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The Basics of RAW files {and what to do with the darn things}

Digital Photography School published an article saying

Raw. It’s the ultimate test of someone’s acceptance of your status as a professional because it’s one of the first things that a mildly keen just-starting-out-er will pick up on in their search for photography knowledge. But even though it’s one of the first things you’ll likely learn, it’s also one of the most confusing elements for a beginner.

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When It’s Okay To Break The Rules Of Photography

Digital Photo Secrets writes;

We’ve spent so much time talking about what you should and shouldn’t do in photography that we often forget that there is a time and a place to break the rules. You’ve heard about the rule of thirds before, but did you know that it’s okay to break it every once in awhile? Or what about the assumption that your subject always has to be in focus? Did you know you can create some pretty surreal effects by leaving your subject unfocused?

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Photoshop Elements 9 Finally Gets Real Layer Masks

elements-9-layer-maskEarthbound Light published an article that starts;

Users of Adobe Photoshop Elements have long envied some of the cool features only available in the full version of Photoshop. Chief among these is true layer masks. There are workarounds to add layer masks to Elements, but Adobe has finally given in and added the real thing to the new Elements 9.

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January Competition Winners

Here are the projected image winners from the January competition for which the set subject was A Fork, A Hat and a Light Bulb.

Set Subject

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Forked Lighting Feather in Cap Variation A Lightbulb, a hat and a fork
Roger Lee Fiona Nell Marisa Baschiera
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Open

1 2 3
Boardwalk Softly Run Run Run
Roger Lee Paddy Howes Gavin Whiteford
20110112_o1 20110112_o2 20110112_o3

The full list of projected image scores can be found in this PDF document

12 Unmissable Tutorials on High Key Photography

High key portrait

High key photography is a technique that can produce some stunning images, but it may not be self evident to many people how to get similar results. The trouble is, where do you start? If you are interested in creating beautiful high key shots, here are 12 unmissable tutorials to get you started and a few shots for inspiration.

Read more: Light Stalking » 12 Unmissable Tutorials on High Key Photography

Image by Jos van Zetten