Patricia Toth

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How to Create Creamy Black & White Images in Lightroom

Don’t let your black and white images fall flat. Bring out the true beauty of your photographs by adding vibrancy and creamy tones. Zach & Jody show …

Changing The Look Of a Portrait With One Light In Different Positions | Joel Grimes

When it comes to lighting a portrait, the techniques you can apply seem limitless. Personally, I’m a minimalist and like using one light whenever I …

Photography

A Rundown of Common ‘Tricks of the Trade’ Used by Professional Product Photographers

A few days ago we shared a handy tutorial on how to properly light and capture a professional product shot of bottle, complete with a few neat …

Dodging and Burning to Create More Effective Black and White Images

With the huge assortment of software and plugins you have at your disposal these days, the photo processing technique of burning and dodging is …

Tutorials

Beauty Retouching from the Early 1900s: A Portrait of Actress Joan Crawford That’s ‘Photoshopped’

Want to see an early example of beauty retouching in photography? Here’s one. The side-by-side images above from the early 1930s show what a glamour …

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this …

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

Landscape Photography

Tutorial: An Effective Method for Fixing Uneven Skin Tones in Photoshop

There are times when capturing portraits that you’ll notice the skin tone of the subject varies between their face and their body. It’s a rather …

6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

There are lots of tools in Photoshop that are sometimes a bit confusing due to the similar nature of their functionality. With subtle differences, …

Tutorials

Glyn Dewis Shows You How to Save an Almost Unusable Image

In this valuable tutorial Glyn Dewis takes a quick snapshot and shows you how to pull detail from highlights and shadows to make it a beautiful …

12 Essential Photoshop Skills Every Photographer Should Know (With Video)

<i>“…If you’re saying in your head, ‘Oh, I’ll just fix that later in Photoshop,” stop what you’re doing and slap yourself as hard as you can.” –Zack</i> …

How Proper Lighting Can Make a Cheap Lens Really Shine

Photographer Miguel Quiles recently set out to prove that you don’t need to best camera and lens setup in the world to deliver amazing photography …

Cameras

Series Creates Dreamlike Black and White Landscapes Through Lengthy Exposures

Greek fine art photographer Vassilis Tangoulis creates beautiful, dreamlike landscapes through lengthy exposures in his black and white series “Misty …

Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that light is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …

Creating Worlds: A Collection of "Little Planet" Images and Tutorials

It’s not uncommon for creative individuals to push limits and find new ways of doing things. A new way of doing something doesn't necessarily have to …

Tutorials

Tutorial: Short, Sweet Workflow for Editing Street Photography in Lightroom 5

When it comes to street photography, much of the aesthetic appeal is the limited editing that usually takes place (or doesn’t take place, I guess), …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

Tutorials

Simple Tutorial Shows You How to Change an Object’s Color in Photoshop

One of the basic Photoshop skills that many beginners want to learn early on is how to change something’s color in one of their images (be that an …

10 Important Tips for Making the Most of Adobe Lightroom

For many photographers, Adobe Lightroom has become their preferred photo-editing application. Designed specifically to serve the needs of …

Tutorials

Bounce Flash Secrets – Bouncing Your Way to Better Photography

If you have ever seen a professional photographer using flashgun on top of their camera, and wondering why the flash is not pointing directly at the …

Photography

Lightroom: how to use the Histogram to fix exposure and reveal hidden detail

<i>Do your highlights look blown out? Do your shadows look too dark? In the latest of our Adobe Lightroom tutorials learn how to use the photo editing</i> …

Fixing Shadows and Highlights with Lightroom

<i>Editors</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Tutorials

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes

The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes. You start off photographing flowers in the …

Photography

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Digital Photography

The Right Autofocus Will Make Your Photography Better

The way I see it, your camera does three things to make a picture: focuses, adjusts brightness, and adjusts color. I know that’s a simplified …

Working with Layer Masks

When you are first learning Photoshop, layer masks can seem overwhelming and confusing. It’s ok, photoshop itself can be overwhelming and confusing. …

Easily Simulate Infrared Effect in Photoshop in 7 Quick Steps

Some of the most visually striking images in photography are those shot in infrared. There is an ethereal look to infrared images that is distinctive …