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You shot the perfect photo. Here’s how to get the perfect print

Now that we all walk around with high-resolution cameras in our pockets (i.e., our smartphones), people are taking more photos than ever before. But …

Tutorials

30 Cool Photography Links to Enjoy With Your Morning Coffee

We've really enjoyed another action packed week in the wide world of photography, with writers and artists from all genres publishing photos and blog …

Oil Painting Glazes: An Artist Reveals His Secrets

Oil painter Gerald Dextraze explains his success with painting glazes<p>Glazing is the most forgiving technique in painting – and one of the least …

Draw a figure in under five minutes

Sketching a five-minute pose is a lot of fun because it offers just enough time to capture a strong sense of the pose, but not enough time to …

Replace Your Lawn With These Superior Alternatives

Earlier this week, we suggested you stop mowing your lawn. American lawn care consumes almost a third of all U.S. domestic water use and produces 4% …

Gardening

How to Avoid Fringing When Editing Landscape Photos

Have you ever zoomed in on a photo and noticed a white outline around people, the horizon, or trees? That’s called fringing, and it happens because …

Perfect your figures with our anatomy masterclass

In this masterclass, I'll reveal the basic steps you need to follow to perfect your figure drawing. I'll start with the first conception – or inkling …

Pixomatic 3 review: Layer-based image editor for iOS, now with hair selection

Pixomatic 3 ($5 on the iTunes Store) makes short work of the most thankless of all image editing tasks: Separating a foreground image from its …

Tutorials

Tesla Releases Solar Roof Details: Orders Open, Installs This Summer - From About $21.85 Sq Ft

Tesla has opened orders on it Solar Roof product.<p>The company states that while the Solar Roof will be offered in a variety of different designs, as …

DIY: 11 steps to building your own home

Building your own home might sound extreme, but having the simple process laid out before you will make it all the more easy.<p>Are you looking for …

Gardening: 18 gardens and patios you can build yourself

Whether you're a woodworking star or just starting out, there are plenty of garden and patio options that are easy to build!<p>Stone, wood and tiles are …

Cut it Out: The Hand Saw Shootout

A compact and portable hand saw is a convenient tool everyone should have in their arsenal. I’ve tried dozens over the years, some good, many only …

Woodworking

30 common photography problems solved

<b>James Abbott identifies some of the most common photographic problems - and then shows you how to solve them</b><p>Exposure<p>1. How to spot and avoid …

Video A-Z

This article explains all the key concepts in shooting digital video today, from the very basics right up to professional jargon and equipment. You …

Remove Background From Image using Fluid Mask

Remove Background from Image using Fluid Mask and Photoshop<p><i>Remove Background from Image using Fluid Mask as a Photoshop Plugin</i><br>Below is a tutorial on …

Architectural Sketches – Sketchapalooza II

If you are an architect, everyone thinks that you draw for a living. While that’s not really true, it’s a stereotype that most architects warmly …

This is BIG: Save $16 on Parabo Press’s big 5.5" Squares with the coupon GETSQ, thru 8/3. That makes a set of 25 prints only $5 + shipping! Print Your Photos

This is BIG: Save $16 on Parabo Press’s big 5.5" Squares with the coupon GETSQ, thru 8/3.<p>That makes a set of 25 prints only $5 + shipping!

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

Learn to Use the Pen Tool by Playing a Game

As an automotive photographer, one of the most useful tools in our arsenal is the Pen tool. At first, you may not like it, but after learning the tip …

Graphics

Editing Photos on an iPhone, a Step-by-Step Walkthrough

There’s something special and so satisfying about shooting, editing, and publishing photos all on one device. The following is an example of taking a …

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Everybody Gets an eBook: 46 Photography eBooks You Can Have for Free

To paraphrase the great Oprah Winfrey, “You get a photography eBook, YOU get a photography eBook, EVERYBODY gets photography eBooks!” Except in this …

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 …

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the last few weeks. There are lots of new features that are …

D5500 Overview Training Tutorial

"The Outwin 2016" Finalist: Dean Mitchell | National Portrait Gallery

<i>Out of over 2,500 entries in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 43 artists have their work shown in the exhibition “The Outwin 2016: American</i> …