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Welcome to the schoolhouse on NSOP. This is where our tutorials and other learning tools live. Please read through the tutorials and feel free to ask questions about anything you see.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: NSOP Lessons; new to photography? START HERE!

    Want to get a better understanding of photography? Start with the lessons in this section, they're numbered and have links at the end of each lesson...

    Started by jacobsen1, 06-27-2008 12:03 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tutorial Request Thread.

    Any requests, post them here! ibtomorrowisgoingtobealoooooongday... Ill need something to work on!

    Started by subimatt, 02-26-2009 10:15 PM
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  1. GND Video

    I feel like I hardly use these any more but some good discussion by Corey Rich:

    Started by simmda00, 09-16-2015 02:11 PM
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    09-16-2015 10:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Star trail workflow -- Photoshop CS3+

    Introduction This guide will walk you through both the basic and more advanced levels of creating Star trail stacks in Photoshop CS3+. I've...

    Started by Blazin, 12-04-2010 11:24 AM
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  3. Icon Standard 6 Tips for Landscape Photographers

    1. Use a Tripod! Image above – Nate Lindstrom getting knee deep for the shot. I know, I know, tripods are big and cumbersome and they make...

    Started by thomps6s, 11-14-2012 08:56 AM
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  4. Ben's Landscape PP walkthrough:

    I was asked to share my processing technique: Thanks everyone. from this thread (click the double arrow icon to see the thread): Here's...

    Started by jacobsen1, 10-25-2011 09:09 PM
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    11-11-2012 06:48 AM Go to last post
  5. The Polarizer FAQ!

    Polarizers This thread is to explain some of the mystery behind Polarized Light, and Polarizing Filters. So, clear your schedule, sit back and...

    Started by astockwell, 02-27-2010 07:44 PM
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  6. DIY - Automotive Rig Shots

    Disclaimer: There are many ways of approaching the Automotive Rig Shot. There are much cheaper approaches, and there are much more expensive...

    Started by Khanh, 08-22-2012 12:36 PM
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    08-24-2012 10:57 PM Go to last post
  7. How to "line up" an image for a canvas/gallery wrap:

    Scott had asked me for a writeup when I mentioned how I resize my images for a gallery wrap. The trick is SOME of the image will be wrapped around...

    Started by jacobsen1, 12-02-2010 03:50 PM
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    07-29-2012 12:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Taking Killer Fireworks Photos

    This is a killer tutorial. I followed his advice last year and got some pretty awesome shots. http://www.pbase.com/mikealex/shootfireworks ...

    Started by thomps6s, 07-03-2008 09:58 AM
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  9. Using Creative Filters to Capture Dynamic Images

    See the blog post here or continue reading below. I want to talk about using creative filters to achieve certain looks while photographing scenic...

    Started by thomps6s, 05-16-2011 02:15 PM
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  10. What to do if you accidentally format a card!!!

    This has come up a few times and it's pretty easy to deal with if you know how/what to do. Say you're out shooting and have a fullish card. You go...

    Started by jacobsen1, 08-01-2008 08:42 AM
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    06-24-2012 10:46 PM Go to last post
  11. Natural looking light, while shooting into the sun?

    I use a lot of natural light and am typically pretty okay with it.. not perfect.. always room for improvement.. but i need some help with a certain...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 06-22-2012 12:05 PM
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  12. A skill I don't have yet or magic?

    So my friend and I were shooting some sunsets the other day and we both can't really figure out what to do to make the shots really pop like most of...

    Started by spacknick, 05-22-2012 11:17 AM
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    06-03-2012 11:39 AM Go to last post
  13. Starting with some portraits

    My friend and I are getting into portrait photography and are off to a decent start. We have most of the right equipment and we're seeing where to...

    Started by spacknick, 05-14-2012 11:37 AM
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    05-18-2012 09:42 AM Go to last post
  14. Needing help taking pictures of my newborn

    Our little guy is approaching 3 months, and I still haven't gotten that 'great' of a picture. I have your basic Rebel XS with the stock lens. As...

    Started by Ick, 05-03-2012 03:27 PM
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  15. Am i a macro idiot? Jerm-come on in!

    So I watched a few videos, and thought I knew what I was getting into with a macro lens. I borrowers a friends sigma 105 and I cannot for the life of...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 04-30-2012 01:34 AM
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    05-04-2012 02:00 AM Go to last post
  16. What Is Diffraction And How Does It Affect DSLR Photography?

    this is a repost of a front page article, but as Dan pointed out it needed it's own thread over here as to not get burried/lost. ...

