Matthew James Southward

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What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

7 Most Challenging Shooting Scenarios and How to Make the Best of Them

We photographers love a challenge. Whether it is contorting ourselves into strange positions to get a macro shot, or trying to soothe a screaming …

The 19 Most Popular Compact System and Mirrorless Cameras with Our Readers

Earlier in the week we revealed the DSLRs that were best selling among our readers over the last few months. While DSLRs are still the most popular …

14 Things I Have Learned From Being a Photographer

I am not at the top. I’m not even skating the middle, but I have been doing this photography thing for a while, and there are some things I’ve …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

How to Use Shutter Speed in Photography

Learning how to use shutter speed effectively can create lively pictures and give motion to your subject without blurring your picture. Let’s define …

The Lightroom Trick For Sharpening Women's Skin

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Develop | 17 comments<p><b>Above:</b> When we sharpen women’s skin, our general goal is to keep the skin …

How To Enhance Eyes Using Lightroom

Everyone has heard the saying, "The eyes are the window to the soul." There is a lot of truth to this when it comes to photographs. The first thing …

Tutorials

Neat Trick: How to Customize Your Lightroom 5 ‘Splash Screen’ Image in Less Than a Minute

Here’s a really neat little customization trick that Adobe are allowing you to do if you’re using Lightroom 5 or newer. You know that splash screen …

Photographer Captures ‘Manhattan in Motion’ in Engaging Time-Lapse

New York-based photographer Josh Owens spent over a month a few years back bringing New York City to life in the time-lapse above called <i>Manhattan in</i> …

12 Cheap Gifts For Photographers (Plus 12 Expensive Ones)

Buying gifts for photographers can be tough, but it doesn't need to be expensive and if you're unsure of what to buy then our list is going to make …

20 Dos and Don'ts for Shooting the Moon

The moon is a very popular subject for photographers of all skill levels to shoot. But if you’ve ever tried to photograph the moon, you’ve probably …

15 Tips for Image Management Success in Lightroom 5 - by Tim Grey

Lightroom can be a tremendously powerful tool for managing large volumes of images effectively and efficiently. Actually, that’s one of the things …

Tutorials

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …