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8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

Street Photography

Shooting 7 Headshots on 1 Wall with 1 Model

The first time I sketched a photo was in 2011. It had never crossed my mind before that. Up until then I had never really needed it. I was five years …

Time I

Half of the Earth must be preserved for nature conservation – Edward O Wilson

Unstanched haemorrhaging has only one end in all biological systems: death for an organism, extinction for a species. Researchers who study the …

West Indies

Smart Contrast Action: My Preferred Way To Increase Contrast in Photoshop

Nothing could be simpler than increasing contrast of your image in Photoshop, right? But as is my usual, I prefer control over convenience and take …

Which Species Will Survive Climate Change?

It’s mid-February and along Britain’s south coast gilt-head bream are drifting from the open sea into the estuaries. Meanwhile, thousands of little …

Climate Change

The Simplest, Fastest and Most Effective One Light Setup I've Ever Used

Sometimes, getting a sweet lighting setup is a matter of pure luck and this is the case with this setup. I’ll collect setups like tools, so this one …

Why You Should Have Boudoir Photos Taken at Any Age - My Experience Taking it Off

I did it! I took off my clothes and bared it all to Tiffany Walker of Adeline and Grace Intimates, a photographer I have followed for years! In case you missed the backstory, check out my previous blogpost here. Let's just say I was not in the kind of shape you would think you would want to be in …

Time I

How to Prepare Your Images for Professional Printing

Even though most of the photos we take are digital and displayed in a digital environment, the very best of them often deserve to come to life, as we …

Tutorials

Step-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Prime rib is and perhaps always will be the king of holiday roasts. There is nothing so primal, so celebratory, so downright majestic as a hunk of well-marbled beef, …

Cooking

How to Plan a Fashion Photography Shoot

It wouldn’t be too far from the truth to think that fashion photography is basically portraiture with a small plot twist. Instead of having just the …

Framing

What's the Value of Nature?

<i>Blog co-authored by: Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs officer for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President, The Dow Chemical Company</i><p>Marshes, mangroves, coral and oyster reefs can help protect people and businesses from destruction …

Biology

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

Photography

Learn More Lighting Techniques With These Building Blocks Of Creative Portrait Lighting

Here’s a great video from Jake Hicks that demonstrates how you can use a three light setup to make a creative portrait, much like the photo in the …

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

Photography

HIGH END RETOUCHING WALKTHROUGH COLOR TONING AND DEPTH

The Difference Between Using Bare Flash Heads and Light Shaping Tools

As a young photographer, I used to think a beautiful flat light, that gave smooth skin tones was the best way to capture a portrait. I invested in a …

The Earthen Bathtub - Fine Art Boudoir Tutorial: The Gear

You are watching a free tutorial from The Earthen Bathtub - Fine Art Boudoir Tutorial.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in …

Hung Up

Matte Split Toning Photo Effect Photoshop Tutorial

How to Light the Face for On Location Portraits

In this video, photographer Peter Hurley shares some invaluable tips on how to make great portraits by mixing studio strobes with ambient light on …

Shutter Speed

21 Killer Portraits Recently Selected for Editors’ Choice

Every month, a fresh group of pro photographers from within the 500px community are selected to be our coveted “Guest Editors” and given the power to …

How to Create Professional Photoshop Actions

<b>Photoshop Actions</b> make our work very easy and fast as we need not perform a task repeatedly. One can find tons of Photoshop actions which are very …

Now You Can Have Perfectly Posed Portraits

Over the last week at dPS our writing team have focused their efforts on creating a great series of tutorials on the topic of posing subjects for …

Shoot Like The Pros With Basic Gear | Patrick Demarchelier

A few weeks back we shared with you a video from stylemypic.com that aimed to re-create the look typically found with and associated with Annie …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Lighting and Posing Tips For Senior Photos | Matt Hernandez

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and school is about to start back up again. This means school pictures are around the corner and …

Photography

35 Photography Links to Blow Your Socks Off

With another terrific week behind us in the wide world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet …

Photographers

DIY: Build a V-Flat with Swappable Catchlight Shapes

Photographer Nick Fancher is the author of <i>Studio Anywhere</i>, a photographer’s guide to shooting high-quality portraits in unconventional locations and …