Mistakes to Avoid as a Beginner Photographer

by Staff January 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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  1. Correction: You can get the same effect as an ND filter by doing image stacking in Photoshop. Take a bunch of pictures that would add up to a 2 second exposure and then bring them into Photoshop as layers. Convert those layers into a single Smart Object and set it's blend mode to Mean. Boom. Long exposure. Works in a pinch if you don't have an ND filter handy.

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  3. Great video, thanks for posting it. The "shoot at night without a tripod" thing is a mistake I've often made, as well as failing to use ND filters. As an enthusiast photographer, I am still learning new things and every year I get better. ;)

  4. Bonjour Serge!! Merci for this lovely tutorial!! May i ask if you have any tutorials or tips for taking good makeup pictures /headshots and eye makeup close up!! I am into makeup but have no clues about photo. I have been offered a Canon Powershot Sx530 camera and a speedlite and other accessories. Merci!!!

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