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Infographic: Storytelling tips to capture readers’ hearts

Not much has changed since childhood; compelling narratives are still captivating.<p>Whether it was listening to your parents read bedtime stories, …

Branding

3 Advanced Photographic Composition Techniques That You Probably Don't Know

Photographic composition is a topic that usually begins with discussions about the rule of thirds and golden section and ends with people's eyes …

Landscape Photography

UI Designer Shares His Top 19 Bite-Sized Design Tips From Year’s Worth Of Advice

Some of you might already be familiar with UI designer Steve Schoger. Last month, DesignTAXI featured his free-to-download poster for web developers …

Photoshop Trick to Reduce Noise in Low Light Photos

Are you looking to clean up your noisy images and prevent the grain from ruining your future pictures? The Koldunov brothers have shared a method to …

How to Color Grade Using Luminosity Masks

Zoë Noble's work has been featured in Vogue Arabia, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and ELLE Japan, and she has shot commercial campaigns for L'Oréal Paris, …

Photoshop Tips: Blend Modes Made Simple (VIDEO)

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post require a basic understanding of Photoshop’s powerful blend modes. In the video below, French landscape …

Fstoppers Reviews the SpiderLight Backpacker Kit: Ditch That Camera Strap Once and for All

Camera straps: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. The SpiderLight Backpacker Kit may be the answer to break free.<p>I use camera straps …

Why You Can Never Have a Perfect Skin Color Even if You Use Color Calibration Charts

A few years ago I was talking with a fellow photographer about the color correction of portraits. While on the topic of using white balance cards and …

97 Things To Know About Usability

You are ultimately measuring an interface not users.<p>Tell the users you are measuring the interface not them.<p>Usability testing is not QA testing. …

UX Design

This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …

How to Stop UX Research being a Blocker – Ben Ralph

Fitting research into agile teams<p>At its best, UX research surfaces insights and enables progress; at its worst it just gets in the way.<p>There are many …

Where Should the Eyes Be Looking? Travel portraits tip that no one talks about

When it comes to travel photography, few people discuss where the subject's eyes should be looking. Does it make a difference? What's the impact?<p><b>SOME</b> …

Here’s How to Find the “Sweet Spot" of Any Lens for Optimum Sharpness, Depth & Color (VIDEO)

If you’re like most <i>Shutterbug</i> readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, …

Depth Of Field

Getting Great Light At Any Event

Getting great light in an event setting whether inside or outside is a tough shoot. You have to understand exposure, people are moving sometimes …

Rubber Bands

The Art of the User Interview

Everything you need to know about conducting useful user interviews<p>Creating products based on your own needs is easy – if you’re building something …

Lightroom Better | Creating A Rich, Faded Wedding Look

Many Lightroom users operate with an understanding of the straightforward aspects of the program but don’t delve into the more complex settings, …

Tutorials

14 Helpful Lightroom Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Photo Editing

Adobe Lightroom is an app that’s filled with all kinds of helpful features that can make life easier for you once you learn they exist. Here’s a …

UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design

21 Short & Useful Tips For UI/UX Designers

Steve Schoger is a designer based out of Kitchener, Ontario. When he's not running his design and illustration studio, he curates 'Little UI …

UX Design

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

Portrait Lighting Essentials

<b>The art of portrait lighting is the art of bringing out the essence of an individual</b>—identifying the person’s personality and facial features, and …

Rembrandt

How I made this image using my favourite compositing technique

I love creating images with plenty of story and I need to use certain techniques to get the light the way I want. On location I use limited gear, …

An Overview Of The Most Common UX Design Deliverables

What do UX designers do on a daily basis? A lot of things! UX professionals need to communicate design ideas and research findings to a range of …

8 Design Principles To Live And Die By, According To Facebook, IBM, Pentagram, And More

Buck the trend and never be mediocre.<p>Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.<p>So we asked eight prominent designers who …

Use Color Contrast in Photoshop for More Depth and Richness in Portraits

There are so many different ways to process your photographs. Some people will spend hours on a single image, others will spend a few seconds, and …

Photoshop

A Downloadable Wedding Photographer’s Checklist

It was my first wedding to shoot and I had never shot one before. I get stressed out really easily, so doing this was a bad idea for me all the way …

The Overlooked Yet Most Important Step in the Process of Creation: How to Choose the Right Images

Careful selection is the first and most important step in our creation process that is often left out of conversation. Nearly every client I …

15 Quotes To Inspire UX Designers | Designlab blog

Want to learn more about design?<p>Here at Designlab, we offer a range of design short courses as well as an advanced UX Academy program. Working …

5 tips to help first-time users fall in love with your app

Take a moment to look at the home screen of your smartphone. How many of the apps there have been on your phone for more than three months? What about six months? A year?<p>For whatever reason, it’s usually only a handful of apps that find a long-term home on the phones of most users. Working with …