Ben Hurst

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A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …

Tutorial Shows You How to Quickly Create Beautiful Time Stack Composites

In November of 2012, we posted an article featuring impressionist-inspired photographs by photographer Matt Molloy that were created using a method …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

How To Retouch Your Portraits Like A Pro

Retouching portraits can be a controversial subject, but it is also very often requested of portrait photographers to edit out minor blemishes and …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Social Media

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

The Mystery of Night Photography - 30 Images of the Night

10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips

Fast, fluent editing<p>One of the hallmarks of mastery is the ability to get more done with less effort. It can be a treat to watch somebody work with a …

Panorama Post Processing Tips

It feels like I’ve been planning to live stream forever but today it finally happened for real. In this live video I run through some of my post …

These Photoshop Manipulations of Common Animals And Outdoor Scenes Are Fantastic

Often in photography, people concern themselves with realism and accurate portrayals of scenes and there is obviously a big place for that. But …

12 Ways to Get the Most From Behance

I often talk to other creatives about the ways they share their work online. Most admit that they really enjoy this part of their job, but many feel …

Social Media

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

Landscape Photography

9 more photography accessories you never knew you needed

Following our last collection of cool photographic accessories you might never have considered, here are nine more unusual accessories that would …

The 2.5D Effect Explained Further

Few months back we featured a great video showing how Joe Fellows creates his stunning parallax videos. After posting the article, many of you had …

Why Facebook Photos Look so Bad, and the DIY Solution to Fix It

With the largest public repository of photos on the Web, it’s not surprising that Facebook has and continues to employ heavy compression to all of …

Could The Rhino Slider Be The Best DSLR Video Slider On The Market?

In the photography world it is all about lighting, lighting, lighting. For videographers the main emphasis is not necessarily lighting as much as it …

Videography

These Ideas on Perspective Will Improve Your Photography Composition

Perspective. It’s a concept that has somewhat variable significance depending on the context in which it is being discussed — literature, geometry, …

Photoshop Layer Masks: Using Channels

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots

Among all the possible shooting situations, indoor HDR vertoramas are certainly one of the most demanding. The resulting photos are very rewarding as …

Landscape Photography

How to Drastically Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow Using Customization

When going through hundreds of photos, workflow processing can be a real pain. Tools like Lightroom can help speed up the process, but nothing can …

Tutorials

Stay Motivated With These Six Photographic Projects

For some of us in more Northern climes, we may well be suffering a lack of motivation in our photography. Polar vortices, Atlantic storms and other …

Incredibly Complex Triple Exposures Created In-Camera

These beautifully composed triple exposure photographs were created completely in-camera by Seattle Times photographer Marcus Yam. Challenged to produce a visual story to go along with a Seattle Times essay, Yam determined that his standard photojournalistic approach would not fit with the content. …

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Social Media

Why You MUST Have a Polarizer

Finishing Techniques: Look Closely for Color Casts

As you work with HDR images, it’s often easy to pick up a visible color cast. In fact, just about any image can pick up unwanted color in the …

Sam Hurd's New Photography Trick

About a year ago, portrait and wedding photographer, Sam Hurd, shared his prisming technique and practically sold out prisms across the internet. Sam …

Photography

Photography by Lissy Elle

View Gallery<p>'My name is Lissy Elle and I live between a tall forest and an old cornfield. I wander between them imagining terribly impossible things …

South Dakota