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Blend ANY Exposures With This Tip in Photoshop Including Interior Photos

This wonderful technique of matching exposures will allow you to blend even the most challenging exposures, including interiors, golden hour …

Photography Tips

10 Photoshop Tricks to Fix Your Worst Photos

Starting out in Photoshop can be scary, especially if you’ve never used a graphics tool as robust as it. With a little effort anyone can learn to be …

The Benefits of Writing Your Own Weekly, Monthly, and Annual Reviews

There’s something quite special that happens when we reflect on what we’ve done. Well, two things, actually. One is that we gain a better …

Photography Links and Tutorials That Will Make You Smile Ear to Ear!

Photographers! I don't know about you, but I really love this time of the week, when indulging in a world of pure photography is an absolute …

Are You a Photographer, or Just a Camera Operator?

When I go to a photography exhibit or show, I find myself looking at similar work: photographs made from an inkjet printer that are just stylized …

Photography

How to Become Rich in Your Photography

Dear friend,<p>One of my dreams when I started off in photography was to somehow make a living with my photography.<p>I grew up pretty poor, so I knew that …

I've Left Lightroom for Capture One and I'm Not Sure I Can Ever Go Back

For many, many years, I was a hardcore Lightroom user. When it comes to the way that most people work, I don’t blame them for using the product; it’s …

Tutorials

​the womanhood project is the new photography platform urging women of the world to unite

We meet the magic minds behind the exciting new feminist platform.<p>They say the best things come in pairs, which couldn't be truer for creative collaborators Sara Hini and Cassandra Cacheiro. Born in Algeria, but moved to Montreal at a young age, Sara always felt like the odd one out. With her …

How to ace every exam you ever take

Mocks are over and the Easter holidays are on the horizon, which means the number of parents fretting over their children’s revision schedules – and whether they’ll get the grades they need – is growing apace. For many, a place at Oxbridge is the desired reward for that hard work. It might seem …

Education

6 essential Photoshop layers to improve your images

Photoshop has many types of layers and adjustment layers available, but there are six that you’ll find you need to use again and again. Learning how …

On the Fear of Photographing in Public

The joy of photographing on the street comes from close and engaging photos. Displaying the human nature and emotions in a way that the audience can …

Street Photography

These 11 Rules Will Change Your Life Forever

There are people on this planet who wake up every day and don’t know why.<p>It’s those who ask this question and follow through with action that live …

Ghosting: Combining Long Exposures & Flash Photography

While using long exposures in the field, have you ever captured a ghost within your photographs? While you may not be haunted by spiritual specters, …

Landscape Photography

Free Online Diploma and Certificate Level Training Courses

Study, learn, upskill and certify for free at your own pace with 1000+ free online courses at certificate and diploma level. Educate and empower …

A Technique for Clean Sharpening in Photoshop

For landscape photographers, sharpening is a touchy subject. It has its benefits as well as its pitfalls. For example, sharpening without introducing …

Here's How You Figure Out That New DSLR

A step-by-step interactive guide.<p>Digital single-lens reflex cameras, better known as DSLRs, take pictures better than any smartphone. But picture quality is not why phone cameras took over the world. For one thing, we carry them everywhere anyway, and for another, they're simple. Point, shoot, and …

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Google Keep is probably the best Google service that most people don't use.<p>Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called …

Apps

How to eliminate sensor dust in Adobe Lightroom

The transition from film to digital eliminated problems that plagued many photographers. Things like reciprocity failure were now a thing of the …

This is the sleekest solution to the new MacBook Pro's port problem

After last month’s reveal of Apple’s new MacBook Pro, potential buyers were taken aback by its ports — or rather, the lack thereof.<p>In a move inspired by the new design of 2015’s MacBook, the company decided to only give the device USB-C ports. Depending on which model you buy, you either get two or …

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: 29 Photographers React to the 2016 Election

We asked <i>W</i>'s roster of photographers to contribute images that express how they feel in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. They were free to capture what they wanted, or supply an existing image. Here are the beautiful and diverse results.

Doctor's Diary: Treating chronic pain without a cause

Pain is a great gift of nature, eliciting so rapid a protective response that there is no time for it to pass through our consciousness before pulling the hand away from the stove and thrusting it under an anaesthetising jet of cold water.<p>Even when the threat is less immediate, the pain fibres …

Using Content-Aware Fill Non-Destructively in Photoshop

A strength of Photoshop is being able to perform edits non-destructively. Most edits can be performed on their own layer, preserving the original …

'DEPART' Is the New Photographer's Travel and Adventure Guide

Guaranteed to trigger wanderlust.<p><i>DEPART</i> is a new tome by coffee table book publishers MENDO that documents the idea of the “new photographer.” In <i>DEPART,</i> 25 photographers take readers on a visual journey to their favorite destinations, around the corner or on the other side of the world. Through …

How Bipolar II is Different

For those unfamiliar with bipolar disorder, it may seem that it only consists of two phases: severe depression and acute mania. Bipolar disorder is …

How to Use Filter Brush in Lightroom When Editing Landscapes

By Viktor ElizarovIn today’s Lightroom tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how I use the Filter Brush on an almost daily basis. First introduced in …

Lightroom

Photographer Captures Breathtaking B&W Images to Bring Attention to Earth’s Vanishing Wildlife

David Yarrow is an internationally acclaimed fine art/wildlife photographer known for his intimate work in remote regions of the world. We thought …

Hear “Weightless,” the Most Relaxing Song Ever Made, According to Researchers (You’ll Need It Today)

As I write this, it’s election night, and I do not need to tell you about the thick haze of fear in the air. I have already had a couple friends ask …