Jeroen Danckers

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Shooting in direct sunlight? Here are some ways to create shade

It’s summer and the days are long and sunny. If you shoot portraits outdoors, the harsh midday sun may mess up with your plans. You can embrace it …

Photography

Gorgeous 4K Drone Footage of the Icelandic Highlands and Faroe Islands

If you’re especially sensitive to wanderlust, exercise caution before clicking the play button. As if Iceland and the Faroe Islands aren’t already …

European Travel

How to Mask Anything in a Snap Using Lightroom’s Auto Masking

Lightroom’s Auto Mask feature lets you intelligently target edit towards specific portions of photos. While the standard tool is useful, there are …

Lighting Tips | Learn How To Recognize Good Light For Landscape Photography

When you’re looking for a good source of reflected light, you’re also looking for an environment whose elements have characteristics that cause the …

How to Make Cinemagraphs with Your iPhone

P<i>ro tip: the video will probably be right next to your Live Loop photo in the camera roll, but will have a small timestamp of 0:01.</i><p><i>Pro-tip: Try the</i> …

5 Essential Expression Tricks You Should Know When Working in After Effects

If you want to animate stuff in After Effects without having to put in a ton of work, then check out this helpful tutorial. Adobe After Effects makes …

Shooting a Rolleiflex with Studio Flash and Rolleinars

In this fast-changing age of digital photography, one ingredient missing is a full frame square format camera or digital back. Yes, you can always …

Remote Controls

Shooting Tips | Cheap Artificial Lighting For Food Photography

Getting started with food photography comes many of the same challenges you’d expect with any genre; finding the right camera gear, finding a good …

Face time: 50 portrait photographs, 50 different ways

<b>Is it possible to shoot the same person in 50 different ways and still get creative portraits? The authors of a fascinating new book reveal how, in</b> …

The Sad Truth About Facebook

Everything in life comes and goes. Sadly, photographers using Facebook to promote their work is coming to an end. It wasn’t that long ago when …

When, why and how to use a light meter to nail your exposure every time

Light meters seem to be a controversial subject these days. On the one side, you’ve got those who swear by them, wouldn’t shoot without them. On the …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

Sharpening in Lightroom: Make the Most Out of the Detail Panel

Adobe Lightroom was a pretty slick piece of software to begin with, but over the past several updates it has become an incredibly powerful tool for …

Tutorials

Portrait Editing: Here's How to Blur Busy Backgrounds When Your Subject Has “Complex Hair” (VIDEO)

The task of editing portrait photos presents a number of challenges, not the least of which is blurring a busy background in an image of a model with …

Best Ways To Manage the Tedious Instagram Image Compression

Ways To Manage Instagram Image Compression<p>Rating:<p>3.00 based on 2 Ratings<p>August 27, 2017 By Michael Moodie<p>Ways To Manage Instagram Image Compression …

Tutorials

Photography Tips | From Shoot To Post: Natural Light Portraits With Early Backlighting

While mid-day is not typically thought of as an ideal time to shoot portraits, if the sun is not directly overhead we can use it as a backlight even …

How to Shoot Corporate Headshots: 3 Looks in 30 Minutes

When you’re taking corporate headshots, you often have a tight window in which to fit everything in. But usually you’re also going to be expected to …

Using Light to Create Drama and Dimension in Landscape Photos

Adding drama to images without humans to express it is its own art, and taking advantage of the play between light and dark is one of the best ways …

Landscape Photography

12 Tips for Taking Stunning Wildlife Photos

12 Tips for Taking Stunning Photos of Wildlife<p>Advances in digital photography are making it easier than ever to capture stunning images of wildlife. …

All about camera and flash settings when photographing with a flash outdoors

Aleksey Koldunov and his brother managed to fit in three short five-minute videos a rather complex topic about camera and flash settings when …

Photography Basics: How To Use A Reflector

A reflector is one of the most affordable and simple ways to improve the lighting of your images. Mark Cleghorn shows you the basic techniques for …

Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World Photos

Casual bikers love to go for a spin because the activity is a perfect blend of exercise and scenery. Added to this fact is that bike paths are typically away from busy streets, making the sport all the more serene. Yet, for those biking-enthusiasts who are not satisfied with simply hoping on their …

Photographers, Beware of Upcoming macOS Transition Issues

Apple announced High Sierra, the next version of their macOS, at the Worldwide Developer Conference last week. The final version will be available …

App Store

How to shoot amazing portraits in midday sun with only one light

Harsh and bright midday sun is definitely not the ideal time of day for portrait shots. However, you can even out the light and avoid the …

10 Tips and Tricks for Shooting Night Portraits with Off-Camera Flash

Portrait photographer Francisco Hernandez is back with a really useful tutorial on night portraits. If you’d like to start shooting some night …

Ideas for Artistic Lightbox Photography

When the weather outside isn’t exactly delightful, you can still produce some useful images. With a lightbox, you can use it to work on creating more …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

When “Good” Isn’t Enough: Use Photoshop to Turn a Decent Landscape Photo Into a Masterpiece (VIDEO)

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply …

Daytime Long Exposure Photo Tutorial With a 10-Stop ND Filter

Now more than ever, us photographers have all sorts of tools that help us create more dynamic and more impressive photos.For some photographers, the …

Drone Photography Basics

I am constantly on the lookout for ways to add variety and novelty to my portfolio of images. One of the techniques I use is to vary my point of …