New tutorial on VIDEO is here! Learn how to shoot awesome video today

Happy news! Our newest tutorial How to Shoot Awesome Video! is finally here!

We’re so excited for you to see how much love we’ve put into this latest guide.

Want to see how you can add video to your growing list of skills? Then you should definitely check out the tutorial here.

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5 Essential Lightroom Smart Collections

Smart collections are an incredibly powerful feature of Lightroom that will help you automatically organize your photos. They are quick and easy to set up and will save you tons of time. In this post I’ll cover 5 essential smart collections that you should set up today!

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Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014!

2014 was a busy year here at Photography Concentrate – we published tons of new articles, went on adventures big and small, and released four brand new tutorials. If you didn’t manage to follow along regularly, not to worry. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing the best content from the past year.

To kick it off, we’re going BIG, with the posts you guys loved the most (as determined through our super-scientific method of counting up comments and social shares). Plus, we’ll give you the lowdown on our newest tutorials, so you can start your year off by seriously boosting your photography skills.

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10 Reasons Why You NEED to Learn Composition

Composition is one of the most important skills for any photographer to learn. Straight up. No joke.

It’s all about how to decide what to include and exclude from your photo, and how to arrange it all to create the strongest image possible.

But I’ll confess, I totally neglected my composition study for many years. I thought it seemed boring. I knew the Rule of Thirds so I figured I was set.

I was a fool. A fool, I tell you!

Once I actually spent time studying composition, and I mean really studying it, from the theories of visual perception, to the compositional techniques of arranging elements in a photo, I realized what a huge mistake I had made. It became clear that composition was the most important photography topic I would ever study.

Why is it so important? Allow me to give you a reason, or two, or ten.

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Lightroom Processing Start to Finish

Post-processing is a critical topic for any digital photographer to study. You need to understand just what tools are available to you, and how they affect your photos.

But perhaps the most tricky aspect of post-processing isn’t how to use the tools. What’s most challenging is determining when to use which ones and why!

See, the trick is that editing is most powerful when it’s being used to enhance your message. This isn’t a one-button press kind of deal. It involves thinking about the intention of your photo, and then using post-processing to help communicate that.

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New Tutorial! Before/After: Lightroom Processing Videos

Hey guys!

Exciting news today! We’re launching a brand new tutorial that will help you with your post-processing! It’s called Before/After and we’re so pumped to share it with you!

See, learning how to edit your photos can make the difference between bland and amazing. But how to get there isn’t always clear. It’s not just a matter of knowing what tools are available to you. You also need to know when to use them, and why.

That’s where this tutorial comes in. You’ll get to watch the transformation of 11 images, and discover the thought process behind the decisions that are made. Not only will you learn a ton of Lightroom tips and tricks, but you’ll also be able to make better post-processing decisions to enhance your own images.

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Introducing Backup or Die – a new eBook. Plus WIN an iPad mini!

Exciting news today, friends! We’re so happy to announce the launch of our newest eBook – Backup or Die: How To Keep Your Photos Safe!

See, photographers put so much time and effort into creating wonderful images – but many don’t put enough time into keeping them safe. And we get it – backup isn’t the most thrilling topic, and the information that is out there can be pretty confusing.

But the problem is that hard drives aren’t as secure as many people think. In fact, they WILL FAIL at some point. They are just mechanical devices, and they wear out! And unless you have a good backup system, any photos you had on that drive will be lost.

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