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Two simple mindful meditation exercises for teachers

Mindfulness can help teachers reduce stress and boost confidence. Clinical psychologist Erin Olivo shares her handy guide for getting started<p>Teaching can be hard, and reports tell us those in the profession feel under increasing pressure. A BBC investigation earlier this year found that …

Mindfulness

Photo Tips From Our Furry Favorites, the #dogsofinstagram!

We took a crash course in barking, then asked our favorite #dogsofinstagram for their secrets to taking the perfect pup pic.<p>Read through the tips and …

Landscape Photography

Why a TV should never be mounted over a fireplace

Putting a TV over a fireplace does more harm than good. Sharon Profis tells all on You're Doing It All Wrong.

Fireplaces

5 steps (and 8 checks) to fix a frozen Mac

It’s annoying when Mac OS X freezes up and becomes unresponsive. A frozen Mac is annoying, but thankfully a rare occurrence. Here are 5 steps (and 8 …

OS X

How to download YouTube videos to iPad and iPhone

If you'd like to download a YouTube video to watch offline on your iPad or iPhone, then you've come to the right place! Here, we show you how.

iPad

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

3 Tips for Getting Great Skin Tones Using Adobe Camera Raw

Skin tones can be one of the more difficult aspects of a photograph to master. Getting pleasing skin tones will make your image appear more …

How to Select and Change Colors in Photoshop

Learn how to create selections based on color, and then replace that color in Photoshop. Also, learn to fix your selection using a Layer Mask.

What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use …

Tutorials

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Cameras

Enhance the Eyes in Wildlife Photos to Add Some Pop

Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery offers this short Photoshop tutorial on how you can enhance the eyes of your wildlife subjects and make them pop. …

Tutorials

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

Tutorials

Saving A Bad Retouch | Recovering Texture and Tone From an Overdone Retouch

Knowing when to stop is the hardest lesson to learn for those new to retouching. In this tutorial we will look at how to recover lost texture and …

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Gradient Map For Perfect Skin Color

When retouching, it is not rare to come across color problems on a model’s skin. Whether it is from a sun tan, dodge & burn, spots or skin …

Tutorials

How To Restore Old Photos With Photoshop

You've probably stumbled upon a photo collection from your grandparents, tucked away somewhere, left for ages. Since those photos will probably be …

21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die

<i>Elia Locardi is an internationally-recognized professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, public</i> …

How to Use Virtual Copies in Lightroom

Imagine that you have just processed a color image and that you are happy with the result. But you’d also like to experiment with it a little. …

How to Export JPGs for the Web from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

How to find the sweet spot when exporting between image quality and file size to make your images load quickly.

Photoshop

4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it …

How to Convert Color Portraits to Black & White in Lightroom

Converting color images into black and white is a fun process, especially if you know what you’re doing. But most photographers are shy of getting …

Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release)</b><p>One of the main things we've always had to go to Photoshop for was …

Tutorials

Easily Apply the Trendy Desaturated Skin Look in Photoshop

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release)</b>This is just about the hottest Photoshop portrait technique out …

Tutorials

10 Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

If you are new to Lightroom then it can be a bit overwhelming. As an experienced Lightroom user, there are things that I wish I had known when I …

Dodging and Burning in Photoshop and How It Can Enhance Your Photos

Despite being the cutting edge of modern digital image editing, Photoshop borrows a significant number of its tools from the days of film. None more …

Tutorials

Sony Alpha a6000 review

With the latest enhancements, Sony’s new Alpha A6000 is one of the best CSCs you can buy.<p>With the latest enhancements, Sony’s new Alpha A6000 is one …

Cameras

A Photographer’s Guide to London: Part Two

In our last article, we took a look at the logistics of photographing in this busy, bustling city. Today we are going to take a look at some of the …

A Photographer’s Guide to London: Part One

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” A cliche perhaps and what is not mentioned is how tiring London can be. That said, it is a …

England

The Tricks Apps Play on Your Mind to Keep You Hooked

Mobile apps can be great fun, but they can also cumulatively take up a lot of your time and distract you from work. You'll need more than just …

Apps