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7 Tips Your Camera Manual Never Told You About Portrait Photography

Many people will avoid picking up a camera because they think they don’t have an eye for photography. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take …

The Best Way to Use Color in Photoshop

We will touch on color theory to help you figure out what the best color combinations are for image and show you how to apply them in Photoshop.

Color Theory

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

8 Snappy Beginner Tips for Creating High Quality Digital Images

Digital cameras are capable of producing incredibly high-quality pictures these days. That is only one part of the equation, however. You, the …

Mobile Photography

Extension Tubes: An Affordable Intro to Macro Photography

There are two ways to approach nearly every situation in life: dive in headfirst or get your feet wet before jumping in. This applies to photography, …

Macro Photography

BTS: How To Simply and Effectively Light a Fitness Shoot with Three Lights

Photographer Miguel Quiles recently created this quick, informative behind-the-scenes look at how he shot an impressive set of fitness photos using …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

Using Clipping Masks and Drop Shadows to Turn Any Portrait Into a Sculpturesque Image

Although they often get overlooked in the Photoshop workflow, clipping masks can make for some very interesting effects in images. A perfect example …

How To Achieve the Film Look Using Lightroom

It seems as if the film edit is getting more popular every day. A lot of beginner photographers out there will do anything to achieve this look. The …

Tutorials

How to Transfer Mobile Photos to Lightroom using Dropbox

If you’re like me, you probably take a lot of photos and video with your mobile phone. The images I get with my iPhone are what I call my “memory” …

Sigma: we'd like to make Nikon 1 lenses

Sigma has confirmed that it would like to produce lenses for the Nikon 1 range of compact system cameras, but it needs the tech from Nikon to do …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

Home Studio Essentials Episodes 1-10

If you’ve been watching my recent videos over on Adorama TV you’ll have noticed a pattern forming. Over the past months the majority of the videos …