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Photography Masterclass Magazine

Photography Masterclass Magazine

Issue 103

Photography Masterclass Magazine is designed to help photographers at every skill level boost their skills and get more satisfaction from their photography—all from one helpful resource. Get instant access to value-packed issues, filled with easy-to-follow videos, expert instruction and new techniques. Since 2012, thousands of photographers in 78+ countries have used Photography Masterclass Magazine to elevate their skills, stay inspired and take photos they’re proud of — & you can join them. Ready to have all the step-by-step guidance and get more from your photography? Download Now!

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United States
Hysteresis Media Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

5 min
5 tricks to help you define your photography brand

We know some of you run photography businesses and in a world where more and more photographers are entering the market every year, it’s important to find ways to set yourself apart from the crowd. As photographers, normally we just want to shoot. But running a business comes with wearing many hats and one of the most important parts of running a business is defining your brand. Remember, if you have a photography business, you are your brand! You want to define who you are so that you can keep customers coming back for more and recognizing your style without even seeing your name. This may feel daunting so this article will explore the 5 easy steps to help you define your company. WHAT DOES BRANDING ACTUALLY MEAN? According to Seth Godin: “A brand…

1 min
video tutorial: photographing reflections in dusy bay, kings canyon national park, california

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sqxtt6QVN7Y What happens when your mind gets infected by photos you've seen online? What happens when you get fixated on trying to find the exact spot where those photos were taken? That's exactly what happened to me! My goal was to get into the heart of Dusy Basin itself to photograph the lakes there. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Howdy! I’m Josh Cripps, head photo nerd here at Pro Photo Tips. I discovered nature photography in late 2006 and was instantly and irreversibly hooked. Somewhere along the way I discovered that I love teaching other photographers all the little tips, tricks, and chunks of knowledge I’ve learned over the years. And while I do love teaching workshops, in 2014 I decided I wanted to reach more photographers, and to help photographers around the world improve…

6 min
how to shoot beautiful reflections

Reflections can work beautifully in photographs, but they do require some skill to get right. In this masterclass we’ll look at different types of reflections, how to capture them and the best equipment to help you with that. EQUIPMENT Successful reflections require pin sharp shots, so the most useful piece of equipment for shooting them is going to be the trusty tripod. A lightweight travel tripod is ideal, particularly if you’ve got to lug it some way! I also highly recommend carrying a pod as well. A pod is simply a beanbag with a tripod screw sticking out of it and is extremely useful for low level shots. It’s also possible that you might want to bracket shots, making a tripod even more essential. Whilst the quality of a zoom lens might not be…

5 min
featured photographer: jonathan c. tomas

Photographic Speciality/Style: Basically, urban/street and architecture photography, but mostly urban. Short Bio: My name is Jonathan C. Tomas, I was born in 1971 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), and I have lived in Barcelona since I was a child. I am the owner of a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona. How did your love of photography start? Since I was a child, I always liked to draw, but over time I drew less and less. Although, in some way, I had always liked photography, yet I was not very aware of it. I had shot a few reels in the past, but just out of curiosity. Until one day, some fifteen years or more ago, an acquaintance showed me his brand-new compact camera and I fell in love with that 1.5-inch screen… It was a revelation for me and the…

1 min
editor’s choice

4 min
how to use photoshop & lightroom's "super resolution" feature

Adobe’s technology is constantly moving forward, with new features added to Photoshop and Lightroom on a regular basis. A One of these is the Super Resolution feature. In this article, I’ll tell you more about this feature and show you how to use it to best effect. WHAT DOES SUPER RESOLUTION DO? Adobe have been using their AI platform, Adobe Sensei, to develop features that are both machine learning and AI powered. Machine learning is a technology that allows machines to ‘learn’ how to best perform a task, whilst still relying on humans to provide the data they need to help them learn. Super Resolution uses the Adobe Sensei platform to double both the horizontal and vertical resolution of an image. This means that it quadruples the number of pixels – for example, it…