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Graceful Flowery Collages

Swiss visual artist based in Zug Maja Egli offers us delicate artworks totally matching with the spring season! She collects flowers and plants’ …

Visual Art

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

17 Best Podcasts for Photographers

Whether you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest gear, need some inspiration, or want to build a better photo business, there’s a podcast on …

Entrepreneurship

How to Split Tone Photos in Lightroom: A 5-Minute Tutorial

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial from Evan Ranft that shows you why and how you can easily split tone your photos for better colors using Adobe …

How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop

Is there an unwanted color cast spoiling your photo? Correcting this is really simple when you use the curves tool, as demonstrated by PiXimperfect …

Tutorials

How to Become a Photography Influencer

Dear friend, Something I hear a lot today is called being an ‘influencer.’ I think I am an influencer. I’ll share with you why I think I am an …

30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them

Nate Dodson over at TutVid just put together one of the most comprehensive overviews of Photoshop’s key tools and features we’ve ever seen. 30 …

10 Powerful Features of Photoshop Photographers Need to Know

Photoshop is an amazing tool that most photographers find themselves using on a daily basis. It has countless features, and with the new Photoshop …

Sebastião Salgado’s Advice For Young Photographers Today

Last weekend at Photo London I had the chance to attend a lecture with Sebastião Salgado. Leo Johnson interviewed the 71-year old photographer about …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

University of California

Ready to Challenge Yourself? Check Out 'Art of Photography' Photo Assignments

As photographers, every so often, we will hit the dreaded brick wall of creativity. The tank goes empty, and we feel about as imaginative as a sack …

Creativity

The Creative Manifesto: 10 Thoughts that Changed Me as a Photographer

It’s like I hit a wall. Not hit, actually… fell through. And everything on the other side was magic. This past year has been the most creatively …

Creativity

A Really Neat Trick To Remove Annoying Dust Spots In Photographs Using Lightroom

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>Most modern interchangeable cameras (both DSLR and Compact System Cameras) have effective dust reduction mechanism built …

Has Digital Technology Ruined Street Photography?

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Street Silhouettes. It and the images here are being republished with exclusive permission from Horatio Tan.</i><p>This …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

How To Dodge and Burn Effectively in Photoshop

Dodging and burning is one of the oldest and most essential photo editing techniques. In this featured video, Jimmy McIntyre shows you why the most …

Understanding the Basic Laws of Light and How to Use Them

As we mentioned this morning, composition is one of the most critical aspects of photography. But another, equally important piece is understanding …

Great Photographers Create Photos, Amateurs Take Them | Which Are You?

What are the qualities of a great photographer? What is it that accomplished, experienced, and talented photographers do which amateurs do not? The …

Want to Take Your Photography to the Next Level? Here’s How…

Becoming a better photographer is a goal shared by anyone that picks up a camera. Doing so usually involves a lot of discussion about taking your …

No One is Making a Bad Camera, You're Just a Bad Photographer

<b>Editor’s</b> <i>Note: This is an OP-Ed. On the other hand, you can call it a rant. In fact, call it a rant.</i><p>Five years as an Editor in Chief, two years as a …

Why You Still Should Own A Light Meter

Digital Photo Pro recently sat down with Sekonic rep, photographer, and educator Lorenzo Gasperini to discuss why light meters are still essential …

Recreating a Beauty Shot of Actress Kristen Stewart Captured for Chanel

The folks at Breed fashion photography school recently set up an interesting (and very educational) challenge for themselves: recreate a beauty shot …

Photoshop for Photographers - User Interface and Toolbar Tour - Dam

Photoshop for Photographers – User Interface and Toolbar Tour<p>In this <b>guide to Photoshop for Photographers</b>, I will take you on a tour of very basic …

Make your Lightroom images look like they were processed with Capture One

Capture One is generally touted as the only real Lightroom alternative. Overall, many say that it produces better results, or at least better …

9 Simple Ways to Dramatically Boost Your Creativity

Creativity is like a muscle. It must be stretched, challenged, and occasionally pushed past its comfort zone.<p>In a previous column, I shared nine ways …

Creativity

The Most Confusing Thing About Lightroom

As a photographer and educator, Phil Steele has found there is one fundamental misunderstanding that causes many amateur photographers to get …

Tutorials

15 Best Books on Creativity (So Far)

The old, the new, and the most brilliant ideas.<p>There are thousands of books on creativity and innovation out there. Many are great, some are exceptional, but few stand (or will stand) the test of time. As an author and researcher on innovation myself, I keep a short list of books to recommend to …

Spellbinding Paintings That Will Leave You Lost For Words

These spellbinding portraits are the work of visionary painter Victor Grasso. His imaginative series features his subjects surrounded by wealth of …

Famous Late Bloomers Who Achieved Career Success

It’s easy to compare yourself to musical prodigies like jazz pianist Joey Alexander, or <b>tech</b> <i>wunderkinds</i> like Mark Zuckerberg, and think you’ve missed …