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How to Create a Spectacular Background Using an El Bokeh Wall

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How to Create a Spectacular Background Using an El Bokeh Wall

Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur, in the out-of-focus areas of an image. You can easily get this spectacular background blur in your photos using a fast prime or macro lens (basically ones with an aperture of f/2.8 or greater), and a technique involving what many call the El Bokeh Wall. In my opinion, the El Bokeh wall is very effective at creating eye-popping bokeh, which can help make your picture more interesting and unique in its own right. However, keeping in mind the potential it has, it doesn’t seem to be used often enough....

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A Street Photographer’s Guide to New York City

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Smiley Face, SoHo, NYC. Street photography and New York City are terms that often go hand in hand. New York is a diverse city of nearly 8.5 million eclectic and vibrant souls, all packed into a tiny island and its surrounding boroughs. Each area of the city has its own unique character and flavor, and there are so many interesting, unique moments that you can see here on a daily basis. It is one of the great locations in the world for this genre of photography. As a lifelong New Yorker, let me state that it can also be very easy to...

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Images from the faded and forgotten last outposts of the British Empire

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Images from the faded and forgotten last outposts of the British Empire

His Excellency Nigel Haywood CVO, Governor of the Falkland Islands, Government House, Stanley Marcus Henry has worked at the Meteorological Station on St Helena since 1976, releasing a weather balloon each day at 11.15. He became station manager in 1992. Andy Crowe, pictured during St Helena Day celebrations.He is an expat from the UK, working as a housing executive for the St Helena Government, dressing as Napoleon when the need arises. Jamestown, St Helena. A Gather of Sheep,...

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Amsterdam’s Unseen Photo Fair returns with new photography festival

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Unseen © Tsuyoshi Yamada Unseen © Rien de Jager Unseen © Dimer van Santen Selections from a Survey, 2011/2015 © Todd Hido/Alex Daniëls – Reflex Amsterdam Yet Untitled, 2015 © Inka & Niclas/Grundemark Nilsson Gallery Full Moon, 2012 © Charlie Rubin/Kopeikin Gallery Unusual Request, from the series ‘Glory of the Artifice’, 2015 © Christto & Andrew/East Wing Untitled, from the series ‘Invitations’, 2014 © Motohiro Takeda/IBASHO #2, from...

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Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live

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Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live

Love our galleries of real-world sample images but hate our galleries interface? You’re not alone. We’ve been working on an improved system for uploading and displaying camera and lens samples for some time, and it’s finally ready for you to try out. Our new gallery viewer fixes several of the most frustrating problems with the old one, and introduces many new features including a loupe and one-click 100% view.  Using the loupe view, you can drag a 100% window around the image. Or to view the...

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Panasonic issues lens firmware updates to enable Dual I.S. with Lumix DMC-GX8

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Panasonic issues lens firmware updates to enable Dual I.S. with Lumix DMC-GX8

With the introduction of the Lumix DMC-GX8 and its Dual IS mode, Panasonic promised firmware updates for most of its lenses to make them compatible with the new technology. Firmware updates are now available for six Panasonic lenses, with more support on the way by early next year. This round of updates includes the following: Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S. (H-FS14140) Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega O.I.S. (H-FS1442A) Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega O.I.S. (H-HS030) Lumix G X...

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Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review

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Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review

Olympus Tough TG-4 ($329/£299/€399) Olympus’ TG-series of tough cameras have been some of our favorites, with the TG-2 and TG-3 both earning silver awards. What has impressed us about these two cameras are their relatively fast lenses (at wide-angle), good photo quality (by compact camera standards), GPS and compass, and limited manual controls. Oh, and they live up to their ‘Tough’ moniker – these cameras can take a beating. While you’d never know by looking at it, the TG-4 is a significant...

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The LensCoat TravelHood is a Flexible Sun-Blocker for Telephoto Lenses

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The LensCoat TravelHood is a Flexible Sun-Blocker for Telephoto Lenses

Use multiple telephoto lenses out in the field but don’t want to carry around multiple lens hoods? Earlier this year, LensCoat unveiled a new product that’s designed to solve that need. It’s called the TravelHood, and is a lightweight and flexible lens hood that can wrap around the end of any lens. When not in use, the TravelHood can be folded nearly flat so that it doesn’t take up much space in your camera bag. To use it on your lens, simply wrap it around the end and secure it in place with heavy duty Velcro. “No slip grip”...

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How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

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Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% gray point in a photo even if you didn’t use a gray card during the shoot. Once you identify a suitable point, you can use that Gray point in your Curves tool instead of simply selecting a Black point and a White point (a more basic color correction technique that may not work as well). (via Graphics Geeks via Fstoppers) Source Article from...

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A Day in the Life of Street Photographer John Free

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A Day in the Life of Street Photographer John Free

Los Angeles-based street photographer John Free just published this inspiring 14-minute video in which he discusses and demonstrates his street photography mindset and technique. It offers a glimpse into a day in the life of a man who has been doing and teaching street photography for over 30 years now. After drinking some morning and coffee at home, Free drives into the city and starts roaming the sidewalks (the picture-making starts at about 3.5 minutes into the video). As he walks, Free shares a photographer’s quote that has...

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Nudity Required Model

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Female Models Wanted for TFP Shoot

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Fun Sampling Job in August – Brisbane

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Brand Embassador Required

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Models For Australia’s Premier Indian Fashion Festival 2015 Queensland

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Comedy or Drama Script Wanted

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DVD/Film Poster Required

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Animator Needed – 2D Text and Flash After Effects Editing etc

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Editors

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Foley Artist Required for Psychological Thriller Short Film

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One Videographer/Editor Needed For S. Rosa Organic

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Get Scouted with StarNow & Australia’s Got Talent!

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Have You Updated To Windows10 Yet?

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Composition After the Fact: Cropping for Maximum Impact

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Composition After the Fact: Cropping for Maximum Impact

It may at first seem simple. You took the shot a little wide, or a sneaky branch that you didn’t notice found its way into the edge of your photo. In Lightroom (LR) it’s just a quick press of the R key to activate the crop tool, hold down the shift key to constrain the crop so you don’t get a weird aspect ratio, and your task is complete. The crop tool – simple, yet powerful. On the contrary, cropping is one of the more powerful tools that you have at your disposal to dial in the composition of your images. Prime lens users will also find...

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Photography Etiquette – What’s the Right Approach?

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Whether you have a DSLR, a pocket camera, or simply use your mobile phone to take snapshots, there are some simple rules of photography etiquette that you can follow to make the shooting experience more enjoyable for you, as well as everyone else around you. Some of these tips might seem obvious, but even if you think you already know what to do, or not to do, when taking pictures it might be worth reading just as a refresher. It’s easy to notice the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and note when other people are violating simple rules...

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