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Compressor.io Lets You Shrink Your Image File Size Up to 90% Without Losing Quality

If you’ve been following PetaPixel for a little while, then you know that the idea of a web app that shrinks down the file size of your images …

Studio Lighting Essentials

Filling a studio with loads of gear can be a costly and time consuming adventure. While the amount of toys and gadgets available on todays market is …

How Photographers Can Create A Well-Rounded Marketing Plan

Shares 65<p>The internet has done great things to help us market ourselves as photographers, and social media in specific has made it possible for us to …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

6 Amazing Tutorials That Will Give You the Perfect Eye Catch-Lights in Your Portraits

There's not too many people who would argue about the fact that striking catch lights in the eyes of your portrait subject really improve the overall …

Are Your Photos Distorted? How to Fix Them With Lens Correction Software

Have you ever noticed, that when you shoot something that seems perfectly symmetrical that when you look at the resultant image, it seems to be …

Tutorials

The Looky Loo: A New Way To Make Kids Look At Your Camera

If you are a photographer specializing in kids and baby photography, or if you're just using your talents to shoot your own kids and family members, …

Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Self-Portraits So They Stand Out

Most people, especially when starting out in photography, find self-portraits to be a nerve-wracking venture; and some, to be sure, never really get …

How to Do Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the most highly requested and simple photo touch ups requested is for blemish removal on the skin. Whether this is acne, freckles, or just …

Colorful Collection of Double Exposures by Aneta Ivanova

Bulgaria-based Aneta Ivanova is the photographer behind these striking double exposures that merge layers of landscapes together with silhouetted portraits. We adore her many black and white compositions, and she even provided us with a tutorial at the bottom of this post on how to develop such …

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

Evocative Black and White Landscapes by Derek Toye

Ontario-based Derek Toye captures incredibly contemplative landscapes in this ongoing series of black and white photographs. In each shot, he finds peaceful places that offer a moment of reflection upon nature. He narrows in on a single tree or an isolated pathway to produce stark compositions that …

Self-Portrait Series Straddles the Line Between Fantasy and Reality

Rachel Baran who no doubt is a talented photographer, likes to tag herself as having a small purse but big dreams. Obviously she does a lot of that …

Shoot stunning vacation photographs

We all love vacation. It's a time to relax and enjoy the things we love most. For many, that means lying around doing nothing, or perhaps reading a …

This Infographic Will Help You Remember the Ten Must-Have Wedding Shots

Wedding photography gets a bum rap among many photographers, but the thing is, it gets that bum rap because it’s hard! You’re working in a …

12 Ways to Improve Your Digital Landscape Photography

<i>Number One:</i> If you have read any of my previous photography guides then you probably know that I strongly recommend shooting in RAW format. Why is …

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

7 Tips to Approaching a Stranger on a Photographic Tour (NSFW)

It’s difficult to take pictures of a stranger without first establishing a relationship. When traveling on a photographic tour abroad, necessity will …

Horizon records landscape video even if you hold your phone wrong

<b>Regardless of how you hold your phone, this app will automatically record videos in landscape orientation. Be gone, vertical video.</b><p>While it may be …

Sensational Portraits Built From 100's Of Tiny Objects

Michael Mapes is the extraordinary American artists behind these intricate and reinterpreted Dutch portraits. He's taken some of the finest works by …

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

What Photographers Should Know About Daylight When Shooting Outdoors

Light, as we know, is fundamental to the photographer, combined with shade, it is the main requirement to create an image. For those of us that …

13 Photos from Photographers on the Road

Not all those who wander are lost. Some of these photos are taken during those travels, wandering around and exploring places. Incredible sights on …

Portrait Tutorial Feast

Photography

The Landscape Photographer’s Guide

This is a new book designed for anyone who wants to explore the world of landscape photography, either as a casual hobby or as a more serious …