How to eliminate harsh shadows when using flash

    | Photography Tutorials, Portraits | 08/05/2012 14:59pm
    Using flash: how to reduce harsh shadows

    One of the biggest problems photographers encounter when using flash are harsh shadows in the background. In particular, harsh flash shadows are the bane of anyone who shoots portrait photography.

    In the tutorial below we show you how you can eliminate shadows from your pictures so you can start taking flawless portraits.

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    6 photo editing steps every photographer should know

    | Photo Editing, Photoshop Elements | 07/04/2012 07:00am
    6 photo editing steps every photographer should know

    Photo editing was at one time a controversial step for photographers. The wide capabilities of software like Photoshop made post-processing a quiet, private affair. No longer. It’s generally accepted now that even the best images can benefit from a few basic enhancements with photo editing software.

    Below we’ve listed these essential photo editing adjustments in the order in which you should make them for the most efficient work process, or ‘workflow’. For example, it’s sensible to crop first – there’s no point spending time removing dust or adjusting exposure on areas of the picture a new crop will get rid of anyway.

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    Advertorial: Canon unveils important update to Project1709 platform

    | News | 02/04/2013 13:02pm
    Advertorial: Canon unveils important update to Project1709 platform

    Canon has revealed a raft of new features and functionality to its Project1709 photo management software, which promises to offer photographers even greater flexibility with their images.

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    Tamron announces 24-70mm standard zoom for Canon DSLRs

    | News | 07/02/2012 11:45am

    Tamron has announced a new fast, 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens, which is available in mounts compatible with Sony, Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

    The new lens comes equipped with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilisation and Ultrasonic Silent Drive, which is designed to help when shooting handheld.

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    10 top tips for football photography

    | Action | 07/11/2012 12:56pm

    Chief Times sports photographer and award-winning professional Canon photographer Marc Aspland shares his secrets on soccer photography…

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    Canon DSLR Tutorial: When should you use the Av mode?

    | Canon D-SLR Skills | 03/09/2013 12:53pm
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    Aperture Value shooting mode, often also called Aperture Priority, gives you direct access to what aperture you want to use when shooting. In Program, Full Auto and the various scene modes, the camera makes a best guess at the right combination of aperture and shutter speed for a correct exposure, while also aiming to deliver a sufficiently fast shutter speed to avoid camera shake or motion blur. It works well most of the time but, when you want to get more creative with selective aperture settings, it’s best to switch to Av mode.

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    How to contact PhotoPlus

    | Contact Us, News | 13/01/2012 16:21pm

    Contact the PhotoPlus magazine team

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    Create stunning mono shots with RAW

    | Technique step by step | 14/12/2009 13:48pm

    Canon 450D: tips for using your EOS camera

    | Canon D-SLR Skills, Photography Tutorials | 27/03/2012 14:45pm
    Canon 450D: tips for using your EOS camera

    Are you a Canon 450D user? So you think you know how to use your Canon DSLR? Like many of us, you may have an EOS camera but tend to use only a handful of its features.

    In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ Canon cameras, we want to help you better harness your camera’s creative potential. Call them camera tips, or call it a user’s guide to your favourite Canon DSLR. The advice below comes from experts who have used the Canon 450D and know it inside and out.

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    Canon Tip: how to tell your Canon batteries’ level of charge

    | Canon D-SLR Skills, Photography Tutorials | 03/12/2012 07:45am
    Canon Tip: how to tell your Canon batteries' level of charge

    Canon battery covers can protect contacts and prevent short circuits – and some can indicate the charge status of your battery.

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