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How To Use Histograms

As photographers, we rely so much on our eyes that it’s almost second nature to decide whether a picture is too bright, too dark or just right simply …

RAW Image Processing: Basic Tab

Jay took this photo in Olympic National Park on an overcast day. The light in the forest was so soft and beautiful, and the fresh greens seemed …

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

How to Master the Import Dialog in Lightroom

It might be easy to overlook the features of the Import dialog in Lightroom when your focus is on simply getting the images onto your computer so you …

Tutorials

Filters Explained Part 2: Landscape Photography

When it comes to capturing amazing landscape images, filters are an experienced photographer’s best friend. Learning how – and when – to use these …

How to use the Finder’s powerful bulk renaming tools

Renaming a single file in the Finder isn’t too bad. You can click on its name and type in a new one. But what if you want to rename a whole bunch of files at once? Maybe you want to add the same text to the beginning of every file, or add a number to the end of a folder full of MP3 recording to …

Why a Polarizing Filter Should Be Part of Your Photography Arsenal

While some photographers these days may just use a polarizing filter for the color benefits, there are other uses. Surely, many of us have struggled …

Lightroom Tutorial: Travel Photographer Joe Allam Walks Through His Import Workflow

Importing photos after a shoot is often one of the more boring parts of an assignment and getting it done as quickly and easily as possible is often …

The Lightroom Cure: An Easy 7-Step Program for Recovering Maximum Quality in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Are you one of the many photographers who prefer spending more time behind the camera than behind the computer? If so, this Lightroom tutorial is for …

Camera Calibration Lightroom Panel | Tips For Perfecting Skin Tones, Color Grading & Profile Correction

There’s a video doing the rounds lately that speaks about the camera calibration tab within the Develop Module in Lightroom and just what it does. …

No, a d**k-shaped church did not have a water main break at the tip

It’s a story that’s too good to be true. Almost: A church, built to look like a dick, had a leak. And not from the part of the church that looks like …

Quick Tip: Use ND Filters to Add Motion Blur For Smooth Timelapses

It was the English art critic John Berger who once said, “What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and …

Can’t Decide Which Lens to Use? Here’s How You Break the Focal Length “Rules” to Take Better Photos

There are plenty of rules about which focal length lens works best for different types of photography. For example, many of us were taught to reach …

This Website Reveals How JPEG Photos Were Edited in Lightroom

As photographers, we’re always interested in how other people edit their photos to achieve a certain look. Pixel Peeper is a new website that can …

How can I get sharp focus every time?

<i>“I’ve noticed that when I look at some of my photos, they seem to be in focus – but when I zoom in to take a closer look, they aren’t. What can I do?”</i><p>…

28 Awesome Links That Are Like Candy for Photographers

So much has been going on in the field of photography this week, and here we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching in all corners …

Landscape Photography

A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

Photography

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

How often do you use your camera’s histogram while out shooting? If the answer is “never,” you’re ignoring a powerful tool that can help you get …

10 COMMANDMENTS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

AS TOLD BY ERIC KIM: Thou shalt define street photography for thyself. Thou shalt never leave thy camera at home. Thou shalt photograph street …

14 Hidden Lightroom Shortcuts That Use the Alt/Option Key

Did you know that there are lots of hidden Lightroom shortcuts? Some of the app’s most useful shortcuts are tucked away in places you might never …

Learn how to get the perfect exposure every time

A camera’s built in meter often does a great job of making a “correct” exposure, but it’s not always what the photographer wants to capture. Despite …

Nikon D-series

16 Ways to Improve Your Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Sunrise at Dead Horse Point. Photo …

Depth Of Field In Macro Photography

Photography is art. Creativity, light and composition all determine if a photograph is visually successful. Unlike some other art mediums, in …

Probably the Most Useful Photo Editing Skills You'll Ever Need

Photo Editing Skills to Propel Your Photography Once and for All<p>Are there many photographers out there who showcase their straight out of camera …

Available Work

School of Visual Arts’ YouTube Channel is Full of Amazing Photo Lectures

If you’re always on the lookout for great educational, inspirational, or just plain interesting photography content online, you need to visit the …

I Learned to Take Better Photos By Digging Into My Camera's Exposure Settings

I shoved my phone in my husband’s face to show him a picture I’d taken of the New York skyline. “It’s good, right?” I asked, way too proud of myself …

Camera Settings for Concert Photography Beginners

This guide is intended for concert photography beginners. If you have a DSLR camera and are interested in how to control your camera settings to take …

Cameras

This Video Shows You How to Hold a Camera to Avoid Camera Shake

A shaky camera means blurry photos, and while some cameras and lenses come with built-in stabilization, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re holding …

Mastering Filters Series - 10-Stop Solid Neutral Density Filter

Over the course of our mastering filters series, we’ve explored a number of filter options. We already examined neutral density filters on a general …