Michael Huynh Dac Tien

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Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

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? …

How to Choose the Right Lens for Landscape Photography

Focal length and perspective make a big difference in the outcome of your landscape photography, which means you should familiarize yourself with how …

Landscape Photography

How Many Lenses Do We Really Need?

There is one thing that constantly keeps cropping up in both my own work, and in the work of others I see around me. I've worked with more and more …

Tilt-shift

Canon vs. Nikon Showdown: Battle Of The Top 85mm Lenses

INTRODUCTION<p>As a portrait/wedding photographer, I have spent the last couple years building up the best gear possible that fits my style of shooting. …

Cameras

The 10 best mirrorless cameras in 2018

Mirrorless cameras keep the big sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLR cameras, but ditch the mirror mechanism, to produce a smaller, lighter and …

Review: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM – It's About Price

In a brand conscious world, you can buy a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor’s for about $50, or you can get the Maison Martin Margiela version for $250. …

Are You Holding Your Camera Correctly?

How you hold your camera may seem like a trivial detail. But experts know that a proper hold and stable body position can result in crisper images. …

Photography

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is a fast 'normal' lens designed for full frame SLRs, and one of the most hotly-anticipated lenses of 2014. Sigma …

How a team of students beat the casinos

<b>When it comes to gambling, everyone knows the casino always comes out on top - right? But in the 1990s a group of students proved the punter didn't have to be the loser. This is the story of the MIT Blackjack Team.</b><p>Bill Kaplan laughs, remembering his mother's reaction when he told her he was …

Casinos

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Using Photoshop Workspaces

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …

500px Blog

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Neutral Density Filters

Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it …

Review: Documents 5.0 for iOS is an even more powerful solution for managing your files on the go

Readdle’s app Documents has long been one of the most complete solutions for managing your files on the go. With an intuitive interface and powerful download management features, it has been a solid contender in the file management app arena for some time.<p>Today, the company has launched version 5.0 …

Very Useful Lightroom Script Can Help You Recover Lost Photos When All Else Fails

Have you ever accidentally deleted or lost a folder full of master images in Lightroom? If you have a backup you should be okay, but even backups …

Using Nikon DX Lenses on FX Cameras

Because the glass elements in a camera lens are round, lenses project a circular image onto a camera’s sensor plane. This projected image circle must …