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Landscape Photography

Change Your Morning Routine, Change Your Whole Life

The first big sign that my health was out of whack came when I was just fifteen years old.<p>A previously highly motivated and energetic teenager, I could no longer bring myself to getting out of bed in the morning. I would wake up extremely fatigued and desperate just to get a few more minutes of …

Time Management

13 Expert Photography Marketing Ideas That Are Crazy Simple

I want to see you take your business from busy with the wrong clients to as busy as you want to be with the right clients. That’s what we do here at …

Research

10 Mistakes Photographers Make in the Sales Room

Selling is one of the things I have enjoyed the most in this profession. 2008, the year the Great Recession began, is the year that most …

The Difference Between Your Photography Portfolio and Your Blog

In 2016, photographers have many different avenues and routes to reach their audience. There is Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, your blog, your …

Photography

The Psychology of Creative Photography

<i>Kodak Kodachrome was one of the most legendary film emulsions ever made!</i><p>Rejoice, photographers: those of us who never got to shoot Kodak Kodachrome …

Photography

5 Tricks to Improve Adobe Lightroom CC Performance

No matter how much you enjoy the editing stage of photography, you probably want to work through it as efficiently as possible. For Lightroom users, …

Tutorials

Fstoppers’ Landscapes Photo Contest with Elia Locardi - Enter Now!

To celebrate our newest video tutorial with Elia Locardi, “Photographing the World,” Fstoppers has teamed up with our friends at ViewBug to host a …

Tip: Use Heated Hand Warmers to Keep Your Lenses from Fogging Up

When shooting in colder environments, one of the things that can plague your photography is condensation forming on your gear. Photographer Mark …

Weather

A New Solution That Stops Snoring and Lets You Sleep

Video: Using Photoshop’s Median Stacking Feature for Noise Reduction

We’ve seen Photoshop’s median stacking process used before to remove tourists from photographs. Now, photographer Andy Astbury takes the time to show …

Tutorials

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

Tutorials

Tips for Optimizing Photoshop Performance on Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best performance out of Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud? Depending on your particular workflow and …

Sleep deprivation 'as bad as smoking'

People who rise too early or get by on too little sleep are just as bad as smokers, and can function as poorly as drunks, says leading neuroscientist as he urges the country to get back to bed<p>People who boast about getting by on less than five hours sleep should be shunned like smokers, because of …

5 Ways Blend If in Photoshop Will Blow Your Mind by Blake Rudis

You may have stumbled across the Blend-If controls in the Layer Style dialog box in Photoshop. But chances are that you did not even notice them, let …

Tutorials

This is What Adobe’s Dehaze Slider Does to Photos of the Night Sky

Adobe’s new Dehaze slider has been wowing photographers since it was launched for Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW last month. We’ve seen what it can …

Tell Us Your Experience With Sleep Paralysis

It can happen to anyone, and it's terrifying.

The First 3 Photoshop Blend Modes You Need to Understand

Photoshop can be extremely intimidating to learn, but once you start to get a grasp on some of the tools it has to offer, you’ll wonder how you ever …

Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

New Adobe CC Updates – Initial Thoughts and Impressions

Adobe CC’s new massive update was released a little under two weeks ago, bringing some new features to both Lightroom and Photoshop. I imagine, like …

Tutorials
Nikon

Free Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe products are synonymous with the design and illustration world. They can, however, be expensive for designers, whether professional or not. …

Photoshop

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Sensor Size, Perspective and Depth of Field

A few months ago we wrote an extensive article on sensor crop factors and equivalence. In that post we covered several topics: the history of the …

Cameras

4 Awesome Android Apps That Offer Features iPhone Users Can't Have

We resurrected our recurring series on great Android apps that offer cool features iPhone users can’t have, and it was one of our most popular posts …

Apps

5 Layer Mask Tips You May Not Know

As photographers, we use some pretty complex software. These programs allow us to create stunning images that, let’s be honest, would be very …

This Clever DIY Platform Lets You Take Pictures Over Fences

Hobbyist photographer and motor racing fan Carlo Bingen was at a race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium yesterday when he cane across …

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

How to Use Focus Stacking for Tack Sharp Photographs

Due to limitations of our lenses, getting tack sharp exposures in which the foreground and background are both in perfect focus can sometimes be …

Tutorials