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How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

Tutorials

4 Post-Processing Mistakes Made by Beginners

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Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Create Dramatic B&W Photos with a “Classic” Film Look (VIDEO)

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, …

How to Guide Your Viewer’s Eye Using Radial Gradients in Photoshop

A radial gradient can be used almost like a spotlight, directing the eye of the viewer where you want in an image. In this 10-minute video from f64 …

Tutorials

Here’s a Free Study Guide for Passing the FAA’s Commercial Drone Test

If you want to fly a drone for commercial purposes in the US, you first have to pass the FAA’s Part 107 sUAS test. This free 1 hour 45 minute guide …

This PSD Reveals What Every Photoshop Adjustment Layer Does via Curves

Want to see what Photoshop’s adjustment layers are actually doing to your photos in terms of curves? There’s an easy new way to do so.<p>Los …

9 Photoshop Retouching Techniques That Every Serious Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive …

All About How to SHARPEN Your Photos in Lightroom

01:34 Starting the Sharpening Workflow for a Landscape Photo <br>04:16 The Power of the Masking Slider <br>07:42 Sharpening a Portrait <br>09:27 Clarity for …

Photo editing masterclass: How to lighten an image

<b>Photoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems. Here he discusses how to lighten an image</b><p>Cuba has long been …

Digital Blending is a Post Production Technique You Need to Get a Hold Of

Digital Blending in Photography is Nothing New<p>If that's the case, how come you're still not using it as much as you could be?<p>If you're a landscape, …

Tutorials

31 Hidden Photoshop Hotkeys That Every Photographer Should Know

Thanks to its user-friendly interface and sophisticated tools, Adobe Photoshop CC is easily the most widely used image editing software on the …

How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

Love the look of wet plate collodion photographs? Did you know you can give any digital photo that same look using Photoshop? It’s a technique that …

Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and …

How to Paint a Photograph – Light Painting at its Best

In these featured videos, I introduce you to one of the most fascinating photography techniques I ever came across: painting your photos with</b> …

Light Painting

New Typographic Features in Photoshop CC

How to Create a Portal Into Another World in Photoshop

<i>Robert Cornelius originally attended film school with the intention of creating movies, but over time realized that his passion was in still</i> …

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some …

Demonstrating the pantorouter

3 Uses for Lightroom's Radial Filter

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Nature Photography

Next Steps to Getting Started in the Lightroom Develop Module

A previous article showed you how to get started in Lightroom’s Develop module by using the Camera Calibration, Lens Corrections and the Basic …

Tutorials

Creatively Warped Photos Offer New Inception-Like Perspective of Istanbul

Eminn Yeni Mosque<p>Photographer Aydın Büyüktaş‘s surreal images of Istanbul force one to adopt a new outlook on a world where the laws of the universe do not seem to apply. The Turkish artist explores the concepts of dimensionality and perspective with his series, <i>Flatland</i>. Büyüktaş's warped …

Art

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Photography

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Photographing a Heroin Addict through Despair, Horror and Hope

In the Fall of 2010 Ottowa photographer Tony Fouhse asked Stephanie MacDonald if there was something he could do to help her. Stephanie is a heroin …

High Fashion

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Getting a Grip on the Pen Tool

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Pen ToolEver …

Graphics

Fstoppers Reviews the Elinchrom Skyport HS

A couple of weeks ago, Elinchrom released the Skyport HS, a new iteration of the very old and rudimentary Skyport. The Skyport HS seems to have …

6 Creative IKEA Product Photography Hacks

Want some cheap and simple do-it-yourself photo equipment? Check out the IKEA store near you. In addition to being affordable options for home items, …