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The 52 Week Photography and Business Challenge

Remember when I wrote “Dear New Photographer…” a few months ago? One of the big points I emphasized was valuing your photography <i>and business</i> …

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Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

Tutorials

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

6 Life Lessons That Can Make You a Better Photographer

Photography can’t be all f-stops and shutter speeds; megapixels and frames per second shouldn't dominate your thought process each time you reach for …

5 Instagram Food Photo Tips from Food52's James Ransom

Nothing can ruin the good memory of a meal like a terrible photo that makes the best duck l’orange look like duck le poop. New York-based James …

Understanding Aperture: Why Shooting Wide Open Isn’t Always the Best Choice

When you drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new piece of fast glass, it’s natural to want to shoot it wide-open until the focusing ring falls …

Lumu review: A clever and well designed light meter for your phone - INSPIRED EYE

The smartphone quickly became our most important device, we browse, make photos, play games, communicate and more on this little device. But, as if …

Gear & Gadgets

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

Framing in Photography

Just to be clear, for this article we are not talking about the frame the print goes into, but “framing” your subject with something in the …

7 Daily Exercises that Will Help Make You a Better Photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help …

#ILovePhoto Chat - April 11, 2014

Allen Murabayashi and I packed a lot into this week’s edition of I Love Photography – discussing James Franco’s rip off of Cindy Sherman’s <i>Untitled</i> …

Wedding Photography Tips: Ryan Brenizer on How to Shoot Engagement Sessions

Leave it to none other than award-winning wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer to create a wonderful breakdown on how best to approach engagement …

80 handy iPhoto tips and tricks

Probably the best tip we can give you for a happy iPhoto life, is to try and take good pictures in the first place.<p>So we'll kick off with 20 top tips …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

The Art of Color Processing eBook | A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom

1<p>Digital Darkroom Retouching Tips<p>In The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom I also discuss the history …

Tutorials

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

This Man's Stunning Photographs of His Daughter Left Us Speechless

This Man’s Stunning Photographs of His Daughter Left Us Speechless<p>Cool Photos & Photographers<p>By Ritesh Saini / February 25, 2014<p>Artists around the …

Photography

How To Retouch Your Portraits Like A Pro

Retouching portraits can be a controversial subject, but it is also very often requested of portrait photographers to edit out minor blemishes and …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Lightroom 5 Tips - Hidden Gems Digital Photography School

Photography

Photoshop Actions Bundle for Quick Effects and Editing

This deal includes 14 premium Photoshop actions sets that are currently being sold by PhotographyPla.net, adding up to 205 individual actions ($238 …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

How to Use Lightroom Collections to Improve your Workflow

The main benefit of Lightroom’s Library module is that it gives you the tools you need to get organised and speed up your workflow. The end result is …

'My Home' photo contest - call for entries

Photo: Miles Morgan<p>October 16, 2013 /Photography News/ Home is different for each of us. It can be a house, an apartment, a trailer or simply a room. …

Win One of Five Photography Courses from New York Institute of Photography

UPDATE: the winners of this competition have been announced here. Over the last few years here at dPS, we’ve run very popular competitions with one …