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How to Create a Dark Cinematic Look for Your Images Using Photoshop

The dark and moody cinematic look is a popular one that can help make your images pop and catch the viewer's attention. If you're a fan of that …

12 Bridesmaid Posing Cues From 12 Extraordinary Wedding Photographers

In a recent webinar, we discussed the importance of creating candid imagery with the help of verbal cues, and introduced the term “assisted …

Luminosity Mask: The Kickstarter's Guide (Updated 2017)

[Updated April 2017]<p>Luminosity mask is an incredibly powerful image editing tool in Photoshop. It allows you to make a selection specific to the area …

4 Easy Ways To Transform Your Photos In Photoshop

Luminosity masks are a post-processing technique in Photoshop that is commonly used by landscape photographers on a single RAW image or to create a …

Star Trail Processing and Six Tips that will Boost your Night Photography Skills

You're about to become better at post-processing! Raiatea Arcuri, a landscape photographer from Hawaii, has an impressive portfolio. I was pleased to …

Landscape Photography

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

Tutorials

Selective Color - Possibly The Best Tool For Photographers

Much to my dismay, I've recently discovered that many photographers are unaware of the power of selective coloring. With its versatility, I'm …

How to Make Your Photos Pop With Punchier Colors in Photoshop CC

With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

How to Repair an Old Torn Photo in Photoshop

Learn how to completely repair an old torn photo in Photoshop! From tears to discoloration, we will show you how to fix it!

Repairs

How To Use Blend Modes To Totally Revamp Your Photography | Brilliant Work From Jimmy McIntyre

He says, as a closing statement, that he hopes this tutorial has inspired you to explore blend modes more. He, is Jimmy McIntyre, and he needn’t …

Tutorials

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

Creating Vintage Filter Effects With Lightroom's Split Toning

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>Adobe Lightroom has a little section that is most likely ignored by so many of you. It’s called the …

Tutorials

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Tutorials

Video: Using Photoshop’s Median Stacking Feature for Noise Reduction

We’ve seen Photoshop’s median stacking process used before to remove tourists from photographs. Now, photographer Andy Astbury takes the time to show …

Lightroom Presets, Videos, Tips and News

Apr 5Posted by Chris Main in Featured, Inspiration, Photography<p>I’m probably going to be a little controversial here… A lot by...<p>The latest update to …

How to Photograph and Retouch a Hotel Room in 15 Minutes

Last year at my workshop in the Bahamas, my students challenged me to photograph a hotel room in under five minutes. They then wanted to see how fast …

80+ Free Web Design Resources You Thought Didn’t Exist

Let’s face it: no matter how creative and knowledgeable you are in web designing, you cannot come up with the best web page design if you don’t have …

Web Design

Photoshop Tutorial: How to do Frequency Separation for Retouching a Portrait

If you have seen some of the portrait retouching videos on the internet, you have probably stumbled upon the term “frequency separation” at one time …

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

The Specifics of Editing Skin Tones in Adobe Lightroom

Editing portraits in Adobe Lightroom can be a daunting task sometimes, but the specific color channel tools can help you create a better image than …

How to Make a Triptych in Lightroom

It seems that the majority of photos we see online or in print are presented individually. But if you have several strong images on a related theme, …

Tutorials

Case Study: Combining Two Images Into One Using Photoshop

As a bird photographer, I've continued to get the question, “I have two birds in the photo, but only one is in focus. How do I get both birds, …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Replication

What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

Cameras

Lightroom Color Grading for Dummies

How do you move beyond using someone else's actions and presets to tone your images? It’s a lot simpler than you’d think. There are so many different …

Tangents - photography tutorials, reviews & workshops

Using gelled flash in the studio<p>Shooting in the studio with Brian and Anette to do promotional portraits of their band, Cut Like This, this one …

Useful Photography Tip Archives

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>Photographers who want better metering of their scene should know that Sony has a bit more science to …

Landscape Photography

The Phoblographer's Best Useful Photography Tips for 2014

Every now and then, we will publish a small but useful and effective tip in our series called Useful Photography Tips. With the year rounding down to …