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Hands On with The New Godox AD200 Pocket Flash

In late 2015, I stumbled upon a strobe called the Godox TT685: a fully-featured speedlight that has radio master and transmitter capabilities built …

How to Use Noise Stacking In Your HDR Workflow

In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to apply noise stacking to your HDR workflow. This will enable you to shoot hand-held at high ISO …

Tutorials

How to Create the Dolly Zoom Effect in Post, No Zoom Lens Required

The Dolly Zoom—also known as the Vertigo Effect—is a powerful cinematic technique that involves moving the camera in one direction while you zoom the …

SLIK’s New Tripods Come with an LED Flashlight Built Right In

Tripod maker SLIK is doing something not a lot of tripod makers do these days… they’re making news. That’s because their latest line of LITE tripods …

Carbon Fiber

How to Fake the Northern Lights in Photoshop

Seeing and photographing the Aurora Borealis is pretty high on many a photographer’s wish list, but if you don’t live in the arctic circle (or don’t …

Northern Lights

8 Photography Contests 2016 that Are Worth Entering

Always wanted to show the world your incredible photos? The photography contests 2016 has in store might be the perfect chance to do that! This year …

Photoshop Contrast Boost Using High Pass and Luminosity Masks

So I've been posting more and more of the Actions I've been making and using lately, and this afternoon is no different. While today's Action creates …

Tutorials

How to Stack Photos for Epic Milky Way Landscapes

If you are willing to get up early or stay up super late, Milky Way season is back in North America! Above is a shot I made on February 14th, 2016, …

Landscape Photography

How to Post Process Milky Way Astrophotography in Adobe Lightroom

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sBrQ6yAcNI&w=700&showinfo=0&rel=0]<p>In this tutorial video, photographer Ian Norman shows how he processes …

Turning Day Into Night - A Comprehensive Photoshop Guide

Last week my good friend and awesome photographer Yvette Leur asked if I could edit one of her images she shot. It was a lovely shot of a woman …

How to Fake a Long Exposure in Photoshop

I bet you love long exposure photos. Who doesn't? But sometimes you discover just after you're back at your computer that a particular scene would …

Photomatix Pro Workflow Tips for Real Estate Interiors

Making photographs indoors during the full light of day can present a variety of exposure challenges to real estate photographers in terms of dynamic …

Remove Tourists from Images Using Photoshop

If you have traveled to anywhere considered “touristy”, then you probably already understand the woes of being a photographer who has too many people …

Tutorials

5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical …

This Experimental Journey Through Lights Was Made with DSLRs in a Car at Night

Kevin McGloughlin of Sligo, Ireland created this captivating music video for the song “Never Knew” by Sunken Foal. He tells us his use of “lights and …

How to Make Freckles POP or Disappear in Lightroom

Editing freckles in Lightroom to make them POP or disappear. How to work with freckles in under 30 seconds.

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

Photography

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

Tutorials

How to Post-Process Almost Any Aspect of a Single Exposure Landscape Shot

Most tutorials tend to focus on one small aspect of the photographic process — be it tweaking a minor adjustment such as white balance or showing you …

How to Create Snow in Photoshop

Today we show you how to create snow from scratch in Photoshop using a custom brush, so you can apply it anywhere. Our brush is also available for …

How to recover highlight details using luminosity masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Luminosity masking is a technique by which you can create layer masks from a photo based on the brightness …

How to Create ‘Vortex Star Trails’ in Nightsky Astrophotography Time-Lapses

A common technique used in still astrophotography is the creation of startrails, a method by which a photographer overlays multiple long-exposure …

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.

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

The Tri-X Factor

<b>Bryan Appleyard, From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2014</b><p>Kodak’s Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. When Kodak started …

Photography

MTF Charts: The English Translation

This post contains absolutely no mathematics. Explaining MTF without math is sort of like doing a high-wire act without a net. It’s dangerous, but …

How To Make Snow in Photoshop with Custom Brushes

Setting aside the runny noses, forget the frozen fingers and the frostbitten toes, and the winter season can lend itself to some pretty magical …

Turn Day Into Night in Photoshop

Howard Pinsky, an Adobe Community Professional, is an online educator providing content for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. His work can be seen on …