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How I Set Up My Workspace in Photoshop

At some of my workshops I get asked how I set up my Photoshop Workspace. I also get asked about that Calibration Strip displayed on the right sidebar …

The Problem with Modern Lenses

When talking about the right kind of lenses, there are some characteristics that people should <i>not</i> be buying for most photographic practices. In this …

Getting Started with Layer Masks in Photoshop – a Beginners Tutorial

Much of the power of Photoshop comes from its use of layers, which can best be thought of as transparency over your image. Layers have lots of …

Tutorials

Here’s a Trick for Removing Noise in Photoshop While Keeping Details

Want to remove noise in a high ISO photo while preserving the details and textures in your shot? Here’s a simple photography and Photoshop technique …

How to Photograph the Moon as Sharply as Possible

They say to always shoot for the moon—but in photography, when you fail, you don’t land amongst the stars. Your moon just looks like an overexposed …

5 More Shots Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

How varied is your photography repertoire? How diverse is your skill set? Mastering a particular kind of shot is important — essential, even. But …

Canon’s Experiment Shows How Obsessed Photographers Are Over The Details

Most people reading this are probably photographers or work closely to some, so I’m sure you’re all aware of just how obsessed photographers can be …

How to do Basic Processing on a Portrait in 5 Minutes Using Lightroom

There’s a Triangle of Service that you may have seen before which goes something like this: You have three options available (cheap, quick, quality) …

Tutorials

This is How Far Canon DSLRs Have Come in the Past 17 Years

Want to see how the great-grandfather of Canon DSLRs compares to the company’s latest and greatest camera? Photographer Jim Goldstein got his hands …

These Are The Things That You Should Say in Your Photographer’s Biography

A few weeks back we took a slightly tongue in cheek look at some of the things that you should not put in your photographer’s biography. Today we …

Why You Should Learn to Dodge and Burn from a Makeup Artist

If you want to learn how to properly dodge and burn a portrait, one of the best people to ask isn’t necessarily another more experienced …

The Superresolution Trick – How to Quadruple the Resolution of Your Camera

Have you ever dreamed of shooting with a megapixel monster camera and get images upwards of 50 Megapixel? Of course, these cameras are really …

Tutorials

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

To a novice photographer, Photoshop can seem daunting with its countless tools. To many experienced photographers, Photoshop’s curves can bring …

Back to Basics: How to Use Photoshop’s Cool Content Aware Scale Tool

Photoshop’s Content Aware Scale tool doesn’t get much headline time thanks to other popular features like Content Aware Move and, of course, the …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in …

How to Change a Background in Photoshop

One of the most common questions when it comes to Photoshop is, “How do I remove a background?” There are variations of it—how do I move someone to a …

Tutorials

The Photographer's 7-Step Branding Checklist

The Photographer’s 7-Step Branding Checklist<p>March 17, 2015<p><i>This is an excerpt from Sal Cincotta‘s free workbook, 5 Tips to Finding and Booking</i> …

Photoshop Tutorials

$10 OFF - LIMITED TIME OFFER - JOIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!<p>HOW TO CREATE A CARTOON CHARACTER WITH PHOTOMANIPULATION & RETOUCHING<p>TRANSFORMING …

Complete Lighting Walk-through & Behind The Scenes Footage Of A Fitness Photoshoot

We’re only rarely treated to such thorough walk-throughs and behind the scenes footage as the one pro photographer, Alexis Cuarezma has posted over …

Conflict, Time, Photography - Photographs from the exhibition at the Tate Modern | LensCulture

The idea is a simple one: photographs of moments of conflict arranged according to how long after the event they were created. In the first room, accordingly, we see the atomic cloud in the sky above Hiroshima, taken by Toshio Fukada some twenty minutes after the explosion. Nearby, Don McCullin's …

Getting the Perfect Family and Kid Portraits

<i>All images by Purple House Photography. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Dan MacDonald lives the dream of many creatives. He is a stay at home Dad …

Photography

Portrait Photography |Placing the Main Light

The main light is the source of illumination for a picture. It’s the one that’s measured for exposure with an incident meter. Using one is explained …