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Lightroom Basics: Create Better Portrait Photos with This Simple Split-Toning Technique (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Lightroom tutorial that that will help you create more impressive portrait photos by using a simple Split-Toning technique to control …

Tutorials

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Create Dramatic B&W Photos with a “Classic” Film Look (VIDEO)

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, …

Portrait Editing: Give Your Subjects Flawless Skin with This In-Depth Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect …

Tutorials

Pixel-Peeping a 709-Megapixel Photo Scanned from 8×10 Slide Film

How much sharpness and detail can you extract out of 8×10 large format slide film? Photographer Ben Horne was able to explore this question recently …

How Shooting One Person Several Times Can Advance Your Photography

I've noticed a trend in people photography, namely, many of us tend to move from one model to the next one far too quickly, and far too often. At …

Where to Get Your Film Development Done in NYC

Yes, we obviously know that lots of photographers everywhere across the country and the world shoot film. But arguably, some of the most film …

A 6000W Light Meets Harley Davidson and a 12 × 16 inch Wet Plate

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Markus Hofstätter. It is being republished with permission. Also be sure to check out our previous interview with</i> …

Photography

Film Scanning Comparison - Wet VS Dry (+ Examples)

In a previous video, photographer Marc Falzon showed the process of wet mount scanning film. In this video, he will compare a dry scan, wet mount …

How to Accurately Color Match in Photoshop

Adjusting colors of specific elements in a photograph can be used to bring harmony to an image or to add creative flair. Here’s a 5-minute video that …

This Low-Cost Paper Can Be Erased And Reprinted Dozens Of Times

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>These days, we spend a lot of effort avoiding …

How to Shoot a High-End Cosmetics Photo with Cheap Speedlights

If we wrote it once, we’ve written it a thousand times: you don’t <i>need</i> expensive equipment to capture high-quality studio photography. As photographer …

Rare Photographs Of The Dancing Devils Of Liberia

“It is said that if you photograph the Bush Devils (of Liberia), the pictures won’t come out” says British photographer Conor Beary, “whether or not …

Photoshop Tutorial: The 5 Best Ways to Clean and Heal Skin Blemishes

If you are troubled by blemishes big or small in your portrait work, this 16-minute tutorial by Nathaniel Dodson over at Tutvid will teach you how to …

Portrait Photography: 5 Free E-Books to Make You a Better Portrait Photographer

Portrait photography is more than just taking snapshots of people. It involves the understanding of people, light, and the surroundings to create a …

The Headshot Setup That Will Save You Time and Impress Your Clients

I call it the 3-in-1 Headshot Method. As a professional photographer it is imperative that you are able to adapt to your surrounds and the needs of …

Photography

Stop Buying More Hard Drives, JPEGMini Is The Better Way!

In an age where sensor resolution is getting higher and higher, those MB, GB, and TB on your computers at home are simply not getting you where they …

Tutorials

Get smart: military-grade mobiles for the security-conscious aesthete

Swiss-Israeli start-up Sirin Labs is looking to corner the market with its military-grade smartphone with inbuilt security to thwart casual hacking, electronic eavesdropping and data theft. Its debut product, the Solarin, is a Kubrick-esque monolith with a metal matrix composite 'chassis', …

Recreating a Beauty Shot of Actress Kristen Stewart Captured for Chanel

The folks at Breed fashion photography school recently set up an interesting (and very educational) challenge for themselves: recreate a beauty shot …

Capture One Pro 9.3 Adds Precision Color Management

Phase One is today updating the most popular alternative to Adobe Lightroom: Capture One Pro 9.3. The biggest update is in regards to precision color …

Color Management

A Simple Tutorial On Achieving That B+W Film look In Photoshop

VSCO, Mastin, and other preset brands have been making a killing bringing the film look to photographers who use Lightroom for years now, but what …

Tutorials

Fujifilm announces new square format for instax series — a new format that drastically enhances the potential of photographic expression of instax

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES<p>New Square Format for instax Series<br>A new format that drastically enhances the potential of photographic expression of …

FUJIFILM

Big News From Fujifilm: The Hi-Res 51.4MP GFX Medium Format Camera & 3 New Premium Lenses

Fujifilm just created some major excitement at Photokina with the introduction of the 51.4-megapixel Fujifilm GFX medium format mirrorless camera and …

35mm, Medium Format, Large Format: Which Should You Choose?

If you're just getting into shooting film, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is what format you'll be shooting. If you ask around, …

Cameras

Wet plate collodion portraits that will make you lose sense of space and time

In this digital era where moments are captured at the click of a button, photographs are losing their value as artistic objects. Paris-born Spanish …

Website Magically Turns B&W Photos Into Color Ones Using AI

Want a taste of the future? There’s a new web app that uses advanced “deep learning” research to magically auto-colorize black-and-white photos.<p>The …

Sony a6300 Review - Frustratingly Awesome

Sony A6300 Review - An amazing mirrorless camera for photographers and videographers with a couple of kinks. No camera is perfect but the Sony A6300 on paper definitely comes close with a 24MP sensor, 425 AF points with great coverage, 11fps shooting, 4k video with focus peaking, slog-3, and a host …

Galaxy Wants to Bring Dry Glass Plate Photography to the Masses

The Galaxy company has been responsible for doing a load of really cool things: sheet film, direct positive sheets for 120 format, and today they’re …

Photography

These Tiny, Incredible ‘Metalenses’ are the Next Giant Leap in Optics

A report published in the famed journal <i>Science</i> is giving us, perhaps, our first look at the future of optical technology. And that future comes …

DR Congo opposition leader Katumbi flies to SA for medical care

<b>Moise Katumbi, the opposition presidential hopeful in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has flown to South Africa for medical treatment, his lawyer says, a day after authorities issued an arrest warrant for him.</b><p>He was accused of hiring foreign mercenaries in an alleged plot against the state, which …

Africa

Bee loss worsens as 44 percent of US colonies disappear over last year

Bees are continuing to die off in great numbers across the US, with rates increasing over the past year to a loss of 44.1 percent of all honeybee colonies, according to the preliminary results of a new study. The study, conducted in part by the United States Department of Agriculture, found that …