Melanie Bennett

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6 Life Lessons That Can Make You a Better Photographer

Photography can’t be all f-stops and shutter speeds; megapixels and frames per second shouldn't dominate your thought process each time you reach for …

A Young Photojournalist on Burning Out, Getting Ahead, and Being Satisfied with Your Own Work.

We all have our own motivation for the images we choose to make. Every photographer has that little voice, that driving force pushing you toward the …

Oddly Captivating Time-Lapse of Ice Cream Melting Isn’t Nearly as Boring as You Think

You know the saying “that’s about as exciting as watching water boil?” Well, this time-lapse is about as exciting as watching ice cream melt… …

Step up your Photoshop game - Mask It Like a Pro!

Example from the course <i>Mask It Like a Pro!</i>: Selective editing using a set of complex layer masks.<p>Layer masking is undoubtedly one of the most …

Tutorials

Camera Settings for Concert Photography

Choosing the right camera settings for concert photography can be a daunting task, even for experienced music photographers. Here’s a breakdown of …

Technically Perfect = Technically Boring. Five Rules You Should Always Sometimes Break

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a new friend via Facebook and he asked me to describe my most creative period of time and, if I could talk about …

How to Remove Tan Lines and Sunburn in Photoshop

Here are some quick and easy tips for removing sunburn and tan lines, while also creating a tan. No need for sunscreen! We can take care of all of …

Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC

6 Things You Don’t Know About Apertures, But Probably Should

One of the first things that we learn when we start taking photographs seriously is that ‘aperture’, the size of the hole in the lens through which …

Tutorial: How to Quickly Fix Skin Redness Using the HSL Sliders in Photoshop

One problem almost all portrait photographers are going to run into at one point or another is skin redness. We’re human, there’s blood flowing …

Thorough Tutorial Teaches You How to Fix Common Hair and Skin Issues in Portraits

Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot is back with another share-worthy and thorough tutorial, and this time he’s showing you how to fix some of the …

Tutorial: A Simple Way to Add a Watermark to Your Images Without Ruining Them

Watermarks are a controversial topic. Many believe they ruin your images, and are so easily removed that there’s no point in adding one. Others see …

10 Amazing Deals and Freebies on Photography Courses and Guides

It's been a while that we brought you deals and freebies from around the web. Today we have for you some cool deals on photography courses and …

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

The Best Way to Watermark Your Images in Photoshop

Master the Watermark: learn how and when to apply water marks to all of your images using a custom brush in Photoshop so it is easily repeatable.

DIY: All-in-One Light Grid Diffuser and Cool Background Made from Plastic Bottles

We wouldn’t exactly describe it as ‘elegant,’ but this little DIY project by Instructables user pizzidave is both functional and extremely easy to …

Photoshop Experiment: 1 Photograph, 27 Countries, 27 Definitions of ‘Beautiful’

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if journalist Esther Honig has proven anything with her fascinating Photoshop project <i>Before & …

4 Basic Characteristics of Light Every Photographer Should Know

If there is one essential ingredient for photography, it is light. It really wouldn’t matter how much money you put into your lenses and cameras if …

How to Fix Common Skin and Hair Issues Using Texture Grafting

From a retouching standpoint, there are few things more unpleasant or challenging than dealing with chunks of hair on the face, missing patches of …

How to Remove Objects From an Image With Photoshop

Photoshop has such a diverse range of tools and image editing capabilities that it’s hard for one person to learn how they all work. It’s easy to …

How to Create and Use Photoshop Actions to Speed up Your Workflow

What are Photoshop Actions? Photoshop Actions are very useful time savers. Should you find yourself applying the same Photoshop commands or a series …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

How To Properly Shoot Landscape Night Photographs

Shooting landscapes during the night can make for a stunning photo. Our eyes can see the night sky in great sensitivity – we can look at the stars …

How to Use Inexpensive Lights to Create Amazing Ring Shots and Macro Images!

Great Lighting Accessories<p>As photographers we love lighting equipment that help us produce better photos. My friend Travis Johansen introduced these …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Timelapse Photography

We’ve covered some basic timelapse tutorials in previous posts here on PictureCorrect, but given the complexity involved in the process, it never …

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …