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13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Explanation of How Crop Factors and Depth of Field Correlate

Full frame, APS-C and 1/2.3<p>A blog post that published recently was the source of a bit of confusion for some, so we decided to explain how it all …

6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options

Your photography deserves a website that can showcase its creativity and beauty… without breaking the bank. Former TIME CEO and Curator Gallery owner …

40 Best Adobe Lightroom Tutorials and Tips

In this post, we’ve collected 40 best Adobe Lightroom tutorials and tips that will help you to learn some new techniques. Let’s take a look at …

Tutorials

How to Make Your Black-and-White Images Pop With Lightroom 6

What we know today as the process of photography had its start at the beginning of the 19th century. Back then, the process was really complicated. …

Get your digital memories off the computer and onto the page

There is a slight soapbox on which I stand sometimes when I write about photography. Nothing too high-minded, but when the topic allows, I will gently remind people to print out their pictures from their iPhones and computers.<p>Today, I stand before you, not on a soapbox, but on a short stack of …

Apps

Here’s a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

In this post, I’ll share a trick I use to get some adjustments “beyond” +100 or -100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.<p>In the screenshot above, I …

How-To: Understand and unlock Apple’s Mac and iPhone security screws

Decades ago, every electronic device was sealed with one of two types of screws: a minus-shaped Flat/Slot head, or a plus-shaped Phillips head. There was no concept — at least, for common consumer electronics — that average people shouldn’t be able to unscrew their gadgets and take them apart. And …

Natural Looking HDR in Photoshop and Lightroom in 5 Easy Steps

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography was developed out of necessity to overcome limitations of photography equipment, mostly in digital cameras’ …

Tutorials

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

How To Build A Collaborative Culture In A Large Organization

While anyone may contribute or make a suggestion, the product design lead must have the final say. Committees do not equal design collaboration. Committees give everyone equal status and responsibility, which destroys accountability. Collaboration – as we see it – has a centralized leader. We …

Prototyping

Lighting 101: Introduction

<i>Abstract: Welcome to Lighting 101, and what to expect.</i><p>Learning how to light is one of the coolest doors you can walk through as a photographer.</i> …

Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

So you just received the gear needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the …

Shutter Speed

Best manual camera apps for iPhone

What if you want to manually adjust focus, white balance, or ISO on your iPhone? Shoot in RAW or just with the iPhone 7 telephoto lens? Easy, get one …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

Show and Tell:PJers' Favorite Gear

Ever wonder what products we here at Photojojo can’t live without? All the time, right?<p>Well you’re in luck!<p>We’ve rounded up our faves and corralled …

I’m really excited to share this interview with Brendan Ó Sé, an award winning mobile photographer who currently has one of his iPhone photos …

Mobile Photography