Kalle Von Der Küste

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How to Use HDR Merge in Lightroom

There are lots of plug-ins that you can use with Lightroom to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. Photomatix and HDR Efex Pro are two of the best …

Tutorials

How to Light A Glass For Great Splash Photography

You can make some really creative photographs with high-speed photography. Fast shutter speeds and lights are the key components to success in …

What is Lens Compression and How to Use It In Your Photos

Have you ever heard someone say that a telephoto lens “compresses” the background or “flattens” an image? What exactly does this mean? The perceived …

Nikon D800

The Red List | Inspiration & Study Material From The Best Photographers

I spent the better part of Sunday selfishly whiling away the hours in a Taschen bookstore on Lincoln Rd, a store that has become one of my usual …

AstroPad Mini Turns Your iPhone Into a Photo Editing Graphics Tablet

Last month we reported on the AstroPad App for the Apple iPad: a solution that allowed you to turn your consumer tablet into a professional graphics …

6 Creative Ways To Use And Modify Ambient Light

Ambient light is my favorite when it comes to lighting subjects. This is mostly due to the fact that it is the most natural looking light you can …

DIY High Speed Photography: Shooting Light Bulbs Video Tutorial

Jay P. Morgan and the Slanted Lens team whipped up this fun little tutorial on how to use a BB gun to (literally) shoot the bulbs, and shoot them …

These Camera Lenses Were Sprayed with Rubberized Car Undercoating

Check out the rugged Panasonic lenses in the photo above. No, Panasonic didn’t quietly release ruggedized versions of the 100-300mm and 42.5mm that …

Portrait Posing Tip: Forward and Down

When it comes to portraits, the slightest change in posing can dramatically change the feel and look of the overall image. It is normal for people to …

A Creative & Beautiful Portrait Idea to Try this Week

Want to try something different with your portraits this week? Add a bit of diversity to your portfolio? Maybe just mess around and have a bit of fun …

Creating the Photograph: Jeff Rojas's "Portrait of Lindsay Adler"

<i>Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers about a photo that they shot and how it was achieved. The results are</i> …

Squinch Your Eyes (and Other Tips) for Likeable Profile Photos

Your profile picture is how the online world perceive you, so make it a good one. The folks at Photo Feeler surveyed 60,000 ratings of 800 profile …

Get Great Skin With This Highly Unknown Photoshop Tool

Aging, I would venture to say, is good. Your gray matter, while maybe not as pliable, is probably more purposefully used; you have probably …

7 Posing Techniques for Non-Models

Not everyone works with models. A lot of photographers have the job of shooting with everyday people and we need to make them look like models. So …

A Photographer’s Guide to Posing Men In Portraits

While most posing tip tutorials usually focus on the female form, there isn’t that much information available about how to properly pose men. And …

Body Language

How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop

The easiest way to change hair color in Photoshop is using the Selective Color adjustment layer. This tool is great because changes are not too …

Peter Hurley Shares A Few Killer Tips On How to Take Better Headshots

Taking pictures of someone can be a challenge sometimes, and especially when it comes to face portraits. Who hasn’t felt awkward while having their …

How Proper Lighting Can Make a Cheap Lens Really Shine

Photographer Miguel Quiles recently set out to prove that you don’t need to best camera and lens setup in the world to deliver amazing photography …

Book Lighting Technique: Creating the Softest Light Possible

If you are interested in creating the softest light with an amazing wrap around quality, look no further. The book light technique, coined by film …

A Makeup Tip I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Photography

When I began photography I didn’t understand the importance of lighting and the difference makeup has on an image. Looking back, if I would have …

The Ultimate Guide to Composition - Part One: Just Say "No"keh

<i>Note: This is Part One. For Part Two: Beyond the Basics, click here.</i><p>Composition – it’s perhaps one of the most important elements of photography. And …

Mathematics

How to do Noise Reduction in Lightroom

Lightroom

Mastering The Pen Tool In Adobe Photoshop

The Pen Tool is one of the most advanced and accurate ways to make selections in Adobe Photoshop. Because of this, it can also be one of the most …

Frequency Separation Rehab

Although there have been countless articles written on the subject of Frequency Separation - including several here on Fstoppers - the current state …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

How to Make Freckles POP or Disappear in Lightroom

Editing freckles in Lightroom to make them POP or disappear. How to work with freckles in under 30 seconds.

Using Photoshop to Create Beautiful Glowing Skin

Many makeup products can make the skin glow and can look great when associated with a good contouring. However, shiny products when used under strobe …

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of …

Graphics