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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% …

Dreamy Abstract Street Photos Capture the Look & Feel of Fading Memories

<b>Alan Humphris</b>‘ journey into the world of street photography began with a trip to Tibet in 2000. It was then he discovered he had “an eye for it,” as …

Landscape Photography

ensemble seul

Project info<p>Here are some of the photos that will be featured in the upcoming "ensemble seul" book. You can order it here until July 2nd:<br>ulule.com/ensemble-seul/

Megan McIsaac on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“I think it’s easy to capture beauty because I truly find beauty in everything, all the time. But I’m more interested in the challenge of digging …

Communicate

Pestka - Photographs and text by Magdalena Switek | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Exposure Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>I have been photographing my daughter for a couple of years …

Photography

How to Make a Person's Skin Look Better In-Camera

Lots of people are self-conscious about their skin, and it can be even tougher for you as a photographer if you’re photographing a teenager. While …

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Photography Tips

Use Rembrandt Lighting in Your Portrait Photography for Added Drama

Our portrait photography photo tip for today is about “Rembrandt Lighting.” This is a great lighting pattern to use if you are going for a dramatic …

24 Photos of Perfectly Posed Portraits

en_US<p>article<p>Editor’s note: this week we will be featuring a series of articles on posing for portraits. Look for a new one each day. If you miss any …

How To: Use Halo Lighting In Portrait Photography

When New york portrait and fashion photographer Carol Weinberg revamped her website, she wanted to create some new work to show off her skills. This …

Five Common Mistakes That Make Retouched Skin Look Unnatural

Retouching skin is about detail and patience. It can be a real time consuming and can require a high level of precision to keep the natural aspect of …

A Quick Way To Add a Dusty Atmosphere In Photoshop

I’m sure that you have had that experience in which, after hours of editing a photo you shot, you still sense that there is something missing, but …

Balancing Skin Tone and Creating Skin Tone References

Apples are red, grass is green, and the sky is blue. But what colour is skin?<p>Skin gives us probably the most complex range of colours in photography, …

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Photoshop

Using The Brenizer Method In Studio To Emulate Striking Larger Format Portraits

I don’t think anyone would begrudge me for saying that one of the most disheartening and frustrating things about photography is seeing images you …

Photography

10 Editing Techniques That Changed My Photography

In the digital age you as a photographer are expected to be familiar and knowledgeable with Photoshop. It can be argued back and forth if this is …

Tutorials

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 …

The Best Times of Day to Use Natural Light For Your Photos

Yes, you’ve heard of the Golden Hour, but do you know about the Blue Hour? Or have you ever looked at the quality of the sun before sunset happens …

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 …

The 5 Most Common Key Light Patterns in Portrait Photography

One of the most difficult parts of mastering studio lighting is memorizing all the photography jargon. You may hear terms like “loop lighting” or …

Photoshop - Introduction to the Dodge and Burn Technique

Tips for Using Golden Hour Light for Portraits

Most photographers will argue vehemently that the golden hour – that pocket of time just after sunrise and just before sunset – produces some of the …

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 …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to do Frequency Separation for Retouching a Portrait

If you have seen some of the portrait retouching videos on the internet, you have probably stumbled upon the term “frequency separation” at one time …

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

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Bounce Flash: Off-Camera Flash for a Giant Softbox Effect

One great way to get big, soft, even light for your portraits is by reflecting the light from a small source off of a larger surface. This is a …

Photography