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Traveling and photography (Part 1)

How and why I create photo stories. <b>This RSS feed only shows excerpts. Please visit the website for the original article as intended:</b> Traveling and …

Polaroid Announces a New Mobile Printer and a New Line of… Dashcams

Polaroid has new ownership and fresh determination to make its well known brand great again. This week the company launched a couple of new products …

Mobile Photography

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

Tutorials

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Shape the light in your photos with Photoshop and Camera Raw

In this excerpt of a CreativeLive class, <b>Jack Davis</b> shows you that the lighting that you captured in your images is <i>not</i> carved in stone. He shows you …

Tutorials

The Adjustment Brush in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

In this article, we’re going to unlock the power of the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw.<p>When you select the Adjustment Brush (K), …

Tutorial: Easily Focus-Stack Using a Photoshop Feature You Probably Didn’t Know About

Focus stacking is a fairly common technique used in the world of macro photography, but the process of focus stacking isn’t always a straightforward …

Focus Stacking for Extended Depth of Field

One of the things we can struggle with in close-up photography is a narrow depth of field. This is usually caused by shooting at a wide aperture …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Tips for Creating Dynamic, High-Impact Photographs

As photographers, we are always looking for ways to stretch our creative limits. We want to create the most amazing photos possible, but sometimes we …

Landscape Photography

3 Reasons To Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (Plus Purchasing and Usage Tips)

There are many types of filters a photographer can use – from circular polarizing filters to neutral and variable density, color/warming/cooling, UV …

Landscape Photography

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

How to Create Realistic HDR Photography

There’s an art to creating realistic HDR images. Too often, HDR shots are edited with heavy hands when it comes to tone mapping and saturation, …

How to Use Bokeh Effectively in Your Photos

We’ve all heard of “bokeh,” though many of us are still insecure about how to pronounce the word (see the correct pronunciation here). We fawn over …

Leica M-series

Neutral Density Filter Tips for Long Exposures During the Day

In this article, I will discuss an important topic in photography. Although this can be treated as an intermediate to advanced technique, I will try …

Landscape Photography

Hall Table with Mirror

Timber and veneers are natural products, and a range of colour variations within each species is to be expected.<p>For some online purchases we are …

Depth of Field and F-stops

Depth of field (DOF for short) is usually associated with the aperture, which is often used interchangeably with the word f-stop. The aperture …

How to make a DSLR time-laspe

A few years ago I made a video about shooting a time-lapse sequence with a DSLR and then making a video from the images. Most of the information is …

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9 Ways to Make Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers Easier to Use

<i>This is a guest post by photographer Glenn Orion</i><p>There are far more photographers – from the amateur to the professional – who have embraced the need …

15 Impressive Panoramic Images, And Tutorials on How to Create Them Yourself

If your wide angle or ultra wide angle lens just isn’t up to your lofty standards anymore and you wish to capture an <i>even wider</i> field of view, then …

31 Beautiful Photography Links That Will Delight You

With another wonderful week in the wide world of photography passing us by once again, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching points high and low …

Photography

When to Use Levels or Curves in Photoshop

Many Photoshop users learn to use the Levels dialog and then never progress to learning how to use the Curves. Let me give you several reasons why …

How to Make Your Whites Whiter in Photography

When talking about getting the right colours in your photos the best place to start is to talk about white balance. If you don’t know what white …

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it’s rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you’re …

Adding These Three Elements to a Landscape Composition Can Make Your Shot Pop

One of the keys to stunning landscape photographs is so obvious that it is often overlooked. If you find your landscapes lacking in awe, try adding …