James S. Capozzi

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Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

13 Real Estate Photography Tips and Mistakes

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.In my journey to learn and master …

This Chart Shows the Difference Between a Broke and a Rich Budget

Since we tend to decide that it’s rude to talk about money with other people, it can be hard to figure out how to go from being broke to financially …

Top 10 Ways to Finally Conquer Your Housecleaning

Everyone loves a clean, tidy home, but cleaning sucks. Big cleans are a pain, and smaller cleaning sessions make sense, but who has time? Here are …

The Secret to Better Broccoli Cheddar Soup: Add the Broccoli In Stages

Some broccoli cheddar soups are just a sad bowl of nacho cheese with a few chunks of broccoli floating in it. For a more flavorful soup, the broccoli …

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10 Powerful Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

We’re always looking to up our Photoshop game, but the lists of Must Know “techniques” or “skills” or “tools” we run across typically disappoint us …

Make Sourdough-Like Bread Without a Starter

There are few things as good as a fresh, hot loaf of real sourdough bread but, due to its finicky nature, it can be a hard thing to nail at home. …

How to hack the $100 Yi action camera to beat a GoPro Hero3+ Silver

I needed an action camera to document DIYP’s trip to Photokina in September. I didn’t really want to have to fork out for a GoPro. It’s just not …

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Smooth Skin

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to our Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a …

Make These Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups for Easy Snacking or Soup Dipping

In my mind, tomato soup exists mainly as a condiment for grilled cheese sandwiches, and I like to maximize sandwich dip-ability. Usually I cut mine …

Kit Assignment 1: Dramatic Black And White Portraiture

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Garlic Soup

Description<p>This garlic soup is so comforting – it doesn’t take long to prepare and is a perfect starter for a meal.<p>Ingredients<p>5 cups of water<br>• 12 …

How To Combine WordPress And PhotoShelter To Build Your Photographer Website

This post was written by web consultant, photographer and PhotoShelter certified consultant David Brabyn. When it comes to powering your photography …

Web Design

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 Pose Large Groups Organically: A 3-Step Guide to Beautiful Group Photos

A lot of photographers today find themselves more comfortable posing individuals and groups in a natural way, rather than the strict fashion most of …

How to Get Sharper Eyes in Your Portraits

A good portrait draws the viewer in to the subject, creating a connection between the two. It should provoke thought and intrigue, making you wonder …

Off-Camera Flash Tips for Interior Wedding Photography

If you’re doing any kind of interior shots for a wedding, you have to know how to use off-camera flash. It’s the best way (and sometimes the only …

Photography

How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them

Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke …

Tutorials

How To Fix Flyaway Hairs In Photoshop

Dealing with hair during your post-processing can be such a pain. This is especially true if you can’t afford to have an assistant or hair stylist on …

How To Photograph A Beer Bottle/Product Photography

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness …

5 Blend Modes in Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographic compositing has been with us since the dawn of photography. The merging of two or more separate images into one is seen as a way of …

12 Essential Photoshop Skills Every Photographer Should Know (With Video)

<i>“…If you’re saying in your head, ‘Oh, I’ll just fix that later in Photoshop,” stop what you’re doing and slap yourself as hard as you can.” –Zack</i> …

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the …

How to Host a (Homemade) Bagel Brunch - Turntable Kitchen

Elijah’s Deli welcomed me with open Jewish grandma arms the first time my parents dropped me off in San Diego to start college as a freshman. And …

Retouch, Airbrush, and Smooth Skin Professionally in Photoshop

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40 Minute Homemade Brioche Hamburger Buns

I never imagined myself to be someone who made homemade hamburger buns, but I think once you do, you can almost never go back. I have a few hamburger …

Portuguese Girl Cooks — Food. Photos. Life