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Here’s a Super Simple Way to Shoot Dramatic Backlit Portrait Photographs (VIDEO)

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer known for his striking portrait and fashion images, and in this quick tutorial he demonstrates one of his …

Photography

April’s Ultimate Shop Workbench

As we’ve written about previously, celebrated <i>YouTube</i> maker, April Wilkerson, recently built her dream shop on her new property in Texas. Now that the shop is mostly finished, she’s started in on setting up and organizing all of her machines, tools, materials, and supplies.<p>So that she can get …

Woodworking

Watch a Photographer's Photoshop and Lightroom Portrait Editing Workflow

Post production has been a significant part of photography ever since the beginning of the medium. Back before digital, it was all about how you …

Irish photographer claims 2nd prize in World Press Sports Photo of the Year

Irish photographer Stephen McCarthy has been awarded 2nd prize in the World Press Sports Photo of the Year awards.<p>The Sportsfile photographer was …

One Click to Better Black and Whites

Black and white conversion can be a complicated ordeal, and you can find yourself down a deep rabbit hole of theory if you're not careful. There are …

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

Photoshop's Different Selection Tools and When to Use Each One to Select Anything

One of the most fundamental skills almost any photographer needs to have in Photoshop is the ability to accurately and efficiently select parts of an …

Easily Capture Everyday Items to Sell as Stock Photography

Have you ever considered the potential of the objects that sit in front of you every day? With the high demand for photos in social media and online …

Flash: Slow-Speed Sync

Slow-speed sync allows a photographer to use flash at shutter speeds slower than the native sync speed of the camera. Native sync speeds are set at …

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

This May Be the Best and Easiest Photoshop Trick for Retouching Portrait Photos (VIDEO)

Portrait retouching can be a difficult and time-consuming task, especially when it comes to repairing and reconstructing a subject’s skin. But the …

Quick tips for making sharp and precise selections in Photoshop

The Magic Wand Tool or the Quick Selection Tool can make general selections fast and easy. But they’re not 100 percent precise and you’ll often have …

How to make your subject’s hair pop by adding shine, color and volume in Photoshop

Your subject's hair can be one of the most important aspects of a portrait image. In many cases it is quite literally framing the face. At the same …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Create Dramatic B&W Photos with a “Classic” Film Look (VIDEO)

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, …

Tutorials

How to Easily Use RGB Curves to Tone Your Photos

RGB Curves can be an intimidating photo editing tool that’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but they’re powerful and worth learning. Photographer …

Tutorials

Computer Guide for Photography and Video Editing: What to Buy and Why? (Part 1)

Photographers and filmmakers probably spend more time on their computers that behind a camera. We own thousands of dollars in gears, yet some of us …

Three Tips to Speed Up Adobe Lightroom

I have heard several photographers complain about how slow Adobe Lightroom is. While I agree that Adobe needs to make some improvements to their …

Lightroom Basics: Create Better Portrait Photos with This Simple Split-Toning Technique (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Lightroom tutorial that that will help you create more impressive portrait photos by using a simple Split-Toning technique to control …

How to Add Text to Any Object Using Photoshop

Sometimes, a photo needs a little text to really complete the message or the look, but slapping it on without trying to blend it in just makes it …

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Tutorials

A Complete Guide to Lightroom CC

Adobe recently released the latest version of the desktop version of Lightroom, which is now dubbed "Lightroom Classic CC." Alongside it, they …

Tutorials

How to Heal Blemishes in Portraits with a B&W Adjustment Layer

There are many tips and tricks in Photoshop that can make editing life easier if you know how to use them. Here’s a 13-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

Luminosity Masking in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom

Yep, Luminosity Masking has been added to Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.<p>I am not going to go into the whole breakdown of what a Luminosity Mask is. …

Lightroom

Using the Power of Curves to Make Effects in Photoshop

For any one thing you want to do in Photoshop, there are probably at least 50 ways to go about accomplishing it. However, perhaps no tool is more …

Inverting Your Photo in Photoshop for Natural Color Correction

There are plenty of ways you can color correct an image, but here’s a technique you might not have learned before. this technique from In this …

Tutorials

Make Difficult Selections Using Alpha Channels in Photoshop

In this 12-minute tutorial by PiXimperfect, learn how to use alpha channels in Photoshop to make “insanely difficult” selections. An example …

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 …

The Difference Between Vibrance and Saturation

To the untrained eye, the difference between the vibrance and saturation sliders is not immediately obvious. Jesús Ramirez of Photoshop Training …

Tutorials

Understanding Manual Mode of a DSLR Camera

One of the scariest things for every new photographer is the moment when you pick up your new DSLR camera and turn it to manual mode.It is safe to …

How to Make Strong Black & White Images Using Gradient Maps

What is it about a good black and white? Similar to a waltz, monochromes are timeless and beautiful while maintaining a magical aesthetic. Waltzes, …