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When is the best time to post on Instagram?

If you're looking to boost the engagement you receive on your Instagram posts, you'll need to know the best time to post them. Here's how to figure that out.
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How to hide photos on your iPhone with iOS 16

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How to remove the background from an image

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The best 360-degree camera apps for iOS and Android

How to photograph fireworks

How to photograph fireworks and capture the colors of Independence Day

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Photography 101: Exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

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The best Adobe Lightroom alternatives

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How to use photography’s rule of thirds — and when to break it

How to make a background transparent in Photoshop

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How to use (almost) any camera as a webcam

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How to take great photos with your Pixel 4 or 4 XL

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Leaf peeping: How to photograph fall’s changing leaves

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How to add and edit text in Adobe Photoshop

How to add and edit text in Adobe Photoshop

Want to add text to your photos or get started on graphic design basics? Learn how to add and edit text in Photoshop.
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What Lightroom RAW photo import defaults are and how to adjust them

What Lightroom RAW photo import defaults are and how to adjust them

Lightroom RAW defaults apply in-camera filters -- including black and white -- in Lightroom automatically, and can also adjust images differently based on ISO.
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How to take a 3D photo from almost any smartphone

How to take a 3D photo from almost any smartphone

Thanks to artificial intelligence, you don't need an expensive smartphone to take a 3D photo to share on social media. We show you how.
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How to photograph the Perseid meteor shower 2020

How to photograph the Perseid meteor shower 2020

Chance favors the prepared when it comes to capturing this year's Perseid meteor shower 2020. Here's how to get the best shots.
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Everything you can do in Photoshop for iPad, and what is still missing

Everything you can do in Photoshop for iPad, and what is still missing

Adobe Photoshop for iPad is steadily gaining new features, but what's still missing from the mobile version?
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Sony’s A7S III is the ultimate 4K video camera, five years in the making

Sony’s A7S III is the ultimate 4K video camera, five years in the making

After a five-year hiatus, Sony returns with a mirrorless video camera of unmatched low light and 4K video performance.
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How to shoot macro photography

How to shoot macro photography

Nailing a sharp image in macro photography is a tough skill to master. Learn how to shoot macro photography and what you need to get started in this guide.
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What is Photoshop Camera? How Adobe’s new A.I. app edits photos before you take them

What is Photoshop Camera? How Adobe’s new A.I. app edits photos before you take them

Anyone with a smartphone can get Photoshop-like effects with the new Photoshop Camera. Here's how the app works, from simple effects to creating fantasy scenes.
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Sony has 6 different RX100 cameras. Which one should you buy?

Sony has 6 different RX100 cameras. Which one should you buy?

The RX100 series has been a top choice of photographers for years. With six models still on the market new, here's what you need to know before choosing one.
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How to photograph a silhouette and master the dark side of photography

How to photograph a silhouette and master the dark side of photography

Silhouette photography draws the eye to shape and form. Learn how to photograph a silhouette on your camera or even your smartphone with a few basic steps.
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How to create a layer mask in Photoshop

How to create a layer mask in Photoshop

Work smarter, not harder, by mastering this Photoshop layer masks to make local adjustments, composite images, add effects, and more.
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How to use exposure compensation for perfect pictures with your camera or phone

How to use exposure compensation for perfect pictures with your camera or phone

Are your photos coming out too dark or too bright? Exposure compensation is the simple fix that you'll find on every type of camera.
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Photography 101: What is a histogram, and how do you use it?

Photography 101: What is a histogram, and how do you use it?

Achieve perfect shots by learning how to use this simple tool. Both in your camera and in editing software, the histogram takes the guesswork out of exposure.
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Lightroom running slow? Here’s how to speed it up without buying a new computer

Lightroom running slow? Here’s how to speed it up without buying a new computer

A large collection of photos may cause Lightroom to slow down, but there are some steps you can take to improve performance -- without buying a new computer.
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Optical vs. digital zoom: What you need to know

Optical vs. digital zoom: What you need to know

Optical zoom is the only true zoom, while digital zoom is just a fancy word for cropping and should generally be avoided. However, there is one exception.
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How to take a long-exposure photograph

How to take a long-exposure photograph

Blur doesn't have to be bad. Embrace the positive side of blur with long-exposure photography, a creative tool to illustrate movement within a still photo.
Fujifilm X-T4

How to choose a camera: The ultimate guide to buying the right gear

How to choose a camera: The ultimate guide to buying the right gear

With so many options, shopping for a camera can be confusing. Here's how to find the perfect one, whether point-and-shoot, DSLR, or mirrorless model.

7 cheap camera hacks to get creative with your mirrorless camera or DSLR

7 cheap camera hacks to get creative with your mirrorless camera or DSLR

You don't need to spend and arm and a leg to take better pictures with your camera. Many of these hacks rely on everyday household items or cheap accessories.
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What really determines your camera’s resolution? We asked an expert

What really determines your camera’s resolution? We asked an expert

It's not just about megapixels. Shooting a sharp image is a combination of many factors, including both the lens and sensor.
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How to shoot natural light portraits at home

How to shoot natural light portraits at home

Stuck at home? Grab your camera and turn your home into a natural light studio with these tips and tricks for shooting professional-quality indoor portraits.
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How to change the color of an object in Photoshop in three simple steps

How to change the color of an object in Photoshop in three simple steps

Swapping colors in Photoshop doesn't have to be a mystery. We'll teach you how to easily change the color of an object in Photoshop in just three simple steps.
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The best cameras for street photography

The best cameras for street photography

Street photography is all about the decisive moment, and these cameras are the best way to help you capture it.

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