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Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

Photoshop Tutorial: Create the Sky Logo Typography Lightning Effect

This tutorial will teach you how to recreate the <b>lightning effect used in the recent Sky logo</b> version. While you can see this type treatment on …

5 Pieces of Equipment You Should Carry for Any Photo Excursion

Planning Your Camera Gear<p>Before I share my advice with you I want you to know I am an avid outdoor photographer. It is my passion and the reason for …

5 Kinds of Photography Equipment That Waste Your Money

A Guest Post by Kat Landreth from Pare and Focus I love the idea of photography gear that will do the job without breaking the bank. Unfortunately …

The Phoblographer's Library - The Phoblographer

If you search Amazon for photography books, you’ll currently get 103,631 results. Some are gems and some aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. …

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

Tutorials

When to Stop Being a Photographer and Start Being a Photo Editor

At some point, every photo shoot comes to an end. Every portrait session, cookbook shoot, family vacation, ad campaign, college graduation, wedding, …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

Tutorials

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Photography

The Sabattier Effect

I have a rule when it comes to Photoshop, Lightroom, and post-processing in general. I have always felt that image manipulation should be a tool, not …

Using Smart Previews in Lightroom 5

If you’ve ever encountered a “The Folder Could Not Be Found” message in the Lightroom Develop module or seen a question mark over a folder name in …

How to Use Lightroom Collections to Improve your Workflow

The main benefit of Lightroom’s Library module is that it gives you the tools you need to get organised and speed up your workflow. The end result is …

Making Sense of Lightroom’s Grid View

Lightroom's Grid View: Today, I’m going to take a closer look at the Grid View (part of the Library module) and show you how to customise the display.

Reflectors: Your Secret Weapon for Amazing Portrait Photography

There is no doubt that using natural light in portrait photography can get you the best results. However sometimes, as you all probably know, natural …

Photography

Newborn Photography Black and White Conversion in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop. The Lightroom Preset System is …

The Hidden Secrets of Lightroom 5’s Loupe View

Last week I showed you how to use Lightroom’s Grid View. Once you have customised the Grid View to suit your needs, it is time to move on to the …

3 Lightroom History Tips

Like Photoshop, Lightroom has a History feature that shows a list of the fixes you’ve applied to an image. It can be used to wind back changes that …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View

For decades photographers have faced the question of how to determine which of their images are the best. I’ve been through it all, from squinting at …

Photography

Creating a Black and White High Contrast Portrait Edit in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop …

Comparing Images with Lightroom 5’s Survey View

Comparing Images with Lightroom 5’s Survey View, how to use this viewing mode in the library module to compare images

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Tutorials

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography author Tony Northrup shows us some tips for making that white background, white!

Photography

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.

Photography

Creative ways to use Keywords in Lightroom 5

Creative ways to use keywords in Lightroom 5, 5 tips and ways to take advantage of this powerful feature you may not have considered!

Lightroom

5 Tips for Successful HDR Photos

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

Beauty and Portraits on a Budget

If you have ever had any interest in beauty or portraiture, but found yourself frustrated not being able to afford expensive lighting, studio space …

Weekly Challenge - Macro Photography

Macro Photography

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

Cameras