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Four Tips for Better Low Light Portraits

Capturing portraits at night or during low-light situations without strobes or speedlights can be tricky. You don't want to capture blurry or out of …

Photography

Advanced Portrait Retouching With Photoshop...How To Fix Problem Areas

Sony Artisan Chris Orwig shows how to clean up backlit portraits in Photoshop. Backlight can create a beautiful look, but it will also create some …

Tutorials

5 Camera Settings That All Macro Photographers Should Know

This article will detail five camera settings that are essential and which all macro photographers should know. It was inspired by Will Nichols’ …

Macro Photography

How to Make Boring Photos Look Awesome in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best …

Tutorials

What the Hell Is Toner?

Okay gentlemen, what we've got here is a bit of a good news/bad news situation. The good news? I've discovered the key to skin that looks and feels …

Skin Care

Practically Every Celebrity Uses This $17 Acne Treatment

What do Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner, and Lili Reinhart all have in common? (Well, we mean besides their fame, influence, and …

Skin Care

Infinite Color: I Created a Smart Color Grading Tool for Photoshop

Working as a retoucher, one of the hardest parts of my job wasn’t even the cleanup work that an image typically requires, it was the <i>color grading</i>. …

Tutorials

This New Pinterest Feature Allows You to Search Beauty Looks Based on Skin Tone

Confession time: the writing of this article was delayed due to my playing around with Pinterest for a half hour or so. The website is a hive of …

Photoshop Trick to Reduce Noise in Low Light Photos

Are you looking to clean up your noisy images and prevent the grain from ruining your future pictures? The Koldunov brothers have shared a method to …

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

Soundtracks

Got 30 minutes? Try these 5 total-body compound exercises

Bicep curls, triceps dips, chest press. If it’s upper-body day, chances are you’re including these signature arm exercises into your routine. But why not kick things up a notch and chisel more than just your guns? Enter: compound exercises. These multi-joint movements combine two moves into one, …

Workouts

How to Easily Create a Photo Mosaic Overlay Using Lightroom and Photoshop

Photo mosaic overlays are a very cool effect that can be a great way to tie a set of images together around a main photo. Traditionally, they're …

Understanding White Balance in Photography

White balance is an important concept to understand as it can make a large impact on your photographs. It affects the mood of an image and is …

6 Natural Moisturizers That Work Better Than Botox

Moisturizing is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. It may seem like a mundane task, but this simple cream actually has the …

Enhance the Eyes of Your Subject in Seconds Using This Photoshop Technique

The character of your portraits is conveyed by many different elements, but a crucial one is the eyes of your subject. In this short tutorial, I’ll …

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

There are many ways to change the color of an object in Photoshop, but in certain instances, these methods fall short of accomplishing your goal. …

Creating an Artistic Black & White Photo in Adobe Photoshop

I was messing around in Photoshop the other day and I ended up with a really cool take on an ordinary image. I thought I’d share the process I …

Camera Raw & Lightroom Tips | The Underrated & Underutilized ‘Snapshots’ Feature

Snapshots are absolutely one of the most underused and under appreciated features in Lightroom and Camera Raw, and the only reason I can imagine for …

What A Histogram is, Why It’s Useful, & How To Read It

Going through the motions of creating and choosing a good image is an evaluative process, and yet, for many people, a critical tool used for image …

How to Make Lightroom’s Improved “Auto” Button Even Better!

Hi, gang and greetings from Washington DC (my family and I took a walk down Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday with about 800,000 other folks). By the time …

How to create quick and easy cinematic colour grades in Photoshop in 2 minutes

There are a million ways to create cinematic looking colour grades, but this has to be the quickest I’ve seen. All it requires is a single colour …

9 Simple Photoshop Hacks in 90 Seconds for Faster Editing and Better Photographs (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick one for those of you who’d rather be out shooting photographs than sitting behind a computer messing around with Photoshop. While we’d …

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

Using Lightroom to transform a photo from bland to dynamic

Photographer Thomas Heaton headed out on a stormy day at the beach to capture some nice seascape images. The issue was that Heaton didn't find the …

Know Your Objects: The Difference Between Smart and Raster Objects in Photoshop

If you're new to Photoshop (or even a seasoned user), you may not have worked with Smart Objects before. They're a very useful feature of the …

Photoshop Tips: Turn Daytime Photos Into Night Scenes with 3 Simple Steps (VIDEO)

Everyone familiar with the classic Francoise Truffaut film “Day for Night” knows that cinematographers have a technique for shooting outdoors in …

How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

5 Tricks to Simplify Your Lightroom Workflow and Begin Editing Photos with Ease (VIDEO)

If you’re new to Lightroom, and feel somewhat bewildered by the myriad of options available, take a deep breathe, watch this quick tutorial, and …

Tutorials