Makeover Your Photos by Beauty Retouching

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Beauty Retouching is probably one of the most popular claim part in which Adobe Photoshop is used widely.

There are two easy causes for Beauty retouching.

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How to Win a Photography Competition

 

 

Photography Competitions are a wonderful way to improve your photography. While photography just for the sake of photography is a lot of fun sometimes a competition can help you raise the bar as a photographer as you know your image will be seen by a discerning group of judges and possibly even displayed along with other winners.

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Photography competitions come in all shapes and sizes and range from online friendly competitions or assignments (like the ones we have in our forums each week) through to local competitions in photography clubs through to international photography competitions entered by pro photographers. Continue reading  

Where to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

 

 

Free stock photos aren’t that hard to find on the Internet; there are many sitesthat provide them.

The problem is finding high-quality stock photos that don’t have unclear licenses on how you can use them.

Dustin Senos, Designer at Medium, knows this conundrum all too well. That’s why he put together a list of sites where you can get free stock photos that don’t suck.

I thought I’d share Dustin Senos’s list of 10 websites here, discuss the sites he mentioned in his post, and also show you sample stock photos I got from the sites:

1. Little Visuals

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This site sends you 7 high-res photos every week, straight to your email inbox. You can use the stock photos any way you want because they’re licensed under public domain. Continue reading  

How to Become a Professional Photographer

 

 

Professional photography is an excellent career choice for anyone who wants to get paid for using their creative talents. It’s one of the few fields where age and college degrees aren’t as important as a good eye, a quality product, and self discipline. Photography is a competitive field, however; so be prepared to start small, while you perfect your craft and build a portfolio of your best work. The tips below should help get you started.

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    Know your gear. A major misconception about professional photographers is that you must have a fancycamera body or multiple lenses in order to be successful. While having a great camera certainly does improve your business, being a successful photographer has more to do with knowing the ins and outs of camera basics. Before considering photography as a business, you need to know your camera and gear like the back of your hand.[1]

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3 BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

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Technology has made it easy for small business owners to shoot their own pictures, but these businesses invested in professional photographers and reaped big rewards.

In the age of digital photography and desktop publishing, it’s easier than ever for small business owners to create their own marketing materials, websites and photography.

But that doesn’t mean doing it yourself is always best for your business. Read on to see what a professional photographer can bring to your business. Continue reading  

10 Useful Digital Photography Tutorials for Beginners

 

 

Are you a beginner looking for good digital photography tutorials? The great news for you is there’s plenty of free online tutorials and guides to help you get started with digital photography. In this article, I’ve put together 10 of the best beginner-level photography tutorials I could find. I also listed additional websites at the end where you can find even more beginner-level tutorials, guides, and blog posts on digital photography.

1. Beginner Photography Course

Source: photographycourse.net

This free online course on PhotographyCourse.net is divided into 8 information-packed lessons interspersed with useful illustrations to help you grasp the topics being discussed. The site’s original author is Skip Heine, an award-winning photographer who’s been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize on two occasions. Continue reading  

20 Photojournalists’ fantastic portfolios

 

 

The digital era has revolutionized photography. Photojournalists not only have access to high-end cameras with a seemingly infinite number of features, but their photos can be presented in many different ways, including slideshows and multimedia packages. However, it doesn’t matter the technology that powers the photography, what matters is the eye and innate skill of the photographer, as evidenced below.

1. Gerik Parmele

 

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Photography in the Winter Season

 

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This post on Winter Photography has been submitted by Andre Gunther. Find more articles and photographs on Andre’s Website or tweet him.

Learn why winter is the best season for photography!

As the days get shorter, we like to curl up and enjoy the comforts of home. We contemplate, consummate and commemorate.

However, now is the best time to get out and create. Winter presents some unique shooting opportunities and qualities for photographers like no other season can. Continue reading  

Compositing photos in Photoshop

 

Combine your photos in Photoshop to create a truly special composite images.

 

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When does it stop being a photograph?

 

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Some people have very strong views about retouching and working on your picture in Photoshop. They will say that, after a certain point, it is no longer a photograph. It seems to me though that it is very difficult to draw that line between one thing and the other, whatever the other might be. How much after work should we be ‘allowed’ to do? The second of the two images on the left is obviously no longer a photograph. I traced the original in Adobe Illustrator and drew the whole thing, there is nothing left of the original (the observant among you will notice that I also moved the player upwards a little bit to make it look more as if he was about to score). But what about all the different ways that we now manipulate images, using filters, retouching brushes and all the other ‘goodies’ at our disposal?

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