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Lens Diffraction in Photography


Lens Diffraction In Photography

We all know that decreasing the aperture (bigger f nunber) increases the depth of field in our pictures. But do we all really understand that at some stage the smaller we make the aperture in our lens the softer the image becomes? This is due to an optical phenomenon know as difraction. The above video does a great job of explaining this in a way that is very easy to understand. Knowing your camera is more about knowing all the buttons. Its also about knowing where that sweet spot is!


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Snapseed 2.0

I’ve been using Snapseed for a while now and have always thought that it’s the best mobile photo editor out there. Google have recently released V2.0 of this app and its a huge step forward. Everything that was there before is still there but there is a lot of really good new features.

Scott Kelby recently interviewed one of the people responsible for Snapseed and created a very good 30 minute show where they discuss all these new features. Check it out here.

If you want to download it follow the links below to the respective app stores…

Google Play (Android)
Itunes (Apple IOS)

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Bird Photography

Came across a great set of video tutorials on bird photography. Not the easiest type of photography but there’s some really excellent tips on these videos that will help you with just about any type of photography. Well worth a watch, specially if you want to get started with bird photography…

Location – Scouting the perfect shot

Camera settings:

Getting the right exposure

One shot and AI servo

1.4x and 2x tele extenders

Arthur’s gear bag. Don’t watch if you suffer from G.A.S…

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More Ideas to use your Speedlight

After a great workshop by Emanuel a couple of weeks ago here’s some more ideas on how to use your speedlight from arguably one of the best in the field: “Joe McNally”. This is a 6 part series that adds up to an hour long look at a master of speedlights.

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I love stories that motivate me and make me want to go out and shoot more. This short video made as a promotion for the new Nikkon D4s makes me want to do just that. Beautifully shot and a great inspiration! Check it out on Vimeo:

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Also check out the behind the scenes on how the video was created. (A good story on its own.)

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Sorry it has been the “not so weekly” roundup. Things got a bit busy but will try get this going again…

The Image Story

The Image Story is a website that tries to dig a little bit deeper than the image itself. Here they not only showcase beautiful photography but they explore the story and process behind the image. The focus is not the technical details but details such as: What inspired the image? What preparation was needed? What were the decisions behind the composition, etc, etc.



This one is one for all the ‘gear heads’ out there… Shotkit is a website that explores the gear in the...

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Compliments of the season to everyone! Trust you had a nice break and are starting to get back into the swing of things. So let’s keep learning and improving.

Photography Cheat Sheets

2014-01-06 20_11_53-Photography Cheat Sheets To Save You Time and Frustration - The Photo Argus

Check out this very cool list of Photography Cheat sheets collected by “The Photo Argus“. Everything from manual exposure guides, to night photography guides, to flash guides. All in a nice printable sheet.

5 Tips for shooting Macro

2013-11-17 14_28_26-Pocket _ 5 Tips for Shooting Macro Photography with Rick Lieder

In this video from Tamron, Rick Lieder shares some tips from his years of experience shooting macro photography.

You can also go see some of his stunning  work on 500px, or his web...

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While we all still fresh from our Wednesday Photoshop workshop, here’s some cool Photoshop links to keep you busy and learning…

Blending Modes

I have watched hundreds of Photoshop video tutorials and I have yet to come across someone who really understands blending modes. It seems to be one of these things people just click through and see what ‘works best’. If you really want to understand what each blending mode does, check out this in depth explanation. In fact, its a good one to bookmark so you can keep referring back to it.

Custom Shapes

2013-11-17 14_56_23-Cool Photoshop custom shapes, gradients and styles _ Tutorial Lounge

Want to add more custom shapes to Photoshop’s defa...

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Creative Photoshop Tutorials

Anything you want to learn about these days is available at the click of a button. Photoshop tutorials on the internet are no exception. A quick search and whatever you need to know is right there. Sometimes to be really inspired is nice to look at a list of tutorials and find new things you didn’t even think were possible. And this is exactly what this list of advanced Photoshop tutorials does for me. It blows my mind what can be achieved! This list was put together by Tutorial Lounge.


Create a vintage look

The old vintage look seems to be all the craze at the mo...

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Today’s post is about having some fun quickly creating some different looks using free presets… I’m going to focus on two very common ways of doing this. One with Photoshop Actions and one with Lightroom Presets. If you search the web you will find thousands of free actions and presets. I will mention a few to get you started… Both these methods will allow you to create many different looks with the click of 1 button.


Photoshop Actions

First of all, a quick step by step instruction on how to install an action into Photoshop. Once you happy with that, explore and have fun:

  1. 34 Useful Photoshop...
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