Robert Topp

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How to Turn a Photo Into a Painting with Photoshop

I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting and shooting with Mackenzie Johnson! Today I’m going to share how I turned my portrait of her into a …

7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and …

Photography

D&D now on Steam, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master

<i>Fantasy Grounds</i>, one of the leading virtual tabletop platforms, now offers officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. Available through Steam, the software can allow players to virtually recreate the 5th edition D&D tabletop experience complete with dice rolling, 2D …

How to Repair Old Photos Using Photoshop

Photoshop teacher Howard Pinsky shares this quick 9-minute video tutorial on how you can use Photoshop to repair old and damaged photos. The …

How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in …

Tutorials

6 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Professional Photographer

So, you’ve got a nice camera, you really love photography, and you’ve been thinking that maybe it would be nice to make a little bit of money from …

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

3 Tips for Getting Great Skin Tones Using Adobe Camera Raw

Skin tones can be one of the more difficult aspects of a photograph to master. Getting pleasing skin tones will make your image appear more …

10 Easy Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Photography

Taking the perfect photograph is much like painting a masterpiece, composing a symphony, or writing an epic novel. It’s one of the hardest things …

6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features

If you are just getting started in photography, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these six often overlooked features in the menu of your DSLR. …

How to Create a Time Slice Photograph That Captures the Passage of Time

This “time slice” image by photographer Dan Marker-Moore is a photograph of Shanghai created with 65 separate images captured over 1 hour and 53 …

Photography

Get Surreal With Oil and Water Photos

Have you ever tried to mix oil and water? Fortunately it just doesn’t work.<p>“Wait,” you say. “Why is this fortunate?”<p>Well because, otherwise you …

The Real Meanings of Common Photographic Words and Expressions

We photographers do love our catch-phrases, but what do they all mean? Here’s my not-so-serious and very tongue-in-cheek rundown of some of the more …

6 Eye-Catching Photos and How They Can Help You Improve Your Photography

Each photographer has their own way of approaching a scene, choosing which settings on their camera will best reflect their vision, and then crafting …

Photography

What is Lens Diffraction?

Lens diffraction is something that every landscape photographer has to deal with. Whether you’re using a top of the line lens or a very cheap one, …

Landscape Photography

Understanding Depth of Field: How Aperture Affects DOF, Visualized

The key to mastering photography is not to follow the rules but to understand them. Understanding the photographic principles that define photography …

Landscape Photography

5 Steps to Creating a Dreamlike Gown in Photoshop

Today, I’m going to show you how to create a dress from scratch out of something that was not a dress… at all. Here are five steps to creating a gown …

My Workflow: How to Stay Sane While Working as a Music Photographer on Tour

My workflow is the most important part of being a productive and successful music photographer. Other photographers rarely ask about it, but I feel …

An Easy, Future-Proof 4-Step System For Labelling Files & Archiving

Let’s just be clear right now; having a systematic approach to filing your images is essential. This not only applies to having a hardware back-up …

The Introduction to Getting the Best Results from Your Lenses

Your lenses are much more important than your camera is. They do a big job of helping to determine what kind of image quality comes out of the …

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …

Old Glass: How to Use Old Film Lenses with New DSLR Cameras

Do you want a sharp and well built lens? Of course you do. Everyone does. Think you can’t afford great glass? Think again. You may not be looking in …

7 Ways to Handle High Contrast Scenes

Perhaps the greatest challenge you will face in outdoor photography is the high contrast created by the sun and the bright sky versus a darker …

Long Exposure Photos Capture the Motions of Kayakers and Canoers Through Light and Color

Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando turns the repetitive motions of kayakers, canoers, and swimmers into stunning displays of light painting, with woven strands of color representing the individual strokes of movement across time and space. To create these beautiful images, Orlando attaches …

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 …

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 …

7 Tips for Photographing Groups

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, whether you usually photograph people, products, landscapes or insects, the time will come …

This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It's (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to …

10 of the Most Collectable Photo Books of All Time

Online book marketplace AbeBooks — probably the first link you’ll see if you try to search for a rare, signed or early edition of your favorite novel …