• Photographing Water — 3 Things To Consider

    Published Thursday, January 31st, 2019

    Photographing water is a great challenge for the new photographer and is a good exercise to flex your knowledge of shutter speeds. Especially if you want to get some truly creative shots! Here are a few essential tips for you to consider before you head out! Consider Your Shutter Speed You’ll want to put a […]

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  • Gain Confidence in Your Photography by Following Nine Simple Steps

    Published Sunday, January 6th, 2019

    9 Ways to Gain Confidence in Your Photography

    Many photographers struggle with a lack of confidence while they are learning. Maybe you see the work of other photographers and wonder why your own photos can’t look as great. Gaining confidence is key because it will motivate you to keep learning and growing, and it will help you to get the best results at each stage in your development. In this article we’ll look at 9 different things you can do to gain confidence.

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  • Winter Photos to Inspire Your Creative Side — Go Play in the Snow

    Published Saturday, December 8th, 2018

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    While winter can present more challenges for photographers than other seasons, there are plenty of opportunities for amazing photos in the cold and snow. The same scene can look drastically different from one season to the next, and winter scenes can often produce stunning photos. In this post we’ve collected 25 examples from various photographers that show just how beautiful winter photography can be. Use it for some inspiration and get out and find opportunities for your own winter photos.

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  • Fun DIY Photo Props – 40 Ways to Make Your Party Photos Memorable

    Published Friday, December 7th, 2018

    Fun DIY Photo Props

    If you’re looking for a way to add some intrigue to your photos, or simply to have a fun photo session, making use of props can be a great approach. Fortunately, there are endless possibilities when it comes to do-it-yourself props that won’t cost you a lot of money. In this article we’ll showcase and link to 40 different DIY photo prop ideas. Many of the links lead to tutorials that will show you how to create the prop yourself, and some even include printable templates that you can use for super-easy props.

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  • Faux HDR Lightroom Presets for Great HDR Looks from a Single Image

    Published Sunday, November 11th, 2018

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    Faux HDR Lightroom presets for times when you would like to achieve an HDR look without multiple exposures. Includes 30 presets for awesome HDR effects. With this set of Lightroom presets you can get HDR-like effects with a single image. There may be times when you would like to achieve an HDR look, but you might not […]

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  • Portrait Power Lightroom Presets — 30 Presets and 45 Adjustment Brushes to Finish Portraits Quickly

    Published Sunday, November 11th, 2018

    Portrait Power Lightroom preset

    Portrait Power Lightroom Presets work specifically with portraits so that your work in Lightroom is quick and effective. The set includes 30 different Portrait Power Lightroom presets to apply a variety of looks and effects with a single click. The collection includes black & white presets, haze presets, matte presets, and much more. These presets […]

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  • Natural Light Portraiture and 5 Tips to Improve Portraits

    Published Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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    The look and feel of a natural light is perfect for shooting warm, glowing portraits. The golden light of the sun complements skin tones and can be used in a different ways to create different looks. Of course, a lot can go wrong when shooting with natural light, too. Exposure can be tricky, and so can finding the perfect location to shoot from.

    Shooting during golden hour is ideal, but it’s not the only way! Here are five tips that you can use to take your natural light portraits to the next level and make you a more versatile photographer who’s ready to tackle whatever kind of lighting situation that’s thrown their way.

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  • Free Photoshop Actions – 30 Unique Actions for Photographers

    Published Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    Free Photoshop Actions

    Here at PhotographyPla.net we have hundreds of Photoshop actions that are available for purchase, but we also want to give out some freebies that can be used at no cost. Over the past few years we’ve released a number of free actions, and we plan to continue to add more in the future. This post is a collection of 30 free Photoshop actions that you can download with no strings attached and use them with your photos, even with commercial photos.

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  • Free HDR Photoshop Action Helps You Create Amazing HDR Photos

    Published Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    Free HDR Photoshop Action

    This Photoshop action is a free sample from Faux HDR Actions – Vol. 2. The full set includes 11 different actions that allow you to create HDR-like effects, and you can get one of them for free here! You can see sample before and after images from this action below. The action is compatible with Photoshop CS4+.

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  • Free Blue Evening Photoshop Action is Available to Download

    Published Monday, October 15th, 2018

    Free Blue Evening Photoshop Action

    Blue Evening is a Photoshop action that is a part of our set of Touch of Drama Photoshop Actions.

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  • Earn Photography Money As An Amateur Photographer

    Published Sunday, October 14th, 2018

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    Earn photography money to help offset the cost of your photography. Let’s face it, photography can be a pretty expensive hobby. And as your skills improve (and your wishlist grows), you may find yourself wondering if you can start earning back some of the money you put into it. The bad news is, we live […]

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  • Professional Photographers Habits — The 3 They All Have In Common

    Published Saturday, October 13th, 2018

    Professional photographers habits are worth noting because they can help you, too. It’s difficult to lump all professional photographers together and see all the things they’ve done to achieve the success they’ve found. Everyone’s story is bound to be different, just like with any aspect of life. However, the very best photographers do have a […]

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  • Architecture Photography is Simplified with These 4 Tips

    Published Friday, October 12th, 2018

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    Architecture photography shots can make for stunning pieces of art to hang on the wall or share among your social media circles. But there’s more to taking winning shots than just aiming your camera at an interesting piece of architecture and grabbing a quick snapshot. There are a few things you need to keep in […]

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  • Photos Missing Mark? Here are A Few Reasons Why

    Published Thursday, October 11th, 2018

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    Photos missing mark? Don’t fret. All photographers go through phases where they feel their images just aren’t living up to their expectations. From beginners to seasoned professionals, these phases are inevitable. For many, it can be discouraging enough to make them give up on their photography practice altogether. If this is happening to you, I […]

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  • Storm Photos — Photograph Storms Safely and Improve Results

    Published Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

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    Storm photos are fascinating to take and to view. And if you are in the path of a major hurricane, tornado, thunderstorm or storm phenomenon like a waterspout or storm aftermath, even the novice will try to shoot photos. But storms are dangerous so there are things you need to keep in mind when taking […]

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