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How to Give Give Your Shots the Cinematic Look in Lightroom

We all love the movies. It's not only the feel of sitting in a cinema watching on a big screen, it’s the skill of the director and cinematographers …

How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in …

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Creating a High Key Landscape Using Lightroom in 6 Simple Steps

High key landscapes are often dramatic and emotive images. They typically work best in black and white but can sometimes work well in color using …

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Photographing Stars Using a Kit Lens

Looking at a starry sky while sitting in the open is always a soothing experience, but shooting those stars is a much better one. Have you seen those …

Myths and Truths About Microstock Photography

There is no doubt that microstock photographic libraries have divided opinion in the photographic community. With good reason. Like any disruptive …

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

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Color Management for Photographers

Calibration, color space, color profiles, soft proofing. To most of us, they’re some of the least fun aspects of photography. But a little education …

Convert Your Color Photos to Black & White in Lightroom Using These 4 Quick Methods

Converting color images to black & white is easy. All it usually takes is a click but when done mindfully, it can take an image from average to …

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Cracking Open the 7D Mark II, The Most Thoroughly Weather Sealed Camera I’ve Ever Seen

OK, I have to admit I really like the 7D Mark II. I didn’t want to because it wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted to see the new Canon chip foundry that …

My Advice to the Guy Who Wrote ‘Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers’

Dear Mr. Kim,<p>I read a blog post of yours titled “Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers” reposted on PetaPixel.<p>It’s filled with lots of exciting …

Building the Right PC for Your (Serious) Photography Needs

First of all, I must say that I am a PC guy. Many photographers choose iMacs over PCs for the “stability” and such, but I haven't seen big difference …

What is Color Theory and Why Do I Need to Know It?

Our industries rely heavily on color, which most of us know as a wavelength of light that our eyes and brains perceive as ..well color. But we don’t …

How to Properly Hang Photos On Any Type of Wall

While not all of our photographs end up being printed and framed, it helps to possess the knowledge of what it takes to properly hang them when they …

How to Expertly Color Grade Images by Mastering Luminance Masks

One of the most versatile and powerful secrets of Photoshop is the luminance mask. Similar to a channel mask that allows you to select very precise …

MIrrorless Is The Future

I have come from a long background of using DSLR (Olympus E-410, E-520, E-5, Sony A350 and A57) and I can testify that there really is nothing that I …

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

How a Single Photograph Thwarted One of the Most Heinous Cheats in Soccer History

Photography and sports are easy bedfellows. As wonderful as it is to watch a goal unfold before your eyes on television, it’s just as powerful to see …

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How To Add Effective Keywords To Your Photos & Get Discovered By Buyers

You have taken the perfect shot, uploaded it to your 500px account, and now you are ready to license it on <b>500px</b>. But how can you be sure your image …

Processing HDR using Lightroom and Photoshop

I do a lot of landscape photography, and with that, I also do use HDR<b>H</b>igh <b>D</b>ynamic <b>R</b>ange photographyto make some of my images. I do my best to keep the …

Infographic: Tips and Ideas for Shooting the Perfect Family Portrait

Taking a family portrait is never an easy task. There’s often a small child involved, and parents who are trying to make sure said child is on their …

Get Organized with Folders in Lightroom

<i>Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski.</i><p>This video is all about <b>folders</b>. Its probably one of the most-asked-about …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

How to Make a 'Round Trip' in Lightroom (LR to Photoshop, Back to LR)

Adobe’s Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool incorporating perhaps 80-90% of all the tools that we photographers generally need. There are …

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Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

New Guide: Pricing Your Work - Photojournalism

Our latest guide, <i>Pricing Your Work: Photojournalism,</i> is for all the aspiring photojournalists out there. Chocked with tips to help you connect with …

How it Works: Sony’s Super-Fast Hybrid AF Explained

One of the most exciting things about Sony’s new A6000 is the crazy-fast AF system that’s been built in. At just 0.06 seconds of lag, the A6000 …

How to Organize Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom has become a very essential part of the workflow process for many photographers, including myself. I cannot imagine managing my photo …

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A Concise Guide to Choosing a New Lens

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