Photography tools

Three tools that help me stay focused on photography

Although I use many different tools in a day, there are a few that I have found essential to my business. Curiously, they have little to do with photography. Yet having them in my life allows me to be more productive and stay focused on what matters most to me: …

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Fstoppers reviews Tether Tools enclosure relay system

From time-lapse photography to video, many photographers need more battery power than their camera system can adequately hold. Whether it’s the weight of the system creating a three-axis time-lapse, the size of the camera with a grip, or the need for uninterrupted shooting, there is an answer for those looking …

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Simple Lightroom tools to enhance your photos

For many of us, gaining a better understanding of basic Lightroom editing tools is always welcome. Learn how to develop your photos with the power of Lightroom’s built-in sliders. With just under 12 minutes, Tyler Stalman gives us a walkthrough, highlighting some of the most powerful everyday tuning tools available …

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Talent, not tools, will determine the quality of your photography

Today, I state the obvious. But sometimes even the most obvious things can be easy to forget. I received an email yesterday from a talented young photographer. The professional aspirant asked a very logical question, one that I myself would have asked at the start of my journey. How do …

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Visual test: Tools | Frieze

This visual essay is a continuation of a collaboration with the Turin painter Giorgio Griffa, which began last year following the discovery of a very particular brush with a urushi [lacquer] workshop in Wajima, Japan. Only 5cm wide with a flat wooden handle, the brush is used to apply the …

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Tether Tools launches a variety of USB-C cables for all your new gear needs

Tether Tools is well known for its variety of wired and wireless products that make tethering easier and safer for your equipment. They have always been able to create products that solve the problems faced by most photographers. Now, with the release of their new cables, the TetherPro USB-C products, …

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Macphun tools will make photos look like ferromagnetic relics

I keep telling myself that I’m going to buy an old wooden camera with a brass barrel lens and participate in one of these workshops where I learn some 19th century photographic processes. But I do know myself. The steps are demanding and tedious, the chemistry complicated, and my patience …

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Adobe teases AI-based tools to make stunning portraits from lousy photos

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Smartphones are by far the most popular cameras in the world, but they’re certainly not the best. Portrait photos, for example, often look awkward because of the wide-angle lens, flat because the depth of field …

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4 tools to help compose the perfect exposure

Choosing the correct exposure can sometimes be difficult, especially in bright light. I’ve gotten pretty good at reading my LCD and using zebra stripes to find correct exposure on the fly, but there are a few other options. Two of them I hadn’t even heard of before. This excellent video …

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KVADPhoto + Pro: Professional-style photo editing tools made simple in Windows 10

You won’t find a shortage of photo editors in the Windows 10 Store, with KVADPhoto + Pro as one of the more recent (or at least new to us) offerings. This editor hopes to grab your attention with over 150 creative filters, an easy-to-use interface, and support for multiple image …

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Digital Photography in Dentistry: Tools and Techniques to Help Your Patients and Improve Your Practice

Digital photography can have many impacts on your dental practice: Photos can educate patients and improve case acceptance, communicate shade to the dental lab, and improve patient confidence after treatment. In this article, Ben Ross, DMD, FACP, illustrates the different types of photos you need to take for each of …

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Six tools that are revolutionizing archeology by helping us find sites without digging

Over the past decade, there has been a silent revolution in archeology, virtually allowing archaeologists to see through the ground without digging. Advances in geophysics, soil chemistry and remote sensing are accelerating the discovery of ancient sites and helping archaeologists understand them on a global scale. Below is our list …

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The Difference Between Using Bare Flash Heads and Light Shaping Tools

As a young photographer, I thought that a nice flat light, which gave smooth skin tones, was the best way to capture a portrait. I invested in a bunch of great diffused light modifiers, such as softboxes, beauty dishes, and octoboxes, and shot people with the softest, flattest lighting I …

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Apple invents new underwater photography editing tools

On April 23, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released an Apple patent application that reveals an all-new underwater photography image editing tool that may be included in a future version of the ‘Photos application. Apple’s patent history In photography, the color of objects in a photographic image is …

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Homestead Tools Grain Thresher and Cider Press Spotlight – Mother Earth News

Growing your own cereal is no more difficult than growing most other garden crops, and you can easily harvest a small patch by hand using a lightweight scythe, such as those offered by Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply. The hardest part of harvesting is separating …

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14 product photography tools and resources

To create beautiful product photographs, take advantage of great and affordable tools and resources. Get the help you need at no significant cost. Here is an assortment of tools and resources for photographing your e-commerce products. There are tools for your shooting and image editing, as well as a variety …

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile brings pro-class photo tools to iPad

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, an add-on application to Lightroom desktop software, available only as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, providing the essentials of photography – such as non-destructive file …

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New Tools at Work: Fantastic Food Photography with the Fujifilm XE-1 | Blogs from photography experts, tips, techniques, camera reviews

Can a foodie find photographic ambrosia with a street savvy MILC? Scott Baker says “yes”! Photographing food is a true delight when you can capture its freshness and taste. It is not an easy task, however. Over the past few weeks, I have taken a variety of food images with …

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Insect Photography Tools of the Trade

Compound eye Advertising By popular demand, I present my complete kit of photographic equipment. Lenses are at the heart of any kit. My line-up includes (from left to right): Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II. This fast, crisp telephoto zoom lens is the only lens I own that hasn’t paid …

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Nik Software, owned by Google, will continue to offer premium photo tools

When news of Google’s acquisition of Nik Software broke a week ago, most of the tech press (and this blog) focused on one particular offering: Snapseed. It’s a highly acclaimed mobile photo-editing app that’s been sprouting like a weed lately, so it only made sense that Google wanted it to …

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Log Building Tools – Adzes and Broad Axes – Mother Earth News

In the previous entry, we discussed debarking spuds and drawknives. We will continue to discuss other ways to prepare your logs for the next stage of building a log cabin. This time we are going to cover adzes and broad axes. When you think of Appalachian-style hand-hewn log cabins, chances …

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Log Construction Tools – Debarking Spuds and Drawknives

This is the start of a series on the tools used in the log building process. Of course, many of these tools can be used for many other applications, but building logs will be the primary focus. I will intertwine these tool articles with others that share with you our …

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