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HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

Re: If You Don’t Want Your Photos Stolen, Don’t Post Them on the Internet

“If you don’t want your photos stolen, don’t post them on the Internet.”<p>This is an argument I have heard over and over again, mostly from people who …

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

How to Create Dark Moody Low-Key Portraits with Minimal Gear

To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson in Jackie Brown, “Grids: when you absolutely, positively got to kill every lumen in the room, accept no substitutes.” …

On Being a Pseudo Wedding Photographer

I’m going to be real here. When I first started taking photos, I never aspired to be a wedding photographer. But in life, one thing leads to another …

Wedding Photography

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above …

How to Correct Skin Tones and Stylize Your Photo in Photoshop

There are million ways to edit and stylize your photos in post production. Some of the methods can be quite daunting for photographers that are new …

Simple Tip for Getting Tack Sharp, In Focus Landscape Photos Every Time

For landscape photographers, getting your entire scene in focus while keeping things as sharp as possible at the same time can be a challenge.<p>But if …

5 Tools You Might Not Be Using in Lightroom

I am a professional wedding photographer and I end up editing thousands of images for my clients. While there are lots of wedding photographers who …

4 Essential layer masking tools in Photoshop

<b>Tip:</b> While you are brushing, look at the image (not the mask view that you can invoke by <b>alt</b>-clicking on the mask icon) to control and verify the …

Photoshop Playbook: How To Use Curves

Tutorial: Everything You Need to Know About Using Auto Exposure Bracketing

Exposure bracketing is the practice of taking several exposures – at least two, usually more – of the same scene. With each exposure taken, the goal …

Back to Basics: Useful Tutorial Shows You How to Properly Assess & Clean Your Gear

Most camera gear is built with longevity and strenuous activity in mind, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the best possible care of your …

4 Fast Steps to Easily Light Your Backgrounds

Are you ready to take your lighting to the NEXT level and light up the environment? Today, we are going to show you EXACTLY how to do it with step by …

Low Poly Illustrations in Photoshop by Breno Bitencourt

We have seen quite a few illustrations with the low poly style, it looks like a very difficult technique but Breno Bitencourt put together a very …

Learn To ‘Fake Using A Very Expensive Lens’ With Serge Ramelli & Photoshop

Is your blog or Instagram looking a bit tired? A bit boring? A bit…local? Need something a bit new, that looks like you’re somewhere a bit unusual …

Back to Basics: Flash Photography Tips for Beginners

Sprinkled in-between the more advanced lighting, photography and post-processing tutorials that we feature on the site, we’ve been trying to add in …

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the …

The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique - Part 1: The Fundamentals

Dodge & Burn (D&B) is a technique that came to us from the darkroom days when luminosity values in a photo could be only manipulated by the duration …

Tutorials

A Collection Of The 10 Best Resources To Learn Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop can be a really daunting program. Do you remember the first time you opened it up? Much like anything else, it takes time to get good …

Tutorials

Tutorial: Quickly Remove Bags Under Eyes Using Curves in Photoshop

There are a few different ways to address bags under the eyes when you’re editing a portrait in Photoshop, but the video above shows one that is both …

Learn How to Remove a Bra … Strap … In Photoshop

In an ideal world, every photograph from a shoot would come out as we initially envision it. Perfect light, perfect focus, perfect everything. But, …

Tutorial Shows You How to Convert Manual Still Lenses Into Cine Glass

When it comes to the type of glass used in still photography, versus the glass used in motion picture, there’s quite a dramatic difference in design, …

Back to Basics: A Refresher on the Dodge, Burn and Sharpen Tools in Photoshop

Photoshop is a program of many talents; however, there are three tools that you probably haven’t used much for some time now. As some of the first …

Working With a Model-Digital Photography School

How to Create Realistic Eye Makeup in Photoshop

Apply make up in Photoshop to your subjects using techniques similar to real life. Add eye make up, create eye lashes, and even contour, all in …

Eye Makeup

How to Set Up Your Photography Blog and Get Noticed

Love it or hate it, the internet these days is ruled by social media. If you don’t share, like, +1 and comment, the chances are, you are not going to …

Anyone a Game of Thrones fan? Create this gorgeous Game of Thrones inspired photo manipulation! http://www.photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-manipulation/create-surreal-game-thrones-photo-manipulation/

How To Sharpen Eyes In Your Portraits To Make Them Pop

When looking at portraits, we have a tendency to look at the eyes first. We can't help it, it's part of human nature. This is why I personally …

Tutorials