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Photo Story: Windmill with Night Sky

You have chosen the right location, kept an eye on the weather, planned the perfect composition, and have experience shooting and stacking hundreds of night sky images for the result to be effective. However, at home, you may discover after it’s all done that something didn’t go according to plan. Luckily, you still have post-processing to work magic on these images. For me, these unexpected issues cost me almost two hours of post-processing.

How to Swap Faces in Group Photos

You’ll sometimes have group photos where everyone except for one person looks great. You can save group photos like these as long as you’ve taken multiple versions of the same shot. Choose a more flattering photo of the individual in question and swap it with the one where everyone else looks good. This can be done in a matter of a few simple steps.

How to Shoot a Boudoir Portrait That Captures the Beauty of the Female Body

In this article, we delve into the provocative genre of boudoir photography. Boudoir photography continues to be very popular, but also brings with it a number of challenges. How do you get started with boudoir photography? What pitfalls should you avoid when shooting boudoir? How do you communicate with your model? How do you break the ice with a nervous model? Find out the answers to these questions and more below.

Image Stacking for Landscape Photos: Use Layers to Tackle High Dynamic Range Images

For a landscape to be truly spectacular, you’ll want the sun in the frame so you can observe the interplay of lights and shadows. The issue is that this puts unrealistic demands on your camera’s sensor. A common solution is to take several images at different brightness levels. But how do you combine them? Auto HDR doesn’t always work. So for greater control over your results, there is a manual process you can use to ensure your results are exactly what you want.

Edit Your Photos in ZPS X with the XP-PEN Graphics Drawing Tablet

For some photographers, a mouse and keyboard aren’t always enough for photo editing. Graphics tablets are a great alternative. We’ve teamed up with tablet manufacturer XP-Pen to bring you tips and tutorials for editing your photos using their graphics tablet on our YouTube channel. In this article, you’ll learn how to set up ZPS X on an XP-Pen and what kind of editing you can do with it. 

How to Replace a Dull Sky

Surely you’ve run into this before: you’re in a place that you want to show off through some great photos, but the weather is against you. There’s a dull gray sky with no room for creativity. You have a subject that’s interesting, but the rest is boring. In most cases you can make use of tone mapping, gradient filters and the like, but there are also cases where there’s no adjustment that can make the sky look good, and yet something does have to be done with it. There is one last resort—replacing the sky.

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