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How to Turn Your Hand Signature Into a Watermark in Photoshop

This week, Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE explains how to make a watermark out of your signature in Photoshop using a real signature on paper. The …

Tutorials

Stunning Puddle Reflections Add Magic to Everyday Scenes

Among the city streets and large stone buildings, photographer Daniel Antunes captures glimpses of a world turned topsy-turvy. The Lisbon-based creative has a knack for finding puddles of water that cast brilliant reflections of the surrounding cityscape. Historical monuments, a scooter driver, and …

Future PLC

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

Photography Lighting Techniques

Photography is about light, and in fact, it can be defined as recording the light. Lighting is also one of the hardest things to get right in a …

Landscape Photography

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

Sony Alpha

Inspiration: Take a Stunning 4K Time-Lapse Trip Across the US in Five Minutes

Last month we featured <i>A Day In the Life</i> of Roadtrippers time-lapse photographer Joel Schat — a wonderful, jealousy-inducing BTS look at Schat’s …

Combining Images for Large Subjectsusing Photoshop Photomerge

7 awesome ways to creatively use your on-camera flash.

Do you ever feel the need to have an artificial light source when photographing? You don’t have to look any further, as you probably already have a …

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

Tutorials

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

Beautiful Night Sky Timelapse Photography of Utah

Many photographers complain about not having enough time in their schedule to shoot for themselves. Clients’ work takes priority over their own …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

Sublime Images of the Brilliant Night Sky Using Long Exposures and Image Composite

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the …

Dancing Ghosts: What You Get When You Interpolate Long Exposure Photos

Check out the creepy effect seen in the video above, titled “Dancing Ghosts.” It was created by photographer Micaël Reynaud, who photographed a group …

This Awe-Inspiring Time-Lapse Captures the Power of the 2013 Colorado Wildfires

In June and July of this year, record temperatures and dry conditions in Colorado led to massive wildfires that destroyed hundreds of structures and …

6 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Professional Photographers

If you’re looking for a roundup of the best apps for filters/composite images/HDR/etc., then you’ve come to the wrong post. These are the iPhones …

15 Wonderful Pictures of Water Drops

When water falls on a surface, it makes a bead-like shape as it spreads in numerous directions, forming sporadic drops of water. Photographers must …

5 People Doing Time-Lapse Photography Right

Every day it feels like there are another hundred or so timelapses posted online. While some of this is just the illusion of more exposure and access …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

17 Lovely Pictures of Maple Trees

Maple trees come in a variety of colors and are the most common trees found in the United States. They are great subjects in photography because they …

Canadian Travelogue - Newfoundland - Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park is to Atlantic Canada what Banff is to Alberta: a treasure trove of photographic opportunities. One major difference between …

How to Read Clouds as a Photographer

Having been a wedding photographer in Sydney for a few years, I’m continually amazed at how much my photography is dependent on weather conditions. …

Cool Music Video Made Up of 5,000 Stills is Equal Parts Creative and Creepy

It’s always a good idea to get to know your neighbors. Case in point: photographer David Vincent Wolf recently found himself directing a mind-bending …

How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a reflection using Photoshop is one of those things that at first glance looks really hard, but really isn’t, once you break down the steps …

Photos of the Mesmerizing Sun Halo that Appeared Over New York Today

Earlier today, residents of New York and the surrounding area were privy to a really amazing celestial treat; it’s called a Sun Halo, and one spent …