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A Beginner's Guide to Retouching Portraits in Photoshop

If you're just starting with shooting portraits and retouching them, learning and subsequently mastering the myriad of techniques used in Photoshop …

Why Color Grading Should Be The Most Important Part of Your Post Processing Workflow

Photographers often treat color grading as a trivialized aspect of their workflow. Something that they only worry about once the image is complete …

Infographic: 20 Typography Rules Every Graphic Designer Should Know

<b>Late last year,</b> Igor Ovsyannykov–owner of blog Inspirationfeed–penned a helpful article outlining 20 typography rules every graphic designer should …

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

Shutter Speed

Dispelling the Myths Around Depth of Field and Crop Factor

There is a lot of misunderstanding and confusion on the subjects of depth of field, the difference between full-frame and crop sensors, and the ‘crop …

Infographic: Must-Have Graphic Design Skills For 2017

<b>With the job market</b> as competitive as it is, it’s vital to equip yourself with the right skills in order to stand out from the crowd.<p><b>For those of you</b> …

Lightroom Quicker | 5 Ways To Optimize Lightroom

By now it is no secret that there is a growing number of photographers that bemoan the speed of editing in Lightroom. This is a necessary evil to …

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

Tutorials

10 top tips to improve your sketching skills

When you are trying to master the art of how to draw and sketch, there are many things to bare in mind. In 3dtotal Publishing’s latest book, 'Masters …

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Shutter Speed

This Simple Video is the Perfect CMYK Demo: See Subtractive Color in Action

CMYK—which stands for <b>C</b>yan, <b>M</b>agenta, <b>Y</b>ellow, and <b>K</b>ey (or Black)—is the color model used in most printing. It’s called a subtractive color model, and if …

3 Common Misconceptions About Your Camera’s Histogram

If you’re obsessive about checking every exposure on your camera’s histogram, this informative little video is a must-watch. In it, Matt Granger …

Tutorial: Zone Focusing With Super Wide Angle Lenses

One of the biggest strengths of manual focus lenses and the reason why so many photographers love using them has to do with a process called zone …

Does size matter? DPI (dots per inch) for printing explained

There are plenty of misconceptions about the number of pixels, resolution, image size and so on, which can make us quite confused sometimes. To make …

Visual Design

How to Read a Licensing Contract as a Photographer

So you’ve spent years honing your photography skills, perfecting the art of puppy fashion photography. You’ve set up a website to share your …

Blockchain

Lighting 101: Full Feature vs. Manual Flashes

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>When looking …

One-Light Portrait Lighting Techniques That Will Make Your Images Pop

One of the things that make a professional photographer’s images more impactful than those that everyday joes take is the lighting. The pros …

Photography

Understanding the Difference Between Terrible Photos and Dislikes

Most photographers go about trying to become better by starting out with putting their work online. They share via Instagram, 500px, Flickr, Reddit, …

Landscape Photography

5 Key Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Traveling photographer Jimmy McIntyre has been making quite a splash with his landscape photography. Check out this short clip where he shares his …

148 Photo Editing Apps & Tools | A Comprehensive List For Desktop & Mobile

What first started off as a market research project for Photolemur has morphed into one of the largest lists that catalogs 148 photo editing apps and …

The Best Piece of Equipment To Improve Your Star Photography

Improving night photography is an ever closing gap riddled with tech-tips, tricks, and expensive gear. The Star Adventurer by Sky Watcher-USA seeks …

How to Create Foreground Bokeh with Water Drops on Glass

This foreground bokeh look is actually a setup I played around with a few times many years ago. I thought it would be a good, fun setup to share, as …

What real market disruption looks like, an investment to 'die' for, and how to know when to hit sell

Eighteenth century economist Robert Malthus was a big reason economics became known as 'the dismal science.' Mr. Malthus believed that because the population grew exponentially, and food supply increased mathematically, that without war or plagues much of the world would eventually starve to death. …

Investing

Improving your night photography with foreground lighting

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to night photography is incorporating good foreground elements, but learning a few simple tricks will …

10 most common DSLR mistakes amateurs make and how to avoid them

Digital single-lens reflex cameras – or DSLRs, as they are widely known – are capable of adapting to any shooting conditions to get a good image, and …

Cameras

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

Canon EOS

5 Myths of Digital Photography

Myths and misconceptions persist because they’re either compelling or no one bothers to correct them. For photographers, many myths of digital …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Designing and Building a Brand

In this course you’ll learn how to create visual brands from scratch and develop your brand designs into professional, comprehensive brand …

Graphic Design