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Convert Your Color Photos to Black & White in Lightroom Using These 4 Quick Methods

Converting color images to black & white is easy. All it usually takes is a click but when done mindfully, it can take an image from average to …

How to Put Together Your Very First Fashion Shoot

You may have the eye, the talent, and all of the other necessary hard skills to make it in the commercial world. The only thing you lack is a …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Creating ‘Bokeh Madness’ with a Tilt Lens Adapter

After using a vintage 1910 lens on a modern Sony a7II, Paris-based photographer Mathieu Stern is back again with another interesting lens …

How to Recover Shadows in Lightroom 5

Shadow recovery has always been a bit of delicate balancing act. Too little and you see no benefits, too much and not only can the image look …

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How to Use Lightroom's Radial Filter to Enhance Your Subject

When post processing images in Lightroom, the Basic Panel is a powerful tool in enhancing the total image. Just above the Basic Panel are three easy …

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

The Story Behind One of Esquire's Sexiest Covers of All Time

Angie Dickinson tells us how this happened.<p><i>In March 1966, Esquire ran a one-page photo of actress Angie Dickinson wearing nothing but a baby-blue sweater and a pair of white pumps. It wasn't until twenty-seven years later that Dickinson made the cover as the star of our "Sixty Years of Women We</i> …

85mm Prime Lens: It's Not Just For Portraits

The 85mm Prime lens is well known for capturing beautiful portraits. It's relatively light weight, fast speed and wide aperture also makes it a …

Tips for Sharpening Your Images the Right Way

Just so you are not misled in any way, let me make it clear that this won’t be a Photoshop tutorial on using any particular sharpening method. It …

Tutorials

How To Build A DIY Light Blaster™ And Create Photographic Projections

A while back I saw the Light Blaster in a online shopping site, I liked the effect and that Inspire me to build a Light Blaster on my own.<p>My first …

Photography

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

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How to Create A Realistic HDR Panorama

HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range,” meaning that the method is supposed to increase the dynamic range that one image can have as if the sensor had …

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Getting Started With Low Key Portraiture

Most people take low key for granted, and think that one just needs to underexpose and all is set. The reality, however, is quite different. First of …

Shutter Speed

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 1: Lightroom Preparations

Composite images, if they are realistic enough, require some trickery to be created properly. It requires both photographing and post-processing …

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 2: Photoshop Compositing

Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here.<p>Once the images are uploaded in …

Video: A Primer on Color Spaces and Having a Color-Managed Photo Workflow

For some photographers, no term strikes more fear into one’s heart than “Color Spaces.” The idea that different devices, along with our eyes, …

Color Management

DIY: An Ultraviolet Flash for Black Light Photography

Back in May, a body painter offered to collaborate with me for a photo shoot with airbrushed models. This offer gave me a reason to finally …

UltraViolet

Depth of Field - A General Guide for Beginners

Depth of field is one of the most powerful tools we photographers have in our arsenal. It can be used to create great depth in a landscape or …

Free Presets for Adobe® Lightroom®

All presets listed below work with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and Classic CC.<p>Landscape Vibrations Presets and Brushes by Sleeklens<p>This Lightroom preset …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

How to Make Your Own Light Panel for Portrait Photography

Let’s face it, lighting equipment can be pretty expensive once you add up all the power supplies, light stands, light modifiers, power packs, slaves …

LumoPro LP180: Designed for Off-Camera Lighting

Short version: The LP180 is rock-solid, with a near-perfect feature set for lighting photographers for under $150. It has been our recommended …

How to Adjust Black Levels in Lightroom to Create More Balanced Photographs

This video with Mark Wallace teaches you about innovative photography techniques, particularly with black and white levels. He uses an X-Rite …

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