Mike Smith

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How To Replicate The Color Palette From Any Photo Or Famous Painting In Seconds In Photoshop

That title may seem a little strange or brash, and by no means am I condoning theft. The point I’m arriving at, is that we can use readily available …

Tutorials

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

Jaw-Dropping Selfies Taken In The Canadian Wilderness

Paul Zizka photographs himself in front of the Aurora Borealis, under starry night skies, and in the mountains of Canada in this gorgeous series.<p>The ubiquitous “selfie” has gotten a bad reputation for driving epidemic narcissism and the reign of duck lips. But Alberta-based photographer Paul …

Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in …

Street Photography

How to Balance Light Bulbs with Strobes

We all find ourselves in situations from time to time where we have to strike a deal between ambient tungsten lighting and flash. It may be during a …

How to Process and Black and White Film

Film is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, the manual labour and thought processes required in creating an image without the ability …

Sherlock Holmes - a picture from the past

First published on Mon 13 Jan 2014 07.24 EST

Lost your Photo Mojo? Ten Tips to Bring Back the Magic

Spend Two Hours Learning from Portrait Master Greg Heisler

Earlier this week, when stumbled across this two-hour presentation by iconic portrait photographer Greg Heisler, it took all the will power we had …

Essential Tips for Long Exposure Photography

Long exposures are a whole different world of photography, and in the winter months when the sun is gone more often than not, they expand your …

9 Fantastic Tutorials on Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people's faces – far more than we tend …

Tutorials

How to Take a Self Portrait

Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self …

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples)

Obtaining a signed model release is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself when using client photos for commercial purposes.

How-To: Rock Candy Geode

For the intrepid kitchen explorers amongst us in search of the most dazzling of candy geodes, check out this impressive and challenging-looking Rock Candy Geode tutorial from Ann Reardon of How To Cook That.<p>[via Foodbeast]

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

Taking Large Format Portraits of Marines in Afghanistan

This year I was presented with the unexpected opportunity to take a short trip to Afghanistan, and was able to take my camera gear with me. I had …

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

Erika Huffman: Portraits

Sometimes simple portraits, executed with insight and a deeper seeing are just the tonic. Erika Huffman’s quiet black and white portraits draw me in …