Ed Virden

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I Turned A Kiddie Pool Into A Professional Studio Spending Just $30, And The Photos Turned Out Better Than I Expected

I recently did a photo shoot using only a cheap kiddie pool, black backdrop and fake flowers. All and all this shoot cost me under $30 and provided a …

Adobe Releases Major Lightroom Update: It’s a Whole New, More Modern Editing Workflow

<b>NOTE:</b> <i>This update spreads across the whole Lightroom universe: It’s for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Mobile and even Camera Raw over in</i> …

Photo Basics: Watch This Crash Course on Using Your Camera’s Manual Mode for Better Photos (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard someone boast that, “You’re not a real photographer until you switch your camera’s mode dial from Auto to Manual.” While we …

Adobe Lightroom CC Extended Use: Is It As Bad As They Say?

<i>Lots of fuss about Lightroom CC; Is it as bad as they say?</i><p>So, I am not going to bore the lot of you with a recap of what Adobe Lightroom CC is vs …

How to Run Nik Collection Standalone Without Photoshop or Lightroom

DxO recently announced that it has acquired the Nik Collection suite of popular photo tools after Google abandoned development in May. The Collection …

Lightroom

41 Steps to the Perfect Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Setup

Ready for your out of the box experience? Like so many of you, I highly anticipated the arrival of the 5D Mark IV and as has long been my practice, I …

3 Beginner Composition Mistakes to Watch Out for in Portraits

If you’re just starting out in portrait photography, here’s a helpful 4-minute video by photographer Sheldon Evans that looks at 3 big composition …

Photography

This FREE Lightroom CC Course Has 6 Basic Lessons to Get You Up to Speed in a Hurry (VIDEO)

It’s not often you have an opportunity to take a comprehensive workshop in the comfort of your home, and when the course is free, all the better. The …

Understanding Your Camera's Internal Light Meter and Metering Modes

Understanding the internal light meter of my camera is one of the best skills I've ever learned. It helps me to shoot in fully manual mode, so that I …

THE ONE SECRET Lightroom feature EVERY photographer should be using

One of Ted Forbes´favorite features in Adobe Lightroom is the mobile syncing function. His favorite use in addition to syncing to the mobile app is …

Top 5 Lightroom Secrets that Changed my Life!!

This is a special episode from Serge, he was thinking of doing something he has not covered before.Then he decides to make a video about 5 tips that …

The Story Behind That Viral ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ Meme Photo

One of the hottest memes this year is the “Distracted Boyfriend,” also known as “Man Looking at Other Woman.” It shows a man looking backward, …

How To Get Black Background, Even With A White Wall !!

In this episode, Andrew Boey teaches how you can obtain PERFECTLY BLACK background even when you only have a white wall.... no black backdrop …

How to Fix Harsh Shadows Using Photoshop

One of the most distracting things you can have on a subject is unintentional harsh shadows. Once they're there, they can be very tricky to deal with …

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Tutorials

Auto Masking Made Easy In Lightroom | Who Says You Can’t Edit Precisely In Lightroom?

Photo editing is where the glamorous allure of photography can fade away quickly. After the initial thrill of shooting has waned, the reality that …

7 Tips for Making Lightroom Run Faster

Not happy with Lightroom’s sluggish performance on your computer? Here’s a helpful 15-minute video in which photographer and instructor Anthony …

6 Essential Tips for Taking Good Photographs on a Bright and Sunny Day

Midday is one of the most difficult times to shoot for any photographer. The brutal truth is that cameras struggle with the extreme light and …

CNN Panelist Blames Trump For Racist Torture of Mentally Disabled Man

<b>According to CNN panelist Symone Sanders, the vicious attack on a mentally disabled man in Chicago during which his attackers yelled “fuck Donald</b> …

One-Light Portrait Lighting Techniques That Will Make Your Images Pop

One of the things that make a professional photographer’s images more impactful than those that everyday joes take is the lighting. The pros …

Amazon, Google offer 99-cent movie rental deal

Amazon and Google Play are offering up a few thousand possible distractions for those seeking cheap entertainment for the holidays.<p>The retailers have unveiled promotions that allow users to rent movies for as low as 99 cents.<p>The offer is redeemable on Amazon using a promotional code -- …

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

Color Management

Guide to 30 Photoshop CC tools & features you need to know

These are 30 of the tools and features in Photoshop that I think are the most important! In this Photoshop CC tutorial, we’ll cover everything from …

Adobe Photoshop CC Adds a Universal Search Bar and More

Adobe announced an update to Photoshop CC today that brings a collection of new features and enhancements that photographers can use to improve the …

Photoshop

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Select and Mask In Photoshop CC

Making selections has been a main stay of Photoshop users for some time and Adobe have added various features to help, Quick Selection, Quick Mask …

Disk Cleanup Tip To Recover Gigabytes That Lightroom May Be Hoarding

If you’ve used Lightroom in the past, well, ever, you know it can be a resource hog. It’s almost a cliche at this point to even say it but that …

Essential Resources for Photo Manipulation Artists

What You'll Be CreatingAdobe Photoshop is the premiere photo manipulation tool of our time—few people would dispute that. But do you need more to …