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Steve Caplan’s Halloween Photomontage

14 Oct 2015 -

Steve Caplin is a professional photoillustrator and the author of the “How to Cheat in Photoshop” series. He’s also become a bit of a RetouchPRO LIVE staple, known for his quick mind and seemingly boundless knowledge of Photoshop.   How To Cheat In Photoshop CC The art of creating realistic photomontages By Steve Caplin ©…


Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer – Focus

08 Sep 2015 -

The idea of focus, and focusing, means a number of different things depending upon the domain of discussion: Speaking informally in a general context, and not specifically in a photographic sense, to focus on something is to pay attention to it, presumably because it matter. Within photography, focus is one of the key technical and…

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Instagram: Then and Now

27 Aug 2015 -

Instagram 7.3 was recently launched and the photo-sharing platform is now approaching its fifth birthday. How has it changed in that time? Of course, it now has a lot more features and is a more sophisticated app. But what was Instagram like back then and what’s its purpose now? When I joined in March 2011,…


What Makes a Good Astrophotograph?

20 Aug 2015 -

The glamorous part of astrophotography is the bit we see and touch. An enormous amount of energy and attention is paid (and not a little money) on cameras, telescopes, mounts and their location. It is always enjoyable to compare equipment, problem-solve system issues and capture images. Just like a photographic negative, these fuzzy frames are…


Pro Photo Tips for Students: What makes a successful photograph?

18 Aug 2015 -

Click here for more Pro Tips for Students videos by Grant Scott I LIKE IT, WHY DON’T YOU? One of the most difficult aspects of changing photography is that any comment that is made is subjective: it is somebody’s opinion that you may or may not agree with. This instantly provides a problem for you as…


Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer – Owning Your Creativity

13 Aug 2015 -

We’ve all had the experience of photographing a subject that many other photographers have tackled. “Well, duh,” you say, many of us photograph flowers or landscapes or kids or beautiful women. In my workshops, sometimes a group of technically competent photographers will stand in more-or-less the same place, each with roughly comparable gear, and—however much…


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