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Amazon's Culture Doesn't Appeal to Everyone, and Neither Should Yours

You don't want to appeal to everyone. Instead, you want to massively appeal to a few talented people.<p><i>How should a new startup develop and sustain a strong company culture? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Color Lookup and Photo Filter

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at two Adjustment Layers: the Color Lookup, and the Photo Filter Adjustments. Both of them can be used …

How-To's

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The Chill Side of Miami

Miami has a certain rep: the party vibe, the heat, the pricey booze.<p>But the city <b>Hannah Sampson</b> of the <i>Miami Herald</i> likes to show off—the one that makes this tourist mecca a hometown—charms with quiet parks, cultural gems, Latin flair, and, of course, gorgeous water views.<p><b>Here’s Hannah’s guide to the</b> …

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

These Are the Ways to put the WOW Factor into Your Portraits

Most photographers, at some point in their career, make a decision to begin photographing people. Your decision may be simply to include people in …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

What Camera Filters Do You REALLY Need?

In the days of film, filters were often regarded as essential tools for the photographer. These days, the likes of Photoshop and the use of third …

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough …

Landscape Photography

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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. …

Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom

There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our …

How to Recreate These 3 Popular Photographic Filters in Photoshop

‘The best laid plans of mice and men' as the old adage goes – how many times have you set you camera up to take that spectacular scene in front of …

The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …

Video Demo: Stylizing Your Portrait Photography in Photoshop

Yesterday we were fortunate to have special guest Aaron Nace host a live Photoshop demo for our audience, showing how basic retouching techniques can …

Thanko glasses give you HD POV video on the cheap

For just $91, you can take full HD video with these specs. The frames may look a little clunky, but the camera is barely noticeable.<p>If you long for high-tech eyewear but can't afford, or wait, for Google Glass, these Japanese glasses let you record in HD for less than $100.<p>Mitamanma Megane from …

Google Glass

Review: Sony NEX-6

The Sony NEX-6 came out not too long ago and I have been eager to try it and I was very fortunate to get the camera in time for my New York City …

How to Protect Your Photography Online

When it comes to protecting your online photography there are many ways to prevent people from copying or distributing your artwork.<p>Lombard Street, SF<p>…

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

Photoshop Blend Modes Explained

Working with blend modes is almost always an experimental process. Because it’s nearly impossible to predict the results, you always seem to end up …

Tutorials

Using the Rule of Space in Your Composition

The rule of space, also known as “lead room” or even as the “rule of gaze” in some photography scenarios, isn't as well known as other compositional …

Photography

More Great Ways to Make Stronger Photographs – A Free eBook from Craft and Vision

Craft and Vision is dedicated to providing affordable photography resources for photographers, so it’s no surprise that they have recently released a …

Freebies

Video Demo: Retouching Portrait Photography Using a Photoshop Quick Action

This video is a recording of our live Photoshop demo with photo retoucher Kristina Sherk of SharkPixel.com. Kristina walks us through her time-saving …

Video of the week: The Quiet City: Winter in Paris

A languid and mesmerizing ode to the big city, “The Quiet City: Winter in Paris” is a stark and beautiful short film that takes us through a slow …

A Pint-Sized Night Vision Camera That’s No Larger Than a CF Card

JTT has released what looks to be the smallest consumer night vision camera in existence. About the size of your typical CF card, the CHOBi CAM 3 can …

These Awesome Photography Links Will Make You Waste Some Serious Time

We've seen an incredible week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching online for the best material …

Landscape Photography