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10 ways to get the most from Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus’s camera

You've got a Samsung Galaxy S20 or S20 Plus in your pocket, and are itching to use the camera. Here's our guide on the best features and how to use them.
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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

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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How to livestream on Instagram

A livestream on Instagram is a great way to connect with followers in real time from anywhere. We'll show you how with these simple step-by-step instructions.
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The best cameras for landscape photography

Landscape photography is all about planning and patience, but having the right camera certainly doesn't hurt. From beginner to pro models, here are the best.
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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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RAW vs. JPEG: Unlock your camera’s potential by choosing the right image type

A JPEG is a pre-packaged meal, while a RAW photo is a fridge full of ingredients. Learning when to use each will help you master your camera's capabilities.
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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

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

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.

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

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 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

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.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

The best bridge cameras

Bridging the gap between point-and-shoots and interchangeable lens cameras, these long-zoom compacts offer manual control and other advanced features.

The best cheap camera flashes

These low-cost, high-performance alternatives to name-brand flashes can save you money on otherwise expensive lighting gear.
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Image Editing 101: How to crop and straighten an image in Photoshop

Cropping an image seems like a simple task, but Adobe Photoshop's crop tool hides some powerful features that go well beyond the basics.
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Beyond filters: Unlock the power hidden in Instagram’s photo editing tools

Move beyond filters. For quick fixes and subtle enhancements, you can do all of your image editing directly within Instagram -- but there are some limitations.
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How much is Adobe Photoshop?

Looking to obtain Adobe's Photoshop application for editing photographs and creating digital art? We take a look at how much the popular software will cost you.
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Fujifilm X-T4 vs. Sony A6600: Top APS-C mirrorless cameras compared

The Fujifilm X-T4 and Sony A6600 are the best crop-sensor mirrorless cameras available, so which should you buy?
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How to make and install Photoshop actions to speed up your editing workflow

Photoshop actions turn time-consuming, multi-step edits into one-click tasks. Here's how to install Photoshop actions or make your own.
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Fujifilm X-T4 vs. Fujifilm X-T3: What to know before you upgrade

The Fujifilm X-T4 has officially been announced, but do in-body stabilization, a bigger battery, and a fully-articulating screen earn its higher price?
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Nikon D750 vs. D780: 5 years in the making, Nikon’s newest proves its worth

On its release, the Nikon D750 was a great camera. But is it any match for its successor, the D780? Let's fine out.
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Nikon Z 6 vs. Nikon D780: The family feud in the mirrorless vs. DSLR debate

Nikon's fraternal twins may look nothing alike, but their shared DNA makes them very similar. Can a DSLR still win you over, or is mirrorless still the obvious choice?
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How to instal Photoshop brushes (and where to find them for free)

Photoshop's built-in brushes are the tip of the iceberg. Open up creative possibilities by working with new brushes, including free brush packs from Adobe.
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5 alternatives to Instagram and Facebook for photographers

Social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter changed the way we share our photographs. But as photographers become more frustrated with algorithms and ads, it might be time to consider some alternatives.
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What is bracketing? Get your best shots with this overlooked camera tool

Wondering what that BKT or AEB button is on the camera? Bracketing is a method of taking several shots, all with slight adjustments between each one. Learn how to use bracketing to increase your odds of getting the shot right in-camera.
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The Best L-Mount Lenses for Sigma, Panasonic, and Leica cameras

The L-Mount is no longer just for luxury brand Leica -- which means more lens options than ever before. So which lenses are the best options for mirrorless cameras from Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma? Here are the top-ranked L-Mount lenses from wide to telephoto.