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Apple launches the iPhone X – What's in Store for the Iphoneographer?

Yesterday, Apple commemorated the 10th anniversary of the launch of iPhone by Steve Jobs. On this occasion the current CEO, Tim Cook, announced a special edition of the iPhone – the iPhone X. It is befitting that the announcement was made at the Steve Jobs Theater inside the Apple Park. Two more iPhones – the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus were also announced. But let's take a look at the iPhone X only. And study the features of the new phone's cameras. Stated as the "biggest leap forward since the original iPhone" the iPhone X has been eagerly anticipated for months. The rumor mills had been abuzz with leaked info about the likely specifications of the new phone. All...

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Shooting in RAW - A Basic Introduction and the Advantages

One of the biggest advantage of being able to shoot in digital is the ability to shoot in RAW. For those of you who are not familiar with what RAW is – RAW is a lossless format that retains all of the image information that your camera captures. These information is available to you for editing the way you feel free. Normally, when you shoot with a digital camera, when shooting in any other mode but RAW, the camera processes the information within, using proprietary RAW to JPEG conversion software. You would say that this approach is a lot more convenient, isn’t it? I am sure it is, for some types of photography. But when you want to have more...

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5 Long Exposure Tips for Landscape Photography

Whether you know the term or not, you've most likely come across the breathtaking photos it offers. Long exposure photography is reminiscent of comfortably surreal paintings and soothing works of art that compel the viewer to stop and ponder for a while. In this part of the photography realm, landscapes consist of moving oceans, dreamy horizons, and soft waterfalls. In a nutshell, long exposure uses slow shutter speeds to sharply capture stationary objects and blur moving ones. This creates a dreamy and even-looking effect, something that is highly valued by photographers and enthusiasts alike. Here are five tips on how to master this exciting photography genre. Have the right equipment Thankfully, long exposure photography doesn't demand lots of complicated equipment....

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A Compact Guide to Stunning Landscape Photography

Ever wondered what makes an absolutely stunning landscape image? Is it contrast? Or is it the extensive depth of field or the sharpness that extends from one corner of the image to the other? Or is the resolution of the image? Or maybe something more complicated like extensive post-processing? Well, the thing about photography and especially landscape photography, is that your eyes see something completely different to what the camera sensor records. Your eyes continuously adjusts for the dynamic range across the scene. So it sees a much more contrasty image compared to what the camera captures in a single frame. Additionally, when your eyes move across the scene, it continuously adjusts focus. Therefore the brain records a much larger...

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9 Quick Steps on How To Install Lightroom Presets

Here is a quick tutorial on how to install Adobe Lightroom Presets in 9 simple steps: Download the ZIP file containing your Lightroom presets to your computer Locate your downloaded ZIP file and extract the files Open Lightroom and click on "Edit" (PC) or "Lightroom" (Mac) at the top which is next to “File” and click on “Preferences” and then on the “Presets” tab Make sure the option “store presets with this catalog” is unchecked Click on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” Locate and open/double click the folder “Lightroom” and then the “Develop Presets” folder Copy and paste the extracted folder from step 2 into the “Develop Presets” folder Close and re-open Lightroom and your imported presets are ready to use.  That’s it!...

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