Julio Valente

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The View From the Observatory at One World Trade Center

Observatories

Photo London 2015: Inspired by the Planet - Photographs will be exhibited at the 2015 Photo London | LensCulture

An all-new world-class photography fair is opening this week — Photo London! Centrally located at the grand Somerset House on the Thames, Photo London offers a vibrant celebration of photography in all of its forms. The world’s finest galleries will be there to sell to collectors, with some …

How to Improve Your Photography with the Remote Shutter Release

A remote shutter release is an easy and inexpensive way to immediately improve the quality of our images. Additionally, the remote shutter release …

Landscape Photography

Introducing PCS Video - Changing the way you learn photography

Today, I am a proud father – not only of our little daughter that makes us happy every day, but also of another baby that almost took the time of a …

Tutorials

5 Tips to Improve Your Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, there are a few technical and artistic elements to consider when you are on the quest for the perfect portrait photograph. …

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something …

How to Create and Use Photoshop Actions to Speed up Your Workflow

What are Photoshop Actions? Photoshop Actions are very useful time savers. Should you find yourself applying the same Photoshop commands or a series …

How to Remove Objects From an Image With Photoshop

Photoshop has such a diverse range of tools and image editing capabilities that it’s hard for one person to learn how they all work. It’s easy to …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

Fireworks Photography Tips and Techniques

When you are going to photograph fireworks, be prepared. Make sure you have enough memory cards and extra batteries. You will need to take a tripod, …

Unique Wedding Photographs Taken Inside an Ice Cave in Alaska

We promise we didn’t plan it, but after sharing Josh Newton’s amazing wildfire wedding photographs last month, we’ve managed to stumble across their …

Turn your Instagram photos into View-Master reels with Reelagram

Well before the digital age – before smartphones and tablets became the predominant means of looking at photographs, and before virtual reality …

Timelapse Captures Triple Lightning Strike on Three of Chicago’s Tallest Buildings

Some contend that there are no fireworks shows that can best mother nature’s display during an intense thunderstorm, and the video above by …

12 Simple Ways to Bounce Light and Capture Better Portraits

Bounced light has always been an important component of lighting, especially in portraiture. It gives a little more illumination to the subject and …

LensRentals Celebrates Independence Day with Some Gratuitous Lens Mutilation

A couple of weeks ago I got an email asking if we would be willing to take some lenses, remove the electronics, fix the aperture wide-open, and …

Manual HDR Bracketing Explained

<b>Tip:</b> You can also combine automatic and manual bracketing. Check out my tutorial on semi-automatic bracketing.

Reflection Photos to get you Motivated

A puddle in the road, plate glass windows, or a shiny car – what do they all have in common? They provide great opportunities to get reflection …

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

9 Mistakes In Landscape Photography And How To Avoid Them

<b>Michael Leggero</b> <i>is a professional nature and travel photographer with 20 years of experience. A commercial stock photographer, Michael is now</i> …

6 Essential Lessons in Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers are perhaps amongst the superstars of the photographic world. Their images draw you in, detail the beauty of the natural …

Should You Use a Teleconverter?

We’ve all been there. You see the perfect photo out in the distance, but it’s just too far to capture with the lens that you brought. This is where a …

5 Blend Modes in Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographic compositing has been with us since the dawn of photography. The merging of two or more separate images into one is seen as a way of …

How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop

The easiest way to change hair color in Photoshop is using the Selective Color adjustment layer. This tool is great because changes are not too …

Hair Color

10 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Photography Gear

Recently, I was asked to contribute a <i>What’s in your bag</i> article to the HDROne magazine. As I was writing it, I started thinking about photographers …

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> …