Phil McAlary

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Sharpening in Lightroom: Make the Most Out of the Detail Panel

Adobe Lightroom was a pretty slick piece of software to begin with, but over the past several updates it has become an incredibly powerful tool for …

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This Website Uses AI to Enhance Low-Res Photos, CSI-Style

Let’s Enhance is a new free website that uses neural networks to upscale your photos in a way Photoshop can’t. It magically boosts and enhances your …

Lightroom Range Mask – Advanced Luminosity and Color Masking in Lightroom

By Viktor ElizarovSaveWhen Adobe dropped a bombshell by killing a stand-alone Lightroom 6, renaming Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic and releasing a …

Dealing With Criticism as a Photographer

Remember the old adage, “If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all”? Yeah, that’s not really a thing on the Internet. As …

Here’s How to Use the New Luminance and Masking Features of Lightroom Classic CC (VIDEO)

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC, their older non-cloud version of the popular desktop app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. Apart from speed …

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Creating Impactful Black and White Imagery for Instagram

<i>Photographers who love black and white photography should check this out!</i><p>Are you drawn to dramatic and impactful black and white imagery on Instagram …

Nine essential tips for photographing fireworks

<b>Photographing fireworks is remarkably easy, but a little preparation and thinking will help you get the best shots at your local display. Andrew</b> …

What Makes a Photographer When Everyone Is Taking Pictures?

PBS NewsHour just published this short interview with photographer Ken Van Sickle as a segment in its “Brief But Spectacular” series. It examines the …

Don’t Let Drab Weather Spoil Cityscape Photos: It’s Easy to Replace Boring Skies with Photoshop (VIDEO)

French landscape photographer Serge Ramelli has a unique knack for capturing gorgeous images and making them even more spectacular with a bit of …

Using Low Key For Large Wall Art Sales

In the boudoir industry it is a main priority to help the client feel confident and empowered. Some clients prefer the high-key fashion look …

The Lightroom Cure: An Easy 7-Step Program for Recovering Maximum Quality in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Are you one of the many photographers who prefer spending more time behind the camera than behind the computer? If so, this Lightroom tutorial is for …

4 Simple Ways To Get Your Work Noticed on Social Media

I think it’s safe to say that virtually everyone who posts a photo to social media wants their photo to be noticed. But not just noticed — they want …

Social Media

How Photographers Are Being Overlooked and Undervalued

The sad truth is that majority of the clients I’ve worked with and most of the people I know (both non-photographers and people who want to be …

How to Overcome Rejection And Use It To Improve Your Photography

As artists, photographers are bound to face a little criticism and–gasp!–rejection every now and then. While our egos may suffer a bit from negative …

Street Photography
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Soaring high over beaches from Cape Town to Sydney, photographer Gray Malin has captured the world’s most popular spots – seen from doorless helicopters. This is Coogee beach in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Gray Malin #beachlife #coogee #coogeebeach

Definition of Street Photography

<b>No.1 Satoki Nagata</b><p>"What is Street Photography?"<p>I have been taking photographs on the streets for many years, and occasionally ask myself "what is street photography?"<p>I was looking for the definition of it for long time on the internet. There were not many and I could not get satisfied.<p>I was …

Street Photography

Fun With Selective Color Adjustments In Lightroom

Playing with selective color is one of those things that everyone tries in photography at least once or twice. While “the establishment” often frowns …

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Phishing attack could steal LastPass password manager details

Hackers can simulate a login dialogue so closely that even careful users might simply give them their username, password and even their two-factor key<p>A security researcher has released a tool that can steal the login details and two-factor authentication key for the popular LastPass password …

Information Systems

Senior bitcoin developer says currency 'failed experiment'

Mike Hearn, a prominent developer of the cryptocurrency, has sold his coins and quit work on bitcoin citing deep-seated issues<p>A senior bitcoin developer has declared the cryptocurrency a failed experiment, blaming the end of the currency on the refusal of the community to adopt new standards which …

Bitcoin

7 Lightroom Workflow Tips For Simple, Stunning Landscape Photography

Post processing allows photographers to put their final spin on an image, creating a landscape that's just as breathtaking as the original scene. …

Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of 'play'

Wherever you are in the world, we’d like to see your pictures of play. Share your best photos via GuardianWitness<p>The Observer New Review’s photography editors are publishing a selection of your best pictures each week. This time, we’re asking for your images on the theme of <b>play</b>. Maybe you have a …

Photography

This is the first book of photos ever made, and it's only images of British algae

In 1843, British botanist Anna Atkins made history.<p>When experimenting with photography, Atkins didn't go for images of landscapes or pictures of pretty flowers. Instead, the amateur botanist created the first book produced entirely of photographic works, titled "Photographs of British Algae."<p>The …

Photography

7 Easy Lightroom Tools & Tricks For A Better Workflow.

If you're as busy as most photographers, then optimizing your workflow can help you save a lot of time. A few seconds saved on each photo in a batch …

4 Advanced Uses Of Luminosity Masks For Creating Beautiful Images

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines,</i> …

Tips for Creating Great Abstract Photography

Abstract photography can create very impressive photos. However, people tend to perceive abstract images differently than other images. This is …

Nikon Acquired Samsung’s Mirrorless Tech: Report

This is pretty big news if it turns out to be true: Nikon has reportedly acquired all of Samsung’s NX camera technology — a move that could shake up …

Cameras

7 Ways to Save Money on Your New Photography Gear

Okay, so it’s time to upgrade your gear. You’re quite sure it’s not just another case of G.A.S.; this time isn’t about trying to keep up with market …

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

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