Ken Tart

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This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Tutorials

How to Shoot a High-End Cosmetics Photo with Cheap Speedlights

If we wrote it once, we’ve written it a thousand times: you don’t <i>need</i> expensive equipment to capture high-quality studio photography. As photographer …

Photography

The NPF Rule: A Formula for Sharp Star Photos Every Time

A common rule of thumb to figure out your maximum shutter speed for sharp stars at night is to divide 500 by your focal length. Sometimes it’s called …

Cameras

Tutorial: Lightroom’s HDR Photo Merge and a Look at Its Pros and Cons

HDR photo merging has been around for a while, but only recently has it been implemented inside Adobe’s Lightroom. In this article I will show a …

Tutorials

How to Make a Panorama - A Simple Tutorial

Imagine those occasions where you need a wider lens but you don’t have one on you at the right moment. The only thing you can do in that scenario is …

What Are The Web’s Most Played Out Fonts?

Fontreach is a new tool that can tell you what fonts are hot, and what fonts are not.<p>There was a time not too long ago when all the fonts on the web were pretty much the same: Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Impact, Georgia, Trebuchet, Webdings, maybe some Verdana. But with …

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

Landscape Photography

Meet The Photographer Who Immortalized Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture

A new PBS documentary shines a light on Pedro Guerrero, photographer to the Starchitects of the 1950s and ’60s.<p>Fresh out of school, Pedro Guerrero (1917–2012) landed the role of Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer and played a pivotal role in presenting the architect’s work to the public. During the …

How to Create a Perfect Selection of Clouds in Photoshop

Creating a perfect selection of clouds in Photoshop can be a real challenge. They're fuzzy and have no well defined edge in most cases. How do you …

SteadXP on Kickstarter: An External Motion Recorder for Video Stabilization

SteadXP, which we first wrote about in September 2014, is a small box that is promising to stabilize some of your most problematic videos. By using …

TrailerCam: A Box Trailer Turned Into an Ultra-Large-Format Mobile Camera

While sitting in a hotel bar several months ago, photographer Ian Kasnoff came up with the idea of turning his small box trailer into a working …

Home Depot

How to Use Lightroom's Radial Filter to Enhance Your Subject

When post processing images in Lightroom, the Basic Panel is a powerful tool in enhancing the total image. Just above the Basic Panel are three easy …

Tutorials

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

How to Capture Beautifully-Lit Wedding Ring Photos with a Cheap LED Light

Wedding photographer Paul Keppel created this helpful 3-minute video tutorial on how he goes about shooting consistent wedding ring photos using a …

Canon’s Humorous ‘Never Again’ Ads Show Why You Should Print Your Photos

Canon has launched a lighthearted new advertising campaign for its PIXMA line of printers. Titled “Never Again,” the series of short 30-second …

The Top 8 Pitfalls of Shooting Weddings and How You Can Avoid Them

Here’s an 8.5-minute video in which wedding photographer Susan Stripling shares her top 8 pitfalls of shooting weddings, and tips that can help …

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

How to Light-Paint a Skeleton in a Long Exposure

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Wildfires

ANKR: Peace of Mind About Your Camera Bag for $25

I just installed an ANKR in my camera bag. Over the past 10 years I’ve had this reoccurring dream about my camera gear and my backpack being stolen. …

5 Things Pure Film Photographers Won’t Tell You, or: Why I Shoot Hybrid

I love film. I purely, madly, and deeply love film. I learned on film, I shot my first wedding with film, traveled around Europe with a film camera, …

The Clip Helps Secure the Lens Flipper onto a Belt or Strap

Last year, we reported on the Lens Flipper, an accessory by GoWing that allows you to easily swap lenses. The Flipper is essentially a wearable dual …

Cameras

How to Make Hyperlapse Videos that Totally Wow!

There’s nothing quite as sweet as new love.<p>After only 2 days it’s safe to say – the whole internet is in love with Hyperlapse.<p>The new app from …

Animated GIFs Showing the Photo Composite Work of Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is a freelance creative retoucher and digital artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the past decade, he has worked on …

This Trippy Music Video Was Made with a Circular Rig of DSLRs and Clever Editing

Photographer and film director Naren Wilks created this mind-bending music video by arranging DSLRs around a circular green screen room. When the …

Videography

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Visualizations Provide a Deeper Look Into a Historical MoMA Photo Collection

The Thomas Walther Collection at the Museum of Modern Art is a set of 341 photographs by 150 artists captured from between 1909 and 1949 — a period …

Depict is a Giant and Gorgeous 4K Digital Frame That Does Photos Justice

Digital picture frames often steal attention away from the photos they display — the quality and resolution on most displays don’t always do photos …

Photographer Sets New World Record by Capturing 9 Whales in One Underwater Photo

Australian underwater photographer Darren Jew has set a new Guinness world record by capturing 9 whales in a single underwater shot.<p><i>The Daily</i> …

The Parrot is a Teleprompter You Attach to the Front of Your Camera Lens

Want to read lines into your camera while maintaining eye-contact with your lens? The Parrot is a new teleprompter system that can help you do just …

Neat Trick: How to Customize Your Lightroom 5 ‘Splash Screen’ Image in Less Than a Minute

Here’s a really neat little customization trick that Adobe are allowing you to do if you’re using Lightroom 5 or newer. You know that splash screen …