You Can Learn How to Shoot with Ambient Light in Just Over 8 Minutes

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If you are new to photography and want to learn how to make the most of ambient light, this is one video you need to see.

Photography is nothing without light. We all know this, but it can actually be hard to know where to begin when it comes to capturing and harnessing the power of light when starting out. Luke Edwin has released a new video on his YouTube channel, and he looks at the subject of ambient light in a way that will help explain things very well to those who have just picked up their first camera. We have the video for you after the break.

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Portrait Guide: Making the Most of a Room’s Corner and Studio Lighting

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Make the most of the space you have by following this studio lighting guide from Gavin Hoey.

Do you ever wish you had just a little bit more room in your studio or rented studio space to create more images? If you answered yes, you might want to check out this studio lighting guide from Gavin Hoey that shows you how to make the often unused corners of your studio an effective workspace with just one light source. Jump past the break to see how Gavin does it.

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Peter Mckinnon Wants to Teach You How to do Epic Product Photography

If you want to learn how to elevate your product photography, you should watch Peter McKinnon’s latest tutorial.

Product photography makes you channel your inner creative so that you can try to tell the story of a product in a single image, and while it might sound easy, product photography can be quite challenging. You need to take into account the setting, the lighting, and other elements that will make the image pop. If you have been trying to figure out ways to make your product photography images reach a new level, you should check out Peter McKinnon’s latest video. We have it for you after the break.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Shoot with a Circular Polarizer

Polarizers are among the nifty lens filters you can use to make a big difference in the quality of your snaps. Let this photography cheat sheet be your guide.

One of the best and most effective ways to get better photos is by using lens filters to help get the right exposure, make the colors pop, or achieve certain special effects — all in-camera. As such, they save time in post-processing work. Polarizers, in particular, are especially useful for removing glare and reflections, making them firm favorites of landscape photographers who frequently shoot near bodies of water. They are also helpful when photographing metallic or reflective surfaces like cars. With today’s photography cheat sheet, you’ll learn the secrets of using a circular polarizer to either darken blue skies or reduce reflections.

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Daniel Norton Reveals the Secret to Great Photography in His Latest Video

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The secret to truly great photography may shock some of you, so make sure you’re sitting down when you watch this video.

We have all seen ads pop up on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube that promise to reveal the secrets of great photography, and while we would love nothing more than to be able to flip a switch and be a world-class photographer, that is not how it works. Photographer, and YouTuber, Daniel Norton has shared a few thoughts about these ads that claim to reveal the secrets of great photography (for a price) and has put all of those thoughts into one short video. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Make Your Travel Photos Not Suck

Whether you’re just getting started with photography or need more tips to improve your photo editing skills, today’s photography cheat sheet has you covered.

Post-processing remains an integral part of photography today, so it’s important to have a good grasp of what apps, editing software, and techniques will make your photos stand out or fit the look you’re going for. If you’re still new to this or are looking for more ways to get better at it, we have just the photography cheat sheet for you.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Exposing for Architectural Exteriors

There’s more to getting great architectural snaps than pointing a camera at a building, as today’s photography cheat sheet tells us!

If architectural photography is becoming your passion, we have another photography cheat sheet to help you master the craft. Previously, we shared some useful tips for eye-catching compositions. Once you’ve figured out how to use composition to either showcase the beauty of the buildings in their entirety or emphasize the impressive details, next is to make sure your exposures are spot on.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Getting Perfect Exposures With Solid ND Filters

Wondering how you can get great results using solid ND filters? Here’s a photography cheat sheet you can use as a reference for your next practice!

Lens filters are among the most useful tools you can turn to when you want to control the light or achieve specific effects in-camera, especially for shooting landscape photos. Neutral Density (ND) filters, in particular, are important for shooting situations that require very wide aperture or long shutter speed settings, as they decrease the amount of light that hits the camera sensor without affecting the colors. In a separate photography cheat sheet, we saw how ND filters come in different stops, and how much light each stop reduces. Today’s featured photography cheat sheet puts the knowledge to work with some tips for getting perfect exposures with a solid ND filter.

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Follow These 20 Tips and Get More Out of Your Images in Capture One 20

If you have recently made a move from Lightroom to Capture One 20, these tips will bring you up to speed.

We’re huge fans of Capture One 20 here at the Phoblographer, in fact, all of the staff use it to edit their pictures thanks to just how much more we can get out of our RAW files. Now, if you have just made the switch to Capture One 20 as well, and you’re still trying to figure things out, you might be interested in this YouTube Video from Michael Comeau with OnPortraits. Join us after the break to see his top 20 Capture One 20 tips.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Shooting Snowy Scenes

Shooting somewhere snowy soon? Make sure to bring with you today’s quick photography cheat sheet!

Snowy landscapes are among the most beautiful places to photograph, as we’ve seen in a lot of our previous landscape photography features. However, they also come with major challenges, from getting there, keeping those precious gear safe, and shooting. Whether you’re planning your first ever snowy scene shoot or want to do it better for next time, we’re sure this quick photography cheat sheet will be of great help to you.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Camera Settings for Indoor Still-Life

Taking on an indoor still life photography project soon? Check out some key tips from today’s featured photography cheat sheet.

