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Ten Photoshop tips in under ten minutes to help you improve any photo

What I like about Photoshop is that there often several ways to get the result you want. Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid shares some of his favorite …

Kermit the Frog and Darth Vader Sing a Parody of “Rainbow Connection”

5 useful Photoshop tricks in under 90 seconds

Jesús Ramirez from Photoshop Training Channel often shows us awesome Photoshop tricks and tutorials. In his latest video, he shares 5 quick Photoshop …

Tutorials

Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits: I Did a Photo Shoot in Lowe’s

A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the …

How to Make Money From Your Photography

Practical tips, ideas, and strategies how to monetize your photography– whether you want to build up photography to be your part-time / side-hustle, …

Street Photography

14 Lightroom Tricks You NEED to Know

Photographer and filmmaker Evan 5ps gives you 14 Lightroom Tricks he USES EVERYDAY to speed up your workflow.

5 Photoshop Tricks You Don't Know

I don't have to tell you how popular Photoshop is with photographers...But despite that popularity, there's always something new to learn with a …

Tutorials

Photoshop Photomerge Made Easy

If you’ve never stitched a panorama in Photoshop because you thought it was too complex or you were reluctant to try, follow these easy steps to see …

Tutorials

Make Difficult Selections Using Alpha Channels in Photoshop

In this 12-minute tutorial by PiXimperfect, learn how to use alpha channels in Photoshop to make “insanely difficult” selections. An example …

Photo Basics: This Super Helpful 2-Minute Tip on Color Space Will Change Your Photography (VIDEO)

The more we understand about the inner workings of our camera, the better our images will be, right? In the video below, you‘ll see a quick …

Shaping the Light of a Landscape Photo Using Only Lightroom

There's often the belief that creating a fully polished photo requires the use of Photoshop at some point in the process. However, Lightroom is …

Charleston Shrimp and Grits

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the bacon, onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables …

18 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Thanksgiving is barely a week away, and soon ovens all over the country will be working overtime. Kitchen strategy is key when you’re trying to factor various cook and prep times for both oven and stovetop dishes. There just never seems to be enough time (or counter space). Whether you’re already …

Cooking

If You Want to Have a Divorce-Proof Marriage, Do THESE 7 Things

All marriages begin with great happiness, joy, and hope. When we say <i>"I do,"</i> we expect that our relationship will last forever. No one goes into a marriage thinking, <i>"We'll be in love for a while, then break up and start all over again with someone else."</i><p>But that’s the reality for most of us. …

Relationships

Beginners guide to long exposure nature photography

Beginner´s guide to long exposure nature photography<p>Rating:<p>3.00 based on 4 Ratings<p>September 11, 2017 By Sara Rodriguez Martinez<p>Beginner´s guide to …

A No-Fuss, Spicy Cucumber & Fennel Salad To Help You Escape Food Comas

There are times—usually after beach vacations, holidays, or dessert cookbook photoshoots—when my body feels like a slow-moving mass. I recoil at the sight of chewy cookies, frosty milkshakes, or crispy fries. A sort of primal urge drives me to the produce section of my grocery store in search of …

Recipes

3 Lightroom Tricks That Will Change How You Edit Photos

Lightroom is a fairly straightforward and simple piece of software to get your head around. But, like anything, there are always shortcuts and tricks …

Three Steps to Make $500 an Hour in Your Photography Studio

Primarily, I'm a NYC Wedding Photographer. However, I also photograph business headshots in my NJ Studio as well. I love doing this as a side-gig …

Why the Nikon D850 Could Make the Canon 5D Mark IV Obsolete

Like the Nikon D750, the Canon 5D Mark IV is the parent brand’s attempt at making what’s arguably the most versatile professional full-frame camera …

To Retire Early, Focus on Just One Thing

We all know what it takes to be able to afford to leave the workforce early: Save like mad, dramatically cut your spending, invest with abandon and …

Retirement

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Focus Stacking Shooting and Editing Tips (VIDEO)

Landscape photographers often shoot at smaller apertures to increase depth of field in their images. But while that technique can deliver an …

30 Must-Have Wedding Photos

These are the photos you must capture on your wedding day, from the getting ready photos to the last dance.

Weddings

Learn how to replace sky in Photoshop CC in just 2 minutes

If you take photos of a wonderful landscape and you’re not pleased with the sky – well, you can cheat a little and replace it in Photoshop. Peter …

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Use Your Smoker This Summer: Recipe for Bourbon Ribs

Heat the marinade ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and completely dissolve the sugar. Allow to cool, either on your stove top or in …

The Exposure Triangle Explained in 3 Animated Videos

The exposure triangle forms the basis of creating a good exposure. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO speed are the three different factors that …

Shutter Speed

Learn How to Sharpen Your Photos Using Lightroom to Achieve Great Image Results (VIDEO)

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photo editing especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging …

Tutorials

Learn How to Create Stunning Nature Photographs with Photoshop’s “Apply Image” Function (VIDEO)

We all strive to capture perfect images in the camera, but sometime the light isn’t quite right or there’s too much or too little contrast in the …

Here’s How to Use Photoshop’s Handy Sponge Tool to Make Your Images Pop with Natural Color (VIDEO)

Many photographers are unfamiliar with Photoshop’s powerful Sponge Tool, and that’s a shame because it’s a great way to punch up colors in an image …

Tutorials