James Eldridge

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How to Mask Anything in a Snap Using Lightroom’s Auto Masking

Lightroom’s Auto Mask feature lets you intelligently target edit towards specific portions of photos. While the standard tool is useful, there are …

Tutorials

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

Graphic Design

This is Why Post-Production On Dual Monitors is Better

Do you still do your post-production on a single monitor? If so you are missing out on a whole world of extra space and efficiency. Now I know some …

Every Photographic Artist Should Take a Look at These Books

<i>Don’t ever, ever underestimate what the printed photo can do for a person</i><p>While print may not be what it used to be for many photographers, one cannot …

3 Easy Ways to Get Better Portraits by Separating Subject from Background

One of the most common beginner mistakes in portrait photography is not separating your subject from the background. Fortunately, it’s an easy skill …

Tutorials

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

Data Visualization

VSCO Announces New 'Essentials' Pack with 14 Presets

VSCO today announced the availability of their new ‘Essentials’ Pack, which features 14 of their “best and most loved film emulation presets from” …

Creating the Photograph: Debabrata Ray's "The Red Girl"

<i>Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers teach you about how they concepted an image, shot it, and edited it. The series has</i> …

Google's new tool helps test your website's speed and mobile-friendliness

Speed testing services seem to be the new thing tech companies are dabbing into on their free time – just weeks after Netflix launched Fast.com, Google has announced its own tool to help you measure your website’s speed and mobile-friendliness.<p>The site takes your URL and measures on a scale of …

7 apps to help your business grow on Facebook

With over 1.6 billion monthly active users, there is no doubt that Facebook is the place to be when it comes to looking for platforms to scale your …

Marketing

Lightroom Added a neat Hidden Brush

Adobe’s added a brush to Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters, giving us more control. We can now paint the filters’ effect in or out, allowing …

These Tricks Made Me a Better Photo Editor

<i>For more from Michael, Check out MPZ Photography.</i><p>As a photographer who cut his teeth on large format film, I have always tried to “Get it right in …

Miss D is a dictionary app for the linguistically curious

If you’re seriously attempting to learn another language then at least one dictionary app will be a staple on your smartphone home screen. And familiarity with its UX foibles will have long ago set your teeth on edge.<p>But when you’re grappling with a hard problem like language learning, your …

Shooting Better Portraits With a Single Hot Shoe Flash

While the guides to shooting portraits with a 50mm and a 35mm lens did very well, there is something that I think is a million times more important …

Why It's Important To Have a Good Website

In the creative world, constant advancements in technology mean we have to keep up or risk being left behind. Clients looking to hire a photographer …

How to Use the Brenizer Method For Better Portaits

At some point in your photography learning career, you've likely encountered the Brenizer Method. The Brenizer Method, also known as the Bokeh …

Lightroom

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …

New York University

6 Essential Tips for DSLR Video

Nowadays, it seems that the majority of DSLR, mirrorless, and even point-and-shoot cameras have video features. In fact, the video features on the …

4 Non-Destructive Dodge & Burn Techniques by Photoshop Masters

In Photoshop, there are many different techniques to dodge and burn an image. You may know the Dodge and the Burn tools that let you work directly on …

10 Basic Tips for More Interesting Photos in Big Cities

Shooting photos in big cities presents many opportunities to photographers for architecture, street, and candid shooting. It can be both a technical …

You Sure You Want to Be a Wedding Photographer?

If you want to be a wedding photographer, you need to stop and think about your life.<p>So you want to be a wedding photographer? Want to go pro, go …

Watch Out: There’s a ‘Bad Reviews’ Scam Targeting Photographers

Scams targeting photographers are nothing new. There’s one that we’ve seen for a few years in which the “client” asks if they can send you a check …

5 Effective Ways to Achieve Smooth Skin in Your Portraits Using Photoshop

Every portrait photographer strives to achieve the best-looking skin in his or her portrait images. As much as it seems so, this is not an easy task …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

How to Install Presets in Lightroom

Lightroom is unquestionably a powerful image processing application; even if you were to make use of only its built-in tools, you (and your photos) …

Using Squarespace Cover Pages for Your Photography Portfolio

Hans – A German Photographer shows us why his models are the most beautiful in the world

Hans is from Germany, a very ambitious and artistic photographer who relies totally on natural light with exquisite models. This portfolio is …