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The ‘Fattening’ of Fashion Models From Magazine Spreads

For <i>Toy with Proportions</i>, Istanbul-based artist Nur Gürel uses layers of oil paint to augment the uniformly slender models featured in glossy magazine …

Fashion Industry

Portrait Tutorial: How to Dial in the White of the Eyes in Photoshop

They say the devil’s in the details, and one of the most crucial details of any portrait is the eyes. You want to make sure that the eyes in your …

Pentax K-S1 Promo Features a Bad Photoshop Job

Ricoh Imaging added a set of ‘tasty’ new colors to its Pentax K-S1 lineup this past week, but its marketing for the camera appears to be backfiring. …

The trial of Sid Vicious – a classic report from the vaults

Nancy Spungen was killed 35 years ago this week, and her boyfriend Sid Vicious arrested for her murder. Here's how Imagine magazine covered the events, in an article taken from Rock's Backpages<p>Sid Vicious, bass player for the now-defunct, notorious punk rock band the Sex Pistols, pleaded not guilty …

365/52 Project: Why Daily/Weekly Photo Projects are Good for Your Photography

Daily/weekly photography projects are a good idea whether you are just starting out or you have been doing photography for a while. Most of the …

One Light Tutorial: How Small Adjustments to Light Position Drastically Affects Your Portraits

Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have …

3 Techniques for Retouching Skin

Portrait photographers strive to achieve beautiful skin in their images. Getting beautiful skin that is also realistic and preserves natural skin …

Create a Levitation Photo with Brooke Shaden

Keeping the spirit of film alive in the Olympus Pen-F

Olympus has a knack for translating its rich history of analog cameras into beautiful, modern digital cameras. It's a been part of Olympus' …

Learn Digital Photography The Smart Way

Do you own a DSLR but still take average, boring photos?<p>“Now You Can Master Any DSLR Camera And<br>Take Gorgeous, Attention-Grabbing Photos By<br>Following …

Puppies Jumping Into Swimming Pools Make for Unbelievably Cute Photos

If you haven’t smiled yet today, you’re about to. That’s because photographer Seth Casteel — the man behind the <i>NY Times</i> bestseller and viral …

How to Photograph Pets: 16 Tips to Capture the Perfect Shot

Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t …

Pets

How to Paint With Light and Produce Creative Images: A Short Tutorial to Get You Started

It won't be incorrect to say that essentially, every photograph is a light painting. Indeed, most of the time we are capturing the light that is …

How To Make Colors Pop In Photoshop

Almost universally, it’s agreed that one major mistake many a photographer makes in post processing is over-saturation. From skies to eyes, to …

Tutorials

Practical Tips To Build Your Street Photography Confidence

en_US<p>article<p>Practical Tips To Build Your Street Photography …

How to Photograph People: 7 Tips for Photographers Who Never Photograph People

No matter what type of photography you specialize in or prefer, at some point you will find yourself having to photograph a human, or multiple …

Lighting To Lightroom: A Location Photoshoot | Zack Arias

For fear of sounding like an old tired cliche, or getting too Tony Robbins on you, I’ll say that as much as you can read about how to shoot, it won’t …

Street Photography

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

Ten Go-to Editing Tips for Using Photoshop

The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 (which is the 15th release of the product) got me thinking about my own workflow. …

The best wide-angle lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs in 2017

Next to a telephoto zoom lens, a super-wide-angle optic is one of the most popular accessories for a DSLR.<p>Most kit lenses offer a widest focal length …

Photoshop Playbook: Noise Reduction in Photoshop

99 Common Photography Problems (and how to solve them)

As well as being one of the most expensive hobbies around, photography is also one of the more technical pastimes you can pursue. But it doesn't have …

What Aperture Should You Use?

Sometimes aperture and depth of field can be a little tricky to get your head around, especially when you’re a new photographer. Matt Granger gives a …

5 Tools You Might Not Be Using in Lightroom

I am a professional wedding photographer and I end up editing thousands of images for my clients. While there are lots of wedding photographers who …

4 Essential layer masking tools in Photoshop

<b>Tip:</b> While you are brushing, look at the image (not the mask view that you can invoke by <b>alt</b>-clicking on the mask icon) to control and verify the …

Tutorials

How to take the perfect portrait photo (in six easy steps)

<b>Want to know the score before entering our young person’s photography competition? Canon’s resident expert, David Parry, has some top tips.</b><p><b>1. Watch</b> …