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The Rhythm of Life (Ultra-Lapse) - 1 Million Times Faster than Real Life

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Watching grass grow can be pretty boring. But what if you speed it up 1 million times? This movie does just that: It shows you 3 years in 100 seconds. You've probably never seen a time-lapse movie from me. But a couple of years ago, I was experimenting with several time-lapse techniques, and when we moved to a new home, I decided to start a special project. This video is the end result, and it's probably one of a kind.

Review: Photographing the 4th Dimension: Time by Jim Goldstein

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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.

Review: The Art of Photographing Wildlife by Mike Kiss

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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.

Review: The Art of Black & White with Lightroom by Serge Ramelli

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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.

$1,200 Photography Education for Just $89 - 5 Day Deal in Full Swing!

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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.

Ho - Ho - Hold Your Breath! The Biggest Photography Event Ever is Coming Up!

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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.

20 Top Photography Magazines on Flipboard

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To help you make the most of the new magazine feature of Flipboard, I have collected a few interesting, noteworthy and promising photography magazines for you. There were some obvious choices that already have a solid base of readers, but there are also some quite small (in terms of subscribers) magazines that you would probably never find. Check them out and subscribe to any of them if you like the contents.

New Photography Magazines on Flipboard

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I have created two new magazines on Flipboard for you to bring the latest news, stories, tutorials, tricks & tips, and master piece photographs from the world of photography to you. I am doing all the heavy lifting for you by collecting and arranging these stories from the web. All you need to do is to subscribe to the magazines on Flipboard, sit back and enjoy. It's all free, of course! This video will tell you what's in the magazines and how to get started.

Hands-on Photo Tips: Creating a Non-destructive Vignette

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Darkening the edges of your photos can really help you in getting more depth and in leading your viewers' eyes to the important elements of your photo. This is called "vignetting". In this video tutorial, you will learn how to create a vignette using non-destructive editing. That is, you will not change the pixels of your image in any way. Instead, the vignette will be on a separate layer on top of your image, and you can turn it on an off or change it at any time, independently of your work on the photo. I will show you how to do this in Photoshop.

10 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Photography Gear

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Recently, I was asked to contribute a What's in your bag article…

The Social Photographer (Part 2.2): Campaign Building

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A social media campaign seems like something that only the big players need. But setting up a targeted plan for communicating important personal or business-related projects to your followers can be beneficial no matter how big or small your brand is. Based on an example I will show you how a series of messages can be used to build expectation and raise awareness and interest in a project, a topic or a product. Choose those projects that are really important to you and try to build a community around them by using the principles explained here. It will be beneficial in the long run, not only for the specific projects but also for your brand.

The Social Photographer (Part 2.1): How to write concise and engaging messages

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In this part of The Social Photographer, you will learn systematic ways of getting your message across to your readers. You will get to know the different types of messages and how to to approach writing them differently. Simplicity, a good structure, the right wording and an enticing tone are very important. Not only do they help you convey your point, but they also shape your brand identity over time.

The Social Photographer - Social Media Strategies for Creative Minds (Part 1)

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In Part 1 of 'The Social Photographer', you will learn the basics of a successful social media presence for photographers. This includes the selection of the right social networks, learning to take on a business view, preparing and connecting your website, and the philosophy of sharing and making friends. 'The Social Photographer' is a free guide for photographers and other creative minds. It has 8 parts that provide strategies and techniques for a more effective social media presence.

New farbspiel YouTube Channel

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Those of you who follow farbspiel-photo.com closely may have…
21 HDR Photography Myths Busted - featured - 01

21 HDR Photography Myths Busted

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A good way of getting things straight concerning a particular…

HDR Cookbook - Why you need an artistic workflow

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Have you ever uploaded an image to your favorite photo sharing…