Many photographers either begin their photography journey by practicing still life photography or dabble with it later as the need arises. Whichever is the case for you, today’s featured photography cheat sheet comes with suggested camera settings and some extra tips to help you get the best results when shooting still life photography indoors.

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Why a Good Camera Can Take Really Bad Photos

If someone ever told you to get only the latest and the greatest camera to get good photos, they’re terribly mistaken, as this quick video reminds us.

Planning to get your first serious camera and have been eyeing some of the latest and the greatest models? If you’ve been convinced that it will give you the most impressive photos, you have to do something about that mindset. In a quick video by Luke Ayers (who we’ve featured several times in the past), he wants every photographer to understand that the good camera = good photos idea is a myth.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Quick Tips for Diffusing Window Light

Want to experiment with natural light on your next shoot? Try these easy tips for diffusing window light from today’s featured photography cheat sheet.

Shooting in natural light can be tricky but it’s also a flattering and readily available light source. Whether you’re shooting portraits or still life, the key to working with natural light is being able to modify it to achieve the look you’re after. This is where today’s photography cheat sheet comes in.

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How To Save Money for Your Photography Passion

Photography can be expensive, but there are ways to make it easier on the wallet.

A common barrier for people trying to break into or sustain their path in photography is money. Gear, editing tools, accessories, travel: none of them are cheap. You would be forgiven for thinking that unless you’re a rich business tycoon, photography isn’t an option for you. The reality is that’s not true. There are ways in which you can budget, cut back, and invest wisely to keep your photography hobby or career alive. I’m going to take you through simple money-saving tips and tricks to ensure you can keep doing what you love.

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Make Your Milky Way Images Shine by Following These Simple Steps

Astrophotography season is almost upon us, and Kamil Pekala wants to teach you how to process your Milky Way images so that they look out of this world.

March of every year is an exciting time for photographers who love to dabble in astrophotography as it’s the time of year when the Galactic Core of our galaxy becomes visible in the northern hemisphere. Taking images of the Milky Way is quite easy, but processing the RAW files and getting the most out of them can be a challenge. After the break, we have a video for you that will show you how to process your Milky Way images so that they look better than ever.

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Portrait Photography Tips: The Guide for Those Still Learning

Every photographer could use some Portrait Photography Tips, and we’ve got a bunch for you right here.

With portrait photography among the core genres, we’re sure everyone wants to know how they can take great shots for when the need calls for it. More so for those who want to specialize in it and make it their bread and butter. This is why we make sure to regularly share projects, tutorials and cheat sheets loaded Portrait Photography Tips and its many sub-genres. If you’re still getting a grip on portrait photography, we can begin with a review of some essential tutorials to help move you forward.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Camera Settings for Shooting in the Golden Hour

Planning to head outdoors and shoot during the Golden Hour? Here’s a photography cheat sheet to help you get the best results with the right camera settings.

The Golden Hour is every photographer’s favorite time of the day to shoot, for a good reason. As the term suggests, it bathes a scene in a beautiful golden glow that increases the contrast and brings out the most dramatic and vibrant colors. This is why portrait photographers and landscape photographers especially prefer to shoot outdoors during this time of the day. If you’re yet to do a Golden Hour shoot, today’s featured photography cheat sheet has some suggested camera settings to try and some easy tips to make sure you get the best results.

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ILFORD Shows Us How to Create Black and White Darkroom Prints

If you’re a film photographer looking to make your first black and white darkroom print, ILFORD covers everything you need to know to get started.

For many ardent film photographers, the process is not complete until one has a print of their photo in their hands. Creating a darkroom print is one of the most magical experiences traditional photography offers. If you’ve been shooting film, you might as well go all the way and give darkroom printing a try, with the help of a quick guide from ILFORD.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Blur Moving Water with Slow Shutter Speeds

Want to achieve the dreamy look of blurred moving water for landscape photography? Today’s photography cheat sheet sheds light on the key technique for you to try.

Blurring moving water to create the dramatic effect of time passing is one of the most popular techniques used by landscape photographers. The technique involves slow shutter speeds to produce a creative effect from the motion blur. However, there are some key elements involved to make sure you get the best results. Today’s featured photography cheat sheet will provide the elements you need.

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A Beginner Photographer’s Guide to the Exposure Triangle

Understanding the Exposure Triangle will help you navigate the relationship between aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed, and make you a better photographer.

So you’ve been getting more serious about your photography, and you may have heard other photographers throw around the term Exposure Triangle, but have no idea what they’re talking about. While you may have it confused with the Bermuda Triangle (a region in the North Atlantic Ocean), or think it sounds like the title to an obscure science fiction novel, it actually refers to the three foundational elements of photography: Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Choosing the Right ND Grad Filter

Curious about using ND grad filters for your landscape photography? Here’s a quick photography cheat sheet to make sure you’re using the correct type.

Neutral Density graduated filters, or ND grad filters, are landscape photographers’ filters of choice for scenes with tricky lighting. These filters come in different types, so it’s important to know which is the correct one to use based on the scene. If you’re new to using ND grad filters for landscape photography, today’s photography cheat sheet has some tips to help you evaluate a scene and choose the right filter.

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