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Lighting 101: Light Qualities

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>The …

Quick Photoshop Secrets 2: Awesome Adjustments Based On Colour

How to Do Cinematic Color Grading on Your Photos with Photoshop

Want to give your photographs a “Hollywood movie” look? Here’s a fantastic 25-minute tutorial on how to do cinematic color grading on your …

How I Add Atmosphere To Some Of My Shots Using Photoshop

A lot of times, what appears to be light effects in my work is actually done in post production, using Photoshop, to enhance or exaggerate existing …

Feeling Creatively Burned Out? Here Are 3 Exercises To Help You Get Inspired.

Burnout. I would venture to guess that a good number of you reading this are part time photographers, working a day job and shooting gigs on the …

Creativity

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

Frequency Separation Rehab

Although there have been countless articles written on the subject of Frequency Separation - including several here on Fstoppers - the current state …

10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer Left Nikon for Sony Mirrorless

While the CaNikon war is the usual debate in the photography world, they are by no means the only two camera manufacturers out there. With the rise …

3 Techniques for Retouching Skin

Portrait photographers strive to achieve beautiful skin in their images. Getting beautiful skin that is also realistic and preserves natural skin …

Video: A Full Portrait Retouch Done Completely in Capture One Pro 8

There are a seemingly infinite number of videos that walk you through retouching a portrait from beginning to end; however, most of them are based in …

ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness …

Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking …

Incredible Editing Technique Lets You Turn 2D Objects in a Photo Into 3D Objects You Can Manipulate

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are blowing minds with a new image editing method that allows you to transform a 2D object in a photo into …

How to Expertly Color Grade Images by Mastering Luminance Masks

One of the most versatile and powerful secrets of Photoshop is the luminance mask. Similar to a channel mask that allows you to select very precise …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

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 …

Tutorials

Back to Basics: understanding speedlight high-speed sync

Understanding what high-speed sync (HSS) is and how it can influence your work with off-camera speedlights is equally as important as understanding …

Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he’s taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. …

Short Tutorial Teaches You a Great Way to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

There are many options for recovering shadow detail in post, but if you still haven’t settled on one or you want a technique that will give you more …

6 Lighting Tutorials from Joe McNally

At the time of writing this post it is a gorgeous spring day and I have no doubt our readers are out shooting and enjoying it. If you have opted to …

How To Replicate The Color Palette From Any Photo Or Famous Painting In Seconds In Photoshop

That title may seem a little strange or brash, and by no means am I condoning theft. The point I’m arriving at, is that we can use readily available …

Tutorial: How to ‘Make Eyes Look Amazing’ In Photoshop

One of our favorite Photoshop tutorial websites, Phlearn, yesterday put out a tutorial that is both incredibly useful and a bit scary. Useful because …

Understanding Retouching: Take Advice from a Make-up Artist

Growing up with a single mother and lots of aunts, a considerable portion of my childhood was spent around women readying their faces, to face the …

How to Correct Red Skin Color in Photoshop Quickly

Tutorials

Say Yes To Noon Sun - Create Amazing Portraits With One Simple Tool

I've been there, standing in the middle of a field on a hot day with a scorching sun, mulling back and forth on how to capture a quality shot. In the …

Tutorial: How to Effectively Remove Color Casts from Your Photos in Seconds

There are many ways to remove color casts from your images in Photoshop, but this tutorial by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz offers …