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How to Remove Glare from Glasses in Photoshop

Tutorials

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Photography

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it’s rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you’re …

10 Photography Tips to Help You Take Your Photography up a Level

Here are 10 photography tips I learned after lots of frustration, discouragement, money lost, and forever lost opportunities.

30 Awesome Photography Links From Around the Web

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been looking high and low on the internet for the very best links to tutorials, features, …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

Cameras

How to Do Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the most highly requested and simple photo touch ups requested is for blemish removal on the skin. Whether this is acne, freckles, or just …

Tutorials

Hair Retouching – FX-Ray

In this tutorial you will learn how to retouch stray hairs, fly-away hairs, cross hairs, how to fill spots with hair and and how to make them look …

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in …

Street Photography

Creating the Photograph: Michiel Tersteege's, "Strawberry Splash"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and</i> …

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

Cameras

Adobe Adds Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects in Major Photoshop Update

One of the advantages to the Creative Cloud model is that those onboard don’t have to pay any extra when major upgrades come. No more updating to the …

Try your hand at street photography

Street photography is right on your doorstep. The best way to increase your confidence is by stepping outside and giving it a try. If you love people, colour and chaos, you're going to have a great time.<p><b>Preparation</b><br>You'll be doing a lot of walking outside, so dress appropriately. I wear hiking boots …

How to Create a Light Painting in 3 Easy Steps

I’ve been scouring Pinterest for photo Valentine ideas lately. (Hey, did you know we’re on Pinterest? Follow SLR Lounge here. I’d be delighted if …

Why Facebook Photos Look so Bad, and the DIY Solution to Fix It

With the largest public repository of photos on the Web, it’s not surprising that Facebook has and continues to employ heavy compression to all of …

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses for Photographing Couples

Posing Guide for Photographing Couples: Couple photography is about connection, interaction and feelings between two people. Here are some poses to …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Long Exposure Photo

Learn how to freeze moving subjects in a long exposure photo by creating a composite of a long exposure shot and a high ISO fast exposure.

How to Create Wonderful Waterfall Photography

While the northeastern Unites States isn’t a wealth of dramatic vistas ripe for the landscape photographer’s choosing, one thing we do have plenty of …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Landscape Photography

DSLR Camera Lenses and Their Abbreviations

For those of you who want to learn what these abbreviations are about, I have compiled a list of the terms used, what it stands for and of course …

Cameras

Couple's Themed Engagement Shoot Turned Horror Comic Strip

Breaking or clashing with rituals seems to be quite the norm these days, with people trying out new and original ways to do something traditional. …

Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that …

Behind The Scenes of Three of My Most Popular Landscape Photos

In the following post I’m not going to remind you again that you need to bring your tripod with you. I’m not here to warn you that weather is …