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DON’T Make These 5 Common Photo Mistakes: Here’s How to Correct Them (VIDEO)

Even the best photographers make mistakes on occasion, and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you correct the errors and make different one’s …

Understanding Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes

Making a move from fully automated camera mode into manual mode can be daunting for the best of us.As soon as you make that switch, your head starts …

Understanding Your Camera's Internal Light Meter and Metering Modes

Understanding the internal light meter of my camera is one of the best skills I've ever learned. It helps me to shoot in fully manual mode, so that I …

MASTER CAMERA SETTINGS: Aperture, Shutter Speed ISO

Over *50* sample images with settings--but more importantly--the process behind HOW to pick camera settings that give you SHARP, CREATIVE, CLEAN, and …

Shutter Speed

Beginner's guide to auto focus (AF) modes and focus areas

Beginner’s guide to Auto Focus modes and Focus areas<p>Rating:<p>4.00 based on 1 Rating<p>October 3, 2017 By Sara Rodriguez Martinez<p>Beginner’s guide to Auto …

How to Get Sharply Focused Photos with a Wide Aperture

Shooting with a wide aperture allows you to drastically isolate your subject from the background and play around with bokeh, making it a neat …

Understanding Manual Mode of a DSLR Camera

One of the scariest things for every new photographer is the moment when you pick up your new DSLR camera and turn it to manual mode.It is safe to …

The Three Main Rules of Photography

Every professional photographer had to learn his craft somewhere.Just like you, there was a day when even the best of photographers picked up their …

Photoshop Basics: Learn a Simple Trick Using Layer Masks for Creative Effects (VIDEO)

Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular Photoshop instructors, and in this basic tutorial he demonstrates how add creative effects to a photograph …

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 1

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the many different features of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom has so many possibilities, that even after years of …

Learn to Handle Your Camera Like a Pro with the Photography DSLR Skills Course for $10

All the best photographers use manual modes for full creative control. The Photography DSLR Skills course helps you master your camera, with 24 hands-on video tutorials. You can start learning now for <b>$10</b> (Orig. $69) via 9to5Toys Specials.<p>Whether you dream of Instagram fame or want to learn …

Photoshop Tutorial | 5 Ways To Change The Color Of Anything In Photoshop

The ability to change specific colors in post-production is a good skill to have in general but, it’s also a necessity for working professionals. For …

How to Master Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 30 Minutes

Mastery of the pen tool enables complex vector shapes and selections that can be used for masking or extracting elements from an image. There is a …

Graphics

Introduction to Shutter Speed: Easy explanation and examples

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Setting the shutter speed on your …

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet Infographic

Photography is slowly taking over the world; it’s everywhere. Take a look at social media. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram are packed with photography. …

Bite Size Tips: Fundamental Lightroom Editing Skills

When you shoot raw, you do not see the best image straight out of camera so doing a few tweaks in post production can make your image pop.<p>Normally …

A Beginner's Guide to Mastering the Pen Tool in Photoshop

One of the most fundamentals features in Photoshop is the Pen Tool. It's a bit less intuitive than some other features, however, and it often …

New: Bokeh & Depth of Field Masters Guide

Imagine having the knowledge to confidently create beautiful background blur, in any situation with any lens. <i>Creating Beautiful Background Blur</i> is a …

Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should …

These 14 Places Will Let You Learn Photoshop for Free | Inc.com

Adobe Photoshop is considered the gold standard in photo editing software. In fact, it can be hard to picture (see what I did there) a world without the amazing images created with this software.<p>In the right hands, photographs can be created that would leave you believing that a magical unicorn had …

Tutorials

Free Online Photography Courses

These free online photography courses can help you adjust your lens, frame your subject, fix your lighting, and edit your photos. Whether you're …

What is white balance and how do you change it?

White balance is a term you’ll come across often while taking photos. To help you better understand what white balance is and isn’t, and how to set …

Mobile Photography

A Crash Course on Understanding Your Camera’s Histogram

While viewing an image file’s information through your camera or computer, have you ever noticed the presence of a small, mountainous looking graph? …

Landscape Photography

Adobe Debuts New Photoshop Tutorial Series Especially For Beginners

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Adobe Photoshop logo via Wikimedia Commons, background video screenshot via Adobe Photoshop<p><b>Despite its many qualities,</b> …

Beginner Photography Tip: Understanding Autofocus Points

Part of becoming an improved photographer is learning the ins and outs of your camera.Though it can seem overwhelming when you're a beginner - having …

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

Cameras

How to Use a Real Camera

You did it. You stepped up and bought a real camera. Not just some accessory lenses for your phone—a real, honest to goodness camera with a detachable lens and manual control. Now it’s time to learn how to use the thing. We spoke to adventure photographer Krystle Wright to help you make art out of …

5 Tips for Better Concert Photography in Low Light Conditions

Concert photography is one of the hardest subjects to nail down for one main reason: the conditions almost always have low lighting and you aren’t …