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Photo Basics: Why the Histogram Is So Important and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you …

Tutorials

What’s the Difference Between Contrast-Detection & Phase-Detection AF? Watch This Video & Find Out

Focusing speed and precision are key considerations when buying a new camera. Some models use a phase-detection AF system, while others use …

Splendid Sunset: How Michael Arzur Captured This Breathtaking Landscape

While visiting Pétarel Lake in the French Alps, <i>Shutterbug</i> reader Michael Arzur captured a glorious sunset thanks to preplanning and a bit of luck.<p>“I …

3 Essential Reasons to Use Photoshop's Smart Objects

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5 Tips for Composing Landscape Photos with Depth, Scale & Unity for More Powerful Images (VIDEO)

Regular visitors to <i>Shutterbug’s</i> website and Facebook page have no doubt noticed that we’ve been featuring a series of tutorials designed to help …

How to Shoot and Process Better Waterfall Photos

Everybody loves a good waterfall image with a long exposure, but in this article, I’ll show you how to capture more detail and motion in that …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop Tips: Use This Hidden Tool to Enhance or Change the Color of Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most photographers are familiar with using Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and White Balance tools to adjust or enhance the colors of an image. The …

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Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI review – first look

<b>Michael Topham studies Canon's innovative 470EX-AI Speedlite with AI bounce technology</b>

Here’s How to Use Photoshop’s Powerful Pen Tool for the Most Precise Selections Possible (VIDEO)

A couple days ago we featured a tutorial on using Photoshop’s new “Select Subject” tool that provides one-click selections for prominent objects in a …

Tips for Photographing Reflections to Create Stunning Images

It can’t be denied. There’s something special about reflections that makes them a unique aspect of photography. Maybe it’s because a reflection just …

Landscape Photography

How to Understand Pixels, Resolution, and Resize Your in Photoshop Correctly

Size, resolution, and formats… What do pixels have to do with it?Do you buy your camera based on its number of megapixels? Are you having problems …

Tutorials

Weekly Photography Challenge - Blue Hour

This week it's your turn to stay out a bit late and get some shots at blue hour for the photography challenge here on dPS.

How to use Off-Camera Flash to Create Dramatic Images with Cross Lighting

Learning to use off-camera flash allows you to create and shape light, giving you plenty of new opportunities for dramatic photography.But for many …

Tutorials

Here’s How to Enhance Colors in Sunrise & Sunset Photos Using Photoshop’s HSL Tools (VIDEO)

Why do so many outdoor photographers get up early and stay out until dark? In many cases, it’s to capture the rosy tones of sunrise and the warm glow …

Portrait Editing: Give Your Subjects Flawless Skin with This In-Depth Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect …

How to Blur the Background of a Portrait Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop

Have you ever taken a portrait and wished that the background were just a little bit more blurry? You can address background blur in-camera by …

Graphics

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

How to Focus Stack with Thomas Heaton

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton has been releasing one hit after another on his Youtube channel lately and his newest video is one of my …

Landscape Photography

How to Make Your Photos More Dynamic: Why Dynamic Range Is More Important Than Pixel Count

When it comes to camera bragging rights, what makes you most proud? My guess: pixel count. In a world where mobile phones can make shots good enough …

Simple Portrait Trick: Turn White Walls Black for Dramatic Photos Without Post Processing (VIDEO)

Most of us occasionally shoot portraits at home, and in the absence of a real studio rely upon a white wall as the backdrop for our shots. For those …

Tutorials

How to Store Your Ever Increasing Photo Collection

While we often spend significant sums of money on our camera equipment, one area we tend to neglect is the computer side of this hobby of ours. In …

Archives

Polarizing, ND, and more: How different photo filters affect your photography

Since the 1800s, photo filters have been used to apply different effects to photographs. Nowadays, many of these filters are no longer relevant, due …

Landscape Photography

How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop

Is there an unwanted color cast spoiling your photo? Correcting this is really simple when you use the curves tool, as demonstrated by PiXimperfect …

2 Tricks for Working Better and Faster with Photoshop’s Clone Stamp Tool

The Clone Stamp tool is a powerful option in Photoshop for removing or duplicating parts of an image. There are some tricks and shortcuts that will …

How to edit video in Photoshop in 7 easy steps

I make a lot of screen recordings that I need to edit quickly. With someone who doesn’t have a lot of video experience, I did my best to learn the …

Tutorials

This beginner's guide will have you shooting great landscapes in no time

Landscape photography means different things to different people. For some it’s about recording a memory of where they’ve been. For others it’s about …

A Guide to Creating Stunning HDR Images

The simple contrast between light and shadow can have a powerful effect on a photographic image. In fact, quite often you may find that contrast is …

Tutorials

Tutorial Video: How Photographers Can Calibrate Their Computer Display

Photographers need to be able to not only shoot great photos, but also export great images. And there are lots of tutorials on how to edit your …

Video Tutorials

The Truth About How White Balance And Your Camera Actually Work

There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t care about white balance in the same way that you care about manual control over the exposure of the …