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How to Photograph Lightning, From Start to Finish

Now that storm season for North America is either already here (or coming soon), I thought it would be a good time to write a tutorial on how to …

Video Demo: Retouching Portrait Photography Using a Photoshop Quick Action

This video is a recording of our live Photoshop demo with photo retoucher Kristina Sherk of SharkPixel.com. Kristina walks us through her time-saving …

More Great Ways to Make Stronger Photographs – A Free eBook from Craft and Vision

Craft and Vision is dedicated to providing affordable photography resources for photographers, so it’s no surprise that they have recently released a …

How to Make a Double Exposure

Multiple exposure is a technique that many film photographers discovered by complete accident – either the camera broke and the film didn’t advance, …

Photography

How to Easily Create Selective Color Using Lightroom

This is a guest post by: John Davenport Selective color photography has been around for ages. It’s something that has been used in the movies – …

Canon Introduces a Virtual DSLR Website to Help Beginners Learn the Basics

If you’re just starting out in photography, there are a lot of resources out there to help you understand the basics before you just jump in. And …

Photography Communities -- Where to Share Your Photos (Plus, we're hiring!)

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>We’ve all got them. That perfect shot hidden away on our hard drive or waiting in a negative sleeve.<p>But, with 80 …

Five Creative Ways to Enhance Your Sunrise and Sunset Photographs

The light of sunrises and sunsets – commonly referred to as the “golden hours” – provides a stunning blanket of light that can transform the …

Cameraphone pictures at gigs: sometimes, they're pretty great

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs became the latest musicians to speak out against camera-wielding concert attendees on Sunday night, when they played Webster Hall …

Best In Show

Landon Nordeman, shooting for the New Yorker, spent some one-on-one time with fabulous prized canines, gathered at the Pennsylvania Hotel for the …

Clothing for Portraits - How to Tell your Subjects What to Wear

The clothes your clients or portrait subjects are wearing in their photo can be a touchy subject to discuss with them, especially if you are just …

Adjusting White Balance in Lightroom

Lightroom has a set of tools that you can use to adjust white balance in your images. To see these at work open an image in the Develop module. At …

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

Useful Photography Tip #52: How Aperture Affects Your Flash Exposure

Your flash and your lens’s aperture are directly correlated. First off, know that your shutter speed generally controls the ambient light in an …

Focus Stacking in Macro Photography

In the world of photography we often work hard to obtain a shallow depth of field. When we take portraits and wish to separate the subject from the …

Landscape Photography

3 Steps to Rocking Your Portrait Sales

<b>3 Keys to Successful Portrait Sales</b>In order to have successful portrait sales, you must do in person sales. I know, I know, no one loves this idea at …

20 Outstanding Examples of Travel Photography

Travel Photography is an expression of time and place. It’s a record of a people and their culture as seen though the eyes of the photographer. This …

Getting the Right Flashlight for Light Painting

Have you ever had the urge to take gallons of colored paint and throw them at inanimate objects? If so, then you are in good company because I would …

Wild Bird Photo Tips

Capturing great wild bird photos can be challenging at times, but with good preparation, the right equipment, and a few simple tips, it can also be …

5 Tips for Tasteful HDR Photography

HDR, or “high dynamic range” photography could divide a nation: either you love it, or you hate it. The problem is, HDR gets an increasingly bad …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

The History of Photoshop as Told by Its Founding Fathers

Back in 2010, Adobe put out a short documentary called “Startup Memories — The Beginning of Photoshop” to celebrate the program’s 20-year anniversary …

Backup or Die eBook: Learn How To Keep Your Photos Safe

Backup is something that many photographers don’t give enough thought to. And we get that – it’s not nearly as fun as taking photos!<p>But here’s the …

7 Things I Do To Prepare for a Long Day of Photography

First image from a ~7 Hour photo walk I recently did<p>Being a photographer is like playing a game of chess, you must think first before you move. No …

Batch Crop and Resize in Lightroom

If you’re working on a large shoot and need to output a lot of images at a fixed size then Lightroom can do the work for you. It isn’t obvious how …

Photo Blending with Layer Masks to Fix Group Photo Issues in Photoshop CS6

Any photographer who does team and individual photos frequently runs into a situation when some players in a team photo have their eyes closed. While …