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Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color Theory can be an extremely complex subject, especially if you start looking at the mathematics and physics behind the theory itself. On a more …

3 Easy Ways to Get Better Portraits by Separating Subject from Background

One of the most common beginner mistakes in portrait photography is not separating your subject from the background. Fortunately, it’s an easy skill …

Tutorials

Matching Exposures In Adobe Lightroom, The Quick And Easy Way

Unless you are shooting in a studio environment with artificial light, chances are when you get home from a shoot that a lot of the time you will …

5 Simple Lightroom Tactics to Improve Almost Any Landscape Photograph

As you probably already know, Adobe Lightroom is one of the most versatile pieces of post production software available and is used by the majority …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

How to Use Continuous Lighting for Basic Portraiture

This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

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 …

Tutorials

35 Extraordinary Black and White Portrait Photos of 1960s and '70s Celebrities Taken by David Bailey

After having been fashion photographer, John French’s, assistant, David Bailey begins the 1960s with a contract with <i>Vogue</i> and rapidly becomes a …

How to launch a successful photography business in 48 hours or less

Washington, D.C., photographer Moshe Zusman has streamlined his workflow down to an hour. (Photo: Courtesy)<p>Hint: The photography is the easy part.

Photoshop Tutorial - How To Soften Harsh Shadows On A Color Image

We had a tutorial on how to soften harsh shadows in Photoshop on a monochrome image, which is basically the easier job. Monochrome leaves you with …

Incest, suicide – and the real reason we should remember Diane Arbus

With her "multivalent" sex life and curious choice of subject, the American photographer was certainly odd – but not half as strange as the picture we've built of her since her death<p>In 1945, Diane Arbus sent a self-portrait to her husband, who had been posted to India during the war. She wasn’t yet …

This Self-Contained Rolling Darkroom Takes Up Just 5 Square Feet

When photographer Ben Money got back in to film photography a couple of years ago, he decided to set up a dedicated darkroom station for himself at …

Spice up a Boring Background with a Shadow

Sometimes a simple background works for an image and sometimes you need to spice it up. Placing a gobo (go between)—such as a plant, blinds or a …

A Simple Tutorial On Achieving That B+W Film look In Photoshop

VSCO, Mastin, and other preset brands have been making a killing bringing the film look to photographers who use Lightroom for years now, but what …

Les Miserables: Nepali Brick-Makers

On the outskirts of Kathmandu, the landscape has turned into a hellish and seemingly endless tract of chimneys, sweat and smoke.<p>"Les Miserables" is meant to show the reality surrounding the brick factories of Nepal. This industry, which destroys both people and the environment, is a never-ending …

War Memoranda: Chlorophyll Leaf Prints

Before the US Civil War, the great American poet Walt Whitman wrote these words in the first edition of <i>Leaves of Grass</i>:<p><i>Tenderly will I use you curling grass,<br>It may be you transpire from the breasts of young men...</i><p>And at war's end, in his elegy for the slain Lincoln and all the soldiers of both …

Electricity Shortages in Northern Pakistan

Parents in the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan, a peaceful part of the country surrounded by towering mountains, hold a deep value for education. To my surprise, almost all of the schools in the area—both public and government—are attended by an equal ratio of boys and girls. Compared to other …

Learn How to Edit Photos In Photoshop - Expanding your Skills - Dam

Learn How to Edit Photos In Photoshop – Expanding your Skills<p>In the previous guide, you learned the most basic photo editing skills within Photoshop. …

Appleby's Horse Fair: Portraits of Travellers

Irish Travellers, also called "pavees," are a predominantly English-speaking itinerant ethnic group. Their origins are unknown, as their historical and cultural records are passed down by word-of-mouth. This oral tradition makes their background difficult to verify.<p>One popular origin story revolves …

Japanese photographer stumbles into "forbidden forest," finds village of creepy statues【Pics】

This is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film or a really bad Japanese horror film.<p>Have you ever <b>accidentally ended up somewhere</b> you …

annie leibovitz's women: new portraits exhibition opens at fabbrica orobia in milan

<b>annie leibovitz’s ‘women: new portraits’ exhibition opens its doors to the public at fabbrica orobia in milan.</b> the travelling exhibition is a …

La Calle is an exhibition bringing together 30 years of Mexican street photography by Alex Webb. Covering the years 1975 to 2007, the images can be seen at the Aperture Foundation in New York until 26 October, with an accompanying book published in conjunction with Televisa Foundation

Photography

9/11 images are seared into the memories of Magnum photographers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shortly after September 11, 2001, photographer Steve McCurry stored his processed film of the destruction in a filing cabinet at his Manhattan studio. He did not look at the images closely again for 10 years.<p>"I really didn't want to relive that whole thing," McCurry says. "I couldn't look …

Google Nik Collection review

Google Nik Collection is a set of seven premium photo-enhancing filters that can be used as Photoshop plugins, or as standalone programs. The suite …

Photos by a Young and Curious Diane Arbus

In 1971, a photographer died, leaving in her basement dozens of DuPont photographic paper boxes, filled with some 709 rolls of film shot over a span …

Cameras

Mike Kelley's New Tutorial On Architectural Photography Is Now Available

Four years ago we filmed Where Art Meets Architecture: How To Photograph Real Estate, Architecture and Interiors Tutorial, and it has been the most …

Stanford Professor Releases Free University-Level Digital Photography Course

A Stanford professor releasing his entire course for free. It sounds too good to be true, no? Fear not, for it has actually happened.<p>Marc Levoy is a …