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The Diverse Universe of Astrophotography

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“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” — Douglas Adams Amateur astrophotography can be an…

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Pro Photo Tips for Students – Editing vs. Post-production

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WHAT EDITING MEANS I often hear young photographers refer to adjusting photographs in Photoshop as editing. It is not! That is post-production, and it is essential within the world of professional photography that you use and understand the correct language to use when referring to the processes of photography. Choosing the right image to show…

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Using flash—Addressing Problems and Basic Workflow

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Even though your flash is technically smarter than you, it has no idea how you want to light the scene. You need to give it some direction. Before blasting away, you need to ask yourself a few basic questions about how you want your photo to look. Here are the five main concerns that you…

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Music Photography – Shooting the Big Stage

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I recently wrote about the pros and cons of shooting from the hallowed photographers pit at gigs. Of course, the main benefit of shooting from the pit is to get close. But what do you do when you have a pass to the photo pit, but upon arrival, you find you’re still not very close?…

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FREE DOWNLOAD – Configuring Photoshop 2015 for Maximum Performance

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Configuring Photoshop CC 2015 This 71 page PDF contains information about how to configure Photoshop and has been updated to provide all the latest information relevant to configuring Photoshop CC 2015 and covers the new layout for the Photoshop preferences panels. It explains how to optimize your display and interface settings and advises on which…

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Blur Gallery Noise Matching: The video tutorial and by the book

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: New to the Blur Gallery filters is an option to add noise. This movie tutorial shows how you can use the new Noise panel controls to help blend blurred areas when processing noisy/grainy images. Click below to watch video. Click here to watch all of the latest Photoshop CC video tutorials by Martin…

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