Jonathan Stanford

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Don’t Just Look at Photos; Dissect and Analyze Them!

Dear friend,<p>If you want more inspiration in your own photography, this is my suggestion: don’t just look at the photos of others or the masters, …

Street Photography

Bite Size Tips: What Is High Key Lighting And How To Set It Up

There is a huge difference between shooting in natural light and shooting in a studio because, in a studio, one has full control over lighting. …

Landscape Photography

How to Create Duotones and Split Tones in Lightroom

Before we go anywhere, we should discuss exactly what a duotone is. It has its genesis in the printing world where, to save on color printing costs, …

3 Easy Parabolic Softbox Lighting Techniques - KissFoto Episode 10

Learning how to light your subjects with one light is easy. Learning how to light a subject in a variety of ways using one light and one modifier …

7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits

Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set …

Couple Photography: Telling Their Love Story

A while ago, I went to the funeral for my husband's dear Grandpa Wes, and I looked through old photos of him and his beautiful sweetheart, Daphene, …

Making The Cut in Fashion Photography - A Webinar with BREED

Last week we spoke with esteemed fashion photographers Melissa Rodwell and Dana Pennington who gave some first-hand advice for both those more …

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

Window light portraits with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens

How to take stunning window light portraits by taking control of your surroundings.<p>This is one of five videos that I was commissioned to make for …

Unleashed: A Girl and Her Gun

Look out for this gorgeous gal! She’s a gun-toting beauty who knows what she wants and exactly how to get it. She’s also super smart and a lot of …

Backlit garden portraits with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens

This video shows how I make portraits that have life and vitality using the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens shooting under trees in the garden.<p>This is the …

Rural portraits with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens

This video shows how I make portraits that have life and vitality using the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens shooting under trees in the countryside.<p>This is …

Real Estate Photography - a Guide to Getting Started

Photography has never been more important to selling real estate than it is today. The markets are heating up again and demand for real estate …

Real Estate

Tutorial Shares Tips for Capturing the ‘First Look’ at a Wedding

Wedding photography has grown exponentially over the past decade, and with that growth has come some new trends in weddings that weren’t nearly as …

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Profitable Posing Class ImagingUSA 2014

Wow, it seems like just yesterday we were at ImagingUSA teaching our Hands-on posing classes! I meant to get these up sooner than now, but I came …

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Useful Photography Tip #83: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>We recently received an email asking us about how we get our images to look expertly …

15 Inspiring Image Collections from 2013

Photo Camilla Akrans Vogue 2012

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

Lovegrove Nudes featuring Carla Monaco ~ NSFW

01. Corset by Lisa Keating, hair and make up by Vicki Waghorn<p>This was a one off workshop featuring Carla Monaco in the randomly eccentric Maunsel …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Shooting With Mixed Studio Lighting

When we talk about on-location mixed lighting we usually mean shooting with light sources of different nature, such as natural ambient light and …