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Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Tutorials

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

You may think you’ve seen incredible time-lapses, but Andrew Walker’s monumental project covering the western US is in a league of its own. The 6 minute film was compiled from 15,000 images shot at...

You may think you’ve seen incredible time-lapses, but Andrew Walker’s monumental project covering the western US is in a league of its own.<p>The 6 …

Sea Level

Photoshop Layer Masks: Using Channels

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 …

Windows 8 Survival Guide: All the Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds

Windows 8 is out, and Microsoft's army of touchscreen devices has made its way into many people's hands. It's a huge change from what you're used to. …

Three Light Studio Photography Setup

Not all photographers find it fitting to shoot with an assistant. Street photography, for example, requires a certain element of stealth, which means …

Wearable tech at CES 2014: Expect the unexpected

Wearable tech often feels like either a wide-open horse race or the Star Wars cantina of consumer electronics, and at January's CES in Las Vegas things should get a whole lot crazier. After a year in 2013 where tons of gadgets emerged but none dominated, expect a lot more players into a …

Wearable Tech

Tutorial: How to Capture a Long Exposure Portrait

I met Julia in the year 2000, and that’s when our photo journey began. I constantly thought about how cool it would be, to not be tied to a workplace …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Tutorials

This majestic nature time lapse will make you want to go outdoors more

It's the colors that get you when you're out in nature. If you live in a city, you're mostly dealing with drabs of gray speckled with Instagrams of …

How to Shoot Landscapes With Bright Cloud Cover

A common problem for landscape photographers is shooting during overcast conditions in which the cloud cover is effectively a light source. White or …

Patrick Rochon's Super Chromatic Images Are Light Painted Portraits Done in a Single Shot

<i>All images by Patrick Rochon. Used with permission</i><p>We previously featured Patrick Rochon’s light paintings for Red Bull, and now he’s out with a brand …

When to Use Butterfly Lighting In Portrait Photography

In previous articles, we’ve discussed photo lighting patterns where we place the light source to the side of the subject–split lighting, loop …

Southern California

How I Shot My 'Mini World' Image

Over on our Facebook page this week we shared our recent ‘Small World‘ post featuring some of our readers shots of miniature figurines shot in larger …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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How to Harness the Power of Lightroom Print Collections

In a post last year I explained a process for exporting images from Lightroom …

Tutorials

How to Introduce Motion into Flash Photography

Joe McNally is widely regarded as an expert photographer, so when he offers to share some of the knowledge he possess you may want to tune in and …

How to Create a Sunset Lighting Effect While Taking Photos Indoors

Indoor-sunset themed photo shoots are among the easiest and hottest trends you can experiment with to create cool, sexy and flattering photos to add …

A Photographer’s Favorite Image of His Son and How it Was Captured

While visiting an aquarium with his family, a photographer took the incredible image you see below and shared it with the internet. The image …

Tutorials

Blending painterly elements with photography

“When I see people moving up real close to have a look at my work, just to see if it’s a photograph or a painting… honestly, I just love it!”, says …

Fragments – Digital Landscape Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

Fragments – Digital Photography.<p>This digital photo series by Mikko Lagerstedt shows breathtaking shots of Finland’s landscapes at night or dawn. This …

Photography

Step-by-Step Guide to Rock & Roll Photography

Rock and roll isn’t just about music; it’s about attitude. It’s four-lettered and raw, maybe unhinged, definitely primal, and, frankly, it doesn’t …

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits …