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Replacing the Sky in Photoshop

Replacing the Sky in Photoshop

The Artificial Intelligence-powered Sky replacement tool is one of the greatest new features in the latest version of Photoshop. If you haven’t updated yet, you…

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The secret behind stunning fireworks photography

The secret behind stunning fireworks photography

New Years' Eve is coming up, and that can only mean one thing for landscape photographers — it’s fireworks season. I'm going to show you…

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Should I buy a laptop or desktop for photo editing?

Should I buy a laptop or desktop for photo editing?

This is a question that I get asked a surprising amount by photographers. And the truth is, there’s no easy answer. It all depends on…

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3 easy ways to create a vignette in Lightroom

3 easy ways to create a vignette in Lightroom

Vignetting used to be just a characteristic of bad lens design. Lenses wouldn’t transmit as much light onto the corners of the frame, be it…

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Why HDR is used by Pro Photographers

Why HDR is used by Pro Photographers

HDR photography has gotten a bad rap since the very beginning of digital photography.  On internet forums everywhere, it’s the technique used to create jarring,…

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Nikon D850 One Year Review

Nikon D850 One Year Review

This is my Nikon D850. There are many like it, but this one is mine. I've owned it for over a year. I've taken tens…

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Why the heck would I need a tripod?

Why the heck would I need a tripod?

I can't even begin to tell you the number of times I've been asked by photographers this simple question. When do I need to use…

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8 reasons why your photos aren’t sharp

8 reasons why your photos aren’t sharp

There is one mistake that’s unrecoverable, and that’s taking an un-sharp photograph. You could have researched the perfect time and place to catch that evening…

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Get your photo website built for you for half price

Get your photo website built for you for half price

Every photographer needs a web presence.  But relying on social media alone is often not enough.  I want my own website with various galleries sorted…

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Photography Academy T-Shirts are Here

Photography Academy T-Shirts are Here

They are here! Your Photography Academy t-shirt is ready and waiting for you! After nearly a year in the making, we have "our why". If…

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Submit your photo to the Hope for the Future Photo Contest!

Submit your photo to the Hope for the Future Photo Contest!

The Hope for the Future Photo Contest was a huge success.  Watch the video above to see the winning photos. This contest is now closed…

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Master depth of field to get tack sharp photos

Master depth of field to get tack sharp photos

Watch the video above to see how to use depth of field will help you take super sharp photos WITHOUT boring and complicated explanations. Are…

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How to set the focus point

How to set the focus point

This is how to set the focus point on your camera. When you purchased your camera, it came automatically set with multi-point focus mode. This…

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Acratech Tripod Head Review

Acratech Tripod Head Review

What tripod head do I use? I get asked this all the time. Here it is: The Acratech tripod head, which comes in two parts:…

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Supermoons: How to Take AMAZING Photographs

Supermoons: How to Take AMAZING Photographs

Watch the video above to see how you can be in the right place at the right time to photograph the supermoon with a picture…

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Why a van is perfect for photo adventures

Why a van is perfect for photo adventures

Summer is here and you might be thinking of getting away for a photography adventure, but sitting in an airplane, eating in restaurants and staying…

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Lens Extension Tubes – Easy Close Up Photos

Lens Extension Tubes – Easy Close Up Photos

Press play on the video above if you want a cheap and easy way to take close-up photos of flowers, bugs, and other little things.…

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Hard drives, RAID, and cloud backups explained

Hard drives, RAID, and cloud backups explained

Your hard drive backup is like a light bulb. the question isn't if it's going to crash, but when. Will your precious photos survive the…

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Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest Winners

Press play on the video above! We had four big wins this week from photographers in our Photography Academy community. Three of them were recognized…

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Certificates of Achievement for Photography

Certificates of Achievement for Photography

Press Play on the video above to find out how you can get your award! Great news! We now have certificates of achievement for graduates…

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The histogram explained through music

The histogram explained through music

The histogram is a photographer's best friend, and the easiest way to understand how it works is to compare it to music. If you look…

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Interview with award-winning photographer Wendy Klein

Interview with award-winning photographer Wendy Klein

Wendy Klein stunned me when she said she has only been doing photography for less than four years! Wendy is one of the top photographers…

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Best Photo Location of the Las Vegas Strip

Best Photo Location of the Las Vegas Strip

If you are looking for the best photo location of the Las Vegas Strip, this is it. It is surprisingly difficult to find clear views…

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Coronavirus and photography – see the opportunity

Coronavirus and photography – see the opportunity

Click play on the video above. We are living in scary times. The entire world is dealing with the coronavirus, which is an enemy that…

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Free Lightroom Presets – How to Install Lightroom Presets on Mac

Free Lightroom Presets – How to Install Lightroom Presets on Mac

I am giving away free Lightroom presets! This is how to get your free presets and how to install Lightroom presets on Mac and Windows.…

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Cityscape Photography 101: The Golden Minute

Cityscape Photography 101: The Golden Minute

Watch the video above to see how I shot these cityscape photos from the roof of the tallest building in Paris. Everyone loves beautiful cityscape…

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Do you deserve recognition just because you showed up?

Do you deserve recognition just because you showed up?

When I was a kid, we had an event in elementary school called sports day (also known as field day). It happened once per year…

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Watch our content with this app

Watch our content with this app

Here is how you can watch your Photography Academy courses and classes using an app on your phone. The app is super convenient because you…

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Why the heck would I need a tripod?

Why the heck would I need a tripod?

I can't even begin to tell you the number of…

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Why HDR is used by Pro Photographers

Why HDR is used by Pro Photographers

HDR photography has gotten a bad rap since the very…

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Why a van is perfect for photo adventures

Why a van is perfect for photo adventures

Summer is here and you might be thinking of getting…

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Watch our content with this app

Watch our content with this app

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The secret behind stunning fireworks photography

The secret behind stunning fireworks photography

New Years' Eve is coming up, and that can only…

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The histogram explained through music

The histogram explained through music

The histogram is a photographer's best friend, and the easiest…

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