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How to Make a Photobooth

There has been a recent resurgence in the popularity of photobooths in the past few years and now they are starting to pop in all kinds of places …

Turn your tablet into an external monitor for more on-the-go workspace

One problem that we photographers (and other creative pros) run into a lot is the need for additional screen real estate. For those on the go and …

What is Reciprocal Rule in Photography?

One of the biggest challenges that many photographers face is yielding sharp photos when hand-holding a camera. Many end up with blurry images …

This is How to Achieve a Blue Sky Using HSL and Filters in Lightroom

In the days of analogue photography, it was a necessity to use a filter in order to achieve a quality deep-blue sky. The filter types varied …

Direct to Desktop: Camera Tethering in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Have you ever seen a high-powered fashion photography studio setup on TV? Maybe on a reality show, or a makeup ad: medium format digital cameras …

New Guide: How to Grow a Wedding Photography Business

We’ve partnered up with Tamron to deliver you our newest guide: <i>How to Grow a Wedding Photography Business</i>. In it you’ll find advice and tips from …

How to Create a Home Photo Studio on a Budget

Have you dreamed of setting up your own home studio but have always found the cost too high? Fear not; help is at hand. All you need is the space to …

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5 Tips for Shooting Concerts from Music Photographer Todd Owyoung

Todd Owyoung is not only a highly accomplished music photographer, he’s also an avid blogger, and graphic designer for the marketing team here at …

How a Polarizer Filter Works

A polarizing filter is probably the most useful filter you can use with your camera. It removes polarized light from the image, thus reducing …

Tutorial: Photographing and Processing the Orion Constellation

Here’s a tutorial that will teach you how to photograph and process one of the most colorful parts of the night sky, the Orion constellation. It will …

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

My Workflow: How to Stay Sane While Working as a Music Photographer on Tour

My workflow is the most important part of being a productive and successful music photographer. Other photographers rarely ask about it, but I feel …

Neat Trick: How to Customize Your Lightroom 5 ‘Splash Screen’ Image in Less Than a Minute

Here’s a really neat little customization trick that Adobe are allowing you to do if you’re using Lightroom 5 or newer. You know that splash screen …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Home Studio Essentials Episodes 1-10

If you’ve been watching my recent videos over on Adorama TV you’ll have noticed a pattern forming. Over the past months the majority of the videos …

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

A few weeks ago, we asked top photographers what they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have learned more …

The Photographer's Guide to Self-Promotion

Have you ever been told by your parents “Don’t talk about yourself too much; people won’t like you!” or “Don’t show off!”? Talking too much about …

Digital Photography

5 Reasons Not to Feel Weird on Your First Portrait Session

Sometime around 2004 I took a job serving tables at a local Thai restaurant. It was my first experience in the world of face to face customer …

365/52 Project: Why Daily/Weekly Photo Projects are Good for Your Photography

Daily/weekly photography projects are a good idea whether you are just starting out or you have been doing photography for a while. Most of the …

Behind the Scenes with Lockheed Martin’s Fighter Jet Photographer Liz Kaszynski

Liz Kaszynski has one of the coolest photography jobs in the world. As one of the 10 Lockheed Martin aerial photographers certified to take pictures …

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an Interactive Photography Skill Tree for Beginners

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an infographic designed to help beginner photographers work their way through the settings on their camera. Produced by …

The next billion dollar SaaS company? Try looking in Canada

What do Hootsuite, Shopify, Radian6, and Freshbooks have in common? They're all category-leading SaaS (software-as-a-service) companies. They're also all Canadian startups.<p>Many of us in the tech investing business assume that Silicon Valley is the centre of the SaaS universe – with the likes of …