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The Top External Storage Drives For Photographers

<b>Data comes cheap these days, sure – but you still need a lot of it!</b><p>Photographers are using more and more data every day, especially with so many of …

How Andreas Levers Does His Beautiful "At Night" Series of Photos

<i>All images by Andreas Levers. Used with permission.</i><p>We’ve featured the work of Andreas Levers here on the website before a number of times, but …

Everything You Need For Macro Photography

<i>What you need in order to create great macro photography images</i><p>We have talked about it previously, but Macro photography is one of those niches in …

How to edit a selfie on iPhone 7 — Apple

Use cropping and auto-enhance to create an even better selfie for sharing. Explore other photography tips and techniques at http://apple.co/2pDv6jA.

Everything new with Apple’s Photos app in macOS High Sierra

In macOS High Sierra, the built-in Photos app packs some great new tools as well as lots of small improvements. It brings better organization, new editing tools (like selective color and curves), and extended integration with third-party apps.<p>Check out all the new features and improvements in …

Mobile Photography

The Photo Guide: App Based Photography Learning For Our Generation

What do you do when you come across something related to photography that you don’t know? Maybe a new term or a technique you were previously unaware …

Apple Has Revealed The Secret Techniques Behind Taking The Perfect iPhone Photo

For most people (not us, we're brilliant), when it comes to taking photos on their iPhone, it's mostly a case of taking a hundred shots of the same …

Simplenote, the planet’s most useful piece of software, is now open source on iOS, macOS, and Android

If you’re not using Simplenote, you’re missing out. This… well, simple note app has been a standby and lifesaver for me for years, though occasionally I have worried about its future: Will it survive if Automattic, which bought it back in 2013, goes under or gets bought itself? What if the servers …

Adobe's new Lightroom helps photographers fill in panorama gaps

Adobe Systems updated its Lightroom software on Wednesday so people stitching multiple photos into one panorama can preserve more of the scene.<p>Panoramic stitching is a popular way to turn a lot of smaller shots into a sweeping vista, handy for landscape photographers and others who want to offer an …

Tutorials

Apple may release special iPhone 7 Plus aimed at pro photographers

Ever since it unveiled the iPhone 5s and 5c in 2013, Apple has split its iPhone launch lineup in two each year. According to well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, Apple may further subdivide its iPhones — with not one but <i>two</i> iPhone 7 Plus variants set to arrive this September.<p>…

HDR Tutorial – How to Make Beautiful HDR Photos with Ease!

Free HDR Photography Tutorial<p>I wrote this HDR photography tutorial over 9 years ago and I update it about every few months. I recently rewrote it …

The Quickest Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

What’s the fastest way to sharpen an image in Adobe Photoshop? Chelsea Northrup has the solution—and it doesn’t involve the “Sharpen” tool:The trick …

Tutorials

Here’s a Look Into the ‘Photos for Mac’ App That Will Replace iPhoto and Aperture

Apple announced last year that it was pulling the plug on its two main photo editing and management programs: iPhoto, which is aimed at consumers, …

The Top 8 Questions About Copyright Answered

<b>Why register a photo if it’s not yet published? Should I wait until just prior to publishing?</b><p>Under US Copyright Law, copyright exists the moment you …

Quick Folder Organizing Hacks in Adobe Lightroom

Sometimes our hard drives become a mess of misnamed folders and misplaced images. We don’t know how it happens, but it does. Luckily, Lightroom gives …

Video: How to Use Lightroom to Make Colors ‘Pop’ In Your Autumn Photographs

Autumn is well underway here in the United States, so what better way to honor the colorful season than to share with you a post-production …

An Introduction to Image Sharpening in Photoshop

Image sharpening is a big deal for many of us photographers. Thanks to amazing products such as Photoshop, a perfectly sharp image is just a few …

How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. …

How to Soften the Light When Using Flash

Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images …

The 5 Lightroom Shortcuts Everyone Needs To Know

<i>Editor’s Note: We’d like to officially welcome Zach Sutton to the Photofocus authors team. Zach is a photographer and educator who specializes in</i> …

Your Lens’ Aperture Might Be Lying to You, Or: The Difference Between F Stops and T Stops

We all understand what an F stop is and how it’s a vital component in ensuring we have a properly exposed image, but have you ever heard of a T Stop? …

Vastly improved graduated filters in Lightroom 6?

Graduated and radial filters are the tools of choice in Lightroom when it comes to making adjustments to selected areas of an image without affecting …

Manual for iPhone is a new camera app for experts only

The iPhone's camera is a wonder, capable of taking sharp shots in light and even near darkness. But, until iOS 8, Apple wouldn't let third-party apps take advantage of the camera's raw power. Manual is one of the first apps we've tested that does so, and is on sale now for $1.99 in the App …

Here's what it looks like when every iPhone ever takes the same photo

iPhone cameras have come a long way in seven years<p>We've taken Apple's newest iPhones all the way to Iceland to see how well they stack up against last year's model, but what about the original iPhone — and maybe everything in between? That's just what Camera+ app-maker and photographer Lisa Bettany …

Rumored 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' May Include More Powerful A8X Processor

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet is rumored to be landing as soon as early 2015, with the latest report from Taiwan's <i>TechNews</i> (via <i>G For Games</i>) suggesting the tablet will feature an improved A8X processor. Similar to Apple's previous A5X and A6X processors, the A8X would presumably be an …

What Makes One Lens Better Than Another?

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, as a certain Mr Orwell once wrote. If he had been a photographer, he may well have …

Apple Unveils the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with On-Sensor Phase Detect AF & Optical Stabilization

Apple’s long-awaited iPhone 6 has finally arrived, and it comes in two flavors that both offer some much-needed and impressive improvements to the …

Photo Tip: Exposure

The Trinity of Exposure<p>When we talk about ‘setting the exposure’ what do we mean? Quite simply it’s choosing a combination of shutter speed, aperture …