Review: Tack Sharp by James Brandon

One of the most basic things you need to get straight when taking a photograph is to make sure it's sharp - tack sharp! If you like a softer look in your images, you can always add that later in your post-production. But making a blurry image sharp is far more difficult and in many cases even imporssible. In the 3rd edition of his book Tack Sharp: A Step By Step Guide To Nailing Focus James Brandon teaches you all the different ingredients to creating the sharpest possible images. And there are many ingredients to this. It's not just about using a tripod.

Review: Midnight in Paris by Trey Ratcliff

In this 4-hour video course, world-famous travel photographer Trey Ratcliff and fashion and fine-art photographer Miss Aniela take you on a journey through the majestic French countryside and inside the Château de Champlâtreux for a one-of-a kind photography workshop. They show you how to shoot different types of photos in that renaissance building and context, and in the extensive post-processing parts of the tutorial, they show you how to make those image come to life.

Review: Designing an Image by Lindsay Adler

If you want to start a career in commercial photography, the video collection Designing an Image is going to be an invaluable resource for you. In her 7-hour video course, Lindsay Adler takes you from the very basics of working in fashion and commercial photography all the way to the intricate details of lighting a scene and to diverse retouching techniques. But this course is not only targeted at the aspiring fashion photographer. It is much more fundamental than that since it takes you through the thought process of creating an image. Lindsay shows you how to come up with an idea for a photo, how to turn that idea into a concept, and what it takes to get from that concept to your finished image. You will get lots of lighting tips, and you will learn new professional retouching techniques.

$2,000+ Photography Resources for $89. No Kidding!

This is easily the greatest photography event of the year. And it has launched just few seconds ago. The Complete Photography Bundle is a package of high-quality photography resources (video classes, ebooks, presets and more) worth $2,000+ (actually quite a bit more than that), and those crazy guys at 5DayDeal.com sell it for just $89. Can you believe it? That's well over 95% discount over the regular price of the products included. Get your bundle before the deal expires on October 20th!

Something big is coming... that will change your photography

I know this sounds fussy, and vague, and a little like a click bait, to be honest. And I as much as I'd love to add more beef to this bold promise right now... I can't, because... I signed a contract that says "You can't!" on the first page. So, for now you just got to take my word for it: This photography event is going to blow your mind. It's an opportunity that does not come very often - an opportunity to learn so much about photography that you will literally be busy for a whole year (conservative estimate) sucking it all in.
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Review: 'Powerful Imagery' by Mitchell Kanashkevich

Don't you wish that you had more information on how your favorite images were created - about the thought process and the creative process behind the photos? If only there was a book that would reveal the Why, the Where, the When and the How! Mitchell Kanashkevich's eBook 'Powerful Imagery' is exactly that book. Mitchell has selected 15 of his favorite images made over the past decade and dissects them. Read the whole review the learn more.
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Review: 'Seeing the Light' by Mitchell Kanashkevich

How do you actually use artificial light and light modifiers in a way such that your photographs still have a natural feel to them? How and where do you set up your flash in order not to ruin the natural atmosphere in your scene? How do you use different light modifiers (e.g. reflectors) to modify and sculpt the light on your subjects exactly the way you envision it? Mitchell Kanashkevich's eBook "Seeing the Light" will help you answer the questions above and more. Read my review to get more information about the book.
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HDR Vertoramas - Interior Photography at its Best!

Have you ever tried to photograph a beautiful interior just to find that no matter how you approach it, your photos just don't capture the beauty and the overwhelming impression that you have while you are standing there? If there only was a silver bullet for solving that problem! Well, HDR Vertorama Photography might just be what you are looking for! Check out this eBook presentation to learn more.
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Review: Photographing the 4th Dimension: Time by Jim Goldstein

The attempt to capture time with a still camera seems strange at first. After all, a normal photo is captured in a split second, right? But you may be surprised to find that there is a lot to be discovered when you go beyond that split second. In this book, Jim Goldstein provides you with a great introduction to capturing time in your photographs using a variety of techniques from long exposure, via light painting techniques to star trail photography, cinemagraphs and time-lapse photography. Read this review to learn more about the book.
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Review: The Art of Photographing Wildlife by Mike Kiss

Photographing wild animals is one of the most rewarding but also most difficult photographic disciplines you can imagine. Not only do you have to master all the photographic concepts and technicalities, you also have an extremely tough subject to shoot: wild animals. They will not take directions, they will run away at just the right moment, and some even try to eat you while you change lenses. But Mike Kiss has a great book for you. Check out this review to find out more.
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Review: Tasty Food Photography by Lindsay Ostrom

We've probably all taken many pictures of food. But honestly: How many really good food shots have you taken so far? Not too many, eh? Great food photography is an art and a craft that requires careful planning, execution, and passion beyond the mere snapping of a photo. In her eBook, Lindsay Ostrom gives you an easily digestible (pun intended) introduction to her craft covering all aspects. A decent camera, a window and the right time of day is really all you need if you know how to use it right. And that's what Lindsay shows you in her book.
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Review: The Art of Black & White with Lightroom by Serge Ramelli

Black & white photography is about much more than just taking the colors out of your images. In this post, I am reviewing Serge Ramelli's "The Art of Black & White with Lightroom" video tutorial. In his tutorial, Serge shows a number of different black & white techniques using different photos. He shows you how to use the different tools available in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro to turn different color photos into great black & white images. If you want to learn black & white photography with all its facets, you have to check out this tutorial.
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Review: Post Edgy Photoshop Techniques by Joel Grimes

Compositing is a photographic technique by which several image elements that are shot separately are combined into a single image. In this post, I will review a video tutorial by one of the most well-known professional photographers who practices this technique. Check out what the pros and cons of the tutorial are before you invest your money.
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$1,200 Photography Education for Just $89 - 5 Day Deal in Full Swing!

Right now, as this post is published, the biggest photography event in 2014 is launched, and I am thrilled to be a part of it together with top photographers and companies like Joel Grimes, Lindsay Adler, Gordon Laing, Nicole S. Young, Topaz Labs, onOne Software and many others. 5daydeal.com offers you a bundle containing $1,200+ worth of first-class photography resources for just $89. That's more than 90% discount for a bundle of resources that will give your photography a kick start in 2014.
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Ho - Ho - Hold Your Breath! The Biggest Photography Event Ever is Coming Up!

When Bryon Lippincott invited me to the new event on http://5daydeal.com, my first reaction was "Sure! Sounds cool!". But I had no idea how cool this would become. I feel truly honored to be a part of this event besides industry greats like Joel Grimes, Lindsay Adler, Gordon Laing, Nicole S. Young, Topaz Labs, OnOne Software and many others. This select group of people and companies agreed to contribute to give you a big-bang start to 2014.