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How to Post-Process Soft and ‘Dreamy’ Portraits of Children

Here’s a 47-minute tutorial from PiXimperfect about how to create those soft, dreamy portrait photos of children using Photoshop.<p>First things first, …

Secrets of Travel Portrait Photographers

Learn to take beautiful travel portraits in every situation<p>Are you unsatisfied with the portraits you take of the people you meet while …

Creating the Perfect Gelled Background

Getting clean, saturated and even colour from edge to edge on your gelled background with a subtle vignette needn’t be a mystery. Simply remember …

How to Get an Intense Color Backdrop with a White Wall Using a Gelled Flash

In this 9-minute tutorial from photography Andrew Boey of Beyond Photography, learn how to use a white wall to create any color backdrop you want by …

Photography

Jeremy Cowart Drew and Printed a DIY Photo Backdrop in 30 Minutes

High-end photo backdrops can cost over $1,000 apiece. When photographer Jeremy Cowart couldn’t find a backdrop he needed a few days ago, he had an …

How to Photograph Watches in Studio with Speedlights and a Stripbox

Here’s a 7-minute video by photographer Dustin Dolby of workphlo that demonstrates how to photograph luxury watches in a studio setting with …

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …

Advanced Tutorial: How to Color Grade Photos Using Luminosity Masks

When you look at the work of a professional, award-winning beauty photographer like Zoë Noble, it just has that <i>something</i> extra. If you’re wondering …

Tutorials

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Smooth Skin

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to our Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a …

Tutorials

This Simple One Light Overhead Setup Makes for Dramatic Portraits

We’re crazy about great one-light portraits, and fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is an expert at creating and honing these minimalist …

10 Powerful Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

We’re always looking to up our Photoshop game, but the lists of Must Know “techniques” or “skills” or “tools” we run across typically disappoint us …

Tutorials

A Simple, Consistent, Dramatic One-Light Portrait Setup

If you’re looking for a simple lighting setup for dramatic portraits, look no further. Photographer Aaron Anderson has put together a lighting …

Tutorials

How To Get That Dramatic Post-Processing Portrait Look in Lightroom

Hi Gang – happy Monday! (stop snickering). This is another one of those “start to finish; right out of the camera to finished product” type of …

Tutorials

Ditching the Tripod

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Easily Create Vibrant, Colored Backgrounds In Studio

Adding a colored background to your studio shots can vastly change the impact of a studio photo. The most obvious method to do this is by collecting …

Turn a Pelican Case Into a Tether Station with a $2 Bicycle Quick Release Bolt

I like to keep the amount of kit I have to carry with me to a minimum. Every single pound counts when you’re scrambling up the side of a snowy …

Woodworking

My Ultimate List of Photography Videos to Learn From

My name is Chris McCann, and I’m a photographer based in San Francisco. In this post, I’m sharing a list of photography videos I’ve found that have …

Tutorials

Photoshop Contrast Boost Using High Pass and Luminosity Masks

So I've been posting more and more of the Actions I've been making and using lately, and this afternoon is no different. While today's Action creates …

Tutorials

Super Charge Lightroom and Photoshop With a RAM Disk

To most users, RAM is simply RAM. When our system is running slow, that is usually one of the first upgrades that is usually made before installing …

Computer Hardware

How an Ad Photo Turned Into an Internet Meme That Ruined a Model’s Career

Taiwanese model Heidi Yeh was 2 years into her career when she signed on for an advertising photo shoot for a plastic surgery clinic. What she didn’t …

Memes

Creating Product Photos with a Dirt Cheap BudgetCreating Product Photos with a Dirt Cheap Budget

Don’t get me wrong, you don’t need a flash or the greatest lighting setup to create seamless white backdrop photos–but a flash will give you the …

Bokeh Photography Tips – How To Make Beautiful Backgrounds Using Aluminum Foil

El Bokeh Wall is a technique to create beautiful bokeh backgrounds using some aluminum foil. Here in this tutorial Laya Gerlock explains how to do …

Photography Tips

Retouching Workflow for Portrait, Fashion and Beauty with Photoshop and Capture One

How to Enhance Skin Texture With Sharpening and Luminosity Masks

Keeping a fair amount of texture seems to be an issue for a lot of photographers and retouchers. No matter what technique they use to clean the skin …

A Cheap $40 Tabletop Studio for Product Photos

Here’s a 5-minute video in which photographer Jon Legge shows how you can put together a tabletop studio for well-lit product photos. It’ll cost you …

Using Focus Stacking to Shoot Ultra-Sharp Photos of Household Objects

A few months ago, photographer Adam Flor and I embarked on a sweet project. The goal was to shoot items using different colored backgrounds and use …

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …