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How to Remove ANYTHING From a Photo in Photoshop

How many times have you taken a photo, thought it was great, and only realized later that there's something in the shot that you don't want to be …

Tutorials

Learn to Make Boring Night Photos Look Spectacular with This 5-Minute Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If …

Five Tips to Pricing Your Photography Work

Whether you are just starting out or you have been shooting for years, pricing is always top of your mind. For a long time, I just plucked figures …

6 Pros Share Their Lighting Secrets for Better Portrait Photography

As people move through different stages of their life, photographic records of these events are the mainstay of the portrait photographer’s business …

How to Get Sharply Focused Photos with a Wide Aperture

Shooting with a wide aperture allows you to drastically isolate your subject from the background and play around with bokeh, making it a neat …

5 Lightroom Secrets That Will Change Your Landscape Photography Forever (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a highly acclaimed French landscape photographer, so when he says the Lightroom secrets in this tutorial literally changed his life, …

Tutorials

How to Transform Badly Lit Conference Rooms Into Beautiful Backdrops

It's quite common to shoot photo sessions in unimpressive locations; it goes with the territory when shooting on-the-go and outside of a studio. …

Shutter Speed

This Is How To Decide If A Photo Should Be Color Or Black And White

I know I’m not the only photographer who has been confronted by the following dilemma: <i>should this shot be color or black and white?</i> Some people may …

How to use the Finder’s powerful bulk renaming tools

Renaming a single file in the Finder isn’t too bad. You can click on its name and type in a new one. But what if you want to rename a whole bunch of files at once? Maybe you want to add the same text to the beginning of every file, or add a number to the end of a folder full of MP3 recording to …

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle--the way a good chocolate chip cookie should be.<p>Makes about 12<p>Prep: 10 minutes<p>Total: 1 hour 30 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>4 1/4 cups|685 grams all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups|340 grams unsalted butter, softened, …

Dessert

From basic to advanced: tips for posing female models

Whether you are a model choosing a pose or a photographer posing your model, this is a decision that can shape the look of the image and therefore …

Photography Tips | From Shoot To Post: Dealing With Odd Hues

It’s a colorful world we live in, and that’s a beautiful thing. But sometimes as photographers, we find our images have gone a little sideways when …

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

Shoot All Day Long: Techniques to Improve Daylight Photography

Golden hour. That time of the day where the warm sunlight makes every shot look like a magazine cover or a movie poster. It would be great if that …

Adobe launches new '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' tutorial series on YouTube

Adobe launched a new YouTube tutorial series for Photoshop beginners this week. It's called '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' and it covers some basic tips on …

Instagram Hashtags for Portrait Photographers

You shoot portrait photography. Maybe your style is to capture only the face, or to include the subject’s torso. Maybe you like to shoot the entire …

Charming Rustic Shelves And How To Add Them To Modern Spaces

There are many ways to give a space the warmth and charm it needs in order to feel like a home. You can do it with color, a special selection of …

3 Ways to Find Clients While You Sleep

Being a great photographer is only one part of turning it in to a full-time job. You’ll also need some business chops, and these 3 tips from …

Yelp

You Should Make This Shrimp Boil For Dinner Tonight

Mmmmm, shrimp!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Spice Mix:<p>2 tablespoons coriander seeds<p>2 tablespoons mustard seeds<p>1 tablespoon red pepper flakes<p>1 tablespoon dill weed<p>1 tablespoon allspice<p>1 tablespoon salt<p>3 bay leaves<p>3 quarts water<p>8 small red skin potatoes<p>3 ears corn, cut in thirds<p>4 smoked sausages, such as …

Should Photographers Choose Macs or PCs? 5 Reasons One Pro Says PCs are the Way to Go (VIDEO)

The big “controversy” of yesteryear was whether film or digital cameras made the most sense for serious photographers. These days there’s a similar …

Selective Color in Photoshop, is it the best-kept secret?

The selective color adjustment layer is a tool that can make your images pop off the page. Almost every week someone emails me and says, "Blake, how …

Easy Tips for Setting Up Your Studio

Photography can be quite an expensive hobby or career. Needless to say us photographers love our gear and always want more of it - or at least I do! …

Introduction to Shooting Video: How to Set Up Your DSLR for the First Time (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs offer powerful video capabilities and even if your passion is still photography, shooting an occasional video can be a lot of …

Use Focal Length and Clever Lighting to Create More Dramatic Portraits

You don't need a ton of gear to produce dramatic portraits. By using focal length and lighting to your advantage you really can add so much more …

How to Achieve Pure White Background Without Using Pen Tool

Shooting products against a pure white (255,255,255) background, can be achieved using the pen tool in Photoshop, but what if you want to find an …

A Look at Google’s $20 Photo Book in a Hands-On Review

Expanding into its ever-growing range of products and services, Google is now offering photo books. They’re competitively good value, and in this …

Here’s Why One Pro Says “EVERY” Photographer Should Be Using Lightroom”(VIDEO)

Last week we explored the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop to help you choose the software package that best suits your needs. In the …

Learn how to get the perfect exposure every time

A camera’s built in meter often does a great job of making a “correct” exposure, but it’s not always what the photographer wants to capture. Despite …

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