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These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

VSCO Keys Lives On By Going Free and Open Source

In early September 2015, we reported that VSCO was discontinuing its VSCO Keys keyboard shortcut software for Lightroom. There’s some good news …

Mobile Photography

How To Create a Recoverable Workspace in Mac OS X For Safe Photo Editing

Many photographers unfortunately know the horror of editing a photograph and accidentally saving over the original copy all too well. While Lightroom …

Operating Systems

*Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens, a user review w/ @getolympus

Ultra wide angle options for every system, tend to be expensive and/or compromised. It can be difficult to optically correct and transfer light onto …

How-To: Swap Your iMac, Mac mini or MacBook CD/DVD drive for a super-fast SSD

When I wrote a series of How-To guides showing how easy it was to swap old Mac hard disks for new solid state drives (SSDs), I focused on raw upgrades — slow mechanical drives for fast chip-based ones. The reason was simple: put an SSD in your Mac instead of the old hard disk, and you’ll be blown …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

New York City

How To Digitally Blend a Single RAW file by Jimmy McIntyre

Digital blending is a technique by which you blend selected regions of one photo with regions from another photo to combine the best aspects of both …

Tutorials

How to Add and Remove Fog in Photoshop

Learn How to Add and Remove Fog in Photoshop in today's episode! This super quick and Easy Tutorial will turn you into a fog wizard. Guaranteed. …

Photoshop

How to Use the Powerful New Local Adjustments in Lightroom CC

Along with the new pano and HDR tools Adobe added a really neat feature in its recent release of Lightroom CC (or Lightroom 6 if you buy the …

Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 Image Samples and First Impressions

<b>Update: check out the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 complete review here!</b><p>Today Olympus announced two extreme wide angle lenses for the Micro Four Thirds …

Depth Of Field

A Monster Collection of 99 Photography Tutorials, Inspiration, Reviews and Blogs

Another terrific week has just passed us by, with a lot of activity in the world of photography. This weeks lists of links features tutorials, a …

The Black Card Technique | An Inexpensive Gradual ND Filter Alternative

Long exposure photography is a fairly easy and efficient way to make your images stand out from the masses and to create something special. …

Landscape Photography

How To: A Primer on Reducing Noise in Photos Using Adobe Lightroom

Nothing can be more frustrating than taking a beautiful photograph only to later find out that it is riddled with digital noise. While digital image …

Tutorials

What’s New for Photography in Adobe Creative Cloud 2015

Adobe announced a major update to its Creative Cloud subscription service today, bringing a large number of improvements to the entire Adobe family …

Tutorials

Dehaze Comes to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

That Dehaze feature that Adobe teased last month is now official for Photoshop’s Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom in a major new Creative Cloud update. …

Mac OS X El Capitan preview

At WWDC 2015 last week, Apple unveiled the next version of Mac OS X, El Capitan. It’s coming this fall, and there will be a public beta beginning sometime in July. It will be free for all users.<p>In the yearly cadence of OS releases, roughly every other one ends up being smaller — and El Capitan is …

Operating Systems

30 Keyboard Shortcuts for Speed and Creativity in Adobe Photoshop

Becoming comfortable with digital post-production is all about having good flow. A good workflow lets you be fast and creative with ease. Memorizing …

Tutorials

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

Photojournalism

How to Easily Create a Tasteful HDR Image Using Photoshop

A lot of people associated HDR with over-processed, surreal images. This is not always the case. Shooting HDR can be very useful in different …

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 …

Tutorials

Here’s a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

In this post, I’ll share a trick I use to get some adjustments “beyond” +100 or -100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.<p>In the screenshot above, I …

Lightning Quick Photo Edit: See a Landscape Photo Transformed in Just 5 Minutes

If you think editing a beautiful landscape image in Camera RAW and Photoshop ought to take 30 minutes or an hour or longer, landscape photographer …

The Olympus 12-40mm f

Let’s be honest for a moment. Zoom lenses are rarely — if ever — able to produce better photographs than their prime lens counterparts.<p>It’s just …

Olympus Unveils a Titanium OM-D E-M5 II, 8mm f/1.8, and 7-14mm f/2.8

Olympus today announced a new limited edition Titanium OM-D E-M5 II and two new lenses: the 8mm f/1.8 and the 7-14mm f/2.8.<p>Titanium OM-D E-M5 …

Olympus

Olympus OM-D E-M10: Cutting-Edge Camera With a Friendly-ish Price

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review<p>High-End Features Without the Premium Price<p>Style and Substance Inside<p>User-Friendly Controls<p>Designed for a Mobile …

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …

This is What Photographers Need to Know About Basic Filter Types And Their Uses

Filters have been around since the beginning of photography. Most of them were used in film and analogue photography because different materials have …