Matti Tossavainen

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How to Blur Backgrounds in Adobe Lightroom

It’s no secret that Photoshop reigns supreme in the world of photo editing. It’s a massive program with incredible capabilities, from custom filters …

Adobe Lightroom mobile now captures RAW images in HDR mode

If you enjoy capturing high dynamic range (HDR) images with your phone, Adobe just added a new feature to Lightroom mobile that might come in handy. Starting today on both Android and iOS versions of the app, you can capture those HDR scenes as RAW files. The software automatically scans your …

Tutorials

The 25% Rule in Photography and Life

Dear friend,<p>I have this principle I’ve followed in my photography and life — the “25% rule.”<p>The 25% rule in photography<p>The concept is simple. When …

These are the basic lighting techniques you need to know for photography and film

Whether you’re a photographer or a filmmaker, understanding the principles of light and how it will affect your subject are important. It doesn’t …

The World's Most Scenic Winter Train Rides

Few films capture the beauty of winter train travel as the 1974 silver screen mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express.” In it, Hercule Poirot …

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …

Adobe Unveils a New ‘Guided Upright’ Tool for Lightroom and Camera Raw

Adobe today announced its latest updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw. In addition to new lens support and various bug fixes, the updates bring a …

Lightroom Added a neat Hidden Brush

Adobe’s added a brush to Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters, giving us more control. We can now paint the filters’ effect in or out, allowing …

Tutorials

How to Create Stunning Sunset Photos with Luminosity Masks

There is something magical about sunset that seems irresistible to snap a photo. No matter what genre of photography you do, you must have—or will at …

Tutorials

10 Common Lightroom Mistakes and How to Fix or Avoid Them

There are a plethora of common Lightroom mistakes made by beginners and advanced users both. In this video series, Croatia-based photographer</i> …

How to Use Office and Art Supplies for Product Photos

I do a lot of product photography and there are two places I go to when I need to prepare supplies for a shoot: one is the hardware store to get some …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Tips for Taking Great Winter Photos

When it comes to taking a great winter photograph, keep these helpful tips in mind.<p>1. Planning<p>All too often the amateur photographer wakes up on a …

How to Get Professional Quality Studio Lighting for Less Than $50

Professional quality lighting takes a lot of time and money, right? Think again. Aaron Nace shows you how to set up a professional quality lighting …

Photography Tips

2 Quick Keyboard Shortcuts for Photo Editing in Lightroom

Ever wished your photo editing could be more efficient? Here are two quick keyboard shortcuts to use in Adobe Lightroom, guaranteed to speed up your …

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

A Dazzling Flow Motion Time-Lapse Tour of Istanbul

Back in February, time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth captured the world’s imagination with his insane “Dubai Flow Motion” project, which took the …

Time-lapse Photography

This Surreal ‘HyperZoom’ Time-Lapse Looks Like One Continuous Shot

Photographer Geoff Tompkinson has been working on a new time-lapse technique that he calls the “HyperZoom.” By matching up shots from camera zooms …

Photographing Wild Bears in the Forests of Finland

My name is Will McGugan, and I’m a photography enthusiast living in London. This year I spent my birthday in a forest in Finland with no company …

My Lightroom Post-Production Workflow After a Day Behind the Lens

This post is a basic rundown of how things work behind my lens, after a big day of shooting. In this case, it’s mountain biking. However, whether …

Photo Hack: Use Your Phone in a Car Mount for Close-Up Lighting

Back in May, we featured a clever hack by photographer Paul Adshead that involved using an IKEA storage box as a $6 laptop sun shade for outdoor …

How To Create a Photo Book in Lightroom and Send it to Print

Capturing a collection of photographs and assembling them into a physical photo book can sometimes seem like more trouble than it is worth. Different …

AVANTO = Hole in the Ice

Project info<p>I was visiting my hometown Tampere in Finland in January and decided to venture out to one of my favorite places, the lakeside called Rauhaniemi. In most places, when you went to a lake in January, you wouldn’t expect to find people swimming, let alone a lot of people. But, Finland is …

North Pole

These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

Adobe Lightroom Workflow Bundle

A huge Adobe Lightroom workflow bundle with over 725 presets for professional use.<p>With this amazing bundle you get instant access to over 725 …

'Inversion Immersion' - Incredible Time-lapse Film Shows the Beauty of Portland Being Swallowed by Fog

As photographers and filmmakers, sometimes the most incredible scenes we capture happen when we least expect them. Such was the case for 19-year-old …