Matt Marcouillier

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How I Add Atmosphere To Some Of My Shots Using Photoshop

A lot of times, what appears to be light effects in my work is actually done in post production, using Photoshop, to enhance or exaggerate existing …

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Complete Lighting Walk-through & Behind The Scenes Footage Of A Fitness Photoshoot

We’re only rarely treated to such thorough walk-throughs and behind the scenes footage as the one pro photographer, Alexis Cuarezma has posted over …

Using the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera Raw

What is the Adjustment Brush? The Adjustment Brush is an editing tool in Adobe Camera Raw (known simply as ACR). This tool is possibly the equivalent …

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Photo Composition: 9 Basic Guidelines For Better Photographs

Without rules, there would be chaos. Yet, without chaos, sometimes the art cannot be created. There are “rules” in photography, but they are more …

Extreme Shadow Recovery Trick in Lightroom

Sometimes a photograph needs extreme shadow recovery, and Lightroom 5’s shadow slider just doesn’t cut it. Lightroom 4’s old f<i>ill light</i> slider can be …

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Tools for the Traveling Photographer

When you’re on the road or overseas, there are things you want in your gear bag that you might not need to drag around with you when you’re close to …

This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich …

My Photoshop story | Brooke Shaden, fine art photographer | Photoshop 25th anniversary

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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 …

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

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Composite Photography: Does It Make You Less of A Photographer?

Day in and day out, I photograph children, families, high school seniors, and couples. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and the variety of genres I …

How I Created a Shot of Myself Falling in the Kitchen with Food Flying Everywhere

So I recently had this crazy idea in my head and some free time. The idea was to have myself falling over in the kitchen with tea and biscuits flying …

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use …

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

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 …

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 …

Color Perception and How it Might Apply to Photography

Our perceptions of world are unique in two ways. First of all they are unique from the perceptions of others. Although two people might agree that …

Lightroom Mobile Video – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets

We shared a video yesterday for everyone interested in […]

CTRL+Console For Lightroom | Is This The Best Way To Control Lightroom?

If you were to attend a large photographic trade show or conference, in all likelihood you would be under sensory overload. Everything is large, …

Survey Mode in Adobe Lightroom

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Best Tripod Head | A Face Off: Ball Head vs. Pan Head

Best Tripod Head Face Off<p>Ball head or pan head? No, I’m not talking about weird looking fish that probably taste okay, but you’ll never know because …

How to Use Focus Stacking for Tack Sharp Photographs

Due to limitations of our lenses, getting tack sharp exposures in which the foreground and background are both in perfect focus can sometimes be …

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …

Photoshop Video Tutorial #7: Filters from The Beginners Basics Series

<b>Brand new to Photoshop?</b> Literally got hooked up on Adobe Creative Cloud last week? If so, more than likely you're fumbling around trying to make …

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

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What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use …

How to Select and Change Colors in Photoshop

Learn how to create selections based on color, and then replace that color in Photoshop. Also, learn to fix your selection using a Layer Mask.

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A Beginners Guide to Light Modifiers

Regardless of the light source you use (daylight, continuous or flash) it’s really easy to use light modifiers or shapers to train the light in any …