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Newborn Photography Black and White Conversion in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop. The Lightroom Preset System is …

Tutorials

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Professionalism in Photography

One commonly asked (and commonly mis-answered) question on the Internet these days is around the definition of what constitutes a ‘professional …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

Canon EOS

The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

I’m using the term “on-camera” to make a distinction between portable strobes and the type of lights used primarily indoors that require a wall plug …

Greg Heisler Offers Tips on Getting Hired, Lighting and Relating to Subjects

A few days ago, we stumbled on a new set of short interviews with portrait photography master Gregory Heisler that cover everything from lighting, to …

The Hidden Secrets of Lightroom 5’s Loupe View

Last week I showed you how to use Lightroom’s Grid View. Once you have customised the Grid View to suit your needs, it is time to move on to the …

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to …

The 5 Steps to Figuring Out Your Target Audience

In our newest guide, 2013 Survey: What Buyers Want From Photographers, we collect the opinions from hundreds of art buyer’s and compile them into one …

Amp Up Your Sales With New Products From WHCC

Just in time to ramp up your holiday photo selling, we are excited to announce the second phase of our integration with White House Custom Colour. …

6 Features of a Successful Photography Website

In a piece I wrote a short while ago about some of the myths concerning professional photography, one of the flagrant fictions included the following:<p>…

Loop Lighting for Portrait Photography

In previous articles, we began our study of lighting patterns for portrait photography with broad lighting, short lighting, and split lighting. Now …

Photography

The Science of Selecting Photos

The business of photography is a complicated matter. I spend hours after each photo shoot culling, processing and sorting the photos to tell the …

3 Lightroom History Tips

Like Photoshop, Lightroom has a History feature that shows a list of the fixes you’ve applied to an image. It can be used to wind back changes that …

Position of Light in Photography

In today’s article, we shall look at how the position of light affects photography.<p>As a photographer, I am frequently asked, how do I get such blue …

What Sports Arenas Look for When Hiring Photographers

A certain air of power is present in sports-related advertising. Take in the walls of a Nike store or graze the pages of Sports Illustrated, and …

The Sensitive Side of Newborn Photography

There are many ways you can photograph newborns, but one thing is for certain: it takes a certain amount of finesse to photograph these tiny little …

5 Tips from the Experts: Create and Sell Yearly Photo Wall Calendars

You might think that wall calendars are a thing of the (quickly disappearing) analog past, but don’t dismiss them too quickly. Recently we caught up …

Railroad Safety for Photographers

If I walked into your yard and just started taking photos, would you call the police or would you just ignore it? If you have a studio and I waltzed …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Lightroom

Photography Lighting Accessories

The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an …

Wireframing

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

The Possibilities of Using One Large Light Source for Studio Portrait Photography

In the spirit of keeping it simple, one-strobe setups are many portrait photographer’s default when it comes to studio lighting. The best thing about …

Photography

New Webinar: Turning Your Passion into a Lasting Career with David Bergman

David Bergman has made a name for himself for everything from his iconic shots of Bon Jovi on tour to his GigaPan image of President Obama’s first …

iPhones, Instagram and Your Photography Business

No, I am NOT telling you that you should replace your DSLR with your iPhone. So, let’s be clear on that. Having an iPhone thought does give you a new …

How to do High-Speed Colored Powder Effects Photography

Seeing as our brains can only process images so quickly, we often find high-speed photography to be very intriguing because it captures something …

How to Organize Your Photos with Lightroom So You Can Always Find Them Quickly

The introduction of Lightroom and Apple’s rival Aperture, heralded a new era in digital asset management for photographers. Initially aimed and …

Product Update: Our Newly Improved Cart & Crop Tool For Selling Prints

This week we’re happy to announce new usability improvements to the PhotoShelter shopping cart and image crop tool, implemented to ensure your buyers …