    Started by jacobsen1, 04-25-2012 03:16 PM
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  17. Filters: what does what?

    I Know what UV filters do, sort of.. I have no current reason for asking. It for future reference I could see this being handy. Circular...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 04-18-2012 12:44 AM
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    04-23-2012 10:34 PM Go to last post
  18. Portraiture / Portrait photography rules / guidelines.

    Doing several searches on this subject I didn't come across any threads related to this: I would like to add this link on the subject and if...

    Started by Bone, 02-17-2011 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-15-2012 07:24 PM Go to last post
  19. Wedding Photographers: Tall vs Short

    So, I did a wedding last month that had some severe height issues, and while perspective is nice, how do you handle doing the formaal portraits? ...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 11-28-2011 02:24 PM
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  20. Tilt shift lenses, how shifting works to make panos...

    OK, I know this is really confusing for a lot of people until you get to touch/feel a lens with perspective controls, but I'm going to try to explain...

    Started by jacobsen1, 07-10-2008 10:44 AM
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  21. image stacking and elimination of noise

    I was wondering if it would be possible to use an image stacking procedure (including taking multiple exposures with my lens cap attached to create a...

    Started by MainFrame, 12-18-2011 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  22. Meteor Shower Shooting?

    So last night and probably continuing into tonight is the Geminid Meteor Shower and although there is a rather strong moon I was wondering what the...

    Started by spacknick, 12-14-2011 08:23 AM
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  23. Big Stop ND filters: How do you see?

    So this may be a stupid question, but how do you see the image you are going to be taking while having the filter in place. For example, this weekend...

    Started by tehshortbus, 12-01-2011 12:56 AM
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  24. Icon Thumbsup Intro to Outdoor Portraits using reflectors

    aka cheap pro light to fill the shadow side:banana: I have used everything from white foam board to nice big pro sunswatter style reflectors. You...

    Started by danm, 04-12-2011 09:19 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  25. Underwater DSLR Housing Assembly Process

    I was putting the camera together this morning and decided to snap a few shots while I was doing it. So here's a step by step just in case anyone...

    Started by dmitchell, 10-15-2011 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-17-2011 04:37 PM Go to last post
  26. CreativeLIVE Free Photoshop CS5 4-Day Workshop 9/20-9/23

    Just thought I'd post this in here in case anyone is interested in watching. I really enjoy the CreativeLIVE broadcasts and have learned a lot from...

    Started by Katie47n, 09-13-2011 11:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-22-2011 06:21 PM Go to last post
  27. Photoshop: Sharpening tips

    Using The High Pass Filter For Sharpening There's a sharpening technique that's really gaining popularity that works especially well on images with...

    Started by JERM, 03-03-2009 12:53 PM
    • Replies: 24
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    09-07-2011 07:37 PM Go to last post
  28. Books-Teaching young ones and new photographers

    My best friends daughter (8 going on 24) wants to learn photography. She Loves to set up shots in their Urban Farm with the duck and chickens, and...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 08-27-2011 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  29. NSOP Lesson #1: Apertures and how they affect your photography!

    Welcome to NSOP's first "lesson". The goal with this is to help people get into photography starting with limited to no prior experience with...

    Started by jacobsen1, 09-15-2010 02:12 PM
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  30. How to find locations for star shoots:

    Just got back from my trip to Acadia this past week, got a few decent items, weather was great for hiking, not so great for sunrise/set. At least...

    Started by Blazin, 08-23-2011 06:08 AM
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    08-24-2011 11:59 AM Go to last post
  31. Embracing Bad Weather

    See the original Blog Post HERE or continue reading below. Often times we see a bad weather system moving in, get bummed and sit inside wishing...

    Started by thomps6s, 05-23-2011 01:23 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-24-2011 10:29 AM Go to last post
  32. The Useful Links Thread

    Ben, Dave and I talked about this topic at our weekly meet, as to what websites I/we use to research either locations, any sun/moon azimuths and...

    Started by astockwell, 05-01-2010 10:45 AM
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  33. Free online food photography webinar may13-15.

