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No photos, please! Families of my dying patients shy away from taking pictures in hospice, but why?

<b>Doulas are no longer just for birthing help - now they support hospice patients (Photographee.eu via Shutterstock)</b><p>A dying person’s bedside is a compelling gathering place for families. Taking photos needn’t be disrespectful<p>Dr David Casarett<p>March 26, 2016 9:30pm (UTC)<p>“How could you think about …

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6 Things You Can Do to Improve Image Quality Without Spending a Dime

The first instinct most will have when looking to improve image quality is to buy better gear. It's so easy to blame low image quality on your crappy …

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High Impact Flash Photography Tips at Dusk

Dusk and dawn are magical times of day! Combine an interesting background with an interesting well-lit subject at exactly the right moment… Boom!!! …

10 Different Lighting Effects Using Just One Softbox

When you start out as a photographer, you probably don’t have a lot of equipment or money, so you need to come up with unique ways of using what you …

How I Photographed the ISS Transiting the Moon

A while back I shared an article that explained how I photographed a plane flying “across” the moon during a supermoon event. Over the weekend I’ve …

How to Use a Reflector as a Main Light

When it comes to lighting, you’ve got to be creative. Sometimes a single light will be all you have, but you know there’s a better shot if you could …

This Interactive Exposure Tool Helps You Understand the Exposure Triangle

Understanding the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is one of the first steps in learning photography. To help people wrap their …

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Getting a Grip on the Pen Tool

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Pen ToolEver …

4 Advanced Uses Of Luminosity Masks For Creating Beautiful Images

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines,</i> …

Here's Why You Need Photoshop's Pen Tool in Automotive Retouching

First off, some Fstoppers readers who follow my articles may be confused right now because I am posting an automotive retouching tutorial. For those …

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 …

Grab a Coffee. This is Our Biggest Photography Link Round-Up Ever

This is a terrific time to be involved in photography with a litany of gear of tools available to create almost any image you can possibly imagine. …

A Primer on Planning a Lunar Eclipse Photograph

This article is about how this time slice shot of a lunar eclipse was made. Its focus is mainly on the planning that went into it, even before the …

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing …

3 Ways to Manipulate Selected Colors in Photoshop

If you have a good understanding of composition and photographic techniques, you have many tools at your disposal for making your images stand out …

Tutorials

Smart Masking in Photoshop - How to Combine Masks

Editing images in Photoshop involves a lot of masking. For example, you’ll have to create layer masks for adjustments that you want to confine to a …

How to Sharpen a Really Noisy Image

Noise and sharpening, don't go together well. If you sharpen a noisy image, the noise is sharpened too, making it even noisier. And if you apply …

Tutorials

Noise Stacking – How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and …

Tutorials

Video: How to Use the Sun During Shoots at Sunrise, Noon, and Magic Hour

The sun can be a photographer’s best friend: it is a constant source of light that lasts all day and doesn’t require any power from your end to keep …

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. …

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize …

Recently for iOS Turns Your Camera Roll Into a Print Magazine Every Month

Snapping a collection of photos on your iPhone and then having them disappear into your Camera Roll never to be seen again can be quite a common …

16 Pro Photographers Share 16 Tricks and Hacks With Cheap Accessories

Introduction<p>As photographers, we all develop so many little tricks and techniques to help us to create unique images in any situation. One of our …

How to Treat Noisy Images in Lightroom

Fighting noise in your images is one of the most common task during post-processing. But it's also a very challenging thing to do because with every …

Tutorials

Photographer Loses Copyright Suit Over CC-Licensed Photo on Flickr

Photographers, be warned: if you share a photo online with a Creative Commons license that allows for commercial usage, you need to be okay with if …

Video: How To Easily Remove Unwanted People From a Scene Using Photoshop

An unfortunate truth about shooting in public places is that people around us often get in the way of our perfect shots. In the 9-minute video …

Tutorials

Behind the Scenes: Shooting Car Ads for Toyota with Photographer Dave Hill

Photographer Dave Hill released this behind-the-scenes video that documents a recent advertising photo shoot for the Japanese carmaker Toyota. Hill …

How Photographers Are Being Overlooked and Undervalued

The sad truth is that majority of the clients I’ve worked with and most of the people I know (both non-photographers and people who want to be …

How to Find the Best Lightroom Preset for an Image

If you have acquired some preset collections, it may not be easy to find the right preset for a given image. Usually, you will start at the top of …

Tutorials

5 Photoshop Tricks You (Probably) Don’t Know

The Photoshop Training Channel published this great 9-minute video with 5 useful Photoshop tricks that the majority of casual Photoshop users …