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Create this bokeh wall effect on the cheap using aluminum foil, color gels

Are you looking for some inexpensive ways to be a little more creative with your photography? Is a roll of aluminum foil and some color gels …

How to Color Correct Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom has some quick and powerful tools for color correcting your images. This great tutorial walks you through all of them, whether you prefer …

Tutorials

How to Add Front Bokeh to a Portrait Using Christmas Lights

We’re all familiar with the fuzzy circles that bokeh creates usually behind our main subject, but this lesson is about creating bokeh in <i>front</i> of the …

Check Out These Excellent Free Lighting Tutorials from the Experts at Broncolor

If you’re looking for some free instruction on how to up your lighting game, a great place to start is the treasure trove of tutorials on Broncolor’s …

An Introduction to Digital Infrared Photography

The human eye is incapable of seeing infrared light, so infrared photography is truly a way to show your audience something they can never see with …

Landscape Photography

Understanding basic image file formats

Chances are good that you’ve witnessed a wide variety of file formats flit across your screen, but do you really understand what they mean? For …

How to Schedule and Post to Instagram From a Computer

Social networks are a good way to advertise a photographer's work. Sometimes, with all the different platforms available, it becomes difficult to …

8 Tips for Photographing Sea Stacks

Getting low to the ground, I was able to see reflections on the beach in Bandon, Oregon during a dramatic sunset.<p>Living on the Oregon Coast for …

Landscape Photography

This Blooper Video Shows That Camera Reviews Can Be Harder Than They Look

Movie and TV show blooper reels often feature unfortunate moments when an actor just can’t seem to say a basic line correctly, and generally hilarity …

TV Series

How to Bring Color Back Into Backlit Areas in Photoshop

When you photograph into the sun, you often have areas in your image that lack color and look washed out due to the sun overpowering those regions. …

A Beginners Guide to Landscape Photography

Blending with Light – Live Demo<p>Photoshop Tutorials: Learn to create stunning natural looking HDR images in just few minutes!!<p><b>Live Demo:</b> 2:00 PM EDT …

Landscape Photography

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Which Photo-Filter to Use?

How to make your Landscape Photo’s POP! Use Filters<p>Hi Guys, In this post I’m going to teach you about photography filters and deciding which one to …

Everything Photographers Need To Know About Color Space & How It Can Impact Your Prints

Roy G Biv–quick show of hands if you’re familiar with the term. Even if it doesn’t ring a bell at first glance, once you realize you’re looking at a …

Lightroom Secret Revealed – The Scrubby Pin Trick

In this tutorial, I will show you how to fade a local adjustment in and out in Lightroom without the need for a plugin. The software gives you the …

Let's Decide Once and For All: Canon or Nikon?

Which is better? Canon or Nikon?<p>It feels like this debate’s been going on longer than the “chicken vs. the egg” one.<p>So we’re gonna help you …

Cameras

5 Photoshop Tricks You (Probably) Don’t Know

The Photoshop Training Channel published this great 9-minute video with 5 useful Photoshop tricks that the majority of casual Photoshop users …

Tutorials

My Workflow For Natural-Looking HDR Photos

High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR) has a bit of a bad rap, as it’s been widely abused to create surreal, overprocessed, highly saturated images that do …

Photoshop: Technique for Manual Blending

Here is a quick and easy Photoshop technique for creating a layer mask to separate the sea and sky from the ground in landscape photos. This …

Tutorials

How Many Megapixels Do I Need for Printing?

This is a complex subject. Megapixels are a measure of quantity, not quality. An 8 megapixel camera phone isn’t the same as an 8 megapixel DSLR …

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Understanding Nikon AF Modes

Steve Perry is back with another great educational video, this time aimed at photographers looking to get the most out of the AF on their Nikon …

Cameras

Photoshop Trick Using the BW Adjustment Layer To Brilliantly Alter Color

One of the most frustrating aspects of Photoshop is that its abilities are so far reaching, that to master it (if it’s possible to do such a thing), …

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in …

Tutorials

What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use …

Five Low Profile Camera Bags for the Street Photographer

Street photographers generally need a few things when they go shooting. First and foremost, their camera bag (or bag of any sort) needs to be low …

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

Tips to Capture Beautiful Seascape Photographs

The seashore. The coastline. The oceanfront. No matter what term one prefers to use, the seas have long been a favorite subject for photographers. …