Allan Copson

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Start Printing Your Photos Today: Here Are Essential Tips and Tricks

In this video and article, I’ll share everything you need to know to start printing your photographs perfectly today! Whether you’re using a lab or …

Tutorials

How to Mask Anything in a Snap Using Lightroom’s Auto Masking

Lightroom’s Auto Mask feature lets you intelligently target edit towards specific portions of photos. While the standard tool is useful, there are …

Tutorials

17 Lighting Recipes to Remember for Portrait Photos

At the WPPI wedding and portrait photography conference and expo this year, photographer Trevor Dayley taught this 1-hour class titled “17 Fast, …

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Why Bad Photographers Think They’re Good

Did you know that the worse you are at photography, the more likely it is that you think you’re great at it? It’s a cognitive bias in psychology …

How to capture epic wide-angle photos of trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness and grandeur. Most species grow for many centuries more than humans ever will—so let’s make trees look the part, …

Landscape Photography

Wacom’s Refreshed Intuos Pen Tablet is a Cheap Choice for Photo Editing

Wacom has introduced its newly refreshed Intuos pen tablet. If you’re a photographer in search of an affordable drawing tablet for photo editing, the …

Photo Editing

Here’s a Free 2-Hour Creative Portrait Lighting Workshop with Nick Fancher

Photographer Nick Fancher is known for combining thriftiness and creativity into eye-catching portrait lighting, and he has even written two books on …

Opal Lets You Adjust Lightroom Preset Strength with a Single Slider

Have you ever wanted to adjust the strength of a Lightroom Preset with a simple slider? Opal is a new plugin that lets you do just that. It allows …

Tutorials

This Photographer Shoots Portraits in the Style of Old Master Painters

Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk is a Dutch fine art photographer whose portrait photos may make you feel like you’re walking through a museum. Her style is …

How to Use a Projector as a Lighting Tool for Creative Portraits

In my opinion, there’s an extra layer of believability — a tangibility, if you will — to using practical effects as opposed to relying heavily on …

Lightroom Tricks for Organizing Photos and Optimizing Workflow

Need to improve your photo management in Lightroom? Here’s a 19-minute video from Nigel Danson that looks at how you can improve your Lightroom …

How to Blend Speedlight Exposures for Water Splash Ad Photos

Here’s an informative 18-minute tutorial by photographer Dustin Dolby of workphlo that teaches how to blend speedlight exposures for water splash …

darktable Brings Its Free, Open Source Lightroom Alternative to Windows

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Lightroom for managing and processing your raw photos, there’s some good news: the free and open …

10 Handy Photoshop Shortcuts for Working with Layers

Adobe just released this helpful 2-minute video that shares 10 handy shortcuts you can use in Photoshop when working with layers.<p>Here’s a quick …

Tutorials

Using the built in intervalometer on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Did you know that your Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a built in intervalometer? An intervalometer is a device you can attach to your camera that lets …

The Professional Photographer's Introduction to Wireless Flash

Like many photographers, I worked for a time as an assistant in a studio, where one of my most important tasks was to follow behind (or in front of, …

Elinchrom Introduces the Skyport HS Trigger for Olympus

Three months ago, Elinchrom released the Skyport HS for Sony. Back then, many seemed to complain there was no version for smaller bodies. It’s not …

Cameras

Profoto TTL and HSS Now Available to Olympus Users

With the introduction of new features such as TTL, HSS, HS, and the likes, flash manufacturers have been forced to develop a different remote for …

Olympus

Building a Custom Wood Surface for Product Photos

A few days ago, my girlfriend, Victoria was trying to take some photos of a bridesmaid gift she received the night before. She was trying to take …

Woodworking

5 Clone Stamp Secrets to Up Your Photoshop Cloning Game

Photoshop's Clone Stamp is the most versatile tool for removing things and fixing blemishes. But there is more to it than just cloning and stamping. …

Tutorials

KIKI: Designer Cotton Camera Straps Handcrafted in India

Conventional synthetic camera straps may be either comfortable or attractive, but it can be difficult to find one that’s both. Enter KIKI. …

Sewing

Capture Brilliant Fireworks Photos | Olympus

CAPTURE BRILLIANT FIREWORKS PHOTOS<p>Get our top tips to preserve perfect fireworks memories.<p>Taken by Olympus Trailblazer Frank Smith with an OM-D E-M1 …

How to use an old photography technique to create surreal digital images

I re-invented a new photographing technique. The technique is new in the digital domain but, in fact, the phenomenon itself was known since the early …

Learn to Use Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 5 Minutes

The pen tool is one of Photoshop’s incredibly effective tools. But it can also be difficult to understand and master, at least from the outset, and …

How to Convert a Photo to B&W in 30s with Photoshop’s Calculations Tool

Have you ever used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool? It allows you to quickly blend two images together with optional blend modes and opacity. This 10 …

A Review of the Olympus STF-8 Macro Twin Flash

Last year, Olympus Singapore loaned me a pre-launch unit of their new STF-8 Macro Twin Flash, together with their OM-D E-M1 and M.Zuiko Digital ED …

Macro Photography

9 of the Best Landscape Tutorials of 2017 So Far

Landscape photography tutorials are one of the niches of photography that lend themselves to being really well covered online. Over the years we have …

How to Use Colored Gels for Creative Off-Camera Flash Photography

Diving into off-camera flash photography opens up a world of exciting, new and creative possibilities. Besides giving you the option to shape and …

Ep. 172: A Popular Photographer Catches Flack for Entering and Winning His Own Competition – and more

Featured: <b>Canon Explorer of Light, David Bergman (not subject of title story)</b><p>In This Episode<p>If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in …