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How to create natural light with flash

Sometimes the ambient light is just perfect. But usually it’s not. It’s too bright. It’s too dark. It’s the middle of the day when you want a glowing …

5 Effective Ways to Achieve Smooth Skin in Your Portraits Using Photoshop

Every portrait photographer strives to achieve the best-looking skin in his or her portrait images. As much as it seems so, this is not an easy task …

Quick Tip: How to Fix Shiny Skin in Photoshop and Lightroom

Here’s a quick retouching tip that almost every portrait photographer will end up using at least once: how to quickly and easily fix shiny or oily …

Tutorials

Create 4 Different Background Styles Using Only 1 White Seamless Paper

I only have two backgrounds in my (home)studio, a white seamless paper and a black wall. I use my seamless white paper for almost every shoot that I …

How to Edit Corporate Headshots in Lightroom

A step by step tutorial of how to edit corporate headshots in Lightroom. How to flatter your clients, but still keep it looking natural.

10 Different Lighting Effects Using Just One Softbox

When you start out as a photographer, you probably don’t have a lot of equipment or money, so you need to come up with unique ways of using what you …

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

Change Your Background To Any Color In Photoshop

Whether you’re shooting a product, person, pooch or child, there may come a time when you want to change the color of your background. I’ve seen lots …

Easily Create Vibrant, Colored Backgrounds In Studio

Adding a colored background to your studio shots can vastly change the impact of a studio photo. The most obvious method to do this is by collecting …

One Light Portraits Part 2: The Diagrams

A lot of you have asked for lighting diagrams from my last post on One Light Portraits, so here they are- the finished shot, as well as the …

Split Toning | The ‘Secret’ In The Recipes For Many Adored Images, & Totally Undervalued

It’s incredible the physiological effects some new education can have on someone, and it’s always interesting to be looking at their face the moment …

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

Tutorials

Retouching In Photoshop | Correcting Skin With Hue & Saturation

There are so many different ways to edit skin in Photoshop. Some techniques produce lovely, natural results and others, a gag worthy, plastic mess. …

How to Replace a Backdrop in Photoshop in 3 Minutes

Sometimes the plain backdrop in the studio just does not cut it, so today I want to show you how to replace a plain backdrop with a gorgeous, …

How to do Frequency Separation

Smoothing harsh highlights with Photoshop

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to smooth out (mute) highlights in your portrait using some simple Photoshop techniques.

Keeping the details, Skin smoothing the smart way

How many times have you seen beauty retouching that has gone too far? you know the kind where the model is left with skin like Barbie? Well this …

Skin tone correction using RGB Curves in Lightroom 5

When it comes to editing skin tones, Adobe Photoshop has always reigned supreme. Lightroom could change the white balance and even alter the Hue, …

Red Skin Correction in Photoshop- http://blog.varis.com

Photoshop

Learn The Many Uses of White Seamless with Zack Arias

There are shooters who spend 100's if not 1000's of dollars on courses to learn what you can learn in these two videos from DEDPXL. In them …

3 Easy Parabolic Softbox Lighting Techniques - KissFoto Episode 10

Learning how to light your subjects with one light is easy. Learning how to light a subject in a variety of ways using one light and one modifier …

A Simple Photoshop Trick: How to get perfect white backgrounds for portrait photography

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Cinematic Photographs of the Urban Space

Clarissa Bonet recently earned her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. She is currently living and working in Chicago.<p><b>How did your</b> …

Non-Destructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Written by Steve Patterson.<p>It may be hard to believe these days, but there was a time not so long ago when cameras were not digital, and photo …

Tutorials

Step by Step how to Brighten the Walls in Your Indoor Photos

“I swear, the walls were white!” you exclaim as you look through indoor photos taken from an earlier shoot, that now appear to have an annoying …

A Beginners Guide to Light Modifiers

Regardless of the light source you use (daylight, continuous or flash) it’s really easy to use light modifiers or shapers to train the light in any …

Photography Tutorials

Graphic Design Forum

How to Retouch Portraits: Advanced Portrait Retouching Part I in Lightroom 3

(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this Lightroom video tutorial can be …