Valerie Ybarra

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Getting the Most Out of WPPI

<i>These two images represent approximately 160,000 square feet of trade show space and the MGM overall boasts over 600,000 square feet! That's the</i> …

Imaging

20+ Fantastic Free Photoshop Actions for Your Photography Toolkit

Photoshop actions are an amazing tool that can help you to automate your workflow and to add creativity to your photo library.<p>Photo by Unsplash<p>Using …

Dear Bridezilla: A Letter From Your Photographer

<i>Author’s note: Warning: I wrote this last night when I was sleepless, sick and snarky.</i><p>Dear Bridezilla,<p>It was great to meet you yesterday! I still can …

4 Ways to Market Your Business for Free

CEO and Founder of Tack<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any entrepreneur that’s just starting out what the most difficult aspect of their business is and they’ll likely point you to the challenge of reaching and retaining customers. Yes, marketing a new business or …

5 Fundamental Photo Tips for Aspiring Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Sponsored by NYIP<p>Photos courtesy of NYIP<p>For wedding and portrait photographers who want to sharpen their skills, but already have a full schedule, …

Online Life

7 Creative Photography Tricks to Achieve Amazing Results

Whether you’re a beginner in photography or pursue it as a hobby, we're pretty sure you’re always eager to learn some interesting tricks that will …

The Ona Bowery Camera Bag — Tools and Toys

Every so often I come across a product that is special. I don’t use ‘special’ lightly, but I think it applies in this case with the Ona Bowery. …

10 Photography Resolutions for the New Year

I love New Year’s. Halloween, Christmas and National Cat Day (obviously) are high on my list too, but New Year’s holds a special weight for me. It’s …

Seagate Seven is the World’s Thinnest External Hard Drive for Storing Your Photos On the Go

Want to cut down on the size and weight of your photo storage system when shooting on the go? You may want to check out the new Seagate Seven …

How To Add Color To Black and White Photos in Photoshop

One of Adobe Photoshop’s best features is the ability it gives you to colorize black and white photographs. With Photoshop you can add color to the …

10 Ways To Boost Your Photography (Even If You’re a Beginner)

Are you just starting out in photography? If you are, then here’s a helpful list of pointers pertaining to digital photography basics. These pointers …

Landscape Photography

The Photographer’s Introduction to Color, from Color Space to Monitor Calibration

If you’re a photographer today, you’re probably sharing your photos everywhere from Facebook to Flickr. Your photos are being seen on every device …

How to Improve Social Media Marketing in 2015

Did you spend 2014 thinking that social media was a poor excuse for a marketing channel? That Twitter is too superficial to help your business grow …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

Gary Fong: My Account of the Ridiculous $300,000 Lawsuit Threat Against Nelson Tang

On July 14, 2012, I received a desperate email from a photographer whom I had only met once briefly at a public appearance. He was terribly …

Best Practices for Getting the Gig as a Freelancer

As Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated, Brad Smith is witness to a lot of freelance photographers trying to get their foot in the door. …

18 Wildly Wonderful Recipes You Can Make With Frozen Waffles

Oh, you thought frozen waffles were reserved for rushed mornings, for tossing in the toaster and maybe drizzling with a bit of store-bought syrup, did you? Ha! Not so.<p>While homemade waffles emanate that "made with love" vibe, sometimes you don't have to act in such grandiose ways to craft a …

The Best Way To Create, Use, & Alter Lens Flares In Photoshop

Lens flares! Incredibly effective at bringing more interest to an otherwise bland image, and perhaps just as effective at showing a …

Tutorials

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images | Jim Hamel

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

These Adorable Doggy Portraits Will Make You Swoon

Guess what? Another photographer has found a way to indulge her passion for both the camera and dogs. Polish photographer Alicja Zmyslowka combines …

Pets

Top Picks in Digital Photography | Great Electronics Gift Guide - Consumer Reports

How to shop for digital cameras<p>Modern photography is as much about sharing your images as taking them. New cameras make posting photos to Facebook, …

16 Top Photography eBooks to Step Up Your Game

What’s the best way to invest in your photography? You may buy a new camera, some lenses or a crazy new tripod, that’s for sure. But will this make …

Photography

Which Mirrorless Camera Is The Best Option For You? Matt Granger Compares the 5 Best

When I first jumped into the photography world, I had the age old question, “Which camera should I buy?” I didn’t really know any photographers so I …

Understanding the Levels Command in Photoshop

The Levels command corrects tonal ranges and color balance issues. With this command you can fix poor exposure. Additionally, you can perform color …

10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the …

Photography

Weird Tip: Wear Compression Socks to Avoid Leg Fatigue on Long, On-Location Shoots

If you’ve ever been on-location for a shoot from sunrise to sunset (and beyond), you know how fatigued your legs can get by the end of the day. …

Selects #23: Black & White Landscapes

For Selects #23, our bi-weekly opt-in email featuring PhotoShelter members’ work, we drew inspiration from one of our favorite Lattice boards: Black …