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THE TWiP Podcast

Introducing Aurora HDR 2018

After its introduction in 2015, Aurora HDR quickly became the world’s ultimate HDR imaging software. And now, Macphun has re-written Aurora from scratch, with new smarter tone-mapping algorithms that produce better and more realistic-looking HDR images – as well as improved image processing to produce cleaner, and more satisfying images.

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TWiP 332 – Smartphone Creep

Canon’s financial forecast is haunted by smartphone creep. Adobe hack actually affects 38 million people. A roundtable discussion about learning photography. Plus Don Komarechka inspires you to kickstart your photographic dreams.

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TWiP Listener Survey

Hey there TWiP listener. We’re always trying to make TWiP better – so please take a few moments to sound off below with your thoughts on what you’d like to see more/less of in future episodes.

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Understanding the Inverse Square Law

Are you baffled by the inverse-square law? Wondering what it means to you and your photography? In this article, TWiP contributor Alex Singh explains the meaning of the inverse square law and how it applies to lighting and photography.

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In Camera vs In Photoshop

Photographers today have options for creating images that were unthinkable less than a decade ago. While it has always been possible to manipulate in the wet darkroom and to employ in-camera techniques on film , today photographers have a choice. TWiP contributor Michelle Geoga shares an experiment with us.

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How to Photograph Fireworks

It’s summer and that means that there will be plenty of fireworks celebrations happening around the world. TWiP contributor Nate Donovan provides us with some tips and advice on how to capture great fireworks photographs this summer.

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Foundational Photoshop, Part 3 – Layer Masks

The basic function of a Layer Mask is simple. It’s the ability to reveal and conceal pixels between layers. Like wearing a Halloween mask, the face is covered, but the eyes show through. Think of the face as the bottom layer, and the Halloween mask as the top layer…

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How to Succeed with your Photography Blog

Most photographers struggle with the timing of their blog posts. They may not blog consistently, they may run out of steam with blogging, or they may forget their blog for a while. In this post you’ll discover several ways to get your posts done. Everything from planning, to scheduling, to broadcasting.

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Foundational Photoshop Part 2, Layers

In a typical class I like to make sure everyone understands the basics of selecting, layers, and masking within the first two class meetings. A teaching technique I find useful is to come up with analogies that help students wrap their brains around a basic concept.

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TWiP Training: Foundational Photoshop Part 1, Selecting

In this three-part article, I will dig into Selecting, Layers, and Masking giving simple tips that should be considered in every-day editing.  Regardless of how simple or complex my methods are, I always try to approach Photoshop with a focus on loss-less editing and keeping the file size manageable.

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