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A Simple Business Guide for New Photographers

As a professional photographer for quite a few years now, I thought some of you may be interested in some photography business advice and tips through this entry-level straightforward photography business guide. This is a general guide since there are so many ways to define a photography business. It’s a wide-ranging industry where entrepreneurs of …

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Irix Reveals the 45mm f/1.4 Lens for the Fujifilm GFX

Irix has announced the 45mm f/1.4 Dragonfly manual focus lens for the Fujifilm GFX, which has is equivalent to 36mm on a full-frame camera and very well could be the fastest aperture available for the system. Irix, which isn’t a particularly well-known brand, promises a high-quality construction that the company says was gained through its …

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Leica Unveils Kevlar-Armored M10-P ‘Reporter’ Edition

Leica has announced the Leica M10-P “Reporter” limited edition rangefinder camera, part of the company’s 40th-anniversary celebration of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. This latest camera might be tougher than any other, as it’s covered in Kevlar armor. The core of the new camera, the M10-P, is a slight evolution of the popular M10 rangefinder …

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Backlighting in Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Beautiful Backlit Images

The post Backlighting in Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Beautiful Backlit Images appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth. When used creatively and intentionally, backlighting can be an incredible tool to take your photography to the next level. However, the concept of backlighting seems somewhat counterintuitive. After all, when your …

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Photographing Rainbow Eyes By Using Birefringence

One of the many fascinating effects of cross-polarization is called “birefringence”, which is responsible for the psychedelic gradients in the seen here. This article is part two of a two-part series explaining cross-polarization and birefringence. The first part can be read here. What does “Cross Polarization” mean? While we delve deeper into this issue here, …

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A Face Mask Can Double as a Flash Diffuser for Better Portraits

I recently found a very practical solution for diffusing a camera flash. The solution is perhaps the most practical thing available during the COVID-19 pandemic: the spare medical mask that I kept on my bag. What’s great is that I don’t have to hold the mask in my hand. The mask’s elastic bands fit perfectly …

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Dodging and Burning in Lightroom: A Comprehensive Guide

The post Dodging and Burning in Lightroom: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman. Digital photographers who have never worked with film or never even set foot in a darkroom still encounter terms from the early days of photography. The phrase “dodging and burning” is a throwback …

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Cross Polarization: What It Is and Why It Matters

Cross polarization is a technique that uses two polarizing filters – one on the light source and on e on the camera lens – to get rid of unwanted specular reflections. This article is part one of a two-part series explaining cross-polarization and birefringence. Understanding Polarized Light So let’s have quick look at the science …

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Nikon to Focus on Mirrorless as It Anticipates Historic $720M Loss

Nikon’s worrisome financial situation has cascaded as a result of the deflated camera market caused by the fallout from COVID-19, and in an effort to recover from what is expected to be its worst financial year ever, Nikon plans to focus its efforts on mirrorless. In two articles published by Toyo Keizai in Japan (both …

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You Can Have Your Home Blurred for Privacy in Google Street View Photos

Google Street View cameras have now captured over 170 billion photos from 10 million miles around the globe. But if you’re not comfortable with the fact that anyone can “visit” your home digitally, did you know you can request to have it blurred from public view? Certain things in Google Street View (e.g. faces and …

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