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Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Tutorials

Short Tutorial Teaches You a Great Way to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

There are many options for recovering shadow detail in post, but if you still haven’t settled on one or you want a technique that will give you more …

Posing To Perfection - 10 Crucial Steps To Pose A Model

As photographers we face challenges day in and day out, but one of the toughest facets of the job is posing our subject. Regardless of experience, …

How to Make Your Whites Whiter in Photography

When talking about getting the right colours in your photos the best place to start is to talk about white balance. If you don’t know what white …

Landscape Photography

Synchronize Camera Raw Settings in Photoshop

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Tutorial Shows You Three Ways to Colorize a Black and White Image in Photoshop

Colorized historical images are very popular in the photo community, but how exactly does one start colorizing photos? Getting to the skill level …

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

Elevate Your Viewpoint For More Unique Photographs

We’d like to welcome <b>Erik Valind</b> to Photofocus. Be sure to catch his classes at Photoshop World in Atlanta April 810.<p>A lot of forethought goes into …

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the Same Level

When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to …

The 20 photographs of the week

In this week's gallery of the best photojournalism from the week, we pay tribute to regular contributor Anja Niedringhaus. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer was killed this week covering the presidential election in Afghanistan. She worked in the conflict areas of the Middle East, …

The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook: Infographic and Guide

Ready to kickstart your 2014? Our newest guide <i>The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook</i> will help you build your business plan and stick to it this year. …

5 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Prime Lens for You

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

A Three Light Dramatic Portrait

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

The Camera Store Shares Its Picks for Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2013

Everybody is coming out with their editor’s choices and best of’s and holiday gift guides, but The Camera Store added another facet to their “best of …

Photo Projects That Made For A Better 2013

It’s that time of the year when we all take a moment to reflect back on the major events that will forever be remembered, the trends that changed our …

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses

In both studio and on-location photography, the right family poses make the difference between stunning memories and forgettable snapshots. Most …

How to Upload Photos to Flickr and 500px using Lightroom 5

How to Upload Photos to Flickr and 500px using Lightroom 5 - Lightroom 5 tips for using the Publish Services feature to upload images to Flickr and …

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

The Devil’s Photography Dictionary

<b>Picture</b> — A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three. – <i>Ambrose Bierce</i><p>I’m a fan of the satirical and cynical definitions of …

Photography.com - Home

Quick Tip: Using the Background Eraser

The Background Eraser is one of many Photoshop tools that's a little tucked away, and many people don't even realise it's there. As it turns out, …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

5 Tips from the Experts: Create and Sell Yearly Photo Wall Calendars

You might think that wall calendars are a thing of the (quickly disappearing) analog past, but don’t dismiss them too quickly. Recently we caught up …

Using Steel Wool & Fireworks For Light Painted Portrait Photography

Light painting is a well-loved technique in the photography community, but fashion photographer Clay Cook didn’t paint with LED lights in his recent …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …