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If You're A Portrait Photographer You Need To Watch This

If you are a portrait photographer, beginner or professional, the documentary "Darkness and Light" about Richard Avedon should be on the top of your …

Fine Tuning Your Autofocus: Making Your Camera Simply Work Better

Autofocusing with cameras is one of the biggest features that are always kept in mind when someone makes a purchase. Unfortunately though, not …

Cameras

Use Color Contrast in Photoshop for More Depth and Richness in Portraits

There are so many different ways to process your photographs. Some people will spend hours on a single image, others will spend a few seconds, and …

Photoshop

Why Are You Still Using Default Photoshop Cursors?

There are often things that are helpful to workflow, no matter how minor they are. One of my favorite customizations to a new install of Photoshop is …

How to Do Frequency Separation with the Mixer Brush in Photoshop

Frequency separation allows you to retouch images by editing one aspect without affecting others. For example, it will allow you to soften the skin …

Obsession: The Divide Between Making Hundreds to Thousands as a Professional Photographer

I’ve learned a lot over the past 15 years as a professional artist. I’ve learned a lot about fear, failure, and success. I’ve been fortunate enough …

The best point-and-shoot camera

<i>By Amadou Diallo</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After researching and …

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Talks About His Portrait Process

<i>All images in this post are screenshots from the video by Epson.</i><p>Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has created photo series’ that have been …

Three Ways To Use A Rapid Box Beauty Dish With Jeff Rojas

As you may know by now, NYC fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is all about keeping shoots simple and teaching you to do the same. In a new …

Mark Seliger’s Oscar Vanity Fair Portrait Studio Setup Time-lapse

© Mark Seliger<p>Every year portrait photographer Mark Seliger makes the #VFOscars portrait studio for Vanity Fair. A set design by @supercube where he …

How to Do an Emulsion Lift to Transfer an Image from Polaroid to Paper

Did you know you can transfer the image on a Polaroid instant print onto paper? It’s called an “emulsion lift,” and this video tutorial by …

How and Why to Use Back Button Focus

Here’s an 8-minute video lesson by photographer Mike Hagen of Nikonians and Visual Adventures on how and why to start using back button focus on your …

3 Of The Best Lightroom Tips you’ll See this Year

Hey guys, Mark from Shotkit here. Now wouldn’t you like an article where there’s no preamble, just a handful of meaty tips that you can implement …

Tutorials

Tips on Using the Wacom Tablet in Lightroom & Photoshop

We are excited about our new series, <i>Ask SLR Lounge</i>, where you ask the questions and we answer them on Facebook Live. This is an open forum for you, …

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait | Sony

Although it’s very hard to think “stills” and “video” on the same shoot, the fact is that even though I’m shooting mostly video these days, after 35 …

Seriously simple portrait lighting for beauty shots

Lighting a portrait can be as simple or intricate as you want it to be. More often than not though, the concept of ‘less is more’ rings true.<p>To show …

Portrait Photography

How to Create Luminosity Masks for Better Retouching

When learning about retouching, selections and masks should be on top of the list along with curves and brushes. But each of these tools have so many …

Tutorials

12 Photographers You Should Follow On Instagram

Happy Friday, everybody!If you’re looking for something to do this weekend (especially if you’re snowed in), I thought I’d share some of my favorite …

Photography

How Nettie Edwards Creates Beautiful Dreamlike iPhone Photos

I’m delighted to share this interview with Nettie Edwards, an award-winning artist and photographer who uses her iPhone to combine these two …

Mobile Photography

Why You Don't Need A Website and Probably Never Will

For years I have had the internal and professional battle to go through the motion of building a portfolio website to show off my absolute best and …

The Many Faces Of Frequency Separation. Are You Doing It Wrong?

In some of my recent articles, I’ve talked about an editing technique that I love, despite having become the bain of some photographers’ existence. …

How Stella Oliver Creates Beautiful iPhone Landscape Photos

I’m delighted to share this interview with Stella Oliver who uses her iPhone to create stunning photos of landscapes and nature. With a fantastic eye …

Mobile Photography

Making Strobe Lighting Look Like Natural Lighting

One of the best skills that you can master as a photographer is learning how to make the light output from studio strobes and flashes look like …

How to Build a Huge Following on Instagram in 3 Comprehensive Steps

The number one questions I receive when talking about Instagram is "How do I build a huge following like you?" and I usually laugh and reply "I …

Time I

How the Photoshop Liquify Tool Can Be Used to Improve Your Portraits

Use it well and you can make very subtle changes to the look of a model’s face, body or clothing. Use it badly and you might become a feature on one …

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; …

A Quick Way To Add a Dusty Atmosphere In Photoshop

I’m sure that you have had that experience in which, after hours of editing a photo you shot, you still sense that there is something missing, but …

Tutorials

These Time-Lapses Show How Beauty Retouching is Done for High-End Campaigns

Want to see how the world’s biggest fashion and beauty magazines retouch their photos? Here’s a set of time-lapse videos that show many hours of …

Five Common Mistakes That Make Retouched Skin Look Unnatural

Retouching skin is about detail and patience. It can be a real time consuming and can require a high level of precision to keep the natural aspect of …

Tutorials

How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the …