Phil Osborne

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A Fun Explanation of Aperture Using LEGO

Aperture is one of the first terms you learned when you began your photography journey, but do you know how it works? This fun video uses a Star Wars …

Confront Your Fear: How to Shoot Portraits of Strangers on the Street

Approaching people on the street for photographs can seem incredibly uncomfortable, but as this short video proves, overcoming that fear and creating …

How to Make a Great Impression With Prospective Clients

Take a look back at some recent client work of yours, and simply ask the following question: Did I bring to the table a deep and thoughtful …

Why Giving Clients Raw Files Could Be a Great Idea

“My client wants all the raw images,” or, “My client wants to see the raw images. What do I do?” The general consensus seems to be a resounding no, …

Five Quick Tips to Improve Your Portraits of People

Are you in a creative rut in photography and need inspiration on how to improve your images, particularly your portraits of people? This video offers …

Learn the Basics of Layers and Masking in Photoshop

Photoshop can be quite overwhelming for a first-time user or even advanced-beginner. Watch this tutorial created by Joshua Snow to help understand …

How to Get Rid of High-ISO Noise in Your Photos Using Lightroom

One of the most common issues you'll have to deal with when shooting in all sorts of genres is the noise that comes from shooting at higher ISOs. …

Need a Backdrop for Portraits? Try a Bed Sheet

If you're in a pinch, on a budget, or just want to have some fun experimenting, you might find that a bed sheet can make an excellent photographic …

Teaching Photographic Style

I’ve been thinking about photography and personal style and the different ways to teach it. I’m trying to help, share and guide people along their …

Now is the Best Time EVER to Be a Photographer

Right now is the best time ever to be a photographer, so why all the long faces?<p>Professional level cameras are selling for less than what we paid for …

How I Got Better at Photography

Two years ago, I splurged some money and bought a camera because I’d always wanted to try to take pictures of the stars. The left photo above was the …

The 5 Worst Types of Photographers

Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup made this lighthearted 7.5-minute video about the 5 worst types of photographers you’ll meet.<p>Here’s a rundown …

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Why BAD Photographers THINK They're Good

A Top Portrait Pro Demonstrates How to Pose Models for Better Boudoir Photos at Home (VIDEO)

Anita Sadowska is a professional fashion photographer based in Dublin, and in this quick tutorial she teams up with an experienced model to …

3 Pro Posing Tips to Help You Shoot Better Boudoir Photos (VIDEO)

We often turn to Los Angeles-based pro photographer Michael Sasser’s YouTube channel for gear tips including lens recommendations, but in the below …

How to Use One of the Most Important & Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop: Curves (VIDEO)

Not too long ago we featured a helpful and easy-to-understand video from Nathaniel Dodson, aka Tutvid, on what he has called the most powerful and …

Ricoh releases SDK for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party remote control apps

Ricoh has released a software development kit (SDK) for Pentax cameras that allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can …

There's no such thing as lens compression, it's just perspective distortion

We've been saying for years that the term "lens compression" is misleading, but Lee Morris over at Fstoppers has put together a useful video that …

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

More Simple Secrets to Using the Powerful Curves Tool in Photoshop (VIDEO)

We’ve featured several tutorials on how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop and Shutterbug readers keep asking for more so here’s another …

This Is a Good Introduction to How to Use Layer Masks in Photoshop: 7 Tips & Tricks

Layer masks are another feature of Photoshop that can be intimidating to beginners. But in this tutorial from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE, he shows …

Aperture Definition | Photography Glossary

Unscripted | Photo Shoot BTS Season 1: Wide Aperture Panoramic Stitching - How We Shot It<p>Learn how to stitch together your panorama to capture every …

Diffusion | 3 Cheap & Effective Ways To Diffuse Light

During my tenure at QVC, I have applied, cut and thrown away several lifetimes worth of diffusion. Reams of diffusion from 1/16 to Opal and Tough …

Using Artificial Light To Mimic The Sun | How I Shot It

Strobes are typically thought of as accessories to only be used indoors, especially in mountainous states that are known for their bi-polar weather …

The Complete Guide to Wedding Photography Pricing: Part 1

In the past few years, the growing number of wedding photographers and their vast range of prices have made finding your value as a photographer …

Weddings

The Complete Guide to Wedding Photography Pricing: Part 2

Is your pricing holding you back from your goals? In the second part of this series on wedding photography pricing, we will explain how to create …

Some Innovative Fixes for Those Pesky Lens Reflections in Photoshop

No matter the sneaky techniques you use to get around it, sometimes eyeglass reflections are just impossible to avoid when photographing people. It’s …

How to Use C-Stands Correctly

Do you know what the "c" is for in the name, c-stand? As a photographer or filmmaker who uses these daily, you should. This video gives information …

The Importance of Test Shoots

Most of us reach a stage in our career (usually early on) where we feel a bit lost and like we are on the wrong train. If you are stuck in that rut, …