Ian Mccormick

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Wirelessly Control Your DSLR for Less Than $40

For several years now, Camranger has been pretty much the only choice if you want to tether your Nikon, Sony or Canon DSLR wirelessly to your phone …

Wi-Fi

911 Called After Photographer’s Tripod Mistaken for Machine Gun

Police in body armor showed up at an office building in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, yesterday after someone called 911 to report a gunman holding a …

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) …

How to Create Cinematic Headshots Using Natural Light and Flash

Most photographers aren’t fortunate enough to have a permanent studio setting where they can spend time developing a personalized lighting setup that …

Landscape Photography

A Breakdown Of Color Spaces | You Really Should Have A Grasp On This

You’re a photographer, not a printer. You’re the artist, not the laborer; the visionary and not the executive. This is how most photographers see …

Tutorials

An In-Depth Tutorial on the Many Uses of a White Seamless Backdrop

A white seamless background is a staple of photography and video studios. Photographer Zack Arias of <i>DEDPXL</i> has created a fantastic (and lengthy) …

Tutorials

Flash Photography Examples: Beauty Dish, Softbox, and Umbrella Differences

This article is page eight of a series of articles about the basics of flash photography. To start at the beginning of the tutorial, click here.<p>Now …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

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

Setting Your White Point and Black Point

CREDIT: SCOTT KELBYOne way to get the most out of your image editing is to expand the tonal range of your photo by setting your white point and black …

The Ultimate Guide for Shooting at Wide Apertures

Taking portraits at wide apertures and consistently nailing focus is is not an easy task. In fact, it’s a skill that must be practiced in order to …

4 Ways to Use Image Stacking to Create Better Images

Since the beginning of the digital age in photography, stacking images has become much more common than it used to be earlier. But what are the …

15 Tips For Getting Razor Sharp Photos

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines,</i> …

ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness …

A Beginner's Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several …

Five Ways to Get a Real Smile From Your Portrait Subject

One of the challenges photographers face is posing. It’s a conundrum because it requires a kind of authority most of us aren’t used to having: The …

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

5 Reasons Why Photography Businesses Fail (and How to Prevent Them)

Running a photography business into the ground is pretty easy to do with all the expensive equipment, travel, and studio space that many new …

11 Secrets to a Great Photo Website

How is your portfolio website like a car door? Give up? At PhotoShelter, we like to use this analogy to explain how people perceive the experience of …

Manual HDR Bracketing Explained

<b>Tip:</b> You can also combine automatic and manual bracketing. Check out my tutorial on semi-automatic bracketing.

Back to Basics: How Best to Hold a Camera When Shooting in Low-Light

One of the advantages a beginner in any field has over an intermediate or professional who is trying to improve their craft, is that the beginner has …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

Semi-Autobracketing for HDR - How to Extend Your Exposure Bracketing Series

Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is the function by which modern DSLR cameras take multiple photos at different exposures with a single click on the …

In-Depth Presentation Demystifies the Gray Areas of Copyright Law for Photographers

This hour and fifteen minute-long presentation is one of the most detailed and useful videos on copyright law for photographers that we’ve run …

What You Are Not Being Told About The Secret & Law Of Attraction

I'm in!<p>Whether you have been perusing the self-help or personal development sections of the bookstore, been around people invested in personal …

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Acoustic levitation: how sound can get physical

<i>“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”</i> -Nikola Tesla<p>Japanese scientists have been …