E. L. Nowak

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Decrypted: The State of Drones in America, Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

☲☰CRYPTED <br>Editor’s Note:For most of us, the wide world of technology is a wormhole of dubious trends with a side of jargon soup. If it’s not a …

Highlight Clipping in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw (and Why You Should Care)

I come from a traditional film background where we were concerned with nailing the exposure for the shadows and would let the highlights kind of take …

Why I’ll Photoshop Your Face and Why I Believe It’s Okay

Last Spring, Lorde Tweeted the photo above and wrote, “i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. …

Video: How to Build a Powerful $500 DIY LED Light Panel for $70

Whether you’re using one to shoot video or stills, LED light panels are a wonderful tool to have in your arsenal. But while they are available from a …

Focus stacking in Photoshop - How to get any depth of field you need

<b>Left:</b> Single exposure (focus on the front-most droplet) <b><br>Right:</b> Focus-stacked and post-processed (entire subject in focus)<p>In the video tutorial below, …

How to use Program Mode to set Your ISO

en_US<p>article<p>When I’m teaching my photography classes, the students and I are often neck deep into discussions of the exposure triangle; shutter …

Photography

Getting Started with Real Estate Photography – Exteriors

One excellent way for a photographer to get established in the local market is to consider adding <i>real estate</i> work to the portfolio. While real estate …

How to Get Soft Light in Portraits

By definition, soft lighting has to do with the quality of the shadows. Generally, the darker the shadows and the less details that you can see in …

Tutorial: Easily Focus-Stack Using a Photoshop Feature You Probably Didn’t Know About

Focus stacking is a fairly common technique used in the world of macro photography, but the process of focus stacking isn’t always a straightforward …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Focus Stacking for Extended Depth of Field

One of the things we can struggle with in close-up photography is a narrow depth of field. This is usually caused by shooting at a wide aperture …

Tutorials

‘Flash Paint’ Your Way to More Striking Portraits with This One-Light Setup

<i>Author’s note: The below video contains no explicit nudity, but may still be considered NSFW by some — proceed with caution</i>.<p>If you’re looking to …

Make Long Wedding Albums a Fun, Quick Watch by Turning Them Into an Animated Sequence

Wedding photos are wonderful. But sometimes sitting around the living room looking through a couple hundred, if not thousand, wedding photos isn’t …

Hyperlapse, Instagram's New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

Today at 10am PST, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company's first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm …

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

<i>Update: Download the free guide 22 Organizations That Want to Fund Your Photo Project for updated 2015 due dates, additional grants, scholarships and</i> …

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government …

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can …

How to Create Painterly Art from Your Photos Using Multiple Exposures

Looking to do something a little different with your photography to mix things up a little? Below, this video teaches us how to use multiple …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

How to Make Anything: 30 Things You Should Know How to Do

A rallying cry: we live in an age of resurgent self-reliance. So consider this a call to action: Whether it's a lamp or limoncello, we hope a project here will inspire the urgent desire to build something.<p>A rallying cry: we live in an age of resurgent self-reliance. So consider this a call to …

Why Your Safe Zone Is Keeping You From Pursuing Your Ideas

Why do we fear risk? What keeps us from living out the things we want most?<p>The safe zone.<p>It is why that new business idea you've been thinking about has never been put into action. It's why you've never asked out the girl you have your eyes on for months. Its why you haven't left your job. The safe …

Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic Toast

Treat yourself to a simple meal that brings together flavors of the Mediterranean.

Flavors

Lighting To Lightroom: A Location Photoshoot | Zack Arias

For fear of sounding like an old tired cliche, or getting too Tony Robbins on you, I’ll say that as much as you can read about how to shoot, it won’t …

BTS: Making and Using a Massive 27-Bulb, 4′ Diameter Ring Light

Photographer Dani Diamond is the man behind one of the most impressive ring lights we’ve ever laid eyes on. With 27 bulbs and at four feet in …

Video Tutorial: How to Create Clean, Flawless Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a critical resource in any photographer’s workflow. Turning otherwise monotonous tasks into an autonomous utility, actions …