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Photoshop tips Using the - Blend If Feature

Photoshop tips - Using the - Blend if feature - Photoshop tips, using layers and blending to replace a sky with a new sky.

How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

How to Use Wide-angle Lenses for Landscape Photography

If there was ever a subject and a lens made for each other, then it is the wide-angle lens and the landscape. Wide-angle lenses are ideal for …

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder. Despite this, we sure do spend a …

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. This is the third article in the series. You may want to look at the previous ones here: 7 standing …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Essentials: The Outdoor Photographer

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

Digital Photography

How to Shoot a Picture Perfect Beach Portrait

Have you ever wondered how to shoot a beach portrait like a pro?<p>It's not difficult. But… it's also not as easy as you might think. Let's take a look …

Landscape Photography Post-Processing in Lightroom: Start to Finish

This week, Adobe released Lightroom 5, which adds even more sophisticated editing tools to its repertoire. Photographers who have already been using …

Tutorials

Classical Posing and Portrait Lighting Photography Techniques

Mastery of portrait photography entails knowledge of lighting and posing techniques. In this video, renowned photography instructor Frank Dispensa …

Photography

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …

Digital Photography

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Landscape Photography

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

Digital Photography

A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor

I’m hoping this post can explain a lot of the confusion beginning photographers have about focal length and crop factors. Some understanding of basic …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

Landscape Photography

A nuts-and-bolts guide to managing change

<b>Change with Confidence</b><p><i>By Phil Buckley</i><p><i>(Jossey-Bass, 251 pages, $29.95)</i><p>It seems rather obvious to say that in a change project, you must identify what needs to change. But that isn't always done effectively, Toronto-based change consultant Phil Buckley indicates in his new book, <i>Change with Confidence</i>.<p>…

Muscle Car Photography Lighting Techniques

If you’ve ever tried to photograph a shiny object, you know how reflections can throw a wrench into your shoot. Likewise, if you’ve ever shot …