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Creating Impactful Black and White Imagery for Instagram

<i>Photographers who love black and white photography should check this out!</i><p>Are you drawn to dramatic and impactful black and white imagery on Instagram …

iOS Apps

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Linux

Beginner Photography Tip: Advanced Controls That Will Take Your Photos to the Next Level

Tell me if this sounds familiar...You've been dabbling in photography for awhile now, but find yourself wanting to learn more.You have a good handle …

These Two Lightroom Tutorials Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Nature & Landscape Photographs

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to …

Tutorials

How to Create a Photo Collage in Adobe Photoshop

Get to know in detail how to create a photo collage with the help of Adobe Photoshop in just minutes with this step-by-step videoguide.

10 Hidden Obscure Photoshop Tools and Features in Photoshop CC

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, Tutvid will do a quick 45 minute rundown of 10 features (and one bonus trick) that are relatively unknown or …

How to do a Quick and Simple Corporate Portrait Setup

Daniel Norton knows a thing or two about portraiture. Renowned for his ability to manipulate light, the NYC based fashion photographer has posed …

Learn 10 Photoshop Tricks & Hidden Features in 20 Minutes with This Helpful Tutorial (VIDEO)

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers a wide array of capabilities that are unfamiliar to many photographers. Thanks to this …

A travel photographer reveals a simple trick for taking unforgettable vacation pictures

Karolina Valeikaite studied photography at Middlesex University in London. She thought she might go into fashion, but she decided to quit her media job and travel the world with her boyfriend, instead.<p>Scroll through her Instagram account and you'll find a breathtaking collection of purple sunsets, …

How to: Edit DSLR RAW Photos With Your Smartphone

In the past few years, smartphones have become a lot more powerful. Rather than being underpowered, barely capable phones, they’re now as specced out …

How to Create a Home Photography Studio in 6 Easy Steps

If you’re ready to jump into photography as a business but aren’t quite ready to fork over tons of money to rent a studio space, don’t worry! You can …

Expert Advice: 9 Tips to Take Better Pictures from Garden Photographer Clive Nichols

Thanks to smart phones and ever more sophisticated compact cameras, we are all photographers now. But there’s a wide gulf between those everyday …

Two Ways to Dodge and Burn More Effectively in Photoshop

While Photoshop does have the “Dodge” and “Burn” tools, using them destructively on your original image is definitely not the best way to edit your …

Tutorials

26 Best Photography Themes for WordPress

Photography themes are among the most stylish WordPress themes in existence. This is mostly due to the fact that they rely on beautiful imagery to …

100 Photography Tips for Beginners

Downtown LA, 2015Dear friend,If you’re new to photography, it can be quite daunting. There is so much information on the internet about photography, …

This $8 IKEA table hack produces killer product shots

Here is a nice concept for product photography. If you are familiar with table-top, you will love this table-bottom concept.<p>This one is coming from …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

This Photoshop Trick Lets You Easily Fix Color Fringing

Photoshop and Lightroom both have built-in tools for dealing with chromatic aberration (AKA color fringing), but in some cases the features don’t …

Tutorials

How to turn your iPhone’s Health app into an essential fitness dashboard

Despite its heart-shaped icon, Health is an unloved app. It tends to gets relegated to a junk folder, along with other un-deletable Apple cruft, like the Stocks app.<p>But when you get past its garish colors and clunky user interface, Apple’s Health app turns out to be genuinely useful — if you …

Beginners, Try These 4 Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

There exists in society an unfortunate idea that gear is the chief distinction between a professional and an amateur photographer. Sure, there may be …

How To Combine WordPress And PhotoShelter To Build Your Photographer Website

This post was written by web consultant, photographer and PhotoShelter certified consultant David Brabyn. When it comes to powering your photography …

Web Design

Awesome Gear for iPhone Photography — Tools and Toys

The iPhone has become the world’s most popular camera, and for good reason. Focus pixels, face detection, auto-stabilization, optical image …

How to Improve Any Photo in 8 or Less Steps

When perusing photography articles and tutorials across the Web it’s not uncommon to encounter various takes on “getting it right in camera.” From …

The insanely slow road to building a blog (and why most people give up)

Building a successful blog is <i>hard</i>. There’s a lot more to it than simply creating a blog and writing your first post. For starters, readers won’t show up just because you’re writing. You have to tell people about your work if you want them to care.<p>But a lot of what it takes to build a successful …

Motivation

TEDx Talk: Photographer Trey Ratcliff on Finding Your Own Greatness

Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff has millions of social media followers online, runs a famous travel photography blog called Stuck in Customs, …

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a classic, learn how it was made with one page

<i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> is a wonderful movie in almost all regards, but have you ever sat down to really explore the craft that went into its creation?<p>Editor Vashi Nedomansky has created a "one page film school" for <i>Raiders</i>, and it goes into detail about everything from the trailer, to how the film …

Harrison Ford

Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism

DIY: How To Build Your Own Ring Light

<i>Meet</i> <b>Jay Russell</b> <i>a.k.a.</i> The Photo Fiend<i>, a self-taught creative portrait photographer based in Calgary. Want to improve your portraits with a full,</i> …

DIY

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

Landscape Photography

Shooting Simple Product Photos with Printer Paper and a Window

Indian photographer Kunal Daswani created this short and sweet beginner’s tutorial on how you can easily shoot a product photo using natural window …

Cameras