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Black on Black

Photographing a black subject against a black background isn’t easy, but as long as you remember one basic rule, your subjects will never again melt into black backgrounds. Discover how “black-on-black” photos are made. Then use your new skills to take impressive photos!

Editor’s Choice: Major Edits

In our digital era, it’s nothing unusual to edit and transform photos in a variety of ways. (Of course this needs to be done carefully to give good results.) Today we’re showcasing Zonerama photos where major edits have done major good.

It’s Photopourri Time: Instagram Boost, Selfie Issues, Micro Drones

Once again, as the pace of news in the photo industry appears to have no down time, we want to make sure you don’t miss anything that’s happening in this amazing industry. Thus it’s time again for quick trip around the imaging world to bring you up to date on a few news items that may have averted your eyes over the last few weeks.

Make It Gritty. Make It Harsh. Make It Low Key.

Just as some edits and lighting styles give you a soft-feeling photo, the opposite exists too. Meet the opposite of High Key. Meet Low Key… and learn to create harsher, grittier photos. You can use it for photos of senior citizens, photos of manly men (often the same thing!)… and even for nudes. Read on to find out how to create Low Key photos.

How Your Autofocus Moves the Lens

Do you know what kinds of drives are used to auto-focus lenses? Where are manufacturers boasting and what are they hiding? What can you expect from these drives and how should you care for them? That’s what today’s article is all about.

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