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Tumblr: Share Photos, Learn Lots, Make Friends

Imagine a community of talented photographers who constantly inspire and encourage each other.<p>Sounds pretty awesome, huh? Good news: it’s real!<p>More …

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The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Tutorials

How to Make a DIY Camera Slider for $75 In Less than 3 Hours

How do you build a quality DIY camera slider on the cheap? Who better to ask than the founder of a slider company? In the video above, Rhino Camera …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

How I Created This Viral Puddle Reflection Picture in Photoshop

My name is Michael Pistono, and I’m a 28-year-old photo enthusiast living in Honolulu, Hawaii. I was recently playing around with a reflection photo …

Shortcut-S: An Intense 319-Key Keyboard Designed Specifically for Photoshop

Where Photoshop and other advanced image editing software is concerned, the standard keyboard is woefully outmatched. To get around this, Adobe and …

11 Amazing Instagram Accounts That You Should be Following

Instagram sometimes finds itself the victim of scrutinizing eyes among the realm of professional photographers and I suppose it's not all unjust. …

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

9 Fantastic Tutorials on Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people's faces – far more than we tend …

The Google Nik Collection is now free!

In a move which nobody saw coming, Google has made its Nik Collection plug-in suite free to download. Previously, the suite was sold for $150, which …

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Tutorials

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Studio Lighting

In this article I would like to share some of the basics and tips for those of you who enjoy shooting beauty portraits with controlled artificial …

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Five photography business mistakes to avoid

Modern Corporate Headshot Photography Methods

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “corporate headshots”? If you’re like photographer Aaron Nace, you think of words like boring, …

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter - step by step help on how to set up and use an incident light meter to balance …

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Dressing a Model with Light Using Long Exposure Photography Techniques

Model Jasmin Brunner never had the chance to touch or try on her dress for the Belvedere Vodka photo shoot. In fact, her dress was never tangible; …

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Recently I was helping a photographer who had just switched from Elements to Photoshop 6. She was looking to streamline her editing and asked about …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Why Wedding Photographers’ Prices are “Wack”

Earlier today my friend and fellow photographer posted a link to a craigslist ad from a woman in Seattle looking for a wedding photographer. The …

Using Flash Photography Along with Ambient Light

With careful use of flash, you can make your photos look natural—as though no artificial lighting had been used. Certain flash photography techniques …

Landscape Photography

An Interview with Photographer Zhang Jingna

Chances are you may, at some point or another, have seen New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna‘s work in your daily lives. Her work has appeared …

Prints vs. CDs: When Business Strategies Collide

There seems to be a constant war waged between photographers who sell prints and the “shoot and burn” photographers that give their clients a disc …

Capturing The Complexities Of The Colorado River

As a photographer, how do you visualize something that can't always be seen? Like, how do you show the complex relationships between water, energy and modern society?<p>It's not easy, but that was my task as I worked on a photo essay for a capstone class at Ohio University last fall about life along …

Ideas to Modify Natural Light for Portrait Photography

Every photographer loves that soft white light that pours in through a single window. Its diffuse glow seems to make anything in its path magically …

Photography

What Mars Would Look Like if Captured Using Instagram or Hipstamatic

What would we think the surface of Mars looks like if NASA had equipped the Curiosity rover with a smartphone loaded with Instagram or Hipstamatic …