Christopher Hurst

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Time-lapse: The Dazzling Colors of Iceland Under the Midnight Sun

You know those brilliant colors that appear when the sun is just rising or setting? While you may be lucky to see those colors for minutes in most …

Time-lapse Photography

Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

How to Create Cinematic Headshots Using Natural Light and Flash

Most photographers aren’t fortunate enough to have a permanent studio setting where they can spend time developing a personalized lighting setup that …

Landscape Photography

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

Crappy Gear, Amazing Photos: Using An Old Canon PowerShot to Capture Dreamy Landscapes

I didn’t really get into photography until my son was born. Like most new parents, one of the first things I did was go out and buy a camera so I …

Photography

LensPacks: Rear Lens Caps That Attach to the Inside of Your Camera Bag

After successfully raising money on Kickstarter to launch its LensRacks gear storage system, Vancouver, Canada-based Ansix Designs is back with …

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow

Those of you, who use Lightroom, will know what a powerful and multi-faceted program it is. It is fair to say that along with its now discontinued …

These 4 Tools Will Help Improve Your Flash Photography

For the uninitiated, flash photography can be scary. There’s all this talk about lighting ratios and sync speed and…it gets to a point where some …

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

Sony Alpha

SnapCam is iON's new $150 wearable lifelogging camera

What's the opposite of a selfie? Not sure? Well, we'd argue any photo from the SnapCam by iON (of Air Pro action camera fame) would fit that description. SnapCam is the latest entrant into the wearable lifelogging market (you may know Autographer, or Narrative already). The 1.5-inch square device …

Wearable Tech

Another Useful Lightroom Feature You Probably Did Not Know Existed

I feel like I'm constantly hearing about new shortcuts in Lightroom that make my workflow increasingly painless. This is one that's been around for a …

How to Photograph Jupiter from Your Own Backyard On the Cheap

I recently captured this picture of Jupiter, the 5th planet from the Sun. It was well received and many liked it. Lots of people wanted to know how …

15 Tips for Image Management Success in Lightroom 5 - by Tim Grey

Lightroom can be a tremendously powerful tool for managing large volumes of images effectively and efficiently. Actually, that’s one of the things …

11 Secrets to a Great Photo Website

How is your portfolio website like a car door? Give up? At PhotoShelter, we like to use this analogy to explain how people perceive the experience of …

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? …

12 Simple Ways to Bounce Light and Capture Better Portraits

Bounced light has always been an important component of lighting, especially in portraiture. It gives a little more illumination to the subject and …

Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

For some people, the rule of thirds has been a standard guide of good composition. Diligently following this rule has led many to great results. I …

Landscape Photography

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 …

Mastering Lightroom Organization with Peter Krogh

In this webinar, Adobe Lightroom organizing master Peter Krogh will answer all your Lightroom questions and pleas of “Just tell me what to do!” when …

Super Simple Effect Makes Regular GIFs or Photos Seem Three Dimensional

Actual 3D footage can be a pain, both to capture and to watch, which is why we fell in love with this super simple technique when we ran across it. …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

Framing

5 Quick Tips for Photographing People Outdoors

So, let me guess…your pictures of your friends, parents, children, or grandchildren don’t always come out the way you’d like, and you are frequently …

Landscape Photography

Organizing Images in Lightroom 5

Review: Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head

Here is a tool which looks similar to something I reviewed recently. It is a tabletop tripod or handheld support by Cullman. Made in Germany the …

Reverse Ring Macro Photography Fundamentals

First of all, I should mention the technique we are about to go through isn't necessarily considered true macro photography, as I'm sure any macro …

Cameras