Denise Love-Adams

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How to Use the Auto Mask Feature in Lightroom to Target Your Edits

Did you know that Lightroom has powerful smart masking features that can help you target your adjustments to specific parts of your photo? The …

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Speech on Terrorist, Genocidal Confederate Symbolism Is One for the History Books

With the weight of history bearing down on his shoulders, a resolute calm in his gaze and a slight tremble in his voice that spoke not of nervousness …

New Orleans

The Real—and Really Creepy—Lesson of That ‘Atlantic’ Slave Story

Yes, the mother was cruel, but the important point is Lola’s kindness in the face of that cruelty, and how it was used against her to sustain her …

Empathy

Pots & pans: Troops of color gave their lives for America

Remember their sacrifice by fighting for our rights here in America<p>My cousin Harry’s name is written on a wall in Washington. He didn’t write his …

New Jersey

Slavery is America’s pre-existing condition

We are two people welded together by personal history and this country’s legacy of slavery<p>This is a photograph of America’s pre-existing condition. It’s true that it’s a Truscott family photograph rather than a depiction of a sick person, and it’s not a recent photo, either. In fact, it was taken …

Family
Shutter Speed

Shooting with Fujifilm ACROS, or any other monochromatic setting for that matter.

There is a lot of debate about RAW and JPEG, and also about excessive use of Photoshop at the moment. I have always believed in getting it right</i> …

Capture the Beauty of Long Exposures with Your Camera’s Live View Mode and an ND Filter (VIDEO)

Greg Benz is a Minneapolis-based photographer known for his stunning landscape and cityscape images, and he creates some real magic by using his …

Landscape Photography

Rare Color Photos from World War II

Due to costs and scarcity, the vast majority of photos captured during World War II were shot on black-and-white film. Some images <i>were</i> captured in …

A Guide On Making Black and White Photos Look More Dramatic

Making Black and Whites More Dramatic<p>Rating:<p>3.00 based on 1 Rating<p>April 24, 2017 By Michael Moodie<p>Making Black and Whites More Dramatic …

Craig Hodges: 'Jordan didn't speak out because he didn't know what to say'

He was one of the NBA’s finest sharpshooters and a two-time champion alongside Michael Jordan, but was run out of the league for his outspoken views. A quarter of a century on, Craig Hodges is still fighting the good fight<p>“I’m sad to say that one of our players was shot on Monday,” Craig Hodges …

Black Lives Matter

August smart locks are making it easier for guests to get into their vacation homes

Smart Keypad gives codes to HomeAway renters<p>Getting into a rented home or apartment can be a real hassle, especially compared to a traditional hotel. But the home rental site HomeAway — kind of like Airbnb, but with a focus on full homes — has a handy solution: give renters temporary access through …

Home Automation

All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes Explained | Required Learning For Best Photoshop Results

Pareto’s principle isn’t just something to throw into a theoretical mix in business school, but something pervasive throughout (arguably), …

20 Lightroom tips for monochrome conversions

<b>Discover a host of simple tips, tricks and techniques for creating beautiful monochrome photos</b><p>Adobe’s Lightroom is a powerful programme and workhorse …

The best autofocus most photographers never use

Photography is so complex that there are a million approaches behind it. However, there is one thing that almost every photographer can agree on: you …

Street Photography

RAW Processing in Adobe Lightroom - Are you Using the Adjustment Panel?

<b>Lightroom</b> is fairly simple to use, yet an incredibly powerful tool for photographers and it lets you <b>pull out every single detail possible</b> from a RAW …

Tutorials

7 Tips for Making Lightroom Run Faster

Not happy with Lightroom’s sluggish performance on your computer? Here’s a helpful 15-minute video in which photographer and instructor Anthony …

In America, we’re all ‘somebody else’s babies’

“America has lost the one weapon it has, the power to inspire,” a foreign ambassador told me recently. “It breaks my heart.” The stress placed on the word “inspire” added poetry to a remark cloaked in sadness and disbelief.<p>Our nation’s power to inspire is under assault by a president who insists on …

Black History

With Joyful Photos, a 19-Year-Old Artist Confronts Media Bias Against Black Male Teens

Myles Loftin's 'HOODED' photo series challenges a news cycle that reaffirms stereotypes about black males.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>In February, on the fifth anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death, celebrities like Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gabrielle Union and …

Dwyane Wade

Nikki Giovanni Honored with Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award

“I was friends with Maya Angelou. We would have lunch together when we were teaching at colleges near each other. Most people don’t know that Maya …

Golden Rectangle Composition

For today’s composition lesson, we will discuss the Golden Rectangle.<p>The Golden Rectangle is based on the ‘Golden Ratio’, the idea that there is this …

Tutorials

In Multiracial America, Who Counts as Black?

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>For generations, intimacy between black men and white women was taboo. A mere accusation of …

Kansas shooting echoes a history of white terrorism that conservatives won't admit exists

Adam W. Purinton was charged with first-degree murder Thursday in the shooting death of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old systems engineer from …

Nikki Haley

Zen and the art of family maintenance – lessons from the bestselling Buddhist monk

Haemin Sunim says a happy relationship and contented children are within reach for us all – if we could just slow down and pay attention to each other<p>Some people, if you ask them a question, answer quickly. Others take a moment to think first. Haemin Sunim looks up, slightly to the right, and …

Meditation

Adorable 5-year-old recreates photos of iconic women for Black History Month

Because Black History Month is 28 days long (not just on Feb. 1, when white people notice everyone tweetstorming about it), one woman has been …

10 Photoshop Tricks to Fix Your Worst Photos

Starting out in Photoshop can be scary, especially if you’ve never used a graphics tool as robust as it. With a little effort anyone can learn to be …

Tutorials