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How to Officially Register Your Photographs with the US Copyright Office

When your finger presses down on a camera’s shutter button and captures a photograph, that photo is instantly copyrighted with you as the rightful …

Direct to Desktop: Camera Tethering in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Have you ever seen a high-powered fashion photography studio setup on TV? Maybe on a reality show, or a makeup ad: medium format digital cameras …

How to Do Cinematic Color Grading on Your Photos with Photoshop

Want to give your photographs a “Hollywood movie” look? Here’s a fantastic 25-minute tutorial on how to do cinematic color grading on your …

Caroline Ross: The Basics of Boudoir Photography

<i>All images by Caroline Ross. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Caroline Ross hails from Vancouver and is a wedding and portrait photographer. What …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

How to Emulate the Look of Golden Hour

Model: Melissa Perry<p>Inspired by the Photoshop post that we found the other day, we went to experimenting in Adobe Lightroom to emulate the look of …

Analyzing Makeovers of Top Photography Blogs for Your Web Design Inspiration

Web design has come a long way since the days of plain white pages with lists of blue links. Just think of the first website on the internet launched …

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

The Venus 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro is the World’s First 2:1 Magnification Lens with Infinity Focus

A new Chinese lens manufacturer called Venus Optics has unveiled a new 60mm f/2.8 ultra macro lens that it claims is the world’s first 2:1 …

How I Replaced the Shutter in My Canon 5D Mark II By Myself and Saved $400

The shutter on my old Canon 5D Mark II died while on a trip to Fiji earlier this year. It happened quickly; I was shooting a panorama when horizontal …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

Shake Adds a Free Image and Model Release Form You Can Fill Out and Sign On a Smartphone

Easy-to-use legal document app Shake has long offered a number of cookie cutter agreements that make it easy for photographers and other …

Video Tutorial How to Manage Your Lightroom Catalog While Travelling

Last week I shared one of Serge’s videos on some of the new features of Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC). Serge is a French photographer in Paris and …

Tutorials

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

The Ultimate Guide to Workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

Tamara Lackey Shares Her Tips for Taking Well-Lit & Properly Posed Romantic Photos

As one of the best-known and respected portrait photographers in the business, Tamara Lackey certainly knows her stuff when it comes to capturing …

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

Working With a Model-Digital Photography School

DigitalRev Speed Shooter: How to Capture High-Speed Photos of Fire and Water

About a month ago, the folks at DigitalRev TV launched a new series called “Speed Shooter” in which they show you how to take great high-speed shots …

10 Photography Tips to Help You Take Your Photography up a Level

Here are 10 photography tips I learned after lots of frustration, discouragement, money lost, and forever lost opportunities.

10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Freelancer

As permanent and contracted photography jobs become scarce, many aspiring photographers are left with no choice but to become a freelancer. However, …

Tips for Boosting Your Confidence Doing People Photography

Photography

How to Use Continuous Lighting: Light Sources

This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to …

Increasing Photographic Flexibility With Speedlites

It takes a few minutes for Bob Davis to delve into the details of his speedlighting techniques, but once he does, his two-hour long presentation …

Get Organized with Folders in Lightroom

<i>Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski.</i><p>This video is all about <b>folders</b>. Its probably one of the most-asked-about …

The Ultimate Guide to Bokeh

Bokehliscious photos. That is the ultimate goal for any photographer no matter the experience level. When "bokeh" is mentioned, the first thing that …