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How To Stretch Images & Extend Backdrops In Record Time In Photoshop

Content Aware Scale has got to be one of the more brilliant tools available to photographers today. If you’re a budding photographer with little to …

How to Take Amazing Beauty Shots Using a High F-Stop

There are many ways to light your model to get amazing beauty shots, it all just depends on your style. Here, photographer Miguel Quiles takes us …

DIY: How To Build A Portable V-Flat With Customized Catchlights

DIY is where we started, and we love to return to it whenever possible…especially for tutorials like this.<p>Columbus, Ohio-based photographer Nick …

Portable

How to Use a Negative of an Image to Improve Your Retouching

Great retouching is all about small details. They often make the difference between a well-retouched image and a world-class retouched image. …

How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be …

Tutorials

Get it Right in Camera Shoot More Edit Less

One of the greatest advantages brought on by digital photography is also one of its weaknesses: the ability to take an unlimited number of photos for …

learningprocess

This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich …

Depth Of Field

Lighting an Outdoor Portrait with 12 Thrifty Godox Off-Camera Flashes

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video by photographer David Iliyn showing how he recently did an outdoor photo shoot with a musician with 12 separate …

Nikon Unveils the ME-W1, A Simple Wireless Lavalier Microphone for Crisp Audio

Alongside its new D7200 DSLR, Nikon today also announced the ME-W1 wireless microphone set. It’s a water-resistant lavalier mic that makes it easy to …

Videography

Need Better Smoke Effects? Here's a Cheap DIY Way to Get Thicker, Sexier Fog

Do you need to shoot a scene that needs a smoking engine? How about one with decayed zombie hands reaching up out of their fog-laden graves to grab …

The Attachable Camera Lens Side Bag

Want to take awesome photos with multiple camera lenses but your camera bag has no enough room to hold more lenses? Don’t worry, the following …

Studio Portraits: How to Make Your Subject Stand Out

Getting great studio lighting in your portraiture doesn’t have to mean an intricate setup. And most times simplicity works best. All you need is a …

How to Select Fuzzy Hair in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid.com shows you how to select fuzzy hair in Photoshop. This is one of the most hairy (excuse the …

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 …

Professional Skin Retouching Photoshop Tutorial by PHLearn Review

Overview<p>In one of PHLearn’s PRO Photoshop tutorials, Aaron Nace shows us his techniques and tricks for in-depth skin retouching. In this tutorial, …

Are you having focusing problems with your DSLR? - Page 2 of 2

The solution is setting and using the back button focus on your camera. This way you can both focus recompose and continuous focus with the same …

Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

Posted By Pete Collins on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom Presets, Lightroom Tips | 47 comments<p><b>Mike Rodriguez</b> polled his …

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 …

DIY: How To Build Your Own Ring Light

<i>Meet</i> <b>Jay Russell</b> <i>a.k.a.</i> The Photo Fiend<i>, a self-taught creative portrait photographer based in Calgary. Want to improve your portraits with a full,</i> …

Master Creating Invisible Black Backgrounds Anywhere Or Anytime With This 2 Minute Video - Page 2 of 2

When you use this technique whether it be a client, a friend, or a family member and they see that you do this all in camera they’re going to think …

Knog Expose Smart LED Flash for iPhone

The Expose Smart will add up to 130 lumens of brightness to your iPhone for shooting in low light conditions. Of course, it’s not the only feature of …

How to Create Dark Moody Low-Key Portraits with Minimal Gear

To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson in Jackie Brown, “Grids: when you absolutely, positively got to kill every lumen in the room, accept no substitutes.” …

Digital Photography

Light an Amazing Portrait with a low cost DIY Lighting Kit

We've created a cheap and easy DIY Lighting kit to achieve stunning portraits. Learn some lighting and portrait basics to make Photographing a breeze.

Amazing

Let’s Talk: Portraits vs Snapshots

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.<b>You have a good camera</b> and …

Mobile Photography

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

Essential Tips for Photographers Considering An Outdoor Fashion Shoot

There is a well known–and rather obvious–fact floating around that fashion photography is all about fashion. While that's true, these types of photos …

Designers Are Ditching The Mouse For The “Flow” 3D Motion Touch Controller

Sliders suck. “Little too far to the left. Ugh. Little too far to the right. ARRHGH!!!” The mouse can be a frustrating controller for Photoshop, Final Cut, AutoCAD or even Spotify. But a new input device called Flow lets you play your computer like an instrument, with infinite dexterity through …

Old Picture, New Life: Adobe Photoshop Photo Restoration and Retouching Basics

With the vintage trend, old photographs have been thrust into the spotlight once again with people raiding their attics to see what treasures they …

Tutorials

Wireless flash brings iPhone photography out of dark ages

LAS VEGAS — The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. But it still sucks at flash photography.<p>Knog, the Austrialian company that makes those kickass bike lights, wants to make your nighttime iPhone pics a little bit better this year: Its newest lighting revelation is called Expose, and …

Lightroom’s Hidden Gems: The Radial Filter

When I started digital photography, I thought Lightroom 2s Vignette tool was the greatest thing. It allowed me to darken the edges of my images and …