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Coursera Launches An Online Vocational Mini-Credential Taught By Top Colleges

Online education juggernaut Coursera has unveiled its own version of a college credential. And, unlike traditional college, Coursera’s “Specialization” program track is less than $500, vocationally oriented, taught by faculty from top universities, and takes less than six months to finish. From …

How to Create a Light Painting in 3 Easy Steps

I’ve been scouring Pinterest for photo Valentine ideas lately. (Hey, did you know we’re on Pinterest? Follow SLR Lounge here. I’d be delighted if …

5 Simple Tips For Taking More Natural Family Portraits

Have you ever had a family portrait session, and either ran out of ideas, or didn’t know how to make the portraits look more natural? Below are 5 …

Lightroom How To - One Tip and One Trick - Digital Photography School

Fstoppers Review: SmartAlbums

We talked about SmartAlbums a few weeks ago with their black friday launch and there was an overwhelming majority that agreed it was a complete game …

Tutorials

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Tutorials

Graphic Design & Illustration Tutorials by Envato Tuts+

In this tutorial we look at how you can integrate typography with photos to create an impressive 3D effect. You’ll see this sort of effect on …

Graphic Design

A Concise Guide to Lightroom Develop Presets

The 3Pod P5CRH Tripod - A Review - Digital Photography School

The 3Pod P5CRH tripod is a reliable option for photographers looking for an affordable carbon-fiber tripod system.

Portrait Tutorial Feast

How to Develop and Share Photos with Lightroom

Photographers have long favored Photoshop for editing digital images. Because the software is so powerful, many artists don’t much consider other …

Tutorials

Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

7 tips toward capturing creative maternity photography. How to capture beautiful maternity photos with your camera.

Photography

Essential Equipment for Architectural Photography

As with any line of work, having the right tools is essential in one’s ability to successfully accomplish a task and deliver a final product that …

Cameras

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

Kids

Topaz Adjust: Brilliant Contrast, Detail & Color Enhancement

We’ve been seeing more and more prominent photographers integrating <i>Topaz Adjust</i> into their post-processing workflow. Trey Ratcliff, Rick Sammon, …

Tutorials

Bone by Bone by Sara Levine and TS Spookytooth | Book Review

What kind of animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reach your feet? What would you look like if your vertebrae didn't end …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …

Photography

Get an Invisible Black Background to Your Portraits - Shooting Anywhere

In this video Glyn Dewis demonstrates how he gets his ‘Invisible Black Background’ effect when taking a portrait. The technique will allow you to …

Digital Photography

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

Top 15 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Photoshop is a magnificent tool that can help you save time and money by editing images in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, the learning curve for …