David DeMott

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Don’t Be a Photographer, Be a Storyteller

Here are a few reasons why having a story to tell is far better than not.<p>1. The Billy Goat curse set down upon the beloved Chicago Cubs. With that, …

Add Vibrancy and Warmth to Photos With Light Bleeding

Sometimes it takes more than simple color correction to make a good photo into a great photo. If you have a scenic picture that could use just a …

Photography Through Airplane Window

I took these pictures through my window going to Los Angeles flying over Grand Canyon. Large airplanes like the 777 I was on, fly over 30000 ft, that …

Quick tips: Sharp landscape photography

<b>On your way out? Read on for our super quick tips on controlling your shots for pin-sharp landscape shots</b><p>Sharp focus is important in most …

Landscape Photography

The Histogram – One of the Most Useful Tools in Photography

by Zack SchnepfI think the histogram is one of the most important and useful tools in all of photography. It’s a tool I rely on throughout my entire …

Tutorials

Five Techniques for Creating Impressionist or Abstract Photography

Whether you are new to photography, or have been photographing for a while, I’m sure you’ve gone through times when the ideas weren’t flowing, and …

Meet The Darbis, A Syrian Refugee Family In America: Part One

“I will not go back to Syria. I am not willing to go back to a country that is in chaos, that could expose myself, my children to death."<p><i>The Huffington Post is chronicling the experiences of a Syrian refugee family that has settled in New Jersey. Beginning in fall 2015, the installments in this</i> …

These Transforming Images Prove The Power Of Photoshop

Nothing is what it seems.<p>Oh, the wonders of Photoshop. You never know what's real and what's not.<p>Photo manipulation is widely used in magazines and advertisements to make a product look more appealing for potential customers. The end result is often so realistic that you'd never guess what the …

5 Ways NASA Photoshops Images to Create Stunning Photos of Space

We’ve shared a number of times in the past about how NASA uses Adobe Photoshop to create many of the dazzling space photos released to the public. …

Tutorials

Making Sense of Exposure

Minimalist Photography by Paolo Pettigiani

EXPO, a series of minimalist photography taken by Paolo Pettigiani in the urban environment of Milan, Italy.<p>Paolo Pettigiani suggested me to check …

Design

How to Understand Depth of Field to Avoid Blurry Photos

Last week we released our brand new course, Photo Nuts and Shots, which is all about teaching the tools, techniques and thought processes for …

10 Lightroom Tips for a Smoother Work Flow

If photography has become an integral part of your existence, or is destined to be, chances are fair to good that you will find yourself staring …

Tutorials

How to Remove Lens Distortion in Your Photographs With Lightroom

No camera or lens is perfect and quite often you will get a different result in your images to what you remember seeing. Quite often, this is just a …

7 MORE Photoshop Master Tips to Speed up Your Workflow — SitePoint

Speed and quality.<p>Those are the two qualities that everyone is looking for when they use Photoshop. That's why knowing how to fully automate and …

How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

In this Lightroom workflow tutorial learn how to beautifully develop your landscape photos in less than 10 minutes. Learn to effectively use the tone …

Street Photography in China

For the past 29 years I’ve been traveling to China for my day job as an industrial designer to manage the ramp-up of new products manufactured in …

Master Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop

Adjustment Layers are wondrous things in Photoshop. They combine the editing power of the Image > Adjustments menu features with all the flexibility …

Tutorials

How to draw: 103 tutorials for drawing animals, people, landscapes and more

How to draw animals<p>Whether you want to learn how to draw animals, or you’re pondering how to draw people, eyes, faces, scenery, mythical creatures or …

Graphics

24 (More) Lessons Mary Ellen Mark Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>Read as a Google Doc (where you can suggest edits, and also download as a PDF).</i><p>I recently came across the excellent book: “Mary Ellen Mark on the …

How to Bring Your RAW Images Into Photoshop the Right Way

If you're editing a raw image file in Photoshop, your first stop in most cases is Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Adobe's raw development software for …

Tutorials

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

5 Ways to Change Your Composition For Better Photos

If there is one thing in photography that every photographer can work on, it’s composition. Like many of the other techniques in photography, your …

How Many Images Should I Take for HDR?

One of the most common question about HDR photography seems to be how many images should I take? This has an easy answer and the answer is <b>It …

How To Quickly Focus Stack an Image in Photoshop

When you take into account all the different ways to get a tack sharp image, it can be quite overwhelming. I’ve been photographing landscapes as a …

Photography

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Should I have One or Many Lightroom Catalogs?

Should I have a single Lightroom catalog or should I have many? That was the the first question I asked back in July 2006 when I received a beta …