software. For today, we have an in-depth tutorial showing how to do it in Photoshop by creating a preset that can be dragged and dropped like a filter over any photo.

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How to Check and Clean Your Camera Sensor Safely and Easily

Take control of the dust that loves to live on your camera sensor.

If you have owned a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for any amount of time, we are sure you’re well aware of how annoying and sometimes costly dust can be. Dust loves electronics, and your camera sensor is not excluded from its list of things to invade. Have no fear, though, as this quick guide will show you not only how to check for dust on your camera sensor, but how to clean your camera sensor too.

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Tips for Shooting Black and White Street Photography at Night

Ever notice how street photography in black and white takes on a different mood at night? Here are some quick tips to help you make the most out of it.

If you’ve only been shooting black and white street photography during the day, there’s actually a lot of dramatic and compelling images you’re missing at night. In a brief video, Vladimir Pcholkin shares his insights on shooting black and white street photography at night, and shares a few simple tips for making the most out of it, should we decide to give it a go.

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Improve Your Landscape Photos by Embracing the Blue Hour

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We love sunset and sunrise photos, but shooting during the Blue hour can really produce some magic.

Go on Instagram, Facebook, or any social media site where images are shared, and you’re bound to see countless sunrise and sunset images. We love taking them, but most photographers capture the main event and not the gorgeous hour before the sun comes up and after it goes down. After the break, we have a video that shares some hints and tips on why you should be shooting landscaped during the Blue hour.

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Photography Tips: When to Choose Black and White Over Color

Been struggling to decide if your final image should be in color or black and white? These simple photography tips should be able to help!

One of the most important creative decisions you’ll make when editing your photos is choosing between color or black and white. When does a photo look better in monochrome? What should the highlight of your photo be if you want to go for a black and white image? How do you know which option lends a better mood to your photos? JT of the Run N Gun YouTube channel answers these questions and more in one of his latest rundowns of useful photography tips.

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Learn How to Use Lens Compression to Your Advantage in Small Spaces

If you work in tight spaces using narrow backgrounds, this video will show you how lens compression can help you get the shots you want.

If you work in a studio that is a little short on space and you need to find a way to make narrow backgrounds work, this tutorial from Daniel Norton is for you. After the break, we will share a video that shows why using a longer lens is the way to go, and how the wonderful effects of lens compression will solve a lot of the problems of working in a smaller space.

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Hate the Magic Touch Bar on the Canon EOS R? Try This

Many Canon EOS R owners believe the magic touch bar is useless, but it’s got one useful function.

While some photographers will endeavor to use the Canon EOS R’s magic touchbar for changing their ISO, that’s not the best use. Personally, I set my lens control ring to aperture and set ISO and shutter speed to the camera’s dials. So, what is the touchbar useful for? Honestly, not a whole lot while shooting. But, where it comes into use is with playback.

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Planning and Patience Are the Keys to Creating Stunning Landscape Pics

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If you really want to take your landscape photography to the next level, you need to understand the importance of planning.

Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding genres of photography for a few good reasons. One, you get to be out in nature and fill your lungs with fresh air. Two, it allows you to explore an area and take in all it has to offer. And reason three is that when all elements come together, there can be nothing more stunning than a well-executed landscape picture. Getting to the location of your shoot is only half the battle, though. To create truly stunning images, you need to plan. Join us after the break to watch an informative video on why planning for great landscape shots is essential.

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Film Photography Tip: How to Meter for Best Exposures

Been wondering how to properly meter for film photography? This quick video has the answers. 

One of the aspects you’ll encounter as you get further into film photography is metering. It can be intimidating or confusing, but it pays to learn how to meter different scenes and work with either your camera’s built-in meter or a handheld light meter. In today’s featured video by Ohio-based Matt Day, he has partnered with The Darkroom Photo Lab to provide the important information we need to achieve well exposed film photos.

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Comparing Different Prime Lens Focal Lengths on Crop Sensor Cameras

Been wondering what the difference is between Full Frame and Crop Sensor? This quick comparison video by Julia Trotti has the answers. 

One of the main considerations photographers often have when switching cameras is the Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor debate. Some will immediately think the former is the best choice, no contest. Others have no problems with going for the crop option since it’s cheaper and the results are very good. However, the main concern on this matter is how focal lengths produce different results in both sensor sizes. In an earlier video, Julia Trotti demonstrates this by comparing several popular focal lengths in both Full Frame and Crop Sensor cameras.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography Composition Today

If you think your landscape photography can use some improvement, we bring five tips to help you achieve stronger compositions.

