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5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

Captivating Street Photography (15 photos)

As a longtime fan of Heiko Waechter, I had to get in touch with him to ask him about his street photography. Just how is he able to capture these beautiful yet fleeting moments? What would inspire him to start down this creative path? Read our interview with him, below, to find out.<p><b>What is it about</b> …

Contrast and How It Affects Portraits

Taming the beast known as contrast is often a photographer’s biggest challenge. As the photographer, your task is usually to decide what’s most …

Shutter Speed

Advanced Photo Enlargement Processing for Digital Photos

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009<p>All digital systems use “color profiles” as a type of standard to generate and display color. Digital image files are …

Color Management

Children Portrait Photography Techniques

You try and try to get that perfect shot. If only they’d stay still, if only they’d smile… if only they’d look at the camera! So many useful things …

Top 5 Tips You Need to Know Before Photographing Your First Wedding

Are you freaking out about shooting your first wedding!? This article will give you the Top 5 MOST IMPORTANT wedding photography tips that you need …

5 More Shots Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

How varied is your photography repertoire? How diverse is your skill set? Mastering a particular kind of shot is important — essential, even. But …

In Defence of Presets: 5 Reasons to Automate Your Post-Production Workflow

A lot of photographers look down on presets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and actions in Adobe Photoshop. This isn’t without reason. When people first …

How to Create the Look - Posing a Group

In this series, I explore what goes into to getting a shot. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments and I’ll try to unlock any secrets. …

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Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …

Search Results for “personal projects”

You probably hear a lot of photographers talk about embarking on a personal photography project. They might be in the midst of a slow time, or they …

Getting the Most Out of Your DSLR

If you just got your first DSLR or if you’ve had one for awhile and want to get serious about taking better pictures, the advice in this article is …

HDRI – High Dynamic Range Imaging

One of the most common problems photographers face is taking pictures with both a very bright and a very dark part in the image. In these cases, we …

Pay Attention to Negative Space

<b>What is Negative Space?</b><p>First of all, let’s clarify the definition of negative space. This refers to the area around your subject. For example, in the …

Here's Why You Need Photoshop's Pen Tool in Automotive Retouching

First off, some Fstoppers readers who follow my articles may be confused right now because I am posting an automotive retouching tutorial. For those …

How to Fix Oily Skin in Photoshop

Beauty photography is quite literally a fine art, since you have to take all the imperfections shown by your subject and eliminate them 100 percent. …

These Are The Things That You Should Say in Your Photographer’s Biography

A few weeks back we took a slightly tongue in cheek look at some of the things that you should not put in your photographer’s biography. Today we …

My Lightroom Post-Production Workflow After a Day Behind the Lens

This post is a basic rundown of how things work behind my lens, after a big day of shooting. In this case, it’s mountain biking. However, whether …

Tutorials

The most prosperous countries in the world, based on happiness and financial health

The UK took fifteenth place, having achieved the biggest turnaround in any major developed economy<p>Norway has been named the world’s most prosperous country for the seventh year running, while neighbouring countries Denmark and Sweden also make the top five in a ranking of 142 countries across the …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

The Fake Double Exposure Photography Trick

Mark Wallace has been traveling around the globe for several months now, and every now and then he comes up with an amazing tip or tutorial for …

Landscape Photography

How to Use the Local Adjustments Tools Inside Lightroom

Whenever you take a photo, no matter what the subject, it would be extremely unusual if it couldn’t be improved in some way by making local …

Lightroom Slow? Try Setting a Huge Cache Size

Here’s a quick tip: if your Lightroom’s Develop module is a pain to work with because it’s so slow, try increasing the Camera Raw cache size in the …

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

These Are the Issues With Selecting a Shutter Speed for Video and Stills

In a recent article we looked at the impact that video is having, and will have on the future of stills photography. The advent of 4K video in …

This Photoshop Tutorial Will Show You How To Soften Harsh Shadows In Black And White Portraits

We photographers all strive for the perfect light. It is normal to aim for perfection, however, the light that we usually imagine in our heads is …

A Photographer's Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a city made famous by canals, cannabis and one or two other things, has the potential to be a photographer's paradise. In reality, despite …

5 Non-Technical Tips That Can Lead to Better Portraits

Portraiture is arguably the most powerful of genres under the photography umbrella. A portrait can recall old memories — good or bad; it can shed …

There’s Only One Prerequisite to Be a Photographer

I feel so fortunate. I get to travel all over and meet thousands of photographers each year. Each of them is different with a unique view of the …

What Camera Should I Buy? | An Overview of Today’s Most Popular Choices

Is Nikon better than Canon? Sony better than Nikon? Fuji better than…blah blah blah! Is this really a relevant discussion these days? Should I be …