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Planning, Shooting, and Editing Stunning Milky Way Photos

For anyone who is interested in doing astrophotography, getting perfectly captured snaps of the the Milky Way Galaxy is the ultimate goal when …

Video Tutorials

How To Look Thin In Photos By Short Lighting | Minute Photography

Welcome to our Minute Photography series, where we explain photography and lighting tips & tricks, myths, and techniques. For more education and …

Learn These “Advanced” Spot Metering Techniques and Your Photos Will Always Be Perfectly Exposed (VIDEO)

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master …

Photography

Studio lighting: 4 seriously simple lighting techniques to try at home

Studio lighting can seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before. However, it’s not nearly as scary as most people think. By using a simple home …

iOS 11: Secret features you're probably not using

If you're still dismissing pop-ups from apps asking for reviews, or writing your Wi-FI password on a Post-It note, you're not living your best life.<p>In addition to a new design and big features like augmented reality support, Apple has added a number of solid smaller changes and settings options to …

Apps

iOS 11 solves one of the biggest issues with having multiple Apple devices in your family

As the family IT administrator, one of my jobs is to make sure each of the devices we own is backed up. That task just got a lot easier with iOS 11.<p>Syncing my own iPhone was already simple. In recent years, I've just backed it up to iCloud, Apple's cloud service.<p>We take lots of photos and have a …

iOS 11 Tips: Helpful Settings And Features For Users To Enable

IOS 11’s release this week brings new features to iPhones and iPads, including a "Do Not Disturb" while driving setting, the Files app and other …

Five Types of Ambient Light You Should Know How to Use in Photography

As photographers, we have but one raw material to work with: light. You will hear this time and time again, you need to learn to see that light and …

Landscape Photography

Off Camera Flash Photography Tips with David Hobby (The Strobist)

At the Fujifilm Festival in NYC, The Phoblographer recently had the pleasure to chatting with photographer David Hobby. He gave them a few great tips …

Lightroom tips: Discover hidden tools

<b>James Paterson reveals a host of obscure techniques and out-of-the-way tools to enhance your images and improve your Lightroom work flow</b><p>1 Auto-fix …

7 settings to change right away on iOS 11

iOS 11 adds a bevy of new features and interface tweaks to your iPhone (and even more changes for your iPad). After opening your new iPhone or upgrading your current iPhone, here are the settings to check or change straight away.<p>Do Not Disturb While Driving<p>Given the frightening number of drivers I …

How to Transform Badly Lit Conference Rooms Into Beautiful Backdrops

It's quite common to shoot photo sessions in unimpressive locations; it goes with the territory when shooting on-the-go and outside of a studio. …

Here’s Some Fantastic Free Software That Will Make Your Photos Super Sharp (VIDEO)

All photographers strive for sharp images, and we often employ a variety of methods to rehabilitate shots that are slightly soft due to camera shake, …

20+ gorgeous backlit rainy photos and a tutorial on how to take them

When it’s pouring rain, taking outdoor portraits is not the first thing most of us would do. But Japan-based photographer Ilko Alexandroff uses the …

Lightroom Plugins You Should Not Be Living Without

There is such a variety of plugins these days it is hard to know which ones are the most useful. Each user will find ones that work better for their …

Instagram Hashtags for Portrait Photographers

You shoot portrait photography. Maybe your style is to capture only the face, or to include the subject’s torso. Maybe you like to shoot the entire …

All about camera and flash settings when photographing with a flash outdoors

Aleksey Koldunov and his brother managed to fit in three short five-minute videos a rather complex topic about camera and flash settings when …

Photography Tips

Learn How to Make Great Portraits On the Cheap with Three Simple Setups from Nathan Elson (VIDEO)

Making great portraits doesn’t have to require a lot of expensive gear as you can see in the quick tutorial below from Canadian commercial …

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

Tutorials

How to Use Overhead Portrait Lighting

Jeff Rojas is a fashion and portrait photographer who believes in a minimalistic approach. Often, that entails using just one light. For those of you …

5 steps to improve the light in your photos right now

The word “photography” comes from two Greek words meaning “light” and “drawing”, together meaning “drawing with light”.Without light it would be hard …

How & Why To Back Button Focus A Nikon With CreativeLive Instructor Mike Hagen

On new DSLRs the focus button is paired with the shutter release in a two-stage button; pressing halfway down will activate the focus, and a full …

Lightroom Beginners Tip: How To Edit The “Live Histogram”

Hi Gang: Happy Tuesday, and here’s one for the Lightroom beginners out there on how to interactively edit using the live Histogram (this makes much …

Instant Replay: Enhancing Color in Lightroom with Wes Maggio

Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better, too. He's a full-time photographer making business …

Use Lightroom to Paint with Light

Our eyes are naturally drawn to the brightest part of an image. Knowing this, we can guide our viewer to focus on key elements of our photograph. …

Lighting Outdoor Portraits Using A Beauty Dish | Joel Grimes

Among the various lighting modifiers, the beauty dish is a favorite for many portrait and fashion photographers. It’s different from all other light …

Create a high-key effect in Lightroom

The effect commonly referred to as high key is a means of reducing the range of lighting in an image by forcing all the luminous values into the …

Stop Waiting for Lightroom to Preview your Images

Sometimes you just need to turn around images really quick when photographing an event like a wedding or party, maybe a concert or show…even just a …

Cinematic Color Grading With Lightroom

We have posted a few really awesome cinematic color grading tutorials lately – but they all use Photoshop.<p>Instead of jumping over to Photoshop, I …

Tutorials