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What is Exposure Value (EV) in Photography?

If you’re just getting into photography and you’ve been reading everything you can get your hands on to learn about taking great photos like I did, you’ve undoubtedly read about exposure value, usually abbreviated as EV. But exactly what is exposure value, and for that matter, exposure itself?

6 ways to Prevent Blown-out Skies in your Photos

One of the most difficult aspects of photography in broad daylight is to ensure that both the ground and sky are properly exposed. Often times what will happen is that the sky will be completely blown-out and show as bright white (or close to it) in the photo. This makes for a pretty boring image. […]

How to use Lightroom to create HDR photos

HDR photographs are produced by combining multiple copies of the same image recorded at different exposures. Adobe Lightroom is one software package that makes it very easy to combine these multiple exposures into a single HDR image. It’s so simple in fact, that it can be done with literally 2 clicks.

HDR Photography using Exposure Bracketing Tutorial

There are many different ways of shooting HDR photos, but today we’re going to look at HDR photography using Exposure Bracketing. This is a bit more work than using your camera’s built-in HDR mode but offers a number of advantages such as the ability to shoot in RAW format, and more control over the end […]

How to Brighten Eyes in Photoshop: Make them pop!

One of the most striking things about truly exceptional photographs of people is when they have bright, remarkable, eyes. It’s one of those things that really gives photos that wow-factor. In this guide, I’m going to show you how to brighten eyes in Photoshop and make them truly stand out.

Tripod Buyer’s Guide for DSLR Cameras

If you’re like me, the last thing you want to be lugging around all day is a big heavy tripod in addition to the rest of your gear. And if you’re moving around between different locations a lot, it’s such a pain in the butt to be constantly setting up and tearing down. But I […]

Aperture, ISO, & Shutter Speed Tutorial

Have you ever seen a photograph of a waterfall, where the water is smooth as silk? Or how about a photo of a dolphin jumping out of the water where the dolphin itself is sharply focused and not blurred beyond comprehension? You can’t achieve those looks yourself using the camera’s auto mode, unfortunately. Today I’m […]