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Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

How to Quickly Remove Power Lines from Photos

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How to Do Web Culling in Lightroom

Lightroom does some things really well, but one area I always wished I had more control over was web culling. After some investigation, here's the …

Tutorials

DIY V-Flats for Photographing Portraits

V-flats are an essential item to a portrait photographer’s studio. A typical v-flat is two pieces of foam core connected on the long side with gaffer …

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6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop

In a perfect world, there would be nothing disturbing the flawless look of your subject and its beautiful surroundings. Nothing would distract the …

7 Single Flash Portraits Techniques That You Can Apply Right Now

Almost all the photographers I know have at least <i>one speedlight.</i> They use for their cameras hotshoe, if for nothing else. But what if you want to dub …

Photography

Build Yourself a Camera Slider That Uses a Guide Rail and Friction

In addition to the prototype tripod design that we recently featured, ProductTank has also created a new design for a simple camera slider. A bit …

Tutorials

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 2 (Photoshop)

Since the rough edit in Lightroom is complete, I can now take a dive in Photoshop and finish with the final touches. Make no mistake, there is a lot …

Tutorials

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

A couple of years ago, when I switched careers and moved into photography full time, I did a lot of research on multiple aspects of running a …

Simple Steps for Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus stacking is an effective way to achieve deep depth of field; it’s a technique that’s especially used in macro photography. The idea is to make …

Tutorials

How to Prepare and Sell Your Camera Gear

Some photographers sadly suffer from a mild hoarding syndrome. In other words, they get overly sentimental about their gear. At the other end of the …

Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

Top Wedding Photographers Share The Blunt, Real Tips and Truths of The Business

Lanny and Erika Mann of Two Mann Studios are wedding photographers and some of the finest of the breed. Their unique and much sought-after work is …

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

Photoshop CC 2014 Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet for Mac Users

Photographer John Coates wanted to become more familiar with the latest default Photoshop CC 2014 keyboard shortcuts, so he created a handy cheat …

Tutorials

Top 5 Tips for Lighting a Wedding by Photographer Ryan Brenizer

Here’s a 10-minute video in which well-known wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares 5 of his top tips for lighting in wedding photography. He …

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …

Tutorials

What Are You Shooting For? 5 Goals That’ll Make You a Better Photographer

The turn of a new year may set you on a health kick, but what about a photo kick? We all need to give ourselves one of those once in a while, and …

How Diffraction Can Affect Your Photos (And What to Do About It)

It is something many a landscape photographer will be aware of, but many others may not. Diffraction is an obscure effect but one we should all be …

How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world …

How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography

If you have experimented with long exposure photography, you may have seen light leakage issues in your images. For the uninitiated – your camera is …

How To Create A Time Slice Photograph | Dan Marker-Moore

Capturing the concept of time in photographs is not an easy task. We do so in time lapse videos and sped up footage, but showing it in a static image …

How to Create a Time Slice Photograph That Captures the Passage of Time

This “time slice” image by photographer Dan Marker-Moore is a photograph of Shanghai created with 65 separate images captured over 1 hour and 53 …

A Look at Composition in Documentary Photography

In my mind, there are three important elements of a photograph. Lighting, Composition and Moment. Every picture that I love has these elements, in …

Photography

How to Shoot a Wedding Ceremony

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How To Plan The Milky Way Using The 2D Map-Centric Planner

All of us love and chase the Milky Way looking for new compositions that transmit our thoughts to the world. Some of you sure need to predict it to …

How to Use Lightroom Brushes to Contour Faces

It's amazing how adding just a little bit of shadows can drastically improve the depth of your photographs. Contouring faces is a little trick that …

Introduction to Shooting Better Portraits

Shoulders meticulously positioned to emphasize evenness. You’ll have to move one behind the other, Bring the hair to the side side opposite of the …