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Photographing a wedding by yourself - Part II - The first look

Welcome to part II of this wedding photography series, as I take you through my day of shooting a wedding as the sole photographer. The last blog …

Weddings

5 Ways To Improve Your Group Photographs

We’ve all been a part of that dance that happens in front of a lens when a photographer is trying to orchestrate a group photograph before taking a …

Landscape Photography

12 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Fix Them FAST

It's been a good, long while since I was a beginner photographer. But believe me, I remember the struggles well.There's so much to learn as a …

Landscape Photography

Check Out These 5 Hidden Gems in Adobe Photoshop (VIDEO)

Adobe Photoshop is such a rich and textured (some might even say “dense”) image editing program that it’s likely you don’t even know a third of what …

Tutorials

10 Easy Pieces: Illuminated Pavers

Illuminated pavers sit flush with the surface of a driveway or path, discreetly hiding their powers until the sun goes down. Unlike bollards or …

Landscaping

How to Cook the Perfect Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

A baked chicken breast is the unsung hero of weeknight dinners. It's far simpler than cooking chicken breast on the stove—and it's guaranteed to …

11 Plants For Your Bedroom To Help You Sleep Better

We have compiled this list of 11 great plants to help you sleep better, based on their calming and cleansing effects.<p>There is nothing more annoying …

Here's why you should always check your hotel room for bedbugs, and how to do it

• <b>When you're traveling, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told INSIDER you should check for bedbugs everywhere you stay.</b>• <b><br>That's because</b> …

How to Choose Your First Filters (and Which Systems to Use)

During the last week’s I’ve received several questions regarding filters through the CaptureLandscapes newsletter. The most recurring questions are</i> …

9 Essential ways to capture sharp landscape photos

Every landscape photographer loves a grand vista – when you have a large scene with a distinct foreground, middle ground and background that gives …

Landscape Photography

Four Ways You Can Tap into The Power of The Cloud to Enrich Your Family History Projects and Create a Collaborative Experience for Loved Ones

Collaborating with loved ones makes family history research more meaningful. When my family first started working on our family tree, we were using …

Master Your Wide-Angle Lens Photography

One of the best things about a wide-angle lens is that it allows you to get gorgeous, sweeping views of a landscape.<p>With other lenses, it's difficult …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Two Ways to Instantly Make Your Photos Pop Using Photoshop

Have you ever felt like your photos were missing something? In this quick Photoshop tutorial, learn how to make your photos pop with this simple …

Definition of Shutter Speed in Photography - Case Studies & Cheat Sheet

Shutter speed is part of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. Shutter speed doesn’t only control the exposure but also lets the …

Check Out These Tips on How to Capture Killer Images on a Safari from a Nikon Pro (VIDEO)

Here’s a fun how-to video that’s part travelogue and part tutorial, which you should definitely check out if you want to photograph wildlife on a …

Lutify.me Cross-Platform LUTs Are Now Even Better in Lightroom and Camera Raw

A little while ago I showed you a fantastic LUTs pack, called Lutify.me, compatible with most photo and video editing including Capture One, …

Tutorials

7 Tips for Photographing Woods and Forests

7 Simple Guidelines to Capture Beautiful Images of Woods and ForestsWoods and forests are challenging scenes to photograph as it’s often hard to spot …

5 Easy Ways to Digitize After Divorce

Posted by Jess Dawkins on December 8, 2016<p>After a divorce, it’s not easy to reboot our lives while being present for our children and loved ones. We …

How to Use the Color Dodge and Burn Blend Modes in Photoshop

Here’s a 12-minute tutorial from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy that looks at how you can use Photoshop’s dodge and burn blend modes for …

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

Four Awesome Tips To Stop You Wasting Your Time With Long Exposure Photos

When your shutter is open for five minutes or longer while you take long exposure photos, what do you do during that time? Today I’ll share four …

Three Mistakes You’re Making When Posing Wedding Couples

Posing is an art and technique that must be honed. Many photographers may feel they're in a rut with posing or that their routine is lacking. Here …

Make homemade peppermint patties for your weekend project

DIY cooking projects are one of the best ways to spend weekend afternoons. There’s something rewarding about making something yourself that you …

Mobile Photo Tips Intro

Professional Photo Organizers Equipped with Tools to Help Consumers Deal with Growing Collections

Consumers have a growing problem, and the Association of Professional Photo Organizers (APPO) wants to help. Here’s some of what I observed during my …

North Carolina

Photoshop Friday: Overlapping Titles

Frequently Asked Questions<p>When does the course start and finish?<p>The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - …

Learn How to Create Paper Cut Effect with this Photoshop Tutorial

Lidia Lukianova shared a simple but quite awesome Photoshop tutorial. She shows us how to create a beautiful Paper Cut effect using the Pen Tool and …

Definition of ISO in Photography - Breaking Away from Exposure Triangle

ISO is one of the most misunderstood concepts in digital photography. If you think ISO is an abbreviation for “International Standards Organization” …