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The Most Important New Features in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

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On April 11th this year, Adobe released a new version of their famous Creative Suite. It got upgraded from CS5 to CS5.5, which mostly affected movie-making and web-development programs included in this software pack. There are still 5 different suites (Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Production Premium, and Master Collection) with similar software excluding […]

Photography: The Correct Way to do Mixed Lighting on Models

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Using flash outdoors is a classic method photographers employ to create separation between the subject and background. A tricky technique to get started off on if you are a beginner, mixed lighting can give some fabulous results. We’ve put together an analysis of ten such images. We hope it will serve as inspiration and also […]

Ten of Ansel Adam’s Best Landscape Photographs Analyzed

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Anybody serious about their photography has already heard of Ansel Adams, and probably seen at least some of his work. For those who haven’t, Ansel Adams is one of the most accomplished landscape photographers the world has ever seen. He coined the now-common term of ‘visualization’, as far as the photo making process is concerned. […]

Candid Photography: It’s Now Or Never – 15 Of Weegee’s Most Powerful Candid Photos

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Arthur Fellig, popularly known as ‘Weegee’ was a photographer who specialized in ‘photographing pages from life’ in his own words. His photographs were never posed, and he made it a point to do masterfully capture true moments of life. He went as far as to install a police radio at home, so he could be […]

The Twenty Most Popular 35mm Photo Cameras in History

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So much has been written about cutting edge advances in digital photography, that we decided to put together a list of the favorite 35mm camera of times gone by. Any such list is of course subjective. What you see here is arguably an acceptable list of the most loved film cameras of the last few […]

The Best FREE Photoshop Plugins to Enhance Workflow

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When you hear the word Photoshop, all kinds of ideas come to mind involving graphical design. From photo manipulation to 3D animation, if you want your work to really expand on the eyes of your employers or if you just want to impress your friends, this program can really help you get there. Although its […]

6 Free or Cheap Alternative Image Editing Tools to Adobe Photoshop

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The growing popularity of digital photography and the proliferation of options to host digital images have also increased the need for decent photo editing software. Adobe Photoshop is the best-known photo editing software, and it does a fantastic job in manipulating and enhancing your most cherished pictures or your professional photographs. But with Photoshop’s hefty […]

Recursion – The Art and Ideas Behind M. C. Escher’s Drawings

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M.C. Escher occupies a unique spot among the most popular artists of the past century. While his contemporaries focused on breaking from traditional art and its emphasis on realism and beauty, Escher found his muse in symmetry and infinity. His attachment to geometric forms made him one of modernism’s most recognizable artists and his work […]