Niek Broens

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Useful Free Lightroom Plugin Shows You What Focus Points Your Camera Used for Each Photo

There are some Lightroom plugins that make you truly question why the feature isn’t built directly into Lightroom itself, and Show Focus Points is …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

How to Make Colors POP in Photoshop

This technique is perfect for a photo that is dominated by one or two Colors, especially if those Colors are complimentary.

Tutorials

3 Tips for Perfect Skin inside Lightroom

A simple rule when enhancing skin: Don’t make it look fake.<p>Too often photographers don’t know when to stop when enhancing skin. They take the edit a …

Simple Ways to Use Your Flash by Joe McNally

In a recent podcast with Joe McNally, he mentioned a few simple techniques that will be further explored at his upcoming Photoshop World …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Sunsets are a huge draw for landscape photographers due to the unique light at the end of the day. Not only is the colour of the light attractive but …

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control …

How to Create Industrial Portraits in Harsh Sunlight

Blazing sun in the middle of the day is not the kind of light source that photographers dream of. The high, harsh light casts dark, unflattering …

Using Complementary Colors to Make Your Photos Pop

Opposites attract. That’s what they say. Typically this saying refers to people. The quiet shy girl likes the talkative outgoing boy, the short man …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

How to photograph food and drink

Given how much time we spend talking about where, when and what to eat and drink, why not take the time to properly photograph what is dished up? …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …

9 Photography Ideas to Fuel Your Photographic Journey

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ 1. Take an Overnight Photography Trip Overnight trips with other photographers make for a great time to talk and explore …

A Guide to Shooting Outdoors in Low Light Conditions

Shooting in low light, as with many other forms of photography, requires a bit of thought beforehand in order to get the most from the time you have. …

50mm Focal Length: Weekly Photography Challenge

We’ve written many times about why we like 50mm lenses here on dPS (for example here, here and here) and every time we do we get a heap of readers …

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

10 Travel Photography Tips to Help Avoid Regrets When You Get Home

By Hélio Dias. I have lost count of how many times I’ve came home and regretted not having done something to get better pictures when I was …

Yellow: Weekly Photography Challenge

After our post yesterday on using colour boldly we thought it might be time for a ‘colour’ related challenge this week. The colour we’re nominating …

Photographing Waterfalls: 6 Tips To Get You Started

Some of my favourite landscapes to photograph are waterfalls. The smoothness of the water against the hard, sharp edges of the rocks or striking …

How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

The Most Important Tip for Street Photography

If you clicked this link expecting a simple technical tip to improve your street photography then you’ve come to the wrong place. This is not an …

Street Photography

5 Ideas to Photograph When You’re Out on the Street

1. Seek Out EmotionThis is an easy point to make—photographs are better when they show people’s emotions. However, it’s much easier said than done. …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Street Photography