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Using Channels to Selectively Edit Your Photos

Have you ever wondered what that obscure tab called “Channels” in Photoshop does? You know, the one with black and white layers of your photograph …

How to Use Strip Lighting for Outdoor Portraits

Using strobes outside is one way to create drama in your photographs. By adding artificial light to your scene, you can include a background that …

Three Lenses Every Photographer Should Own

Pin ItA Guest Post by Chris Folsom. It’s a question I hear a lot from new photographers: “what lenses should I buy?” And while there are a lot of …

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses for Photographing Couples

Posing Guide for Photographing Couples: Couple photography is about connection, interaction and feelings between two people. Here are some poses to …

Incredible Steel Wool Light Paintings Done to Look Like Rorschach Ink Blots

Light-painting, like time-lapse, is a genre of photography that is packed full of talent, making it really hard to pick quality work to feature (if …

Photoshop tips Using the - Blend If Feature

Photoshop tips - Using the - Blend if feature - Photoshop tips, using layers and blending to replace a sky with a new sky.

Semi-Autobracketing for HDR - How to Extend Your Exposure Bracketing Series

Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is the function by which modern DSLR cameras take multiple photos at different exposures with a single click on the …

Iceland Spar: The Rock That Discovered Optics

Every year, I can’t think of anything I want for Christmas. So this year, I was pretty excited to come home and tell my wife, “I know exactly what I …

Tips for Learning to Love Photoshop Actions

Tips for Learning to Love Photoshop Actions - sample images before and after, how to apply actions, and when to use them.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

Check Out the New Ibelux 40mm f/0.85: The World’s Fastest Mirrorless System Lens

Speed freaks (at least where lenses are concerned) who love their mirrorless camera get ready to celebrate, because there’s a new super-fast lens on …

See the Energy Behind an Ambitious Portrait Photograph

We don’t always get the chance to see and appreciate the passion that goes into a photography project. Artists spend days, weeks, months, or even …

Weekly Challenge - Macro Photography

Go Behind the Scenes with Talented Time-Lapse Photographer Michel Shinblum

Michael Shainblum is a name that has come up a few times on PetaPixel, and it’s always associated with a spectacular time-lapse that earns many a …

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses

In both studio and on-location photography, the right family poses make the difference between stunning memories and forgettable snapshots. Most …

Quick Tips on Getting Started in the Field of Product Photography

Product photography is a field within commercial photography or, more colloquially, advertising photography. The end goal for advertising photography …

Landscape 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 …