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5 fantastic London walks that photographers will love

1: Hampstead Heath loop<p>Hampstead Heath is an area that I love to explore. There is a fantastic circular walk around the Heath that has two great …

How To Give Your Photos That Cinematic-Effect In Photoshop.

Many aspiring photographers try to achieve that cinematic look, but they can’t quite get it. I hope to change that, since the process isn’t that …

Before & After: Post-Processing a Glamorous Editorial Portrait (Plus 5 Top Tips)

Did you miss photographer <b>Clay Cook</b>‘s Live Edit last Thursday? Feeling sad about it? Wish you knew how exactly he edited that glamorous, sultry …

David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From and the Fragmentary Nature of Creativity

As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. In 1926, Graham Wallace proposed a pioneering model for the four stages of the creative process, which was adapted into a five-step “technique …

9 Ways to Make Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers Easier to Use

<i>This is a guest post by photographer Glenn Orion</i><p>There are far more photographers – from the amateur to the professional – who have embraced the need …

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

There’s no way of knowing when you’ll wake up in life, or if you ever will. Only after getting down the track a ways do you realize you were in fact …

Einstein’s Camera

How one renegade photographer is hacking the concept of time<p><b>Adam Magyar is a</b> computer geek, a college dropout, a self-taught photographer, a …

Imaginative Scenes Emerge from Monochromatic Illustrations

Italian artist EmilianoP is the skilled hand behind these beautifully dark and mysterious illustrations. Currently based in New Zealand, the artist creates figures that seem to emerge from quick ink strokes across a page, but the concepts are actually quite purposeful. He begins each piece by …

Art

A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

A Silent Voice through Art & Photography – Interview with Zewar Fadhil

Art and Photography binds well and expresses numerous emotions through the works of Zewar Fadhil. Meet a very talented Fine-art Photographer from …

Street Photography

30 Most Influential Photographers in Asia

A list of some of the most influential photographers in Asia…<p>This eclectic list of contemporaries and pioneers is contributed by the IPA community …

Bruce Davidson: Thoughts On A Lifetime With Leica

Renowned photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been acclaimed for over half a century for his searing images of street gangs, …

Street Photography

Slow-Motion Masterpiece Captures Bags of Spices Exploding in Time with Music

It’s only January 11th, and we’ve already found a piece of slow-motion cinematography that might just remain our favorite of 2014. Created as a …

More Spectacular Aerial Shots of Iceland's Volcanic Rivers

At first, these abstract images are difficult to decipher. However, look more closely and hints of a landscape begin to emerge. Created by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev, these new images in his ongoing series of Iceland's volcanic rivers consist of amazing aerial perspectives that look like …

Landscape Photography

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

Tutorials

Street Photography Composition Lesson #1: Triangles

<i>All photos in this article copyrighted by their respective photographers.</i><p>One of the things I don’t talk much about is composition on my blog when it …

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View

For decades photographers have faced the question of how to determine which of their images are the best. I’ve been through it all, from squinting at …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

Mobile Devices

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

Watch: Martina Topley-Bird, Mark Lanegan, and Warpaint Cover the xx's "Crystalised"

Trip-hop vocalist Martina Topley-Bird (best known for her work with Tricky) has teamed up with Mark Lanegan and Warpaint to cover "Crystalised", a highlight from the xx's excellent debut LP. It's released by No. 19 Music this week. Check out the track's video below, directed by Javier …

Less is more: what does a camera really need?

<i>I’ve long been threatening to post a photograph of a toilet as an example of a minimalist everyday object made interesting – its basic form has been</i> …

Lightroom Video: The Ultimate Trick for Working With Skies

Posted By on Friday, September 20, 2013 in Lightroom Videos | 14 comments<p>One of Lightroom’s best features for working with skies in your photos is …

Tutorials

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Lightroom Video Tip: Speed Through Your Photo Editing

Posted By on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Lightroom Videos | 16 comments<p>If you find yourself trying to move through your photos quickly to pick …

Tutorials