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Touching Family Portraits with a Touch of Playfulness and Unpredictability

Polish photographer Sebastian Luczywo uses an out of the ordinary approach to photograph his family. His innovative but honest photos depicting his …

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

How to Fix Common Skin and Hair Issues Using Texture Grafting

From a retouching standpoint, there are few things more unpleasant or challenging than dealing with chunks of hair on the face, missing patches of …

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

5 Reasons I Love Film Photography

They say that everything old becomes new again. Indeed, life does tend to unfold around us in a cyclical fashion. Many of the so-called retro and …

Film Photography

Tutorial: Simple Butterfly Portrait Lighting Setup Yields Beautiful Results

Butterfly lighting is one of the oldest techniques for lighting a subject. Named for the butterfly-shaped shadow that forms underneath the subject’s …

MIT Project Mimics Iconic Portrait Photogs, Takes Your Selfies to the Next Level

Are you not impressed with your average Instagram selfie? Is the lighting too bland and out of place for your liking? If so, a team made up of a …

The Benefits Shooting Both Film and Digital in Street Photography

<i>This guest blog post is by JT White, a street photographer based in Seoul, Korea.</i><p><b>JT</b>: I get asked a lot about film versus digital.<p>I use both film and …

Black and White photography's dirty little secret - INSPIRED EYE

If you are into <i>Black and White photography</i> as a beginner, here's a little “secret” that you might find useful for your own.<p><b>Never shoot in Black and</b> …

Quick Tip: 3 Ways to Master Your Use of Foregrounds

How often do you think about foregrounds? If you have a natural eye for composition, you might be including interesting foregrounds without even …

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

9 Easy Tips for Sharper, Punchier Street Scenes

Unplanned and unposed. This is the essence of street photography, a genre that so often finds would-be practitioners welling up with anxiety over the …

Off Camera Flash for Your Travel Photography

The creative use of artificial light in travel photography is a powerful tool that can take your images to the next level. While there’s a myriad of …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

Watabe Yukichi – A Criminal Investigation

Long before I got interested in photography, I grew up on a steady diet of hardboiled detective novels and film noir movies. I read novels by the …

Great Tutorial: ’10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do’ in Photoshop CC

It’s likely one of the reasons Adobe decided to shift to a subscription model was so that they could bring in more beginners and amateurs that had …

Photoshop CC: 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do

Photoshop

The Five Basic Pieces of Equipment That Make Landscape Shoots Go Smoothly

Landscape photography is both great fun, inspiring and hard work. It can be both physically and mentally demanding, carrying your gear to the ideal …

How to Save and Sharpen Photos for Social Media and the Web in Photoshop

Turn Day Into Night in Photoshop

Howard Pinsky, an Adobe Community Professional, is an online educator providing content for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. His work can be seen on …

13 incredible shots from the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards has been announced, recognising some of the most exciting talent in the world of …

Awards

Unique Way to Help Improve Your Retouching

Like many photographers, I’m always trying to polish my craft and grow my talents when it comes to both photography and retouching. Tutorials are …

Create a Cast of Light in Your Image using Photoshop or Elements

Tutorials

11 Amazing Instagram Accounts That You Should be Following

Instagram sometimes finds itself the victim of scrutinizing eyes among the realm of professional photographers and I suppose it's not all unjust. …

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

Framing

As a young photographer, one of the first skills we were ever taught was the importance of “framing”. Now that we are one of the old salts and have …

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits