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Flash vs. Natural Light: Two Pro Portrait Photographers Go Head-to-Head

Portrait photographers Manny Ortiz and Jessica Kobeissi just did a shootout that pitted flash against natural light. The two each shot portraits of …

Natural Light

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

Tutorials

Create a Movie Trailer Voice in Adobe Audition

This video shows how to record your voice directly in Adobe Audition and then tweak it to sound like the guy you've heard with that famous movie …

Tutorials

Vacation Photo Tips: Using Photoshop to Remove Tourists Who Clutter Up Your Shot (VIDEO)

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous …

Tutorials

Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

Landscape Photography

What Should You Charge for Your Pro Photography?

Figuring out how much to charge clients is a struggle shared by many photographers, particularly if you’re trying live off the fruits of your craft. …

Compensation

5 Tricks to Simplify Your Lightroom Workflow and Begin Editing Photos with Ease (VIDEO)

If you’re new to Lightroom, and feel somewhat bewildered by the myriad of options available, take a deep breathe, watch this quick tutorial, and …

Tutorials

An Underrated, Exceedingly Delicious Way to Cook Broccoli

<i>We've partnered with Miele for a special edition of our Change the Way You Cook series, all about the power of a simple, essential technique: steaming.</i><p>Growing up, there weren't many rules when it came to dinner. All three of us kids had to sit down and eat the prescribed meal, but in terms of <i>what</i> …

Our Top 10 Favorite Classic Cameras: The Best Buys

The 10 classic cameras on this list are all beautiful objects capable of taking superb pictures. They’re also outstanding examples of brilliantly …

Exposure Compensation Demystified

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Exposure compensation is a valuable …

Compensation

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

Do You Commit Any of These 8 Common Lightroom Mistakes?

There is no doubt that Adobe’s Lightroom and its now-defunct counterpart Aperture have revolutionized photographic post-production. Before the almost …

Loupedeck vs Palette Gear: Comparing Lightroom Photo Editing Consoles

Loupedeck and Palette Gear are two completely different types of consoles that essentially aims to do one thing: help you edit a little faster in …

Tutorials

How to Make a B&W Photo Print in the Darkroom: A 7-Minute Crash Course

Ilford recently released a popular 8-minute video on how to process black-and-white film yourself, and now the film company is back again with …

Sharpening Images for the Web - Dos and Don'ts

Ever wondered how some photographers manage to get such crisp texture and detail into their photographs that they upload to the web? Well, much of it …

Tutorials

iPhone X Camera Review: Guatemala

Leica M10 In The Wild

A glowing dawn meets a flat calm Ardmair Bay, just north of Ullapool in the northwest of Scotland. M10, 24 Summilux, f11, ISO 100, 3-sec, polariser.<p>I …

23andMe now paints a far clearer picture of your DNA ancestry

To date, 23andMe's Ancestry Composition report could trace your genetic roots back to 31 populations. That's decent, but not exactly the most accurate representation of your lineage. It could soon be more accurate, however. The company is updating its methods to trace ancestry back to 120 more …

14 Trader Joe’s Items That Will Basically Change Your Life

Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers<p>“I am recently a vegetarian, and this is the best pre-made veggie burger I’ve found. It has Indian spices (kind …

Healthy Eating

Flash: Slow-Speed Sync

Slow-speed sync allows a photographer to use flash at shutter speeds slower than the native sync speed of the camera. Native sync speeds are set at …

Nature Photography

How to Get Your Exposure In-Camera and Not Have to 'Fix It in Post'

Why fix it in post when you can do it right in camera? Learn how you can get a perfect exposure in camera every time!<p>Often when were out shooting in …

Watch: The Most Efficient Way to Use a Tripod

Using a tripod seems like a no-brainer, but are you using it in the most efficient way possible?There isn't a whole lot going on with a tripod. …

Gear & Gadgets

Sharpening in Photoshop – The Complete Guide

Sharpening is one of those things in post-processing that makes a lot of people scratch their heads. There are multiple sharpen tools in Photoshop, …

Tutorials

5 Clone Stamp Secrets to Up Your Photoshop Cloning Game

Photoshop's Clone Stamp is the most versatile tool for removing things and fixing blemishes. But there is more to it than just cloning and stamping. …

Tutorials

5 Ways to Get Perfect Colors in Photoshop

Getting the colors in your photos right can be surprisingly difficult. There's lots of ways in which colors can be off and even more ways to …

Tutorials

10 Tips for Shooting Waterfall Photos

Here’s a straightforward guide on how to get something more out of your waterfall shots. The idea to this guide came to me when I recently visited …

Landscape Photography

Experimenting with a Neon Light for a Studio Portrait

In this post, I’ll share the story and results of a recent experiment I did with lighting a model with a neon light. I was hanging out with a friend …

Here’s How to Capture Sharp Long-Exposure Photos with Tips from a Pro Travel Shooter (VIDEO)

Long-exposure photography at night can be very challenging, especially if you want to capture sharp images. And while we all know that using a tripod …

I Just Hacked a Box of Bisquick and Made the Best Biscuits Ever

I just baked a batch of tender, fluffy, soft-as-a-pillow biscuits, and I didn’t even break a sweat. That’s because I tried a new biscuit-making …

Baking

28 Long Exposure Photos That Will Have You Longing For Your Tripod

Research tells us that we all need to slow down, find serenity and relax in all aspects of our life – our health and wellbeing depends on it.<p>So, how …