Klaus Herrmann

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How to Get Great Flower Photographs with a Telephoto Lens

Summer flowers, winter flowers, fall berries and the foliage in between bring endless photographic opportunities. With flowers, we are quick to pull …

Depth of Field

Using Masks and Channels For Object Extraction

Being a pretty diverse tool, Photoshop suggests many ways to accomplish each task. And each has its pros and cons. One of the more powerful tools in …


Lightroom 6.3 & CC 2015.3 Update Brings Back Old Import Dialog & More

Adobe Lightroom 6.3 and Lightroom CC 2015.3 are now available for download. One of the major gripes with the previous update was the a new import …

Canon Eos

How Cropping in Post-Production Can Improve Composition

A Post By: Sarah Hipwell

Even though I strive to get the best compositional shot in-camera. I do see ‘cropping’ as essential to my post editing …


How to Use Foreground to Create Depth in Your Images

One of the biggest hurdles in photography is the fact that our majestic three-dimensional scene is rendered into a mere two-dimensional image, and …


How to use Focal Length and Background Compression to Enhance Your Photos

One of the most common uses for zoom lenses is, as their name suggests, to zoom in on objects that are far away. These lenses are fantastic for …


How to Use Lightroom’s Graduated Filter Tool: Tips for Natural Impact

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Sheen Watkins is a bird, nature and wildlife photographer. A long term birder and nature enthusiast, you …

Nature Photography

A Complete Guide to Retouching Portraits in Photoshop for Free

There is an innumerable amount of articles and tutorials teaching parts and pieces of retouching portraits. However, finding the ones with quality …


5 Ways to Use Lightroom Virtual Copies Better

Virtual Copies in LightroomImagine that you have just processed a colour image and you are happy with the result, but you’d also like to experiment …

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Video: Dear Adobe, Your Mobile Apps Are a Mess

User interface designer Brad Colbow has sparked a conversation about Adobe’s mobile app lineup with the 5-minute video critique above. It’s titled …


How to Find Inspiration Photographing Locations Near Home

Everywhere you look there are thousands of images depicting beautiful places in the world. How many times have you thought to yourself, “I wish I …

Travel Photography

How to photograph from a low perspective

In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose dynamic images and photograph from a low perspective.An easy way of capturing portrait shots …


If Non-Photographers Were Asked to Work For Free…

Requests for free work come in more ways than one. Would you agree to work for free? The visual art industry—including photography—is split into two …

Architectural Photography

Why Dynamic Range Is My Favorite, and Why I Couldn't Care Less About Megapixel Count and ISO

Over the years, camera companies have been going head to head in the battle for the best camera sensor. This battle has always focused around the …

HDR Photography

Reuters' Ban on Raw Files Only Sort Of Makes Sense

In a move to help speed up the company's workflow and to supposedly stamp out severe editing, Reuters now not only requests only JPEG images, but …


Basic Tripod Tips & Tricks For Beginner Photographers | Mark Wallace

I have a confession to make. I didn’t own a tripod for the first five years I was in the photography business. I only own a tripod now because …

Nature Photography

5 Things All Photographers Should Know About Composition

Composition is an interesting aspect of photography because there are no absolutes. It’s mostly opinion. Compose an image a certain way and some …


Sculpting the Face by Dodging & Burning in Photoshop

An excerpt from Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop

This is a very popular technique that …


Using Focus Stacking to Shoot Ultra-Sharp Photos of Household Objects

A few months ago, photographer Adam Flor and I embarked on a sweet project. The goal was to shoot items using different colored backgrounds and use …


Three Tips For Photographing Landmarks From A Totally Different Perspective

We’ve all seen the picture perfect postcard image of {insert famous landmark here}. Whether it’s the Statue of Liberty, the Hollywood sign or the …

New York City

Reasons to Consider Certain Camera Lens Focal Lengths

Owners of DSLR cameras, and especially those who are new to the concept of these cameras, have probably wondered and spent hours after hours trying …


6 Tips on How to Make More Time for Photography

A Post By: Melinda Smith

YOU have time for photography!

How does that statement make you feel? Does it ring true to you? If you are thinking, “That …


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