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Here are some tips to help you speed up your Lightroom workflow

Even if you know how to use Lightroom, your workflow may still be a bit chaotic (I know mine is). If you work with a lot of photos at once, Tyler …

Tutorials

Here Are Some Great Lightroom Tips and Tricks for Beginners (VIDEO)

We love it when photographers give us a look at their post-processing workflow because it not only presents some great software tips and tricks, it …

Tutorials

MacBook Pro 2018: Apple Finally Answers Butterfly Keyboard Issues

Apple may finally be solving users’ problems with the MacBook keyboards with the upcoming 2018 MacBook Pro.<p>A good number of Apple fans who bought the …

Apple

How to View All Events as a List in Your Mac's Calendar App

Some third-party calendar apps (Fantastical, for example) allow you to view all your upcoming events as a vertical list. Many users find this sort of viewing mode beats staring at the regular calendar interface, since it provides a quick at-a-glance summary of their entire schedule over the coming …

Apps

5 Easy Fixes for Common Posing Mistakes

Small details can make or break the effectiveness of a pose when photographing couples. Here’s a 6-minute video in which wedding photographers Sara …

Sitting

Yongnuo Unveils the 50mm f/1.8 II Lens with ‘Super Bokeh’

Yongnuo’s original 50mm f/1.8 lens was announced in 2014 and received quite a bit of attention for being a clone of the Canon “Nifty Fifty” 50mm …

Cameras

TSA Battery Restrictions: Clearing Up Confusion on Flying with Lithium Ion

Congratulations! You just got hired to travel for your photography/video services! The question now becomes: how do you get your batteries on the …

Energy

How To Fix A Glitchy Liquify Brush in Photoshop On Windows

When I first started on my journey of learning my way around Photoshop I was a full-on Apple product fanboy, it just seemed like every creative was …

Tutorials

9 Portrait Location Ideas in 90 Seconds

Sometimes the strangest or most mundane locations can make for compelling portrait environments. Mango Street made this short and sweet video in …

Mango

Here Are Some Easy Tips on How to Use the Important Tone Curve Tool in Lightroom (VIDEO)

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly …

Tutorials

These Are the Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography, According to Serge Ramelli

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he …

Landscape Photography

More Simple Secrets to Using the Powerful Curves Tool in Photoshop (VIDEO)

We’ve featured several tutorials on how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop and Shutterbug readers keep asking for more so here’s another …

Tutorials

Here Are 9 Eye-Catching Portrait Photography Location Ideas in Just 90 Seconds

The gang from Mango Street is back with one of their fastest and cleverest photography videos yet. In the below clip, they give you nine portrait …

Photography

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

Cameras

How to master Split View on the Mac

Split view on the iPad is amazing. Two apps, side-by-side, open up all kinds of neat shortcuts. You can drag text, links, and pictures from Safari into notes apps, emails, Pages documents and so on. The Mac is less in need of such a mode, because screens are bigger, and you can already place two …

Apps

Capture One 11.1 update offers new workflow improvements and camera support

Capture One seems to be growing rapidly in popularity. Since Adobe’s decision to split Lightroom up into multiple products, and ditch the perpetual …

Cameras

Capture One 11.1 Has a Resource Hub With All the Tutorials You Need

<i>Hot on the heels of Adobe’s latest Creative Cloud updates, Phase One brings us Capture One 11.1</i><p>It is the way of the world these days: a new camera is …

4 Prime Lenses You Should Own

If you're in the market for a new camera lens, you're in luck...There are more lenses - and more <i>good</i> lenses available today than ever before.The …

Cameras

How to remove your Facebook data from macOS

Whether you’re planning on keeping your Facebook account, are debating deleting it, or already have, you may have Facebook data stored on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it from macOS.<p>macOS allows users to log in to social media accounts at the system level, offering the option to easily post …

Social Media

Hunger And Homelessness Are Widespread Among College Students, Study Finds

As college students grapple with the rising costs of classes and books, mortgaging their futures with student loans in exchange for a diploma they're gambling will someday pay off, it turns out many of them are in great financial peril in the present, too.<p>More than a third of college students don't …

College & University

AirPods trouble? Here are the most common AirPods problems and how to fix them

Apple’s AirPods are some of the best fully wireless earbuds around right now, but they aren’t perfect. From disconnected calls and pairing issues to …

Adobe releases 'massive update' to Camera Profiles in ACR and Lightroom

Earlier today, Adobe launched a major update to Camera Profiles (now known as just "Profiles") in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Lightroom Classic CC, …

A simple fix for the biggest annoyance of iOS Photos

You need not swipe to get back to your most recent photos.<p>And to think it was right under my nose -- and fingertip -- the entire time.<p>Thanks to Cult of Mac (seriously, thank you, Cult of Mac), I have been able to remove the biggest annoyance of the stock iOS Photos app. And that is the furious …

Mobile Photography

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

Seven Useful Lightroom Tricks That Will Save Your Time

While the performance of Adobe Lightroom is an on-going controversial topic, it is still one of the major tools for many photographers when it comes …

iOS 11 bugs are so common they now appear in Apple ads

Blink and you’ll miss it<p>If you blink during Apple’s latest iPhone ad, you might miss a weird little animation bug. It’s right at the end of a slickly produced commercial, where the text from an iMessage escapes the animated bubble it’s supposed to stay inside. It’s a minor issue and easy to brush …

App Store

How wireless charging could ruin your iPhone battery

Wireless charging isn't good for iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones. In fact, it's wearing batteries out faster and could increase their chance of …

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

How to force restart a stuck iPhone X

The procedure is a bit different on Apple's latest iPhone.<p>Taps on the screen go unnoticed. Panicked swipes aren't registered. Frantic button presses are ignored.<p>If your iPhone is stuck, frozen or otherwise unresponsive, a normal restart may not solve its ills. Your next step is a force restart. …

Mobile Technology

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …