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5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Posing & Framing

This is yet another article of the Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits series. If you haven't read the first three, you can find them …

Using Flashes to Create Light That Looks Natural

Back in college, I was taught there were two ways to light a subject with strobes or flashes. You can make the light part of the story of the image, …

Shutter Speed

Lighting Up Your Photography With Light Trails

At the most general level, photographing light trails means locating a place where you can capture some type of light that will be seen over time. …

Landscape Photography

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will discover three more ways to get better sunset photography.<p>“Biển Ke Ga” captured by Trandinhkhiem …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Digital cameras make it incredibly easy to take a photo at the correct exposure. There are several tools in your SLR that remove the guesswork from …

Portrait Lighting Setups Using One Light and Mirrors

If you think that professional-grade portrait lighting can only be achieved with multiple light sources, think again. Photographer Jay P. Morgan …

Photography

You Don't Want to Miss These Great Photography Tutorials and Links

This weeks list of photography links focuses on great photography and unique video presentations featuring time lapse pieces and a super high speed …

Photography

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as …

How To Use The RAW Adjustment Brush For Added Impact in Your Photos

Most of us are aware of the creative power of RAW. But, for those of us that are new to photography, let's talk about what RAW is, and what it means …

Basic Skin Smoothing in Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my …

Time-lapse Photography: Full Tutorial on Each Step of the Process

With so many timelapse videos floating around the internet recently, you may be looking to create your own timelapse. Well look no further than …

Shooting With Intent

A good friend of mine is passionate about photography, and she recently acquired a reminder of the way she approaches photography. A tattoo that …

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough …

11 Things Photographers Wish They Knew Before Going Freelance

In theory, freelancing is a great option – be your own boss, choose your own projects, make your own money. But the reality is that creating a …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Elements That Make a Striking Photograph

What does it take to create a really stunning image? There are six basic elements and certain factors that influence composition and make a really …

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

Editing Eyes for Portraits that Pop in Adobe Lightroom

While many will tell you that you should do all your eye-retouching and editing in Adobe Photoshop, there is an amazing amount of editing that you …

11 Tips for Photographing High School Senior Portraits

A Guest Contribution by Meghan Newsom. When it comes to planning for sessions, seniors are some of my favorite people to work with. Don’t get me …

Photography

10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you …

An Alternative Rule-of-Thirds

Most of you will be familiar with the rule-of-thirds: the idea that you can improve composition by placing the main subject a third of the way in …

Digital Photography