Amir Alivand

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5 Key Steps to Build Credibility as a Photographer

You want the truth but can you handle the truth? The cold harsh reality is the stereotypical photographer sucks at marketing themselves, its okay …

DIY: How to Create a Simple Homemade Softbox for $20 or Less

Light modifiers don’t come cheap, especially softboxes. But, if you have enough DIY talent, some patience, and $20 bucks to spare, you’re only an …

Lens Comparison Shows Off a Big Advantage of Micro Four Thirds: No Future Back Surgery

The three lenses above let you see equally far, but one of them will fit comfortably into your bag while the others probably wouldn’t fit comfortably …

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. …

Tutorials

7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits

Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set …

Photography

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

8 Things You Should Know if You are Dating a Street Photographer

Let’s face it, photographers are a breed of their own. Street photographers may belong to an even more extreme category… so here are eight things you …

Street Photography

See How Proper Lighting Can Level the Playing Field Between Sensor Sizes

Karl Taylor has shared a new video highlighting just how important and impactful proper lighting can be no matter what camera you choose to use. In …

"Out of sight, out of time"

Project info<p>These photographs are fragments of my ongoing long term project documenting life in a small rural village of slightly more than 1,000 people in the Fukui prefecture, center Japan.<br>While the village is in the middle of various challenging social, economic and environmental changes, there …

What is dream?

Project info<p>It's a project made on film. They are double exposure, two or more shots, where previsualization and research in the street have a key part.<br>Constantly around the city looking for "connections" between things, people, feelings, as if everything were a dream, I have tried to create new …

White Utterance

Project info<p>Photography is a medium that documents the world realistically. It is also work of reckoning and interpreting implications lent to the layers of represented signifiers. What I want to do through photography is to document the visible yet allude to the invisible. I can encapsulate …

5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this …

How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

How to Turn a Bad Photo into a Great Photo

Glyn Dewis has an innovative tutorial for your underexposed, throwaway images. Especially on days where you can’t get out to shoot, retouching some …

Five Simple Tips To Becoming A Better Photographer

<i>Wednesdays are usually reserved for my Quitting Your Day Job Series, but after a few weeks of seeing to much negativity towards “new” photographers</i> …

Panasonic LUMIX CM1 Smart Camera

Panasonic have unveiled the LUMIX CM1 Smart Camera at Photokina. Running Android 4.4, the connected CM1 camera/smartphone features a 20 megapixel …

6 Tips for More Unique Travel Photos in Busy Tourist Locations

Imagine this: you’ve scrimped and saved for months for your dream vacation, and a snazzy digital camera, hoping to capture some unique travel …

Photography

How to Create Snow in Photoshop

Today we show you how to create snow from scratch in Photoshop using a custom brush, so you can apply it anywhere. Our brush is also available for …

Focus stacking in Photoshop - How to get any depth of field you need

<b>Left:</b> Single exposure (focus on the front-most droplet) <b><br>Right:</b> Focus-stacked and post-processed (entire subject in focus)<p>In the video tutorial below, …

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make and What You Can Do About Them

Why do some professional photographers fail to make it in business?<p>If you can’t cut it technically or artistically as a photographer, then clearly …

Moment Lenses

How to Take the Stress Out of Image Editing When You've Got Tons of Photos to Edit

Who among us really enjoys chores? No one, I think it’s safe to say. It’s a sentiment that, for most of us, surfaces as kids when we’re pressed into …

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

How To Know When It Is Time To Upgrade Your Photography Gear

Almost every photographer wants to own a better camera, right? But then again, not every photographer really needs a better camera. So how does one …

How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job …

How to Get Soft Light in Portraits

By definition, soft lighting has to do with the quality of the shadows. Generally, the darker the shadows and the less details that you can see in …

35mm or 50mm: Deciding On Your First Prime

In one of those rare more-informative-than-funny<p>Top GearDigitalRev episodes, Kai tries to help beginners decide what they should buy for their first …

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of …