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Take These 4 Steps To Successful Available Light Portraiture

A studio and complex lighting setup are by no means required ingredients for a successful portrait shoot. In fact, you don’t need either one. Well, …

If You Only Watch One Video Today, Make It This One: How Photojournalists Capture the “Decisive Moment”

Iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the term <i>The Decisive Moment</i> as the title for his book published in 1952. Ever since, this …

How to earn $10,000 a month as a photographer

Dear friend, I think the purpose of my life is to empower others, especially my fellow photographers and you. If you are passionate about …

Street Photography

The Magic of One Light with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes has traveled the globe creating award winning images making his subjects look larger than life. Whether it is a celebrity or an everyday …

Amazing

B/W Post Processsing Tips

Black and white is a powerful artistic medium in the realm of landscape photography. It focuses the mind on structure, tones, textures, and patterns …

Tutorials

The Most Important Steps In Digital Photography

This is a fact that you may, or may not, be aware of- <b>At this point in time, a digital photograph “REQUIRES” a number of Fundamental Editing Steps to</b> …

Playful Portraits of Kittens Mid-Pounce

Photographer Seth Casteel made his viral name by photographing dogs and puppies, dogs and puppies <i>underwater</i> to be exact. But for his latest project,</i> …

Pets

32-bit HDR In Lightroom: The Easiest And Quickest Way To Create Natural HDR Photographs

Love it or hate it, the HDR technique is here to stay. Now, while some people may love the strong effects used by some HDR proponents, many don't …

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 Use Reflectors For Better Portraiture: Part Two

[fancy_box id=5]<b>FREE DOWNLOAD</b>: If you want to take your portraits to the next level, then download our free Portrait Photography Cheat Sheet. Print …

How To Photoshop Faster | Simple Tips To Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow

Photoshop is just one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but perhaps a bit harder to get started. Without question there …

Tutorials

An intimate glimpse into the fleeting moments of young love NSFW

Looking into the eyes of our own lover, can we really ever fully understand what they are thinking beyond their outward appearance? Hamburg-based …

How to Do Intelligent Raw Photo Landscape Editing in Lightroom

While every photographer would love to capture the perfect image with every shot, it’s just not realistic. Thankfully your vision doesn’t have to end …

Clever Flour Trick Lets You Add Custom Textures in Photoshop

Here’s a really neat trick you’ll want to add to your photo editing tool chest. When you’re wanting to add a specific texture to some background, you …

Ep. 86: No One Cares About Your Photography…and How You Can Change That – and more

Featured: <b>Portrait and fashion photographer Jeff Rojas</b><p>In This Episode<p>If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a …

Photography

Elise in San Fransisco

The Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending

Jimmy McIntyre is travel photographer. He is currently undertaking a two-year project in Asia—writing two photography guidebooks for China and South …

Tutorials

Platon's Photographs Remind Us of the Importance of Engaging with Your Portrait Subject

Platon has photographed many of the world's most powerful leaders and biggest celebrities and often shoots covers for magazines such as <i>Wired,</i> …

Photography

Basic Rim Lighting with a Do-It-Yourself Striplight

In this article I will show you the basics of how to do dark field and bright field lighting and a quick way to convert any softbox into a striplight …

Photography

How to Back Up Terabytes of Photos Quickly and Safely

In this post, I will show you a simple setup and a tool that makes backing up terabytes of images, videos and other data fast and automatic.<b>Read the</b> …

Photography

Have You Got Your Monochrome Techniques Nailed In Lightroom?

[fancy_box id=3]<b>FREEBIE</b>: If you want to ramp up your Lightroom skills, then download our FREE Lightroom Shortcuts Cheat Sheet. Print it out and have …

4 Easy Ways To Transform Your Photos In Photoshop

Luminosity masks are a post-processing technique in Photoshop that is commonly used by landscape photographers on a single RAW image or to create a …

Tutorials

How to Quickly and Easily Remove Harsh Highlights in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can remove harsh highlights in portraits without affecting the shadow detail in minutes.<p>There are some …

Shooting Coffee Splash Ad Photos for Peet’s Coffee

Bill Cahill is a commercial photographer based in New York and Los Angeles who specializes in capturing liquids in motion. He was recently …

Coffee

How to Photograph Real Estate for Images That Really Work

Learning how to photograph real estate effectively can be a lucrative calling to someone who is looking to earn <b>a few extra bucks</b> on the side with …

The Ultimate Guide For Mastering Light In Your Photography

In photography, if you do everything ‘by the book’ and lack some experience, you’d think that selective focus is what makes the eye focus on the …

Landscape Photography

Creatives Make a Stand Against Depression

It is not a coincidence that so many creative types suffer from depression. It seems elemental to the process of creativity that one must suffer …

How to Conquer the Most Difficult Hair Selections in Photoshop

Accurately selecting a subject’s hair is not an easy task; a bit of frizz is enough to make a photographer pull their <i>own</i> hair out. But have no fear, …

Tutorials

The Value of a Professional Photographer, or: ‘Can I Have All the Unedited Photos?’

Every photographer has gotten the question after a successful shoot: “The photos look great, but can I get the rest of them just in case I need them …