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Photographing Fireworks is Easy With These 6 Steps (Along With 10 Brilliant Examples)

Fireworks displays are quite a spectacle. Have you ever met anyone not captivated by them? Everybody loves fireworks. It’s just a simple fact of life …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

Tutorials

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

When changing the color of an object in Photoshop there are ways to change the base Color and the Highlight color, we go over each of those methods …

Tutorials

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

Landscape Photography

Moving From a Point-and-Shoot to a DSLR Camera: A Reality Check

Point-and-shoot – the name cannot be more specific and these cameras do exactly that: you just need to point the camera to the desired scene and …

Cameras

Depth of Field and F-stops

Depth of field (DOF for short) is usually associated with the aperture, which is often used interchangeably with the word f-stop. The aperture …

Landscape Photography

How to Master the Motion Blur in Photoshop

Learn the 3 "Must Do" steps to add a realistic looking motion blur to images in Photoshop. Keep your subject still and don't overkill the blur.

Tutorial Shows How to Mask Out Hair from a Background in Photoshop

When it comes to masking out and/or selecting hair in an image, be it to remove a background or selectively style it, it’s never an easy task. Even …

Lightroom: how to use the Histogram to fix exposure and reveal hidden detail

<i>Do your highlights look blown out? Do your shadows look too dark? In the latest of our Adobe Lightroom tutorials learn how to use the photo editing</i> …

How to Travel With Your Camera

Getting away was supposed to be a way to relax and recuperate, time away from the stresses of modern day living. The problem is, that whilst the end …

Airplanes

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

One of the most exciting cameras that debuted in 2012 was Canon's PowerShot G1 X. It featured a 1.5" sensor (which is only 20% smaller than APS-C), …

10 Important Tips for Making the Most of Adobe Lightroom

For many photographers, Adobe Lightroom has become their preferred photo-editing application. Designed specifically to serve the needs of …

Tutorials

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Back to Basics: A Refresher on the Dodge, Burn and Sharpen Tools in Photoshop

Photoshop is a program of many talents; however, there are three tools that you probably haven’t used much for some time now. As some of the first …

Tutorials

10 Tips for Sharper Photos (Even when zoomed in)

10 Tips for Sharper Photos. #9 was the most helpful for me. I never thought about that before.<p>Daily readers of this site already know how I feel …

Cameras

9 Things Photographers Need to Know About Memory Cards

Put your mouse over this picture and then click PIN IT to share this photo on your Pinterest!<p>Photographers are gearheads. We love to know what the …

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the …

Getting to Know Your DSLR: Part One

Today’s article is aimed at the newcomers amongst you, both to Lightstalking and to photography itself. Today we are going to take a look at getting …

Cameras

The 10 best Sony E-mount lenses

Sony's Alpha A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras became an instant hit when they were launched back in 2013. However, a limiting factor of any …

15 Things That Every New Photographer Does Wrong

There are lot of mistakes that we make as new photographers. Some are to be expected, but others are easily avoided. Here are a list of the most …

Photography

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it’s rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you’re …

6 'Hidden' Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Exposure Tactics • Color Control

What comes after using an incident meter to set the exposure? Setting a neutral color balance then refining the exposure, both in post production. I …

Putting Together A Photoshoot Part I: Moodboard And Concept Development

When we first start out on any sort of endeavor, be it creative or otherwise, we all most likely begin same way: a head full of ideas, but a distinct …

Matched

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

Tutorial: Quickly Remove Bags Under Eyes Using Curves in Photoshop

There are a few different ways to address bags under the eyes when you’re editing a portrait in Photoshop, but the video above shows one that is both …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Landscape Photography

11 Photo Lessons Every Pro Learned the Hard Way

Avoid making an embarrassing or expensive photographic mistake with these top tips from the pros. We spoke to professional photographers in a number …

Photojojo's Magnetic Phone Lens Series

Magnetic iPhone and Android Lens Series<p>Fisheye, Super Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide Angle, Macro and Polarizing cell phone lenses.<p>It's hard to believe you …