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17 Lighting Recipes to Remember for Portrait Photos

At the WPPI wedding and portrait photography conference and expo this year, photographer Trevor Dayley taught this 1-hour class titled “17 Fast, …

Photography

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

Tutorials

A Beginner's Guide to Photoshop Blending Modes

Want to get better at Photoshop quickly? Master Photoshop blending modes to improve your photo editing skills immediately.<p>This great video from Serge …

Tutorials

Grab a Red Wine and get Comfortable to Read The Best Photography Links of the Week

The Toad has been away working on location quite a bit lately and we finally find him back at his desk working on a new weekly list of links to …

Photography

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

Photography

How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

Tutorials

Wedding Photography Posing Guide

Whether you're a brand new wedding photographer that needs some guidance on wedding poses or you've been at it awhile and just need a little …

Photography

The 14 Best Ways to Burn Fat Fast

Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health or simply slim down for summer, burning off excess fat can be quite challenging.<p>In addition to …

How to Remove ANYTHING From a Photo in Photoshop

How many times have you taken a photo, thought it was great, and only realized later that there's something in the shot that you don't want to be …

How to Write a Killer 'About Me' Page

Your “About Me” page is one of the single most powerful ways to define your brand, stand out from your competition, and make potential clients feel …

Marketing

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Black and white is an old style of photography which you might say is outdated, but it’s now more popular than ever and still used by amateur and …

Landscape Photography

Do You Commit Any of These 8 Common Lightroom Mistakes?

There is no doubt that Adobe’s Lightroom and its now-defunct counterpart Aperture have revolutionized photographic post-production. Before the almost …

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

Lose Weight by Planning Ahead With These 45 Lunch Meal-Prep Ideas

Maybe you've been meal prepping like a badass for years, or maybe you're just starting this week. Wherever you are in your meal-prep journey, here are some delicious, nourishing lunch ideas for inspiration. We're already looking forward to lunch next week!

Healthy Eating

10 Great Stretches to Do After a Lower-Body Workout

For many people, stretching is just a necessary evil of fitness—one that you try to skimp on whenever you can. You know you're supposed to do it, but …

Exercise

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes

There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute …

Tutorials

A 5-Rule Guide to Making It Big as a Freelancer | Inc.com

Experts are projecting that up to 43 percent of workers will be part of the gig economy by 2020, and with good reason--freelancing both can make up needed income and lets you be your own boss. If you're considering freelancing on the side or even making gigs your full-time thing, adopting these …

Employment

12 Quotes from Star Wars Great Carrie Fisher That Will Inspire You to Push Forward Through the Galaxy | Inc.com

This week marks the release of the seventh movie in the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi. While the film is hotly anticipated, it is also a time of sadness. Carrie Fisher, who played heroic Princess Leia, passed away in December of 2016. Audiences can thank their lucky stars (!) that Fisher had just …

Star Wars

How to Use Adjustment Layers to Create Light Flares and Haze

Atmospheric effects can enhance your photos, be it with in-camera techniques or postproduction effects. Light flares are one of the most popular …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Discovery Of New Tests & Causes For Fibromyalgia Could Offer Relief To Millions Of Sufferers

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia is often given when doctors are unable to find another cause for chronic widespread body pain. But many fibromyalgia …

Photographer Exposes The ‘Truth’ Behind Professional Portraits, And It May Surprise You

We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging …

Photography

This Is Exactly How Long You Need to Hold a Plank to Flatten Your Belly

Finally! The six-pack you’ve always dreamed of is only a plank (or two!) away. You’ve even mastered the plank upgrades that can reshape your body. …

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Apps

7 TIPS that Will Make You SMILE Naturally on every PHOTOS

Said money, no cheese. Mathieu Stern gives us 7 tips to use for photographers, models and anyone who want to look good in photos.

Photography

8 Decadent Low-Carb Brownie Recipes That Are Too Good to Be True

There’s something about baking in the fall that just feels right. The oven warms the kitchen, and familiar smells waft through the whole house. …

Dessert

You Won't Be Able to Resist Working Out After Reading These Quotes

For the times when you need a little extra motivation to slip on your sports bra and slay your workout, read these quotes. Write them on your bathroom mirror, on your kitchen chalkboard, or on the cover of your fitness journal to inspire you to get on it! You know you'll feel better afterward!

Fitness

Keep your knees strong with this simple workout - Health - ABC News

Whether you're an athlete or a desk jockey, you need to look after your knees.<p>They're among the most complex joints in the body and we rely on our …

Exercise