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How to Do HDR Photography… Using Microsoft Excel

There are a number of popular HDR photography programs out there. Microsoft Excel isn’t one of them. Photography enthusiast and software engineer …

Microsoft Excel

Zapping Film with Electricity: How to Make Spark Patterns in Photos

There are still a few very unique and interesting things that can be done with film but not with a digital camera. One of these experiments is the …

10 Handy Photoshop Shortcuts for Working with Layers

Adobe just released this helpful 2-minute video that shares 10 handy shortcuts you can use in Photoshop when working with layers.<p>Here’s a quick …

This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …

How to Stack and Stitch Panoramas of the Stars: A Complete Guide

Here’s a 24-minute tutorial by photographer Ian Norman of Lonely Speck that looks at how you can stack and stitch panoramas of the night sky. Norman …

How to Photograph a Moonrise and Moonset

Want to learn how to predict and photograph a moonrise or moonset? Here’s a helpful 5-minute video on just that by photographer Matthew Saville of …

The Camera Store Customer from Hell

If you’ve ever worked in retail at a camera store, perhaps this sketch will tickle your funny bone… or bring back bad memories. At <i>5:30</i> in this …

How I Shoot Dancers: 4 Simple Tips

I spent close to a decade of my life as a sports photographer and during this time it never crossed my mind to shoot dance. My dance photography all …

An Eye-Popping Starling Murmuration Captured in Black and White

In the relatively warm winter between 2014 and 2015, common starlings were found staying in the Netherlands instead of migrating to the south. …

How to Selectively Sharpen Photos with Photoshop’s High Pass Filter

Photoshops High Pass filter can be an effective photo sharpening tool, but its effect can be too drastic for certain areas of your photo. Here’s a …

These Closeup Photos of Jupiter Look Like Works of Art

NASA’s Juno space probe has been orbiting Jupiter and dazzling us with photos of the giant gas planet for over a year now. In recent days, Juno has …

I Tested 10 Photoshop Alternatives to See How They Stack Up

To Adobe or not to Adobe. That is the question many photographers are asking with the spate of new image processing programs vying to “kill …

A Guide to Different Types of Light and Weather Conditions for Photograpy

When is the best time of the day to take photographs outdoors? What are the ideal weather conditions for outdoor photography? Should I take photos …

Photos of the Beautiful Vaulted Halls of Grundtvig’s Church in Denmark

Grundtvig’s Church is a famous church in Copenhagen, Denmark, that’s known as a rare example of expressionist church architecture. French …

This is What Happens When You Microwave a DSLR Camera

The folks at Daytripper Photo recently decided to find out what happens when you microwave a DSLR camera in the name of science. The 11-minute video …

Making Collodion From Scratch

A few days ago, for the first time ever in my experience with wet plate photography, I mixed up collodion from scratch. I thought I’d share about the …

How to Shoot Epic Wide-Angle Photos of Trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness, of grandeur. Most species grow many centuries older than humans ever will, so let’s make trees look the part …

How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes

There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute …

Photos of the Cryptic Markings Found on the Streets of New York City

In New York City, one of the things you’ll often see on street surfaces is cryptic and colorful scribbles left by utility companies. Photographer …

How to Deal With Creative Envy as a Photographer

In his signature story-telling style, photographer Sean Tucker sits us down in this video for a 10-minute talk about handling creative envy and …

How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop

Is there an unwanted color cast spoiling your photo? Correcting this is really simple when you use the curves tool, as demonstrated by PiXimperfect …

This App Lets You Upload to Instagram Directly From Your Desktop

Windowed is a simple new app that finally lets you upload to Instagram directly from your Mac or PC desktop.<p>Created by photographer and programmer …

How to Shoot a Day to Night Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy

This 10-minute tutorial by nature photography site Nature TTL teaches how to create a day to night time-lapse from sunset to a starry night sky. …

How to Save and Extract Layers from a Composite Image in Photoshop

Here’s a quick Photoshop trick in a 6-minute video by PiXimperfect that’s great for making composites. It allows you to save different layers, …

Why Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night are Illegal

You can almost never find videos or photos of the Eiffel Tower at night on stock sites. Why is this? Because the Eiffel Tower is copyrighted when …

Adobe Photoshop CC Gets Curvature Pen, Brush Upgrades, and More

Adobe has just announced its October 2017 update of Photoshop CC, which comes with a number of new features and improvements to the photo editing …

7 Tips for Getting Natural Smiles in Photos

Getting someone to smile naturally on camera can sometimes be a difficult task. Here’s a 2-minute video by photographer Mathieu Stern in which he …

Photography

The Role of the Slit-Scan Image in Science and Art

The use of slit-scan photography is actually quite old. It is often called line-scan, photo finish, or streak photography. Slit-scan photography has …

Video: How to Post to Instagram From Your Computer

Here’s a quick 2-minute video tutorial by photographer Travis Transient on how to post photos to Instagram using the browser on your desktop …

How to Deal with Friends Requesting Discounts on Your Photography

Photographers often receive requests for free images and services, and messages from friends asking for your services at extremely discounted rates …