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How to Refresh Your Creativity by Shooting Digital with a Film Mindset

There exists a strange and long standing line drawn in the weird sands of the photo world. On one side of that line you have those who shoot only digital images and on the other, you have those who still swear by analog film. Then there’s a hazy gray area (probably 18% gray) where people like myself reside. Do you shoot film or digital? Seeing as this is Digital Photography School, I assume the answer to that question likely leans towards the latter. I started out on my photographic journey with a 35mm SLR, then moved to a DSLR...

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5 Grey Day Photography Projects To Try

When the sun’s not coming out to play you have two choices: you can go home and twiddle your thumbs or you can stay out and make the most of what’s on offer. If you choose the latter, here are a few photography projects you could have a go at. Beach / Coast The coast has a completely different feel when not drenched in sunshine. The sea can merge with the horizon making it seem like it stretches on for miles and the dark shades and moody feel really suit a seaside resort that’s out of season. Even more so...

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DJI Mavic Air Lightroom Presets : Muted & Vibrant

Having cautiously taken the step into the world of drone photography it has been interesting to see locations from a completely different perspective. Although the thought of using the DJI Mavic Air to capture 4K video was the initial appeal I have to admit I am loving capturing still images from the sky; thus the creation of the DJI Mavic Air Lightroom Presets. New to drone flying my focus is on the flight and being safe in the air, therefore I haven’t quite managed to dig into the manual capture settings offered by the DJI Mavic Air…. yet. My...

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35 Halloween Images

35 Halloween Images Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31. Halloween dates back to age-old European traditions. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would wear costumes and  light bonfires to ward off ghosts. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating and carving jack-o-lanterns. Halloween became a community centered holiday, with parades and Halloween parties. Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, approximately $2.5 billion on Halloween costumes alone. That makes Halloween the country’s second largest commercial holiday after Christmas. Enjoy the 35 Halloween images and have a...

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How to Understand the Science of Photography and Technical Terms for Mastering Image Tonality

What is it that makes one picture appear dull and another more striking? What is it that makes some tones appear detailed and others smooth and transient? The answer to both of these questions involves the issues of color hue, color purity, and tone distribution. This street scene in Prague is the original underexposed camera image. The same image after tonal and color adjustments have been applied. The science of color and tone All color detail is determined by these three elements. In the Photoshop/Lightroom world, you’ll recognize these terms as HSL or Hue, Saturation, and Luminance. The world...

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