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Free Wedding Tutorial: How To Light Wedding Reception Venues

Photographing weddings can be tough for a lot of people, and the area I find most of my assistants struggling is at the reception. Many times …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

Homemade Bath Crayons - For A Fun and Natural Bath Time

<b>Splish splash, I was takin’ a bath…</b><p>But I was bored and wanted something to draw with. So I dripped water all over the floor and reached for the …

How To Build A Basic 4 Light Setup

While I was doing my 365 Project, I wanted to challenge myself with using 4 or more lights and using different colors for a shoot. I came up with a …

How to Master Content Aware Fill

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 …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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22 No-Heat Styles That Will Save Your Hair

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Creative Parents Stage Dinosaur Toy Scenes, Convince Kids They’re Alive at Night

Each year, writer Refe Tuma and his wife turn the month of November into <i>Dinovember</i>–thirty days of their children's plastic dinosaur toys coming to life at night and doing as they please, or at least that's what the creative couple tells their tiny tots. Each night when the Tuma kids go to bed, …

[Video] How To Turn Your Photos Into Animated Clips

Graphics artist Joe Fellows teaches us how to use the parallax effect to turn boring photos into living picture books.<p>Through a process known as the parallax effect, in which single frame photos are layered to create the illusion of third-dimensionality (3D), UK-based motion graphics artist and …

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's image-editing program? There is no need to learn the ins and outs of Premiere or Final Cut when …

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How to Come Up With Ideas for Your Own Photography Projects

In this modern world, where nearly everyone has a camera of some sort, it can be difficult for a photographer to stand out in the crowd. Coming up …

5 Incredible Online Communities to Get Genuine Feedback on Your Photography

The thing about the internet is there will always be someone willing to critique your work whether you want them to or not. While a little …

How to Add Mist to Your Landscapes with Photoshop

Adding a bit of mist to your landscapes is not only simple, but fully customizable in Photoshop. This is a great way to alter the entire mood of your …

How To Banish Blackheads (Without Scarring!)

Illustrated by <b>Caitlin Owens</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

The Perfect Beurre Blanc Recipe

Yes, it's French — but don't let that intimidate you. Alex Hitz's simple, classic sauce makes anything and everything taste better.<p>Beurre Blanc — it's nothing short of magic. Honestly, at this point in our yearlong relationship, I feel as if I can share a closely guarded culinary secret with you: …

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

Cheap Challenge: Halloween Costumes Under $30

Just like many things that made cool kids cool back in the day, the rules are different once you're all grown. That pre-packaged Belle costume might …

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How to Create a BOKEH Effect in Photoshop!

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How to Get Accurate Canon Colors in Lightroom

Our readers often ask us if it is possible to get Lightroom to provide the same colors as one would see from camera-rendered JPEG files when shooting …

A Personal Note to All of You Elitist Photographers – From the Desk of Pye

NOTE: I am going to start this article off by saying that it isn’t my intent to be “preachy” although it may come off that way. My single thought and …

How to Shoot Panoramic Photographs

For many people, their first introduction to panoramic photography was using an Advantix or APS film camera. These cameras had a pseudo panoramic …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

I want my kids to remember that there were times when their mother looked them in the eye and smiled. And for me, this often means shutting my laptop, putting down my phone, taking a break from my my to-do list and just giving them time.<p><b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big …

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7 Tips for Helping Women Love having their Photo Taken by You

When I look at a picture of myself, I can point out a million things I hate: my hair is always flat, I hate the ptosis in my left eye, I hate the …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

Useful Tools to Help Simplify Your Life As A Photographer

Let's face it, there are tons of little gadgets on the market all claiming they can turn your photos into brilliant works of art so long as you fork …