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Creating a High Key Landscape Using Lightroom in 6 Simple Steps

High key landscapes are often dramatic and emotive images. They typically work best in black and white but can sometimes work well in color using …

How to shoot high-quality panorama images

Panorama images have something intriguing. They give you a different view of the world around you - a view that does not resemble the way you see a …

Photography

My Problem With Natural Light Photographers

Every time I hear a photographer state, “I’m a natural light photographer”, it can carry a suggestion that they are a more honest type of …

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4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …

Video Tutorials

The Photographer’s Introduction to Color, from Color Space to Monitor Calibration

If you’re a photographer today, you’re probably sharing your photos everywhere from Facebook to Flickr. Your photos are being seen on every device …

Golden Hour, Any Hour: A Photographer's Guide to Faking It

It has happened to all of us. We spend countless hours planning, scheduling, and coordinating for a beautiful golden hour photo shoot only to have …

Landscape Photography

Majestic Views of Pacific Northwest Landscapes by Photographer Griffin Lamb

Griffin Lamb is a 19-year-old freelance photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. On weekends Lamb goes on adventures, hiking and backpacking in …

Test Your Perception of Color with this 1000 Piece Puzzle of the CMYK Color Gamut

How good are your eyes at seeing colors? Over the years, we’ve shared a number of online color matching games that help you test this. 1000 Colours …

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It’s Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

Get Ready for the Holidays with this Tutorial on How to Photograph Christmas Lights

In honor of the holiday season, Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> decided it would be a wonderful idea to show the world how to photograph Christmas …

Balancing Skin Tone and Creating Skin Tone References

Apples are red, grass is green, and the sky is blue. But what colour is skin?<p>Skin gives us probably the most complex range of colours in photography, …

Tutorials

4 Essential Considerations to Make the Best of Wide Angle Photography

Sweeping landscapes, beautiful architecture, powerful waterfalls, vanishing points and creative imagery are some of the beautiful views that you can …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

How To Enhance Eyes Using Lightroom

Everyone has heard the saying, "The eyes are the window to the soul." There is a lot of truth to this when it comes to photographs. The first thing …

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 …

Photo Idea: Shoot Through Christmas Lights to Get a Holiday Bokeh Effect on the Cheap

Here’s a simple photo idea that photographer Nick Fancher came up with for the folks over at <i>Digital Photography School</i>. If you wanna add some holiday …

How to Use Strip Softboxes for Dramatic Portraits

Strip softboxes are well known tools in the product photography world, particularly for placing highlights, but what about using them for dramatic …

3 Inexpensive DIY Projects for Photographers

Unless you’re into flying, skydiving, or thoroughbred racing, photography is probably one of your more expensive hobbies. If you’re looking for ways …

A Few Reasons to Switch to Photoshop from Lightroom

Lightroom’s task<p>I imported the images in Lightroom and applied my usual enhancements. I cropped the photo, adjusted the highlights and shadows and …

Give Your Week an Amazing Start With These 30 Links to Beautiful Photos and Articles

As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet …

Understanding Composition & Why Not Doing So Is Undermining Your Work

Composition, as a term, stems from the latin for ‘put together.’ It can refer to the action, or strictly as a noun, and it doesn’t solely apply to …

How to Make Freckles POP or Disappear in Lightroom

Editing freckles in Lightroom to make them POP or disappear. How to work with freckles in under 30 seconds.

Color Management for Photographers

Calibration, color space, color profiles, soft proofing. To most of us, they’re some of the least fun aspects of photography. But a little education …

Getting Started with Real Estate Photography – Virtual Tours & Pricing

Having covered all the bases from shooting to add-ons, all that is needed now is a place for our gallery to call home. Today we’ll wrap-up our look …

The Best Way to Use Color in Photoshop

We will touch on color theory to help you figure out what the best color combinations are for image and show you how to apply them in Photoshop.

7 Tips Your Camera Manual Never Told You About Portrait Photography

Many people will avoid picking up a camera because they think they don’t have an eye for photography. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take …