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One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Lighting 101: Case Study 4 | Quick Lighting for Family Portraits

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>Case Study | …

Tutorials
Coffee

Take Control of Facebook’s Timeline

Fellow Photocus author Rod Harlan suggested to “Mention Others To Get More Traffic” on social media in an article he wrote. That’s great advice. By …

How to save 10s of gigabytes with lightroom temp files

This little procedure just saved me over 20 gigs (yes, this is right, gigs!!) of space on my hard drive. It has to do with how Lightroom updates. …

Speed Up Lightroom | Important LR Performance News Flew Under Radar Amidst The Lightroom & Apple TV Fuss

Like so many sneaky pieces of legislation, something important has gone in under radar in the recent Lightroom update. While everyone and their …

Tutorials

The 10 best and worst things about Photoshop CC

Photoshop’s one of those essential tools that most photographers can’t live without. It’s been the industry leading application for years, and it may …

Tutorials

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 delivers GTX 980 speeds for $249

If you haven't noticed by now, 2016 is shaping up to be a killer year for PC gaming hardware. We've already seen two major new video cards from NVIDIA, the powerhouse GeForce GTX 1080 and the mid-range 1070, as well as a supremely capable budget GPU in AMD's $200 Radeon RX480. Now, NVIDIA has a …

25 tips for Unreal Engine 4

Since public release in 2014, Unreal Engine 4 has set and raised the bar for third party engines. It's now free 
to use and there's no better time to …

Game Development

This Simple Plugin Lets You Post to Instagram Directly from Lightroom

Instagram may be seeing a big dip in engagement, but plenty of photographers still rely on the service to bring in business. Now, thanks to the …

Mobile Photography

10 Common Lightroom Mistakes and How to Fix or Avoid Them

There are a plethora of common Lightroom mistakes made by beginners and advanced users both. In this video series, Croatia-based photographer</i> …

NVIDIA’s New GPU Encourages Players to Become In-Game Photographers

Ansel can capture images with a stunning resolution of 4.5 gigapixels.<p>Jumping into a video game world is a little like going on a trip, but for most of us, our method of taking snapshots on those journeys for years has been the lowly screenshot. More often than not, the act is a little like taking …

Virtual Reality

10 Best Backup Cameras for Your Car

Add a touch of modern functionality to your car with one of our backup camera picks.<p>Once strictly reserved for luxury vehicles, backup cameras are quickly becoming standard equipment on cars in every price range. A couple years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration even announced …

Meet the woman behind nearly every 'Game of Thrones' set photo ever taken

"Game of Thrones" fans would give their right hand (à la Jaime Lannister) to be on set, watching Jon Snow battle a White Walker or Tyrion Lannister banter with friends and foes. One woman is lucky enough to watch the series unfold in real time with a front-row seat, camera in hand.<p>Helen Sloan …

TV Series

Getting Started With Photoshop Actions

Actions are one of the most powerful features in Adobe Photoshop. With actions you can automate almost anything. If you have a process that you …

Tutorials

50 Photos that Might Make You Happy

It's time to shed the winter's bad vibes in the same way we're beginning to shed itchy, acrylic clothing.<p>Life is already tough, but this week / month / year hasn't made things any easier. The year kicked off with the news of David Bowie's death; there's been a terror attack somewhere in the world …

David Bowie

Apple is killing QuickTime for Windows, how will this impact your workflow

Apple is now doing to Quicktime what Adobe did to Flash a few years ago. Not for the same reasons, but the impact is similar.<p>Apple has stopped …

How to Make Your Photos Pop With Punchier Colors in Photoshop CC

With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of …

Dodging and Burning in Photoshop and How It Can Enhance Your Photos

Despite being the cutting edge of modern digital image editing, Photoshop borrows a significant number of its tools from the days of film. None more …

Tutorials
Photography

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

Software

Cinemagraphs: How to Create Animated Photographs in Adobe Photoshop

Subtle or explicit, the Cinemagraph still puzzles people. It's an art form divided between the affirmative "it's a photograph!" or the inquisitive …

How to Emulate the Look of Golden Hour

Model: Melissa Perry<p>Inspired by the Photoshop post that we found the other day, we went to experimenting in Adobe Lightroom to emulate the look of …

Tutorials

Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out …

Lightroom

Getting the most out of your Adjustment Brush

Posted By Pete Collins on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Adjustment Brushes, Develop, Featured | 26 comments<p>If you feel like your adjustment brush is …

Tutorials

How to Repair an Old Torn Photo in Photoshop

The results of this episode will absolutely astound you! Learn how to completely repair an old torn photo in Photoshop!

How To Use Blend Modes To Totally Revamp Your Photography | Brilliant Work From Jimmy McIntyre

He says, as a closing statement, that he hopes this tutorial has inspired you to explore blend modes more. He, is Jimmy McIntyre, and he needn’t …

Tutorials

My 69 Mistakes With Film

The first mistake I made was hate on film photography when I knew nothing about it. My earliest experience with 35mm was on my 10th birthday. I got a …

Film Photography

5 Tips for Shooting Concerts from Music Photographer Todd Owyoung

Todd Owyoung is not only a highly accomplished music photographer, he’s also an avid blogger, and graphic designer for the marketing team here at …

Live Music