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lightroom tweaks 25 11

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many photographers, Lightroom provides all the tools required to make their images pop without ever having to resort to Photoshop. Lightroom’s tools are particularly suited to landscape and urban photographers who want to squeeze every last drop of quality from their images. Today we are going to look at three powerful tweaks that will make your outdoor images sing.

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links 24 11

Give Your Week an Amazing Start With These 30 Links to Beautiful Photos and Articles

As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet looking for links to the best tutorials, reviews, phone camera accessories, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here. This week’s list reflects many different facets of the industry, all created and posted online by some of the best artists working today. We hope you enjoy this week’s list as much as the Toad did in creating it for you.

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hdr 23 11

A Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights.

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fuji 14 2.8

A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8

Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version. Let’s see how this lens performs.

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tripod 21 11

How to Motivate Yourself to Carry Your Tripod Along More Often

Cumbersome, heavy and unnecessary are words that often spring to mind when talking about tripods. All of these words are quite accurate and good excuses not to take a tripod with you. The fact is though, in many cases you can get much better image quality if your camera is tripod-mounted as opposed to handheld. Maybe the light has faded fast, you may have seen an amazing flower, perfect for a tripod locked macro or perhaps that scene in front of you is begging for a deep depth of field. These are all shots you may lose if you don’t have a tripod with you. Today, rather than espouse the benefits of tripods, we are going to look at ways of motivating yourself to take one more often.

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Rain Dance

I took this a bit over a year ago on a trip to Belgium. It was right after I had gotten my camera, and it was one of the first pictures I took with it that turned out like I had pre-visualized. I’m still pretty happy with it, but would love to hear any critiques.

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hi

i am one of few people who do not like to be pictured , i am currently on job where it have shot ( not photography) many picture, i just want to be good at it

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Nature photography

Hello all, I am really interesting to photography the nature of Afghanistan, I belong to this beautiful country, so i need to learn the better way to go on

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hi everyone my name is Steve & i am from Liverpool

My first photograph was taken from the top of the tower restaraunt, (now the home of Radio City) using an old Kodak Brownie, i was amazed at the clarity of the photograph, and all the different shapes and colours of the surrounding bùildings,i think this is what got me interested in photography

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Hello

I’m mexican and an engineeering student. I don’t remember a photo that has hooked me in first time, but can say that it was a long long time ago, when I was 8 or maybe 6 years old. At present, I’m trying to improve my skills as a photographer and hope you could help me. […]

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Am I missing something?

Hi All, I haven’t gotten in much of late, especially since the change to the new format, a case of life getting in the way of my computer time! My question is when I browse through the forums the photos within the posts don’t show up, I have to open each photo individually, is this […]

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who i am

I am a “semipro amateur” photographer that enjoys travel photography more than anything else. I have had wedding, reunion, and special events assignments… so the “pro” sneaks in there somewhere,though its not my passion! Retired from IT career yes, and avid traveler for sure. Look forward to your website.

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