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How to Light a Product Shot With One Light

Product photography can be one of the most technically challenging genres to undertake, but that doesn't mean you need every piece of gear you can …

Here’s How to Make Boring Cityscape Photos Come Alive Using Lightroom Classic CC (VIDEO)

Nighttime cityscapes always look spectacular, with their shimmering lights, colorful neon signs, and towering buildings. Unfortunately, it’s not …

Review of OrionH V2: The Photoshop Panel for Capturing the Night

Editing Milky Way, star trail, and deep-sky astrophotography images can be a daunting task. With dozens of layers and adjustments, we can feel …

Tutorials

When and Why You Should Turn Your Images Black and White

For many photographers, particularly hobbyists, making an image black and white is almost arbitrary. I remember in the early days of my photography, …

Tutorials

What’s the Best Focal Length for Portrait Photos? One Pro’s Answer May Surprise You (VIDEO)

We regularly post portrait tutorials, and they typically involve shooting and posing techniques, lighting guidelines, and image-editing tips. In the …

Quick Tips on How to Color Grade Your Photos Using Gradient Maps

Gradient maps are a powerful tool in Photoshop and when utilized correctly, make for a quick and easy way to effectively tone your images. Travel …

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9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn.</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Bite Size Tips: The Three Keys To Getting A Sharp Landscape Image

As with any genre of photography, the most common problem that haunts many landscape photographers is how to get sharp images. With some really basic …

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 3

Do you know what keywords are and the best way to add them to your photos? What about what options to select when you are exporting your images? Have …

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Bite Size Tips: Avoid Noisy Photos By Following These Five Guidelines

Noise in photography is those awkwardly colored tiny pixels (grains or specks) that render an often very undesirable look to the image. Noise happens …

10 best plant apps and flower identification apps for Android

Nature fans don’t have a ton of uses for mobile. After all, mobile phones can’t plant crops, weed gardens, or go on hikes for you. They can be very useful, though. Namely, they’re helpful for identifying plants, tips and tricks on how to grow stuff better, and general information about plants, …

Apps

A Beginner’s Guide to Lightroom: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained the basics of how Lightroom works, the best way to import your photos, and the different options you have when …

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The 100 best Android apps of 2018 (July)

We’ve once again overhauled our picks for the best Android apps, whittling our robust selection down to a paltry 100. Some are new, and others have …

Apps

15 neat hidden features in iOS 11

After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away.<p>If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short …

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Shaping the Light of a Landscape Photo Using Only Lightroom

There's often the belief that creating a fully polished photo requires the use of Photoshop at some point in the process. However, Lightroom is …

Tutorials

Photoshop Trick: Here’s How to Use a Gradient Filter to Create Shallow Depth-of-Field Effects (VIDEO)

We typically use a telephoto lens with a wide maximum aperture for shooting images with a very shallow depth of field. But in this quick tutorial …

Take Better Portrait Photographs with These 6 Tips on Using a Simple Reflector (VIDEO)

The photo reflector is an affordable, easy-to-use device that can make a big difference in your images by diffusing harsh light and filling in …

20 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types …

Infographics

The best home security apps you can download

One of the most useful things about a smartphone is the peace of mind it can offer when you go out of town. When you leave the house, no longer do …

Don’t Let Drab Weather Spoil Cityscape Photos: It’s Easy to Replace Boring Skies with Photoshop (VIDEO)

French landscape photographer Serge Ramelli has a unique knack for capturing gorgeous images and making them even more spectacular with a bit of …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Vermicomposting

My kitchen trash used to smell awful! Coffee grounds, banana peels, lettuce leaves, onion trimmings, orange peels, and plate scrapings all joined …

Gardening

7 Ways to Style the Ultimate "Shelfie"

Everyone on Instagram is obsessed — here's how you can take your bookshelf to the next level.<p>The shelfie trend has gained momentum once again as we style our bookshelves to become focal points of our homes.<p>While the norm is to stack books vertically, the rise of the #Shelfie has meant a mix of …

How to Make a Realistic Shallow Depth of Field Using Photoshop

In this 20-minute tutorial by PiXimperfect, learn how to use Photoshop to create a realistic bokeh effect in your photo. Creating a shallow depth of …

Yes, you can photograph the eclipse with your smartphone — here’s how

The 2017 solar eclipse could easily be the most photographed event of the year, but what if the only camera you own is inside your smartphone? While …

10 best driving apps for Android

Driving is a major form of transportation all over the world. You already knew that, though. It’s generally good practice to not use your smartphone while driving. However, there are some apps that can be genuinely helpful. We’re telling you here and now, don’t text and drive. Have one of these …

This mini wearable camera wants to be like a GoPro for your everyday life

Announced on Tuesday, the Front Row is a miniature wearable camera designed to capture, stream, and share whatever it is you're doing without needing your smartphone.<p>It's primarily meant to be worn with a lanyard around your neck, though it also comes with a clip that can double as a small …

Become a Better Photographer Today in 9 Easy Steps

It might be cliche to say, but the phrase "practice makes perfect" has a lot of merit.That goes for a lot of things in life, and photography is one …

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

Tutorials

How to Photograph Bugs on a White Background in the Field

In this 9-minute video by photographer Phil Torres of The Jungle Diaries, learn how to photograph bugs and other insects on a white background while …