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  • 4 Types of Histogram Graphs that are Worth Knowing
    By nancie
    Histograms are something that most new photographers have seen on their camera or in post processing software but many don’t really understand them. The dictionary defines histograms as: https://digital-photography-school.com/cheat-sheet-4-types-histogram-graphs-worth-knowing/ See more
  • PHOTOSHOP & LIGHTROOM CHEAT SHEET
    By nancie
    Following on from a number of requests Anthony Randall has received about his Adobe cheat sheets, he created an up-to-date all-in-one Adobe cheat sheet specifically for photographers. Click on thelink below and find the ultimate keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for Photoshop and Lightroom. If you use either of these programs, learning the keyboard shortcuts for the tools you most commonly use can save you a LOT of time and improve your work flow. You’ll also feel like a boss by minimizing yo... See more
  • How to Create a Solid Backup Strategy for Your Photos
    By nancie
    Most people take reasonable precautions when engaging in activities that are potentially unsafe or harmful, like wearing seat belts in a car or even washing your hands before eating. The benefits of these basic procedures are easy to understand which is one reason these practices are so widely adopted. But things look quite different where our digital lives are concerned; in other words, a backup strategy. Every mobile phone, laptop, and personal computer stores your photos, documents, and othe... See more
  • How to Take Amazing Water Drop Photos
    By nancie
    A question we get regularly at dPS is about how to take water drop photos that capture falling drops of water splashing into a bowl of water. We’ve written some great tutorials on the topic of water drop photography in the past (check out this beginners guide to water droplet photography for example) but today came across this helpful video that we thought readers of dPS would get some value out of in their pursuit to take beautiful water drop photos. VIDEO: https://digital-photography-... See more
  • 9 Ways to Ensure You Get Sharp Images When Photographing People
    By nancie
    If you are struggling with soft or blurry images, you are not alone. Many photographers have difficulty with getting crisp, clear, in-focus images. This is especially true when taking pictures of people. It can be done, though, if you take the right steps. Try out these nine tips to make sure you get sharp images when you are photographing people. With a little practice, you should start seeing results right away. https://digital-photography-school.com/9-ways-get-sharp-images-people/?utm_source... See more
  • 25 Things I Learned as a Photography Newbie
    By nancie
    It seems photography should be easy, buy a camera and take photos, right? Except it’s not just a camera you need, there are other accessories and things you need to know as a photography newbie. Which lens do you buy and why? What do you shoot? How do you set the camera up correctly? What is the best way to process RAW files? Walk into a good camera shop and there are walls covered in bags, cabinets full of lenses, banks of accessories, and tripods arranged in an artistic installation on ... See more
  • How to Evaluate and Purchase Your Next New Lens
    By nancie
    It’s a day that comes for of us all at one time or another. You have to take the plunge…the big leap…go all in, take a chance. The decision can make or break you and your photography…or at least it can seem that way. It’s the day you invest in a brand new lens or one that’s new to you. Regardless, purchasing a fresh piece of glass can be confusing, frustrating, and painstaking. I’m here to tell you that we photographers who operate on limited funds (m... See more
  • Tutorial – Easy Camera Settings for Street Photography
    By nancie
    Street photography is one of those practices that is very tough to get right technically at first. Everything happens so quickly, hand-eye coordination is so important, and of course, there’s the fear involved in capturing people in candid moments without their approval. While it may seem like you just have to wait for the right moments to occur and get lucky, the reality is very far from that. https://digital-photography-school.com/tutorial-easy-camera-settings-street-photography/?utm_so... See more
  • How to Use a Cell Phone for Dramatic Night Photography
    By nancie
    Night has fallen. All of the beautiful golden light that flooded across the landscape during sunset has slowly slipped away over the horizon – replaced by inky darkness and twinkling stars. But that doesn’t mean that you need to put away your camera until tomorrow! In fact, you most likely have an excellent source of light in your pocket or purse right now – your cell phone flashlight! Whether you’ve packed your camera bag light or are simply looking for a creative way t... See more
  • Photo Post Processing Tips
    By nancie
    Even wondered what might happen if you explored post processing? Or do you already use programs like Lightroom and Photoshop, but want to take your skills to the next level? Once you start taking great photographs in RAW format using you DSLR, you might like to consider using Photoshop or Lightroom to give you images that extra "pop".Checkout our Post Processing Tips section for articles/ideos on how to use software to get the best out of your images - as well making sure you save and catalogu... See more

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