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    Photography Composition Tip: How to Use Perspective

    There’s obviously a lot that goes into creating an eye-catching photo… You have to consider the subject itself and whether it’s strong enough to command attention in the frame. You also have to think about the lighting and how it does or doesn’t improve the quality of the shot. Naturally, the composition is a key component […]

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    Understanding Camera Specs: What's the Most Important for You?

    When shopping for a camera, you can easily get overwhelmed with information. There’s talk of resolution and megapixels, sensor size and ISO range, and burst rate and aspect ratio. And that’s just the beginning… The question is, what do all these specifications mean, and which ones are the most important? Let’s try to sort it […]

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    Leica TL2 review

    Leica hopes to appeal to a new generation of photographer with the Leica TL2. Shunning more traditional body-mounted controls in favor of a large touchscreen interface as on the original T and TL, the TL2, like its predecessors, is rather at odds with brand's rich heritage, with its renowned film and digital cameras having been […]

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    How to Keep Your Camera Safe When Traveling

    Whether it’s a quick day trip with your friends to take some photos at the beach or a weeks-long trip around the world, you need the right gear to keep your camera and lenses out of harm’s way. From camera straps to small day bags to roomy weekender bags, there’s no shortage of products on […]

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    DSLR vs. Mirrorless: Which is Top Dog in 2017?

    It wasn’t that long ago that mirrorless cameras were a new-fangled gadget just hitting the shelves. And though DSLR cameras are still more popular and common, mirrorless has certainly made a name for itself. The question is, if you’re in the market for a new camera, should you go with a DSLR or a mirrorless […]

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    How to Jump Through a Window and Not Die Using Breakaway Glass

    Today on The Slanted Lens we are taking a brief look at breakaway glass! We’ll be throwing a stuntman through a window and showing you how to safely and effectively use this glass to get some amazing shots. Preparing the Set One of the most important aspects of using breakaway glass is the setup. You […]

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    Learn How to Shoot Water Reflections in 5 Easy Steps

    There’s just something about a water reflection photo that I really enjoy. I can’t decide if it’s the calmness of it or the symmetry. Maybe it’s both! But snagging photos like the one above is a little more involved than pointing and shooting at a calm body of water (though those are important steps). If […]

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    4 Tips for Stunning Newborn Photography

    Photo by Belly Beautiful/Karen Marie When it comes to maternity photography – well, any kind of portraiture – the goal is to make your model look amazing. There are a million ways to help yourself do that, too. But sometimes you just need a quick tip to help you get your creative juices flowing or […]

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    Make a Second Copy To?

    A potentially useful, though often misunderstood feature of the Import screen, is the Make a Second Copy To checkbox located in the File Handling panel. The useful part is the automated copying of the memory card to a second drive. The misunderstood part is that some people think it’s a long-term backup solution (and it’s […]

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    The Best Full Size Tripods for Any Budget

    Just like cameras, lenses, and other photography gear, there’s no lack of selection of tripods these days. Not only do tripods come in various sizes made of various materials, but there’s also tripods to fit virtually any budget. Of course, some tripods are better than others… I’ve used Vanguard tripods for awhile now, and in […]

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    How to Take Silhouettes in 4 Easy Steps

    Looking at photos like the one above, it’s hard not to be impressed with their beauty. There’s just something about gorgeous backlighting behind a silhouetted shape that makes for an eye-catching photo. Of course, there’s more to creating a silhouette than just aiming your camera at a bright light and slapping your subject in front […]

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    8 Ugly Truths About Photography

    I love photography, and I’m guessing if you’re reading this that you love photography, too. But it can be a love-hate relationship, right? There are good days when you find an incredible deal on the lens you wanted or snag a great shot. But there are also bad days when your memory card fails or […]

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    Why You Need an ND Filter for Portraits

    An ND filter for portraits? What? Yep – it’s a thing, and a good thing at that! You’ve no doubt used an ND filter for landscapes, but it’s time you break it out for portraiture, too. In this guide, we offer up some insights on why an ND filter is a great addition for portrait […]

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    QuickTip: Highlighting Hair in Photoshop

    Today on The Slanted Lens we are introducing our second photo retouching segment! Julene Morgan, a professional retoucher from Los Angeles, will be sharing a QuickTip on adding highlights to hair in photoshop. Check it out! Camera RAW Adjustments Whenever I start working on an image, I always start in camera RAW. I think a […]