Michael Lin

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How to Fix Common Skin and Hair Issues Using Texture Grafting

From a retouching standpoint, there are few things more unpleasant or challenging than dealing with chunks of hair on the face, missing patches of …

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 …

Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to …

Compressor.io Lets You Shrink Your Image File Size Up to 90% Without Losing Quality

If you’ve been following PetaPixel for a little while, then you know that the idea of a web app that shrinks down the file size of your images …

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Tutorial: Simple Butterfly Portrait Lighting Setup Yields Beautiful Results

Butterfly lighting is one of the oldest techniques for lighting a subject. Named for the butterfly-shaped shadow that forms underneath the subject’s …

How to Master the Motion Blur in Photoshop

Learn the 3 "Must Do" steps to add a realistic looking motion blur to images in Photoshop. Keep your subject still and don't overkill the blur.

Tutorials

How the Fujifilm X-T1 Shocked Me: A Quick Hands-On Overview

When Fuji announced the Fuji X-T1, it didn’t take long to get my attention. Just as the camera went on sale, the lovely people at Fujifilm asked me …

Reader Poll: How Do You Feel About Canon's f/4 IS Lenses?

There has been significant chatter on both the Fstoppers staff and in the general comments we've been hearing and reading regarding Canon's move to …

Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter review

Only a few years ago, Yongnuo’s camera accessories may have failed to meet the demands of some photographers who were more accustomed to using …

Back to Basics: understanding speedlight high-speed sync

Understanding what high-speed sync (HSS) is and how it can influence your work with off-camera speedlights is equally as important as understanding …

Tutorial: How to ‘Make Eyes Look Amazing’ In Photoshop

One of our favorite Photoshop tutorial websites, Phlearn, yesterday put out a tutorial that is both incredibly useful and a bit scary. Useful because …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Easy Studio Lighting for Noir Portraits

Noir portraiture – timeless, sleek, and mysterious. A product of Hollywood’s film noir period of the 1940’s and 50’s, noir portraiture has the …

Photography

Processing HDR using Lightroom and Photoshop

I do a lot of landscape photography, and with that, I also do use HDR<b>H</b>igh <b>D</b>ynamic <b>R</b>ange photographyto make some of my images. I do my best to keep the …

Tutorial Shows You Three Ways to Colorize a Black and White Image in Photoshop

Colorized historical images are very popular in the photo community, but how exactly does one start colorizing photos? Getting to the skill level …

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

The Fundamental Considerations of Basic Portrait Photography

Portrait photography has and always will be a huge source of fascination for photographers, but there are quite a few tricks to getting a great …

Infrared Photography: 2 Ways To Modify Your DSLR

Infrared photography is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of photographic art, and there are many ways in which you can shoot IR frames. …

The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

The camera is a fascinating tool. It’s amazing how a camera can freeze a moment in the present and lets you savour it in the future. While it may …

DEDPXL: A New Educational Photography Resource by Zack Arias

Almost a year after Zack Arias first announced that he was working on an educational project called DEDPXL (pronounced dead pixel), the project has …

Unique ‘Light Prints’ of Iconic Portraits Shot Entirely In-Camera

Light painter Jason D. Page recently got in touch to show us an impressive series three years in the making that he has just completed. It’s called …

Olympus Patents Impressive 12 and 14mm f/1.0 Ultra-Wide AF Lenses

While it’s not often a patent filing for new lenses can make your jaw drop, it’s certainly not out of the question, as Olympus is demonstrating with …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

Sigma 50mm DG HSM Art Lens Tested, See How it Stacks Up Against the Otus

Sigma made quite a splash at CES this year when the company not only announced that a 50mm f/1.4 lens would be added to its superb Art series, but …

Photography Lighting Accessories

The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an …

Understanding and Harnessing the Flexibility of Artificial Light

Since light is a necessary ingredient for making a photo, we have to decide how we’re going to light the photos we make. At its most basic level, …

Light Bulbs

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Learn how to make simple video edits using Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 in this tutorial.<p>Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's …

Hands on with the Sigma 120-300mm lens