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How to make a high key portrait

Looking for a bit of style in your imagery? Why not experiment with high key imagery.

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Create Nostalgia in Your Images with an Easy Curves and Channels Conversion

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion suffused with memory and desire. How do you create an image that evokes nostalgia? Find out how in this week’s module.

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Multiple Planes Instantly Transform Your Imagery

Photographs are two-dimensional. How can you make images that suggest depth, volume and mass? Read on and try these techniques.

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Using a Limited Color Palette

We are visual gluttons, and color distracts us. Here’s how to help your viewer access your images through a limited color palette.

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Inspiration in a bundle

Here’s a book that can inspire you to build a relationship with other creative people through a blog. If you get inspired, you need to pass it on.

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The Heart of a Hobbyist

The camera should be an extension of the mind. And the mind of a hobbyist is different from the working photographer.

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10 Things I Learned in 2012

If I had to give beginning photographer one piece of advice, it would be this: welcome discontent with your craft. It means you are about to experience change, and improvement.

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Keep it Simple

As we grow in photography, we may forget the beauty of basics. Keeping compositions simple can help you make memorable images.

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Week 18 Module: Make Postcards with Your Travel Photos!

Have you ever wanted to send someone a postcard but wished your photo could be what’s on the card? Well, here’s how to turn your amazing travel photos into postcards you can send.

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Week 15 Module: Silhouettes

Silhouettes are some of the most stunning photographs you can make. Find out how to make them with these five simple tips.

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Creativity, Camera, and Photoshop

Do you like photography and Photoshop? Digital imagery is not just about one or the other. The trick is to maintain your balance.

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Week 14 Module: Photographing Architecture

Photographing buildings can be fun and interesting and allows you to hone your eye for the beautiful and harmonious. Here’s a module showing you how.

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Imagine That Photography Tribe

Editor’s Picks from Weeks 11 and 12

Gorgeous photos from the Imagine That Photography Tribe from our weeks 11 and 12 modules Bokeh Baby! and Adding a Texture. Check them out.

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Week 13 Module: A Stranger’s Story

Character, beauty, story. These are some things photography can reveal in portraits. This week, try your hand at street photography with these tips.

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Week 12 Module: How to add a grunge texture to a photograph

Find out how to add a texture to your photograph on Photoshop to get a grunge effect. Grunge textures can help you add drama and push attention to a specific part of the image.

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