    Link and more info coming Penny De Los Santos Link to register for event...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 05-10-2011 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  34. FREE: Beyond Photography - Artistic Post Production with Doug Landreth: CREATIVE LIVE

    Was looking at the schedule for things coming up on the CreativeLive schedule and saw this on there for next month. FREE: Beyond Photography -...

    Started by Bone, 05-18-2011 09:49 AM
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    05-18-2011 10:33 AM Go to last post
  35. Amazing results with filters (and a handholding tutorial)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd0VBsT-Zi0&feature=related I thought it was pretty insane what this photographer achieved with a gold and blue...

    Started by sulli.gibson, 04-17-2011 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-18-2011 08:35 AM Go to last post
  36. Photography books: portrait related.

    I've been looking for some books related to this topic. Something that is well rounded and has good details on technique and lighting practices as...

    Started by Bone, 03-06-2011 01:53 AM
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    03-08-2011 12:09 PM Go to last post
  37. Wedding Photography Crash Course.

    This is something ive been meaning to do for awhile, why not now? I get a ton of general to in depth questions, I figured why not put them in a...

    Started by subimatt, 04-29-2009 01:18 PM
    • Replies: 47
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  38. Screenr

    Anyone use this? www.screenr.com It captures whats going on on your desktop with an audio overdub and then uploads it to youtube. I think...

    Started by a.hoglen, 02-23-2011 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-24-2011 09:28 AM Go to last post
  39. YouTube videos about photography (big playlist)

    So I found this play list earlier today while searching for one thing or another and it does actually have a number of good videos. Granted there are...

    Started by Bone, 02-22-2011 11:10 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  40. What to Shoot When It's Overcast!

    We have had a week straight of overcast, blank white skies and rain here in North Carolina. I have always enjoyed shooting when it's cloudy, because...

    Started by Markitos, 12-18-2008 09:59 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    02-18-2011 02:18 PM Go to last post
  41. Exposing to the right

    Exposing to the right First off we need to learn about the camera’s histogram and what it represents. “The Histogram is a tonal representation...

    Started by thomps6s, 02-20-2009 01:09 PM
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    12-08-2010 09:52 AM Go to last post
  42. LR3 lens correction profiles

    Wondering if anyone has any experience with the auto lens correction and how to install extra profiles? I found one online but I can't get it to...

    Started by nukaidee, 11-08-2010 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    11-15-2010 11:16 AM Go to last post
  43. The GND thread!

    OK, I figured we could make a thread just to share shots taken with GNDs, and shots of GND setups to try to help people considering them see what...

    Started by jacobsen1, 05-16-2009 12:40 PM
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    1 2
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    11-11-2010 03:01 PM Go to last post
  44. Shooting actionsports...

    Coming from someone who has skated for more then 15 years and knows enough about photography I can honestly say try to stick to what is mentioned...

    Started by jciotti, 03-29-2009 09:47 PM
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  45. TS-E video tutorial:

    hope this helps a bit. I realized after I shot the hands on (with just the lens) that I should have had it on the 5D so it made more sense, but I...

    Started by jacobsen1, 10-21-2010 08:55 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    10-26-2010 11:36 AM Go to last post
  46. Depth of Field Calculator:

    Forms are something I'm playing around with on NSOP. The first is for depth of field, post any comments you have. I'll be working on some more...

    Started by jacobsen1, 09-16-2010 07:59 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    10-26-2010 08:32 AM Go to last post
  47. Sequence Photography: how to put them together in photoshop.

    This tutorial is a basic walk-through for making sequence shots like this: First off, you need to shoot the shots. Here are a few basic rules...

    Started by jacobsen1, 10-12-2010 09:07 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-19-2010 01:49 PM Go to last post
  48. Quick Skin Retouching Tutorial. WARNING hot woman within

    In this tutorial, I used CS5 and used 4 steps. you will see that after about the first two steps the photo is essentially done. The rest is not...

    Started by danm, 10-05-2010 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-12-2010 01:42 PM Go to last post
  49. Wedding Reception Tutorial Request.

    I know there are tons of wedding tutorials out there. However I'm more curious to how you guys shoot receptions since there aren't a "set list" of...

    Started by nukaidee, 09-10-2010 11:41 AM
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    09-27-2010 01:12 PM Go to last post
  50. Adding a frame in PS tutorial.

    OK, added a new tutorial today. http://www.newschoolofphotography.com/blog/?p=63

    Started by jacobsen1, 09-05-2007 03:51 PM
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    09-16-2010 08:13 AM Go to last post

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