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What it Takes to Go Pro - Lessons from 10 Professional Photographers

I asked 10 experienced professional photographers to reflect on the early days of their careers – from finding their first clients, to marketing …

11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, …

Digital Photography

Dodging and Burning in Photoshop and How It Can Enhance Your Photos

Despite being the cutting edge of modern digital image editing, Photoshop borrows a significant number of its tools from the days of film. None more …

7 Ways to Save Money on Your New Photography Gear

Okay, so it’s time to upgrade your gear. You’re quite sure it’s not just another case of G.A.S.; this time isn’t about trying to keep up with market …

Personal Finance

How to Become a Freelance Photographer – 6 Amazing Tips

If you’ve got a point and shoot passion, why not turn the hobby you love into a job you love.Thanks to the wealth of social apps now available for …

Photography

How to Recover Lost Files from a Memory Card

Whether you’re a novice or veteran photographer, chances are you’ve experienced a moment of dread when you thought all of your precious photos were …

Adapting Portrait Lighting for Smooth vs. Weathered Faces

Lighting is one of the factors that can transform an image and greatly improve it, if applied correctly. In fact, most bland pictures can be …

Lightroom Trick To Get More From Your Shadows Than Your Shadows Slider Allows

As photographers, we are forever searching for ways to get our images to look as we envision them. One of our primary problems comes from the fact …

Tutorials

Use This Lightroom ‘Secret Slider’ Trick for Extreme Shadow Recovery

Retoucher Matt Kloskowski offers this quick and easy Lightroom tip for your mental library: if you ever find yourself with a drastically underexposed …

ExposureX2 – Double Exposure Effects for Adobe Photoshop

ExposureX2 – Advanced photo effects inclunding double exposures for Adobe Photoshop.<p>Usually it requires quite a long process and know-how to achieve …

Easily Apply the Trendy Desaturated Skin Look in Photoshop

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release)</b>This is just about the hottest Photoshop portrait technique out …

Tutorials

Portrait Photography |Placing the Main Light

The main light is the source of illumination for a picture. It’s the one that’s measured for exposure with an incident meter. Using one is explained …

The Importance of Scouting for Landscape Photographers

As I start writing this post, I’m sitting by my gate at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. I loathe Vegas, but that’s beside the point. I …

How to Select Fuzzy Hair in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid.com shows you how to select fuzzy hair in Photoshop. This is one of the most hairy (excuse the …

Tutorials

HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

Tutorials

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 …

Landscape Photography

6 Spine-Chilling Ideas to Create Spooky Photographs This Halloween

It's October and that frightful time of year is upon us in many countries around the globe. Halloween. For kids, it's costumes of ghosts, goblins, …

Horror

How To Photograph Weddings: 9 Tips to Create Perfect Memories

A wedding is a sacred moment for many people. A wedding photographer is hired to document that moment, as discretely as possible, without ruining the …

Weddings

Follow This Guideline to Get Tack Sharp Focus While Hand Holding your Camera

Blurry images are the bane of a photographer’s existence. I’ve yet to meet a photographer who has ever stated anything even remotely resembling the …

These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

See How Proper Lighting Can Level the Playing Field Between Sensor Sizes

Karl Taylor has shared a new video highlighting just how important and impactful proper lighting can be no matter what camera you choose to use. In …

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

How to Photograph People When You Travel

People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, …

How Many Studio Lights Do You Really Need?

When it comes to the quantity of lights that one needs, opinions are often heavily polarized and a hotly contested debate often rages. There are …

Wedding Photographer Uses Herd of Grazing Deer as Magical Portrait Backdrop

Photographer Ian Christmann was shooting a wedding this past weekend when an unusual photo opportunity arose. He managed to capture a magical …

8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World

Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work …

Video: How to Build a Powerful $500 DIY LED Light Panel for $70

Whether you’re using one to shoot video or stills, LED light panels are a wonderful tool to have in your arsenal. But while they are available from a …