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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, …

How to use Color Grading for Effect and Tone Control in Photoshop

Photoshop is a massive tool that can be used to do just about anything on your images. But, knowing how and when to use which tool can be daunting.In …

Tutorials

6 Photoshop Tools Every Newbie Should Learn

In the days before digital imaging, if you truly wanted to elevate your photography to the level of art, you learned how to process your images in …

Tutorials

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

Adding Rays of Light in Photoshop

In this video photographer Gavin Hoey uses a couple of Photoshop techniques to add a rays of light effect to a portrait.The post Adding Rays of Light …

Photoshop

5 Tricks to Improve Adobe Lightroom CC Performance

No matter how much you enjoy the editing stage of photography, you probably want to work through it as efficiently as possible. For Lightroom users, …

The All-In-One Macro Solution – Raynox 250 Review

I recently came across a bargain I couldn’t refuse. The Raynox DCR-250, a macro conversion lens that I’ve been eyeing ever since reading a positive …

Shape the light in your photos with Photoshop and Camera Raw

In this excerpt of a CreativeLive class, <b>Jack Davis</b> shows you that the lighting that you captured in your images is <i>not</i> carved in stone. He shows you …

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

Why You Need A Tablet & How It’ll Transform Your Lightroom Workflow

I can’t function in clutter. I loathe clutter. I’m not necessarily OCD about it, but I learned a long time ago that it makes more sense for me to …

Hillary Clinton on Ferguson: 'We Are Better Than That'

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Future PLC

Richard Huntingford<p>Chairman<p>James Hanbury<p>Deputy Chairman<p>Zillah Byng-Thorne<p>Chief Executive Officer<p>Penny Ladkin-Brand<p>Chief Financial Officer<p>Hugo …

Objectivity, subjectivity, time and deleting images

How many of you have given serious thought to how you evaluate and delete images? From repeat experience, I find that it matters more than you might …

Free Pricing Guides Help Budding Photogs Navigate the Business Side of the Industry

One of the challenges if you’re just now carving out your niche in this crazy world of professional photography is figuring out how to price your …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

There’s no way of knowing when you’ll wake up in life, or if you ever will. Only after getting down the track a ways do you realize you were in fact …

Light Painting Meets CGI In This Incredible BTS Look at a Unique Collaboration

Showing just how productive and intuitive collaboration can be, Montreal-based photographer Eric Paré and Michigan-based digital artist Mike Campau …

Fantastic Workshop Helps You Master the Timeless 1940s Glamour Shot

We’re not in the habit of sharing full workshop videos during the week. The way we see it, most of you are at work right now (we sure are) and don’t …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

How-To's

Having Your Dreams Ripped Away

Anthony Carbajal is a Wedding Photographer in Temecula, California and during the past six months he noticed his hands becoming weaker and his arms …

Wedding Photography

Top 10 Ways to Sabotage your Professional Photography Aspirations

Top 10

Chase Jarvis Gives DigitalRev’s Kai Wong a Taste of His Own Cheap Camera Medicine

DigitalRev’s Cheap Camera Challenges are a big hit here at PetaPixel. Watching a pro use a less-than-capable camera to try and create something …

MUST WATCH: Gregory Heisler exposes details behind selected images from his professional career

I admit that this video may seem a bit long. Two hours is a long time, but Greg Heisler is a man of great wisdom in this business and I can assure …

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MagMod: A Solid and Simple Flash Modifier System That Uses Magnets, Not Velcro

A professional photographer since 2005, Spencer Boerup quickly learned that modularity and ease of use aren’t very easily found in the world of flash …

Aerial Photography with Drones - Lessons from Eric Cheng

Photo by Julian Cohen<p>Today, aerial photography and videography are becoming more accessible to enthusiasts and hard core hobbyists through the use of …

Behind The Scenes of Three of My Most Popular Landscape Photos

In the following post I’m not going to remind you again that you need to bring your tripod with you. I’m not here to warn you that weather is …

Digital Photography

DxO FilmPack 3 Film Emulation Software is Free Until October 31st

Want to quickly make your digital photos look like analog ones without shelling out big bucks for paid software by VSCO and DxO? You’re in luck: for …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography