Todd Borchers

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How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

Photography

Canadian Travelogue - Newfoundland - Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park is to Atlantic Canada what Banff is to Alberta: a treasure trove of photographic opportunities. One major difference between …

How to use the Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom 5

In this article I’ll share some tips for selective editing with the Radial Filter tool in Lightroom. The Radial Filter allows you to draw an ellipse …

6 Accessories to help you Improve your Landscape Photography

At the most basic level, all that you need to take landscape photographs is a camera and a location. One of the reasons that landscape photography is …

Aspect Ratio: What it is and Why it Matters

This article is written by Andrew S. Gibson, the author of Square. Today I’d like to draw your attention to an area of composition that you might not …

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

How To Create Your Own Unique Textures and Apply Them To Your Photography

I would like to take you through a journey today and show you how some very ordinary looking photographs of the world around us can be combined to …

Awash In Light: High Key Portraiture

When shooting portraits, the very first decision I make is what look I’m going for. The answer to that question lies directly in how I want to light …

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

Tutorials

Composing Dynamic Landscape Images

A Guest Post by Todd Sisson from www.sisson.co.nz and author of our Living Landscapes eBook – a guide to taking stunning Landscapes. As a landscape …

Lenses and Seeing

The lens is the ‘eye’ of the camera. The selected focal length and aperture determine the look of the photo. The lens you are using may also have …

Textures Made Simple

One of the most intimidating editing for some photographers is integrating textures. Textures can transform the mood and overall effect of an image. …

The Beautiful Square

This article is written by Andrew S. Gibson, the author of Square, on sale now at Snap N Deals for a limited time. The square format seems to have …

Living Landscapes: A Guide to Stunning Landscape Photography

Today I’m very excited to announce the launch of an eBook that we’ve been working on all year at dPS HQ. It is called Living Landscapes: A Guide to …

How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Sunsets are a huge draw for landscape photographers due to the unique light at the end of the day. Not only is the colour of the light attractive but …

Digital Photography

4 Quick Tips For Getting The Most Out of Lightroom Presets

Over the years I’ve created and stockpiled tons of presets in Lightroom, just for personal use. I finally made them available to the public earlier …

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

A Contribution by Mitchell Kanashkevich – author of 3 dPS eBooks on the topics of Natural Light, Travel Photography and Colour. Quite often people …

5 Tips for Creating fun Campfire Photos

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the Digital Photography School headmaster, Darren Rowse, in person at a conference we both …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

Digital Photography

Setting The Mood With Low Key Lighting

Last week I wrote about high key portrait lighting and how it creates a very upbeat feel in images lit that way. The opposite end of the spectrum is …

Win a $1500 Bag and Lens Prize Pack with Living Lanscapes

Last week we, with great excitement, let you know about our anticipated new Landscape Photography eBook with a 33% discount for early birds. We just …

3 Steps to Gorgeous Landscape Images

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography and Landscape Photography Post Processing eBooks. During the writing of …

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

Soft Flattering Color Portraits in Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to …

Dust and Fight: Behind the Scenes of This Spectacular Photo Series

Last year we shared a behind the scenes video that showed some of what went into shooting this amazing ‘dust’ and ‘dance image’. Since then …

Photographing Adults: the Hardest Group of All

Step one: surround them with kids or puppies or something so they relax and act normal. Okay, fine. That’s not always possible. It’s hard to get your …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

Landscape Photography

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Cloud Storage: Why an External Hard Drive is Not Enough

A few years ago I shot a beautiful, heartfelt wedding. The bride’s grandmother had just gotten out of the hospital after a terrible fall. Her …