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28 Nov

Shoot Like a Painter, Think Like an Artist: Zenfolio Pro Tips

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Zenfolio Pro Team member Dan Ballard is a Professional Fine Art Photographer from Colorado. He has an extensive portfolio of award winning landscape and travel images, which have been on display in museums and galleries around the country. Today Dan shares some insight on how to create a powerful image. Photography is Art To create a truly powerful image, we must combine light, elements of the world around us, and emotion in a way that speaks to the viewer in a profound...
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21 Nov

Boost Outdoor Portraits With Fall Inspired Tones In Photoshop

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We're just getting into that deep chill of real fall, come winter. November is characterized by those rich hues that take over the world once most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. Bringing those dark red and green tones to a picture can give any regular portrait a look of late fall. This effect works great with outdoor portraits, especially ones with backgrounds that are already dark, like green plants or a brick wall. If you're using a bright image, you...
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17 Nov

Traveling For Thanksgiving? Here Are the Best Headphones To Take With You On the Road

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Jam out to your favorite tunes on the way home for Thanksgiving. Here are our top picks broken down by category: Wireless Who wants to deal with a bunch of cords, especially while you're traveling. Harman Kardon Soho Wireless and Jabra REVO are a couple of super sleek, ultra crisp headphones that are easy to slip on and off fuss-free, and they look great. Super Comfortable A pair of headphones can have the greatest sound quality in the world, but if they're not comfortable,...
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15 Nov

This is How Many Calories You Eat When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

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When we don't get enough sleep, we eat more to make up for the lack of energy. A new study shows exactly how much food we gorge on on those days when we're dozing off. Results showed that people who slept less than 5.5 hours ate an average of 385 more calories than those who had a proper night's rest. What's even worse is that when you're so tired, you're much more likely to eat foods that are high in fat...
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14 Nov

Your New Favorite Lens: The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM

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If you're a Canon shooter in the market for a new, professional quality wide angle lens, then look no further because the Canon EF 16-35mm at f/2.8L III USM is here, and it's your new best friend. Measuring in at 3.5" x 4.4" and weighing in at 1.4 lb, this lens is slightly heavier than its predecessor, and slightly larger than a 24-70 f/2.8 II. Its exceptionally high quality makes it worthy of its L series designation, and will leave...
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7 Nov

No, Your iPhone Camera Isn’t Just As Good As A DSLR

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Movements like the 'Shot on iPhone6' campaign make some DSLR owners tremble with the fear that, at the end of the day, their expensive equipment is overkill compared to the recent high quality of cell phone cameras. But tremble not, you DSLR enthusiasts. Because, although the newest cell phone cameras might have breathtaking quality, they will never - or at least no time in the near future - live up to the power and complexity of a DSLR. As cell phone technology advances,...
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3 Nov

The Most Comfortable Headphones Ever

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As important as sound quality and aesthetic is comfort. If your headphones are too heavy or push against your ears, there's no way you'll wear them all day. Here are our most comfortable headphones, tried and true, by our team. We have worn these on our morning commutes, all day at work, and then back home. Sennheiser’s fascination with detailed and precise sound is manifested in their Momentum headphones. Brushed stainless steel and fine leather round these out and add a perfect...
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2 Nov

Create a Faded 60s Effect in Photoshop

From high waist lines to platform shoes, the 60s are back in style, but those dreamy, pastel tones aren't just limited to your outfits. Now you can also bring that vintage, faded look to your photographs with just a few simple steps in Photoshop. Start by opening the photo you want to work with in Photoshop. This effect works especially well with portraits, and can be the inspiration for a 60s style photoshoot. Click on the half white, half black circle in the bottom...
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31 Oct

Snap Halloween Photos That Jump Out

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Halloween is the time of year designated for being anything we want to be. We can be an ironic Ken Bone, a zombie bride, our favorite superhero, and, undoubtedly, someone will be a Minion. This ephemeral moment deserves to be captured by photographers the world round. Whether we're trying to take a timelessly terrifying portrait or a group shot at a party that's a cultural snapshot of the zeitgeist, Halloween can be one of the most interesting times of year...
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26 Oct

50 Things You Would’ve Never Thought You’d Do With Your Drone

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Every gear head has imagined all of the crazy stuff they would do if they have a drone. And while drones might seem like a novelty right now, they're only getting cheaper and easier to use - and easier to use in ways you would've never imagined. Soon, drones will be saving lives, acting as our own personal robots and stopping climate change. Don't believe me? Just check out this list of 50 ingenious uses for your drone. 1. Take a selfie....
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