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Understanding basic image file formats

Chances are good that you’ve witnessed a wide variety of file formats flit across your screen, but do you really understand what they mean? For …

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One Day: ‘Photographing this baby's last day changed my life forever’

As a doula and birth photographer, I’ve been at hundreds of births. But the photo session that affected me most wasn’t of a baby being born.<p>On 29 August 2012, I was with a Kentucky couple named Ricky and Amy as they welcomed their daughter Lily Grace into the world. She was born with a heart …

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tips for Optimizing Photoshop Performance on Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best performance out of Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud? Depending on your particular workflow and …

Photography (and Life) is About Subtraction, Not Addition

<i>Read this article on Google Docs or download as a PDF.</i><p>—<p>I believe photography (and life) is more about subtraction (instead of addition).<p>I’m …

53 Fresh Fennel Recipes That Make Us Fall for It All Over Again

Whether you want to get the most out of the bulb or the fronds, these 53 recipes for fresh fennel are guaranteed to steal your hearts.<p><b>Move over, celery.</b> Another bright, crunchy stalk's stolen our hearts—and this one tastes like licorice. Whether you want to get the most out of the bulb or the …

10 Lessons William Eggleston Has Taught Me About Street Photography

I first heard about William Eggleston through my good friend and talented street photographer Charlie Kirk about a year and a half ago. He mentioned …

How to Officially Register Your Photographs with the US Copyright Office

When your finger presses down on a camera’s shutter button and captures a photograph, that photo is instantly copyrighted with you as the rightful …

22 session IPAs ranked!

For a beer style some people say doesn't exist, session India pale ales are having quite a moment.<p>Largely nonexistent just three years ago, session IPAs — defined simply as IPAs that are less than 5 percent alcohol by volume — are suddenly ubiquitous. Dozens of breweries have introduced session …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

How to Create Basic Double Exposure Portraits in Camera and in Photoshop

Scouting the world to find the perfect shot is one of photography’s pure joys. You discover the perfect moment, carefully frame your viewfinder, and …

35 One-Dish Dinners That Won't Leave You With an Overflowing Sink

Make one of these one-dish dinners tonight for the easiest clean-up ever.<p><b>For everyday weeknight dinners, we love</b> the idea of a simple and hearty meat and veg dish. And we love the idea even more when it leaves just a single pot or pan to wash at the end of the meal. Skip the sink full of dishes …

6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options

Your photography deserves a website that can showcase its creativity and beauty… without breaking the bank. Former TIME CEO and Curator Gallery owner …

Hands On with Photo Box, A New Monthly Delivery of Photography Goodies

Photo Box is a monthly subscription service that is aimed at delivering surprise and inspiration to photographers around the world. The service has …

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

How to Read and Interpret MTF Charts for Lenses

Purchasing a new lens for your kit can be an expensive endeavor and the more information you know before making a purchase is always useful. You may …

Pale Ale Mussels recipe by the BBQ Pit Boys

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

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MyAlbum Lets You Quickly Turn Your Pictures Into Elegant Photo Essays

MyAlbum is a new service (currently in beta) that lets you transform a set of photographs into beautiful photo essays that you can share with a …

9 Best Travel Tripods: What’s the best tripod? The one you take with you!

It’s a lot easier to shoot sharp handheld pictures nowadays with the latest crop of digital cameras delivering commendable imaging performance at …

These Giant Photostrips are Super-Sized Photobooth-style Prints for Your Wall

If you want photobooth-style prints of your pics, one way to get them is through Social Print Studio’s Photostrips printing service. If you want to …

Photoshop Video Tutorial #2: Layer Masks from The Beginners Basics Series

<b>Brand new to Photoshop?</b> Literally got hooked up on Adobe Creative Cloud last week? If so, more than likely you're fumbling around trying to make …

Happy Valley - Photographs and text by Brian Shumway | LensCulture

Happy Valley is an intimate, strange and quirky family diary chronicling over several years the everyday lives and relationships of typical middle-class kids and teens (my nieces and nephews) as they come of age in the ever-changing but sheltered milieu of contemporary suburban America (in Utah).<p>I …

The Best Travel Tripod

For less than $200, the MeFoto RoadTrip Travel Tripod is the best travel tripod for people who need to stow one in a carry-on bag for the flight home …