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The New iPhone Fashion Shoot: Bikinis, Foam Core, and Flashlights

Five years ago I filmed the iPhone Fashion Shoot, a 10-minute video in which I take professional looking images with the iPhone 3GS. That video was …

LED Lighting

6 DIY Photography Hacks from Ikea That Help You Save Money

Everyone loves Ikea. Don't try to fight it; you know you do! They have everything you could possibly need for your home and also those Swedish …

DIY

Build Yourself a Camera Slider That Uses a Guide Rail and Friction

In addition to the prototype tripod design that we recently featured, ProductTank has also created a new design for a simple camera slider. A bit …

Finessing a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

Vignettes are a two edged sword, and many of us fall to their siren song. Vignettes can really make your photographs look masterfully finished, but …

10 Easy Social Media Tips for the Struggling Artist

With each new year, social media changes the way that we interact with one another, making us even more connected to the people and interests we love …

5 Ways to Create Dramatic Landscape Photos at Midday

Outdoor photographers are repeatedly taught to plan their scenic photography excursions early in the morning or late in the day. These magic hours …

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 2 (Photoshop)

Since the rough edit in Lightroom is complete, I can now take a dive in Photoshop and finish with the final touches. Make no mistake, there is a lot …

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 1 (Lightroom)

So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard …

Tutorials

Getting Started With Low Key Portraiture

Most people take low key for granted, and think that one just needs to underexpose and all is set. The reality, however, is quite different. First of …

Post-Processing Tips: Overcoming Beginners Acts of Omission

In an old dressmaking shop in Paris, a master-tailor has finished stitching a bridal gown. He is eager to show it to the world, but he knows that the …

Photography

5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make in Photography

So you have had your first DSLR camera for a month or two now and you are very excited about using it. If you are new to photography, there will be a …

6 Life Lessons That Can Make You a Better Photographer

Photography can’t be all f-stops and shutter speeds; megapixels and frames per second shouldn't dominate your thought process each time you reach for …

Creativity

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow

Those of you, who use Lightroom, will know what a powerful and multi-faceted program it is. It is fair to say that along with its now discontinued …

10 Killer Tips Guaranteed to Actually Kill Your Photography Blog

There are so many rules and guides all over the web on how to create a proper blog that’s it’s really easy to get confused. However, if you consider …

Web Design

Stunning Product Photography with an iPhone and a Desk Lamp

As I start to get more campaign work via Instagram for product photography, I've found that I need to use every bit of my creative mindset to get the …

Smith & Wesson

What We Can All Learn From Taylor Swift's Breakup From Spotify

Yesterday the internet went crazy when it was announced Taylor Swift pulled all of her music from the popular music streaming service Spotify. A lot …

Music Industry

Why You Will Probably Want to Get a Prime Lens

For most people, the initial foray into getting serious about photography involves getting a lower end “prosumer” DSLR camera with a kit lens. The …

Photography

6 Techniques to Draw the Eye to an Object in Your Photograph

Sometimes, as a photographer, you're going to want to lead people to look at a specific part of your images. There are a lot of various techniques …

Landscape Photography

Do You Look Like an Amateur When You Hold Your SLR?

Ok, so a lot of us <b>are</b> amateur photographers, but there's really no need to look like a complete amateur when we pick up and point our SLR or DSLR to …

Does Gear Really Matter? 30 Mind-Blowing Images Taken With Entry-Level Gear

When someone tells a photographer that “their camera must be really good,” chances are the photographer will respond with an eye roll. The debate …

Photography

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Posing In This 2-Hour Video Tutorial

Posing your subjects can be one of the most challenging tasks you have to face on shoot-day. If the person in front of your camera is not a …

OK Go Creates Its Most Mesmerizing Music Video Yet, All with Practical Effects

Known for their clever, continuous, long-take music videos, OK Go just released their newest video for the song, <i>The Writing's On the Wall</i>. The video …

Technically Perfect = Technically Boring. Five Rules You Should Always Sometimes Break

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a new friend via Facebook and he asked me to describe my most creative period of time and, if I could talk about …

The Haute Girl Explains Four Ways to Not Look Overweight in Photographs

“Make me look skinnier” is one of the more frequent requests I get from my clients. Although those kinds of requests are usually accompanied by some …

Landscape Photography

A Simple Way to Even Out Rough Skin Texture and Pores

In beauty and portrait retouching, one of the most important goals is to retain skin texture and keep the image from looking soft. We often however …

Tutorials

How I Overcame My Fear of Using Strobes

Every photographer, at some point in their career, will have an internal debate to accept or decline a job because they may feel insecure about …

Employment

7 Useful DIY Photography Mods You Need to Try at Home

Leo Rosas recently made a YouTube video for The Cooperative of Photography (TheCooph) that featured 7 little DIY photography mods, including a simple …

Photography

6 Lighting Tutorials from Joe McNally

At the time of writing this post it is a gorgeous spring day and I have no doubt our readers are out shooting and enjoying it. If you have opted to …

Photographers

How To Make A Sick Mountain Bike Edit

While browsing the web for editing tips, I ran across this video tutorial that had me intrigued based on the title "How To Make A Sick Mountain Bike …

Tutorials