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22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Levitation Photography in 3 Easy Steps

A magician practices the art of illusion. Many times a photographer may practice the same thing. Who knew the art of levitation was only a few …

Video: How to Build a Powerful $500 DIY LED Light Panel for $70

Whether you’re using one to shoot video or stills, LED light panels are a wonderful tool to have in your arsenal. But while they are available from a …

High Contrast, High Impact Photography by Kilian Schönberger - The Fox Is Black

One of the founding principles of art is understanding the balance of light and dark and how the two define shape. Once you fully understand these …

Creative Retouching Turns Classic Glass Plate Portraits Into Modern Day Fine Art

If you follow PetaPixel, you’re already familiar with the haunting portrait archive of Costica Acsinte. For decades after the end of World War I, …

I’m Back From Vacation. Now What?

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Vacation time’s almost over! Your phone and camera are filled with photos from all your fun trips…what now?<p>You …

How to Make Colors POP in Photoshop

This technique is perfect for a photo that is dominated by one or two Colors, especially if those Colors are complimentary.

Tutorials

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

Kirsty Mitchell Bids a Fond Farewell to Wonderland with Her Most Spectacular Photograph Yet

Five years and 74 truly stunning (not the click-bait type) photographs later, photographer Kirsty Mitchell and the heroine of her story, Katie, are …

Breathtaking Wedding Photographs Make a Great Case for Eloping in Iceland

We don’t know Ohio couple Sarah and Josh personally, but we like the way they think. Because when wedding planning got to be a bit too much and they …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

Cool Stuff

How to do Long Exposure Photography and Light Trails at Night

Before I understood how photography worked, I was always intrigued by light trails in images. I never understood how that happened. When I began to …

How to Make Your Beer Photos Look Awesome with Photoshop

There’s an art to editing photos for product photography, especially when it comes to liquids. In this two-part series, Aaron Nace shows viewers how …

A Clip-on Camera: Capture Your Day in a Unique Way

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your day is full of fun and random moments that are, in our opinion, reality tv gold. So, where’s your film …

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

Man Photoshops Himself Into Girlfriend’s Childhood Photographs

What happens when someone proficient with Photoshop, such as a wedding photographer identified only as Wan, wants to make something sweet for his …

Create a Photo Map to Remember Your Travels Around the World

Want a crafty way to show off your travel photos? Try creating a personalized photo map, with states, provinces, or countries in the map replaced …

Tutorial: How to Add Realistic Looking Sun Beams To Your Photographs in Post

In this ten minute video created by Glyn Dewis, you’ll get a nice little look at how to add sun rays to any photograph of your choosing by using …

How to Make Your Whites Whiter in Photography

When talking about getting the right colours in your photos the best place to start is to talk about white balance. If you don’t know what white …

Landscape Photography

Lighting for a Headshot: a Simple and Inexpensive Technique

Two lights and a Reflector. That is all you need to create stunning headshots that will wow your clients and bring you new business. No need for huge …

24 Clever Kitchen Gifts For Your Favorite Twentysomething

You're not living in the real world until you own a bicycle-shaped pizza cutter.

17 Surprisingly Cool Things Kids Can Get For Free

It's good to be a kid.

33 Insanely Clever Upgrades To Make To Your Home

Your dream home is only a few DIY projects away.

Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

One of the most powerful features of Photoshop for many years has been the ability to create little automated scripts called actions. These actions …

9 Foolproof Flirting Tips For The Socially Awkward

The definitive guide to approaching your crush in every situation, for every level of courage.<p><b>Brave:</b> Buy them a drink. You can do this by going up to them and saying, "Can I buy you a drink?" or you can do that thing on TV where you tell the server you're paying for their next one. Then they'll …

What Kind Of Wedding Should You Have?

Because it's never too early to start planning your big day.

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …