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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 …

Tutorials

Add Realistic Water Reflections to Landscape Photos Using Photoshop’s Powerful 3D Features (VIDEO)

Image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda is one of our favorite sources for in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials, and in the video below he …

Gorgeous Fine Art Portrait Photography by Horacio Cassadey

<b>Horacio Cassadey</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and digital artist currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Horacio focuses on portraiture …

How to Use an Ancient Photo Trick to Create Surreal Digital Photos

I recently rediscovered an old photography technique that allows you to add surreal color to photos that show movement in the frame. The technique …

Photography

How to avoid glare when shooting portraits of people wearing glasses

Whenever I see people posting questions about how to photograph people wearing glasses, they usually receive the same response. “Don’t, have them …

How to create the ultimate fake sun with a strobe (with lighting diagrams)

Nikon d800 1/200s – f2.8 – ISO 100 – 50mm<p>Some shots need a sun. Sadly the sun is not at the optimal angle at all locations. Heck, if you are indoors …

Nikon D800

Five Easy Ways to Make Anyone Comfortable in Front of Your Lens

I am a firm believer that the very first minutes of interaction between two people is a breaking point for their collaboration. Whether you are an …

Self-help

How to Photoshop a Landscape Into a Mind-Bending World of Angles

There’s a new fad on the Web. It involves creating trippy Inception-esque scenes by Photoshopping landscape photos into strange worlds with right …

How to Create Your Own Fog Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how you can easily create your own mist brushes using different filters and transformations. …

Graphics

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

Tutorials

Why I Made an iOS App for My Personal Photo Portfolio

A few months ago I decided to do something a little different and create an iOS app to present my photography. I had been thinking about it for a …

An Intro to Lightening and Brightening Eyes in Adobe Photoshop CC

It is said that eyes are the windows to our souls and when focusing in on a portrait, we do our best to make sure they are razor sharp. With a bit of …

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

5 Ways Blend If in Photoshop Will Blow Your Mind by Blake Rudis

You may have stumbled across the Blend-If controls in the Layer Style dialog box in Photoshop. But chances are that you did not even notice them, let …

Tutorials

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Photoshop CC 2014 Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet for Mac Users

Photographer John Coates wanted to become more familiar with the latest default Photoshop CC 2014 keyboard shortcuts, so he created a handy cheat …

Dark Frames And Your Night Photography

In an upcoming webinar (Down with the Noise) I explain a lot about noise: causes, contravention and cures. This is a bit of a prelude and addresses …

Faking the Look of Super Slow Motion by Animating Still Photos

Here’s a 1-minute video titled “Revolution,” created by Dubai-based photographer Sherif Mokbel “to support all the free people fighting for their …

High Magnification Macro Photography on a Budget

Hey folks, my name is Siddhant Sahu, I am a 16 years old aspiring photographer from India. I have been shooting macro photographs for about a year …

Manfrotto’s Digital Director Turns Your iPad Air into a Display and Remote for Your DSLR

Manfrotto has just unveiled a CamRanger competitor called the Digital Director that transforms your iPad Air into a display and remote control for …

How to Create Custom Bokeh Shapes in Your Photos

Bokeh, or the quality of the out of focus area in a photograph, is an easy way to add interest to your images. By making a bokeh filter for your …

100% Perfect Color in Product Photos With a ColorChecker

Have you even ordered something from an online shop that turned out to be a completely different hue? This can be avoided by simply calibrating your …

Tutorials

How to Create a Long-Term Seasonal Change Timelapse

A timelapse is a fun photographic technique to experiment with. Being able to watch the sun rise and set over a city skyline or see a flower bloom in …

Time-lapse Photography

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

We’ve seen it in plenty of thriller/crime solver TV shows and movies: upon reviewing some grainy and very low-resolution surveillance footage, …

Understanding Makeup to Become a Better Photographer

We often hear how much makeup can impact the final result of a photo shoot. It can either make or break a picture depending on its quality. A great …

Selective Sharpening Using High Pass in Adobe Photoshop

Sharpening has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. I’ve been taught that it should be done routinely with digital images and I’ve read a number …

Playing with Infinity by Pointing a DSLR at a Live View Monitor

Jong Chool Do created this video showing some mesmerizing effects you can get with a DSLR and a monitor. Simply connect the two devices to bring up …

3 Inexpensive DIY Projects for Photographers

Unless you’re into flying, skydiving, or thoroughbred racing, photography is probably one of your more expensive hobbies. If you’re looking for ways …