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April 2018 Recommended Reading for Serious Photographers

Let's face it...There are TONS of photography resources out there, including plenty of articles and tutorials right here on this very website!But I …

Landscape Photography

A photographer who took pictures with people she met on Tinder and pretended to love revealed a lot about true intimacy

The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld's lovers or longtime partners, they're actually all …

15 Photography Assignments of Different Places to Shoot

If you’re looking for photographic inspiration, shoot in these different places:15 Places to PhotographSome fun places you can shoot:• Bathrooms<br>• Coffee …

Street Photography

Wait Until Dark: Why Night Time is the Right Time for Outdoor Photography

Let’s face it: we’ve all seen, taken, edited, judged, read, or written about so many photographs over so many years, sometimes we get…well, jaded. …

5 Things Every Beginner Photographer Needs

Making the leap from taking photos with a point-and-shoot or your mobile phone to getting serious with a camera body, lenses, a tripod, and other …

Framing

How to Take Great Portraits with Only One Studio Light

If you’re into shooting high-quality portraits with minimal studio equipment, here’s a 6-minute video from photographer Manny Ortiz that explains how …

Photography

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: How To Shoot Silhouettes in the Midday Sun

In this photography video tutorial, photographer Gavin Hoey explained how to take Silhouette photos in the midday sun. He greatly explained how to …

Tutorials

42 ways to improve retrospectives

<b>TL;DR;</b> Here I compiled a list of possible retrospectives improvements. I challenge you to share your experience in the comments. OK. The list is a …

Portrait Editing: Give Your Subjects Flawless Skin with This In-Depth Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect …

How to Create Bold Beauty Lighting

Posted by on November 7, 2017 | ,<p>Once upon a time, world-renowned Nikon Ambassador Matthew Jordan Smith was just a student at the Art Institute of …

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

How to Set up Three-Point Lighting for Portrait Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Learn the fundamentals, and you …

Photography

How to make five horror lighting setups with a single light

Halloween is just around the corner, so you may want to make some scary photos or videos for the occasion. Jordy Vandeput of Cinecom.net shows you …

29 photos that capture the magic of golden hour

Photographers know that golden hour, the time shortly after sunrise and just before sunset, produces warm, glowing light that’s ideal for any genre …

Landscape Photography

A Before and After Look at the Magic of a Photoshop Artist

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen has been reimagining photos using Photoshop for over 23 years now. Here’s a before-and-after look at …

I Photograph Magical Stills With Stardust

Stars always seemed to me as something mesmerizing. They give you a sense of scale: the thought of every tiny spark in the starry sky actually being …

6 Pros Share Their Lighting Secrets for Better Portrait Photography

As people move through different stages of their life, photographic records of these events are the mainstay of the portrait photographer’s business …

Being a Professional Dog Photographer Is as Much Fun as It Sounds

Who's a good boy?! For around 45 years, William Wegman has been working with canine companions and exploring all of the peculiar possibilities that …

Checking Off Your Photo Bucket List

What are the photographic dreams that you would like to fulfill?Have you ever thought of your bucket list of photographic locations? Where in the …

Landscape Photography

Great Light Photos: Our 6 Favorite Images from the Gorgeous Lighting Assignment

Although this assignment might have seemed pretty straightforward, it really touched on the key to all great photography, which is great lighting. In …

Photography

Getting creative with speedlights - 5 simple DIY setups

As some of you already know, I recently developed and released a brand new lighting workshop called Creatively Simple Lighting. In that workshop, one …

Photo Basics: Here Are the Best Camera Settings for Capturing Just About Any Scene Imaginable (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any …

Cameras

Make Difficult Selections Using Alpha Channels in Photoshop

In this 12-minute tutorial by PiXimperfect, learn how to use alpha channels in Photoshop to make “insanely difficult” selections. An example …

From Bowie to a public hanging: an unorthodox photo show – in pictures

‘Perhaps every image ever made connects with another image in some way,’ say Naomi Cass and Pippa Milne, curators of An Unorthodox Flow Of Images. The new show at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne invites the viewer to form relationships between otherwise disconnected images – 14 …

Art

How to take shockingly rad photos with your smartphone

Sometimes it's the small stuff that deserves our attention: whether you're noticing the vibrant color of a flower or zooming in to see the texture of …

Mobile Photography

Use Color Contrast in Photoshop for More Depth and Richness in Portraits

There are so many different ways to process your photographs. Some people will spend hours on a single image, others will spend a few seconds, and …

Photoshop

How to Use a Tube Light as an Invisible Softbox

Want to try out product photography but can’t afford a softbox? They can be expensive pieces of kit, but invisible ones cost a lot less. In this …

The six sure signs that a photograph has been retouched

A study suggests that 40% of us cannot tell a digitally manipulated picture from an untouched one. The Guardian’s head of photography tells what to look out for<p>One of the perils of picture editing in the digital age is finding yourself duped by a fake image or a photo that has been manipulated. …

Photography

How to Define What Makes a Great Photograph Great

Photographers tend to bemoan that everyone's seeming belief that they are a photo critic. Event though the vast majority of people aren't really …

Who Won This Shootout: A Pro with an Entry-Level DSLR or an Amateur Using High-End Gear? (VIDEO)

To explore the old adage that great photography isn’t just about the gear, the folks at Mango Street put together this interesting and amusing …