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44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

A Brief Review of Formatt Hitech Filters for Mirrorless

My recent move to a mirrorless system using Fuji X series cameras has been a smooth and enjoyable transition. One of the items of kit I had decided …

How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the …

Kokoon’s EEG sensor headphones may eventually provide reliable sleep data for wellness apps

When it comes to wellness apps, the missing piece is often sleep data. It’s not easy to measure sleep quality with accuracy, although plenty of wearables purport to do so.<p>The majority of these devices depend on an accelerometer and an algorithm to track the quality of sleep. The outcome is mainly …

Exposing to the Right Explained

Exposing to the right, or “ETTR,” is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. On one hand, exposing to the right is yet …

Tutorials

Introduction to Shooting During the Blue Hour

The majority of photographers talk about the Golden Hour like it’s the most perfect time to shoot all the time, any time. Talk to the pros, the ones …

6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features

If you are just getting started in photography, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these six often overlooked features in the menu of your DSLR. …

Shutter Speed

Quick Guide to Using Image Sharpening Software

Sharpening images can be a great tool for drawing viewer focus and emphasizing texture. It’s also something that pretty much all photographs will …

Tutorials

Tips to Capture Beautiful Seascape Photographs

The seashore. The coastline. The oceanfront. No matter what term one prefers to use, the seas have long been a favorite subject for photographers. …

Landscape Photography

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 …

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 …

Elements of a Great Photograph

As a photographer, it’s incredibly important to know what makes a great picture. Just having a nice camera and fancy tools isn’t enough to really …

Landscape Photography

How to Improve Your Posing Skills Without Memorization

When you first start learning how to pose people for photographs, it’s hard. Hard enough that a lot of cameras are collecting dust right now. In the …

Understanding the Human Eye and How To Retouch it Naturally

I can assure you that this isn't another boring tutorial on how not to overdo eyes with Photoshop. Searching for the perfect method has come to an …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

How Much Resolution Do You Really Need?

Each year camera manufacturers are pushing the limits of sensor technology and the latest trend has been to increase sensor resolution to numbers …

Cameras

Why 16 Megapixels, When I Could Have 50?

If there was a 100 MP DSLR announced tomorrow, I would pre-order it, then spend many sleepless nights waiting for it to arrive. I’d suffer nightmares …

Cameras

Should You Watermark Your Images?

Ultimately, once you’ve posted your photos online, you’ve lost the ability to control them. This is a fact that anyone sharing data, information, and …

Tutorials

Camera Resolution Explained

Although the megapixel race has been going on since digital cameras had been invented, the last few years in particular have seen a huge increase in …

Cameras

10 Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned About Street Photography

Introduction<p>First things first. My name is Marius Vieth and I’m a 26 year old fine art photographer from Amsterdam who loves nothing more than street …

5 Lessons That The English Masters (Painters) Can Teach Us About Light in Outdoor Photography

Before there were photographers, there were painters. These painters helped pave the way for our photographic endeavors through their dedication to …

How to Take Indoor Portraits

I would like to share with you some valuable keys to taking better indoor portraits and still life photographs. These are insider secrets I’ve …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

Easy Method to Choose the Right Light Modifiers for Your Photography

One of the most intimidating things to learn when it comes to lighting is how to choose the right light modifiers. There are countless umbrellas, …

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

Selective Sharpening Using High Pass in Adobe Photoshop

Sharpening has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. I’ve been taught that it should be done routinely with digital images and I’ve read a number …

Tutorials