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Netatmo Welcome review: Netatmo's cam faces the future, for better and for worse - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Netatmo Welcome successfully implements facial recognition in a consumer product for the first time. It has cleverly customizable notifications based around that feature and the specs to keep up with the competition as a connected camera.<p><b>The Bad</b> In practice, it doesn't keep up with the …

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5 Ways to Take Better Smartphone Photos

When you think about smartphone photography what comes to mind? My guess is you probably think about Instagram, photo filters, bad selfies and any …

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Photography

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …

Landscape Photography

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Wedding Photography: How to Maintain Ambient Background Light by Bouncing Your Flash

Weddings, by their nature, have very beautiful background scenery. This scenery is carefully planned and set up hours before the big day. For these …

PhotoPills App Helps You Plan Your Photoshoots Around Sun and Moon Positions

To say that lighting is important in getting a proper shot is an understatement. It is everything. While artificial lighting is something that can be …

Automating Your Workflow In Lightroom 5 with Jared Platt

Photographer and “efficiency junkie” Jared Platt has been using Lightroom since its inception, first as a beta tester, then as a die-hard fan. With …

Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras

It’s hardly news that Google+ is doing its damnedest to secure itself as the social network of choice for the photographic community. And the …

Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

7 tips toward capturing creative maternity photography. How to capture beautiful maternity photos with your camera.

Great Photography Links and Articles to Get Your Week Started Right

With another week behind us it's time once again for a list of links to tutorials, reviews, great photography and interesting blogs from Toad Hollow …

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Recently I was helping a photographer who had just switched from Elements to Photoshop 6. She was looking to streamline her editing and asked about …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Advanced Reflector Techniques for Outdoor Photography

You’ve probably heard, at some point, someone refer to the “Golden Hour” of photography. There are actually two Golden Hours: the first and last …

Multicultural Wedding Photography Lighting Guide

Unlike portrait photography where you have the luxury of time, wedding day photography is fast-paced and unforgiving to beginners as there is only …

Make Lightroom Faster by Using DNG

Photography

The Truth About "Getting it Right in Camera"

Photoshop and other image manipulation software are wonderful things, they allow us to manipulate images in a way unimaginable in the days of film, …

How to Take Sharp Photos

Be a sharp shooter and don’t shake your camera. Have you sometimes looked at those wonderful coffee table books or maybe at some photo websites and …

Using Umbrellas to Help Imitate Natural Lighting for Portrait Photography

Umbrellas are great lighting tools for beginners and pros alike. They’re not too hard to figure out, and they give you great light coverage that you …

Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are beginning to pick up steam and are enjoying increasing sales as the manufacturers continue to produce better products at …

10 Amazing Wedding Photos: Capturing a Key Moment in People’s Lives

Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for …

Wedding Photography Equipment Considerations

Whether you’re just breaking onto the wedding photography scene or you’ve already made a start, it’s important to remember weddings are a BIG …

The Curse of the Wedding Photography Wrecker

Wedding photography wreckers. You’ve seen them. You might even be one of them. They’re the guests at weddings who spend the whole ceremony and …

6 Secrets to Great Portrait Lighting from Brian Smith

For our guide, <i>Growing Your Portrait Photography Business Part 2: Editorial and Commercial Photography,</i> we talked to celebrity portrait photographer …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

Composition in Photography

In this article, I will cover a core concept in photography that is neglected by a surprising amount of photographers. Photography is a wonderful …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …