Philip M. Odom

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How to Make Headshots That Glow

I’d like to share a particular technique I use to capture a “glowing subject” effect for headshots. You may be disappointed to hear that, by glow …

Four Common Myths About Full-Frame Cameras Dispelled

One of the beautiful things about modern digital photography is the astronomical degree of choice that is available to us. No matter whether you’re a …

4 Simple Ways to Get Sharper Photos

If I were to ask you what the best way to make sharper photographs is, your mind might instantly jump to something like, “Get a better lens.” While …

How to Create Good Black and White Portraits

The most difficult question I often ask myself is, “Do I convert this image to black and white or leave it in color?” This question is particularly …

The New Imagely NextGEN Lightroom Plugin Will Rock Your WordPress World

It’s a new year and Imagely has released a great new Lightroom gallery plugin to make our lives easier. If you run your own photography website on …

5 Things That Will Instantly Improve Your Photography

<i>On now until March 21st (AUS time) get Anthony Epes’ Online Light Monkeys Photo Group – Yearly Membership – 55% OFF at Snapndeals.</i> Having run photo …

Beginner Photography Tip: Advanced Controls That Will Take Your Photos to the Next Level

Tell me if this sounds familiar...You've been dabbling in photography for awhile now, but find yourself wanting to learn more.You have a good handle …

23 Moody Black and White Architectural Images

Architecture provides a few things that photographers love; texture, shape, contours, dramatic lighting.Let’s see how these 23 photographers found …

How to Understand the Lightroom Tone Curve

With all the editing options available in the Lightroom Develop module it can be tough to know where to start when you pull up a picture and start …

Top 7 Tips for Extending Your Camera's Battery Power

Awesome Tips to Extend Your Camera's Battery Consumption<p>You <i>could</i> compare <b>running low on battery power</b> during an important photoshoot to say, driving …

How Patience and Self-Restraint are Valuable to Photographers

Photographers love to show off their work. Yes, it’s sometimes self-serving, a bit of a “hey, look what I made” sort of thing. Not that there’s …

HDR Photography - Make Use of it or Stay Well Clear? Scott Kelby's Got His Opinions

There are Some Very Real Benefits to HDR Photography<p>When you hear “HDR” and someone trying to sell you on the idea of how there are <i>actually</i> great …

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G Macro Review

Have you ever wanted to photograph a beautiful man or woman without feeling a little awkward? Well, this lens won’t help you with that… ...

Photos of the Week: 12/31–1/6

New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide, the swearing-in of the 115th US Congress, dealing with a bird flu outbreak in France, chilly weather in the north, a post-apocalyptic zombie movie filmed in China, Dakar Rally racing in Argentina, and much more.

Photos

How to Avoid Washed Out Looking Photographs in Lightroom

How to Jazz-Up Flat Photographs<p>Ever get that feeling sometimes your images look a bit…<i>washed out</i>, lacking some color or contrast?<p>It doesn’t happen …

Most-Read Post-Processing Articles of 2016

This week we have shared some other popular articles from 2016. Check those out here:• Top Gear Related Articles of 2016<br>• 15 of the Most Popular …

Tips for How to Think and Use Lightroom More Artistically

Each time I process one of my images I do it in a totally different way. This might sound strange to you. I feel that often articles about image …

How to Create a Dark and Moody Rembrandt-Style Portrait In Lightroom

Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is known for his dark and moody portraits, characterized by a single lighting source falling across a …

Tutorials

How to Create and Use Smart Collections in Lightroom

Here are some tips for how to create and use Smart Collections in Lightroom to help you sort your images in a smarter fashion.

4 Reasons Why You Should Photograph Concrete

When people ask me if I have a favorite subject to photograph, they are often surprised by my response. See, I really enjoy photographing abstract …

10 More Photography Tips to Help Take Your Images to the Next Level

A while back I wrote an article that was quite popular: 10 photography tips to take your photography up a level. In this article, I bring you 10 …

How to Use Photoshop to Create Milestone Photos of Babies

Buried deep in my parents’ basement are boxes of slides with pictures of my siblings and I, when we were kids, all taken with my dad’s Minolta DSLR …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Android and SD cards: The Ultimate Guide

Android has supported SD cards since the G1 started it all. The overall idea is simple enough — slap an SD card in your phone and expand the storage …

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The Pros and Cons of Using Vintage Lenses Today

It's a fact that many of today's photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, …

B&W Toolkit - Digital Photo Magazine

The first thing to understand about black-and-white image making is that it starts with color. Whether recorded as a color or black-and-white image, …

Cameras

Digital photography tutorials

The secret to reducing noise and sharpening your images lies with local rather than global adjustments. In this step-by-step workflow you'll learn …

Getting a Shallow Depth of Field Effect in Lightroom

Scott shows a quick trick for creating a shallow depth of field effect that really works (it's so easy and quick). Plus, there's a little added tip …

Depth Of Field

The Ultimate Guide to Using Smart Previews in Lightroom

Without Smart Previews, you can only process photos in the Lightroom Develop module if the hard drive containing your photo files is connected to …