Tag Archive | "Learning"

Composition Week, Day 1: Rule of Thirds

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 1: Rule of Thirds

[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We'll have one article a day starting today Sunday, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] How much research did you do before you bought your last camera? How about the last lens you bought, or even […]

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iPad Version of Social Media Marketing for Photographers Now Available

Friday, May 28, 2010

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iPad Version of Social Media Marketing for Photographers Now Available

My Social Media Marketing for Photographers app is now available for the iPad! Before reading on, keep in mind that this app is a starter course, and not a college-level course, on Social Media. Basically, I share what have learned about the importance of Social Media. Read about the app here. Here is the link […]

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A Time-Proven Photo Teaching Technique – With You as the Teacher

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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A Time-Proven Photo Teaching Technique – With You as the Teacher

Here is a teaching technique that I learned when I first started taking pictures. The technique: look at a picture and try to figure out how it was created. Check out these HDR images, which are the final images I took for my HDR book, due out in May. I took the first two are […]

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Shoot Outside the Box

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Shoot Outside the Box

I recently had the pleasure of assisting Juan Pons at his “Geese, Swans and Bears” photo workshop in North Carolina. Birds are not a frequent subject of mine, but I always jump at the chance to learn something new. As photographers, we tend to concentrate our efforts on learning one particular type of photography. It […]

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Powerful Searching with Lightroom’s Library Filters

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Powerful Searching with Lightroom’s Library Filters

There are many ways to find your photos inside Lightroom. The Library Filter bar contains several tools that make finding specific images easier. You can apply these filters one at a time or in combinations to see only the images you’re looking for. To apply multiple filters, command(cntrl) click on the filter names in the […]

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Distilling the Scene

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Distilling the Scene

One of the differences between snap-shots and great photographs is what is NOT included in the frame. New photographers tend to include everything they see in their pictures, while experienced photographers are more deliberate about their composition. I don’t mean that experienced photographers always think about the rule of thirds or leading lines, but they […]

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

I love any camera gear that can do more than one job. That means I can pack less and pack lighter when I travel. I’m even happier if I can put something I’m already carrying to a different use. I was recently looking for a way to use my tripod, which I alway carry, as […]

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DPE Coming to Atlanta, GA – August 13 – 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Through the urging of Atlanta-based photographer Rob Knight (a.k.a. DPE’s Knight of Cool Ideas), DPE is coming to Atlanta, GA. From August 13-15, 2010, Rick Sammon and Rob will be putting on a digital photo experience event that can’t be missed. Well . . . you could miss it, but then you’d be missing out […]

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

Monday, January 4, 2010

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

Everyone loves old photographs. A lot of photographers these day are going out of their way to give their digital photos a “vintage” or “film-like” look. This treatment can add a timeless look and feel to a modern photo. Here is a simple way to give your photo a vintage look in Lightroom. Since we’re […]

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Holiday Reading and/or Watching Recommendations from the DPE Gang

Friday, December 11, 2009

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As the holidays approach, the DPE team wanted to share with you our favorite photography related books and videos. Use this list to drop hints on what you would like for the holidays, or purchase them yourself. We would also love to hear your suggestions. Make sure to tell us about any great books or […]

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