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Dear Photographer, You Only Live Once

Dear friend,<p>You might have heard the term “YOLO”, which stands for “you only live once”. However, I think most people misconstrue the word. They …

A Primer on Insuring Your Camera Gear and Making It Recoverable

If you’ve invested any significant amount of money in your camera gear, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s insured against loss or damage. If you’ve …

The No-Fuss Way to Straighten Your Horizons in Photoshop

No matter what type of photography you create, nothing screams “snapshot” more than an off-kilter horizon. This is especially true for landscape …

Digital Photography

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …

50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Upgrade Your Skills

Is it something that often happens to you? You just sit and keep on looking through your photos on the computer screen trying to take a closer look …

DIY: How to Create an Entire Darkroom In a 3.5×7-Foot Closet

Do you love the smell of fixer on your fingertips and the ominous red glow of the safety light, but don’t have enough space to build your very own …

How to Remove Wrinkles in Photoshop with the Spot Healing Brush

Video Tutorial Shows You How to Mount and Frame Your Own Photographs

While many of us leave it up to the labs to print and mount our photographs, there are those who would like to try their own hand at it. For those …

Intimate Portrait Series Captures Home Life From Above

<i>Instant Life</i>, a new series by French photographer Florian Beaudenon, offers up a sneaky glimpse inside the homes of strangers. As the camera hovers …

Pro Lighting & Photojournalism Tips - Ed Kashi

Photographer’s workspace

Photographer’s workspace.

Autofocus Modes Explained

Sony recently released a new mirrorless camera that focuses faster than most of the best APS-C sensor equipped cameras on the market. The compact …

In the Mind of Celebrity Photographer Luke Fontana

<i>All images by Luke Fontana. Used with permission</i><p>Luke Fontana is a celebrity photographer–not the type that stalks them outside in public but instead …

4 Fast Steps to Easily Light Your Backgrounds

Are you ready to take your lighting to the NEXT level and light up the environment? Today, we are going to show you EXACTLY how to do it with step by …

Haze of Love

Photographing at the Beach: 10 Tips for Better Beach Photos

For some people, life revolves around the beach — the water and waves, the sand, the marine life, the expansive horizon. Beaches are iconic places. …

Photographer Marc Hauser Doles Out Sage Advice on Defining Your Style

“If you can’t do it right, do it big.” These are just a few of the wise words shared by renowned photographer Marc Hauser in the above mini …

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

Women on the frontline: female photojournalists' visions of conflict

For female photojournalists the past six weeks have been a particularly brutal reminder of the dangers they face. Two photographers have recently been killed while making a record of the suffering on humanity's most extreme edges, documenting the otherwise hidden effects of war on people left to …

Testament by Chris Hondros – review

It happens, doesn't it, when someone is killed. Whether that person was a war reporter or journalist or somehow a public figure, the reaction is the same: their work was astonishing. He or she was an incredible person with hundreds of friends. There is a hagiographic pattern to the public mourning …

DIY: Create An Epoxy Resin Coffee Table to Creatively Show Off Your Photos in Style

If you’re looking for a neat, photography-related DIY project to do this weekend, Canon has you covered. Shared on the Canon USA YouTube channel, the …

Compelling Nude Portraits Explore Both Self-Identity and Stereotypes (NSFW)

Bodies. Naked. Words. The image came to Brooklyn-based photographer Lauren Renner during a nap. Her project <i>In Others’ Words</i> features Renner’s …

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many …

Photographer Oliver Blohm Processes His Polaroid Portraits Using a Microwave

What do Polaroids and Hot Pockets have in common? 99.9% of the time nothing. But, thanks to Berlin-based fashion and portrait photographer, Oliver …

How To Avoid Getting Underpaid As A Photographer

How to Avoid Getting Underpaid – Borrow from another Industry<p>The passion for photography can easily be turned into a profitable career. Plenty of …

Profit

Black and White photography's dirty little secret - INSPIRED EYE

If you are into <i>Black and White photography</i> as a beginner, here's a little “secret” that you might find useful for your own.<p><b>Never shoot in Black and</b> …

Tutorials

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Nick Fancher Informs and Inspires in Andy Newman’s ‘Why We Create’ Series

Cinematographer Andy Newman has put together a series called <i>Why We Create</i> in an effort to gain a glimpse behind why we, as artist, make what we …

Building a DIY studio background

For a long time I’ve fancied the idea of adding a grungy textured background to my studio but due to the limited space available I’ve stuck to using …