Sylvia McLain

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Earth - India's incredible night skies

When it comes to beauty, India is best known for its bright colours and vibrancy, but under the cover of night the nation takes on a whole new majesty.<p>For the past two years, <b>Navaneeth Unnikrishnan</b> has been capturing the beauty of the universe from his home in Kerala State.<p>“In India there are a lot …

Astronomy

How to Use Photoshop Curves to Make Your Photos Pop

Photoshop Curves is one of the most powerful tools for tonal adjustments, whether you want to brighten, darken, add contrast, or shift colors. Yet …

Five Fundamental Compositional Theories You Should Master Today

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

How to Export JPGs for the Web from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

How to find the sweet spot when exporting between image quality and file size to make your images load quickly.

4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

200 Light Orbs Captured in Single Long Exposure Sets New World Record

Did you know that there’s a Guinness World Record for the most light orbs painted into a single long-exposure photograph? The record was most …

20 striking portraits from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

For A-listers lucky enough to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, a simple photo booth just doesn't cut it.<p>Instead, <i>Vanity Fair</i> had renowned …

4 Easy Dodging and Burning Techniques in Photoshop

When it comes to dodging and burning, everyone has their own technique. Some take a little more time than others, but the results will ultimately be …

Tutorials

Understanding Makeup to Become a Better Photographer

We often hear how much makeup can impact the final result of a photo shoot. It can either make or break a picture depending on its quality. A great …

Photo Manipulation

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

Software

Solargraphy: Ultra Long Exposure Photography

Solargraphy is a technique in which a fixed pinhole camera is used to expose photographic paper for an absurdly long amount of time (sometimes half a …

8 Most Commonly Forgotten Steps In Your Photography Workflow

In the era of ADHD and burdensome multitasking, making mistakes and forgetting certain aspects of the creative workflow is common. But it's not …

Everything There Is to Know about Long-Exposure Photography

When learning a new photographic technique, it typically takes quite a bit of practice time before you achieve pleasing results. With long-exposure …

Landscape Photography

Macrophotography Preserves the Beauty of Gemstones and Spider Fur

Imaging specialists have created a new technology that takes macrophotography to the next level.<p>Up close, a jumping spider appears like a nightmarish monster, the surface of an opal stone transforms into a sparkling tapestry, and a pinch of salt and pepper become a heap of boulders. For Macroscopic …

Macro Photography

Get Started with Long Exposure Photography

If you are looking to take more creative photographs in 2015, using slow shutter speeds, or long exposures, can yield some great effects. It's one of …

Self Portraits Examine the Disparity Between Who We Are When We Wake Up and The Person We Present to the World Mel Keiser’s Becoming Mel is a series of paired self-portraits—one taken immediately upon...

This is the personal blog of Bobby Caputo<br>Traveling Photographer from Queens, NY.<p>Music Lover, Coffee Drinker, Beer Nerd, News Junkie.<br>I post what …