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External Flashes—The Ons and Offs

Most cameras have a built-in flash. But much more can be done with an external flash, especially when you position it away from the camera. There are a few issues you have to solve with an off-camera flash though, such as how to actually tell the flash to fire.

Portrait Photography: Finishing Touches

In this photograph—which was taken and then retouched over the course of my last few articles—there are only a few editing steps left to take. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to emphasize airbrushing you’ve performed, add contrast to a photo, and make a face stand out better from its surroundings.

Basic Portrait Retouching in Zoner

Nobody’s perfect—even in pictures. Until you retouch them! That’s why Zoner Photo Studio offers a number of tools and ways to make an “imperfect” model look almost perfect. In this article we’ll tell you what to retouch, how to do it, and what to use.

Taking Pictures Through a Window

Sheets of glass, including shop windows and room windows, are very interesting objects. They’re also frequent photographic subjects. Glass reflects part of the light while letting the rest shine through. Every angle feels different, and many angles are quite original. There’s nothing new about taking pictures through glass; people have been doing it for many years, and meanwhile photos with reflections are still much-loved today.

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