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How to Take Indoor Portraits

I would like to share with you some valuable keys to taking better indoor portraits and still life photographs. These are insider secrets I’ve …

Landscape Photography

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

One Light Tutorial: How Small Adjustments to Light Position Drastically Affects Your Portraits

Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have …

The Flexible HSL and Color Adjustments

<i>This is an excerpt from our eBook, “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”.<br>Download it over at iTunes and Scribd!</i><p>In the Mastering Exposure and Tone …

9 Ways To Reuse Your Old iPhone Now That You've Got The iPhone 6

If you haven't traded it in or sold it just yet, there are tons of ways to repurpose your aging phone.<p>Remember, smartphones are just miniature computers, which means there's a lot you can do with them even if your phone isn't activated or connected to the Internet. Don't let it get dusty in your …

iPhone

The Sexiest Emmys Looks of All Time

Is it hot in <i>herre</i> or what! Any time a major awards show hits Hollywood, we can always count on A-listers to pull out all the stops. While every star …

3 Tips for Perfect Skin inside Lightroom

A simple rule when enhancing skin: Don’t make it look fake.<p>Too often photographers don’t know when to stop when enhancing skin. They take the edit a …

Good Enough to Succeed in Photography

It’s been a tough few years and people are frustrated with the state of the industry. Everywhere I turn, people seem to be saying that a photography …

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

Tutorials

25 Photo Clichés You Should Try to Avoid if You Want Your Work to Stand Out

Are you frequently afraid that you’re falling into the trap of only taking cliché photographs? If so, then Kai from DigitalRev might be able to help …

Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often …

How to Create Realistic Eye Makeup in Photoshop

Apply make up in Photoshop to your subjects using techniques similar to real life. Add eye make up, create eye lashes, and even contour, all in …

Eye Makeup

The Story of Photographing my First Wedding (and Likely my Last)

Photography

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part II)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

How To Balance Strobes With Constant Light Like a Pro

One of the most important things to know as a photographer is how to balance available light with controlled light. Unfortunately, many in the …

Getting The Best Out Of Your Raw Files

I have been teaching retouching and photography for a couple of years, and I found that even my advanced students often didn't know some basic tools …

Tutorials

Blinkist Book Summaries Arrive to Improve Your Commute And Make You Look Smart

Do you own a copy of The Lean Startup? Have you actually read it, or is it in your bedroom or ebook reader, barely touched? This is where Berlin-based startup Blinkist comes in. Aimed squarely at people who are time-poor and knowledge-hungry, they provide summaries of non-fiction books in ‘blinks’, …

Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Patterns are basically just repeated shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. …

Extreme Sports

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …

Video: Educational Tutorial on the History, Physics and Uses of Cinema Lighting

Back in April, we shared the first of cinematographer Mark Vargo‘s informative series of videos on different photographic concepts. The videos are …

10 Tips for Self Portrait Photography

Self portrait photos are becoming increasingly necessary in the modern world. Think about social media. Whatever platform you sign up for requires …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Photography

Work Smarter With Lightroom Using Pretty Presets

Adobe Lightroom has become a standard among a lot of photographers for organizing and processing their photos. One of the neat features of Lightroom …

Tutorials

Engagement Photos in the Style of Parody Movie Posters

When planning their engagement photographs, photographer Joshua Watson and his then-fiancee Rachel wanted to announce their engagement and invite …

LEGO Great Ball Contraption: The Best Useless Thing You'll Ever See - Technabob

We’ve featured LEGO mad scientist akiyuki and his Great Ball Contraption before, but the updated version of his machine is too awesome not too share. …

So You’re Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 1 of 3 [Preparation]

About 5 seconds after I purchased my first professional camera, long before I hung a shingle or had any idea of what I was doing, the requests to …

Weddings

Stunning Portraits of Women by Valentin Tatarinov

In 2005, Russian photographer Valentin Tatarinov started his way in the art of photography. Now, he is inspired by human nature and expresses himself …

Submitting Your Photos to Online Forums

Every day photographers use Facebook and other photo sharing websites, such as Instagram, for sharing images with their clients and potential …

Customers

The 5 Basic Ways To Publicize Your Photography Business Online

Many novice photographers have grand designs on becoming a professional photographer and getting paid to take photographs all day long, but the …