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Seven Ways to Use Composition to Separate Yourself From the Crowd

When it comes to landscape, travel, and outdoor photography it has become relatively easy to see an amazingly beautiful photo taken in a specific …

Kitchen Gadgets Alton Brown Can’t Live Without

If you ask food scientist and professional life hacker Alton Brown for his list of favorite kitchen buys, don’t expect him to rattle off the obvious, …

Fifth Element Camping

When I first fell in love with mountain biking I was living in San Francisco. Before too long I found myself spending more and more time driving …

Outdoors Gear

30 Photoshop Tools That Every Photographer Should Know

Becoming a successful photographer takes more than capturing a great shot. You also need to be able to edit your photography to fit the requested …

Depth Takes Time

Stephen Wilkes’s <i>Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom</i>—documenting an abandoned hospital on the island—offers a compelling look into America’s past, drawing …

Photography

Here’s How to Improve Your Cityscapes by Using Photoshop to Replace a Boring Sky (VIDEO)

Yesterday we showed you how to improve landscape photos suffering from blown out clouds, but what if your image has a boring sky with no clouds at …

Tutorials

21 Travel Apps You Will Use and Continue Using in 2017

The Best Travel Apps<p>I’ve been on the road for almost two years now. Last year, I had a list of Android apps (and iPhone) that I used most. Since then …

Apps

The secret recipe for building high net worth

Whether you worked hard for it, inherited it or won it in a lottery, obtaining high-net-worth (HNW) status often means a change in investment style. Instead of wealth creation — been there, done that — these investors are focused more on hanging on to what they have.<p>"The key is wealth preservation, …

This California–Made Camper Is All You Need to Get Your Adventures Going

At this point, everyone knows how much we love the outdoors. Whether it’s a cabin in the woods, a camping site, or a solid piece of gear, we’re drawn to all things adventure-bearing.<p>So, when we learned about Happier Camper and their handcrafted HC1 trailer, we had to know more. It all started when …

Campers

The PureNight Filter Cuts Out Light Pollution for Better Night Sky Photos

Light pollution is a drag for night sky photographers, usually requiring some post-processing magic in Lightroom or Photoshop to fix. But what if you …

Spend 30 Minutes and Learn How to Use 30 of Photoshop’s Most Important Features (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. …

The best camera and photo gear of the year

Hand-selected by the editors of Popular Photography<p>Throughout the year <i>Popular Photography</i> examines, evaluates, and tests a ton of equipment, then makes careful note of the products that can help make your photography better and more fun. It all culminates at the end of the year, with the POP Awards …

Cameras

Retouching with the Mixer Brush Tool in Photoshop

The mixing brush tool is one of the most underutilized tools in portrait retouching. When used correctly, the mixing brush tool can be used to blend …

Tutorials

Photoshop: How I Use Gradient Maps and Blending Modes for Color Work

Adobe Photoshop is a visual cacophony of tools, tools, and more tools. There is seldom just one way to accomplish the look you are after, and …

Tutorials

Camp Gourmet? Meet The 'Skottle'

Easy to clean, fun to use, and viable for big groups, the Skottle may quickly become a camp kitchen staple.<p><b>Originally popularized in Africa,</b> the …

Mike Kelley's New Tutorial On Architectural Photography Is Now Available

Four years ago we filmed Where Art Meets Architecture: How To Photograph Real Estate, Architecture and Interiors Tutorial, and it has been the most …

Lightroom Masterclass: Dodge and burn

When it comes to exposure, most photos will benefit from a few slider tweaks in the popular image editing software Lightroom's Develop module to …

12 images of Easter Island we can’t stop looking at

EASTER ISLAND IS ONE OF the most remote islands in the world and covers just about this same area as Washington, D.C. While you can travel there by …

South America

Blending Layers in Photoshop with Blend IF

Article and Photography by Ron Bigelow<p>Photoshop CS or Photoshop CS2 Used in this Tutorial<p>Tools such as Levels, Curves, and Hue/Saturation provide …

Can Sharing Your Vacation Photos Online be a Bad Thing?

We’ve all done it — snapped an amazing photo from wherever we happen to be vacationing and shared it on social media so our friends and family back …

Social Media

4 Ways To Retouch Skin Color In Photoshop We Should All Know

There’s a million and one ways to retouch a photo in Photoshop. I’m sure that many of you are well aware of a few techniques for editing color, but …

20+ T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates (With Photorealistic Results)

When presenting your T-shirt design to your clients, or displaying your apparel products on your website, it’s important to showcase them …

Graphic Design

This Company Will Make You Fall in Love with Camping

Photo by Ezekiel Gonzalez<p>Sleeping under the stars has never been easier.<p>Or, for some, fall in love all over again<p>No more excuses. No more “I’m just …

Sharing Economy

How to make skin pale (and still realistic) in Photoshop

Another week, another quick tutorial. This week I am going to show you how to turn skin pale in Photoshop. The image I will be using to showcase this …

Tutorials

Take a look at one couple's extravagant Icelandic engagement photo shoot

A couple travelled all the way from Canada to Iceland to get the most extravagant engagement shoot of a lifetime.<p>Cici and Clement went to Iceland with two cinematographers, two photographers and an experienced tour guide for one week to get the photos they’ve always dreamed of to share and display …

The Photos of This Naturally Pink Lagoon in Mexico Are Out of This World

BRB, booking a trip ASAP.<p>In a small fishing village off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico is Las Coloradas, which is essentially one of the most picture-perfect destinations on the planet.<p>There, you'll find a lagoon with water in the prettiest pink hue you've ever seen. But the color …

Mexico

How I Repaired, Remodeled, and Restored an Old RV Camper

How I Repaired, Remodeled, and Restored an Old RV Camper<p>Updated on December 12, 2017<p>Older RVs: Classics and Bargains<p>Many of us cannot afford those …

TaxaOutdoors Cricket Camping Trailer

Using a unique liftable roof, TaxaOutdoors’ Cricket camping trailer delivers a more ample living space, and internal configuration lets you live …

LED Lighting