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Tutorial #1
Landscape photography during the blue hour

A photography tutorial on how to take and edit an image during the blue hour.Gear: Canon 60DCanon EF-S 18-135mm IS
Editing tool: Lightroom 5
Level: Beginner

This is the first in a series of several tutorials on photography and digital post-processing using Lightroom and Photoshop. These tutorials will go over several techniques that can be useful to digital photographers.

For these tutorials, I give you access to the original RAW files of the images so that you can follow along the instructions. I will simply ask you to subscribe to my newsletter to receive by e-mail a link to download the files. Also, all the edits are provided as a Lightroom preset  as part of the download. By subscribing to the newsletter, you will be the first to be notified of new articles and tutorials on this website.

If you like this image, you can also consider buying it as a print or canvas in the online store.

Keep in mind that editing a picture is quite a personal process without “right” or “wrong” methods. As a photographer, you are illustrating your vision of the scene, as you may remember or imagine it. Feel free to deviate from the instructions and share your results in the comment box (along with your picture!). Continue reading Tutorial #1
Landscape photography during the blue hour

The limitations of your kit lens and how to get the most out of it

This article addresses the issues that you might encounter with your kit lens, and provide some suggestions and tips to get the most out of it!This is the second post addressed to beginners to get the most out of your brand new DSLR camera. Unless you know exactly what you are looking for, you will probably consider a DSLR sold as a kit which includes a camera body and a so-called kit lens. The body of the camera is something that you might keep for a couple of years, without the need to upgrade it. However, you might very soon find yourself limited by your kit lens for various reasons.

The issues that you might encounter are numerous and depend on the type of photography that you are interested in. I list them in 5 categories below, along with some suggestions to get the most out of your kit lens.
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