The most effective landscape photographs are the ones with the strongest composition. There’s more to it than simply standing before a postcard-perfect scene and pressing the shutter button. If you’re getting into shooting landscapes and want to improve your composition, we have five useful tips you can study and try out for your next practice.

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Using Polarizing Filters to Remove Glare for Portrait Photography

A polarizing filter comes in handy for removing glare in practically every shooting situation, including portrait photography. Here’s a quick video showing how.

We’ve all heard about using a polarizing filter for landscape photography, but what about portrait photography? In their quick but informative video,  give a rundown of all the wonderful things you can do with a polarizing filter, including for portrait photography. If that’s something you’ve had questions about, they have the answers for you.

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Portrait Photography Tips: Quick Posing Guide for Men

Posing men is often challenging for those just starting out with portrait photography. You can keep it simple yet effective with these quick tips.

While portrait photography tips seem predominantly for posing females, there are a good number of tutorials out there showing how to pose male subjects. If you’re new to photographing men, you may find it challenging to direct them into poses that work. With this quick video tutorial from Anita Sadowska, you’ll have some ideas for this, whether you’re working with experienced models or newbies.

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Want the Neon Look in Your Portraits? Here Are Budget Friendly Tips

You don’t need a fancy studio setup to give those colorful portraits a shot, as today’s quick video tutorial shows.

Ever wanted to give those colorful neon portraits a try, but feel intimidated by all the studio equipment you think you need? You can actually give it a go with a budget setup right in your home or creative space, and just pour a lot of creativity into it, as Tajreen and Chloe show us in one of their latest videos.

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Two Ways to Turn a Negative Into a Positive Image Using Capture One

If you shoot film and are looking for tutorials on how to invert your negative scans using Capture One, we bring two ways to try.

Are you a film photographer new to digitizing your shots using Capture One? It’s easy to get lost in all the controls and functions if you’re moving from one editing software to the next. So, to help you learn the ropes, we bring two quick ways you can invert negative scans of your film snaps, or digitized negatives shot using your DSLR camera, into final positive images.

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Creating Dramatic Black and White Photos Using Curves and HSL Sliders

Ever wanted to achieve the punchy and dramatic black and white photos you see all over Instagram? Knowing how to tweak the HSL Sliders will help!

Among the most popular and eye-catching styles for black and white photography is the punchy and dramatic look. If creating monochrome photos this way has been your goal, but you have no idea how to achieve it, we have just the tutorial for you. UK-based photographer Sean Tucker has a helpful video showing how to use the HSL sliders to edit your color photos — even with your smartphone!

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How to Make the Most of Sunsets for Golden Hour Portraits

The Golden Hour is one of the best times of the day to shoot, so allow us to inspire you with some ideas for your next sunset portrait session!

If you want to play with mood, light, and emotion in your portrait work, shooting during the Golden Hour is guaranteed to give you some great results. It’s been tried and tested by many photographers, and if you’re a budding portrait photographer, it’s your turn to have fun in the sun. With some excellent examples and tips from Imogen and Mark of the Weekly Imogen channel, you’ll surely have some ideas to work with and achieve your own portraits that make the most out of this magical time of the day.

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Natural Light Photography Tips from National Geographic Photographer Bob Holmes

If you prefer working with natural light for your photography, you will definitely pick up some great tips from National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes.

As basic as it is, shooting in natural light (or available light) remains popular among photographers because of its simplicity, convenience, and beautiful results. Many photographers prefer to work solely with natural light over using lighting equipment — and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you can produce great photos and achieve your intended results with this method, then, by all means, go with it. But, it requires a lot of practice and learning to be able to make the most of it. You have to be able to understand how light creates and affects your image. National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes, who only does natural light photography, gives a bunch of great tips on how to get stunning photos in this method.

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Five Easy Composition Tips for Stunning Black and White Photography

Practice makes perfect, especially for black and white photography. Here are some quick tips to improve your composition today!

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: black and white photography isn’t as simple as using your camera’s monochrome mode. If only it were that easy! Because black and white photography has the inherent ability to make compositions stand out, working on your composition is one of the first few things you need to get started with. In today’s featured video tutorial, PHLEARN Founder Aaron Nace shares five quick composition tips to get better monochrome snaps.

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