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8 Pieces of Software Every Photographer Should Use, According to Michael Sasser

Professional boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is not only a software expert, he can tell you which programs are essential for working …

A Really Neat Trick To Remove Annoying Dust Spots In Photographs Using Lightroom

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>Most modern interchangeable cameras (both DSLR and Compact System Cameras) have effective dust reduction mechanism built …

Tutorials

How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop

In a perfect world, there would be nothing disturbing the flawless look of your subject and its beautiful surroundings. Nothing would distract the …

7 Secrets To Success I Learned From Meeting Steve McCurry

Recently I had the unique chance to meet world-famous photographer Steve McCurry. You probably know him from his most-known photo “Afghan Girl” with …

Two Quick and Easy Photoshop Head-Swapping Techniques

Sometimes you get that photo that is almost perfect. If all it takes to make it great is a little head swap, well, today is your lucky day! I’m going …

Digital Photography

How To Photograph Weddings: 9 Tips to Create Perfect Memories

A wedding is a sacred moment for many people. A wedding photographer is hired to document that moment, as discretely as possible, without ruining the …

FlashDisc is a Portable Softbox that Folds Up to Fit In Your Pocket

The FlashDisc by Fstoppers is a portable softbox that can fit into your pocket when its not in use, thanks to a design that allows it to fold up in a …

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like Chitika and Tapjoy. One …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

5 Essential Tips to Become a Professional Photographer

As you think about becoming a professional photographer, it is easy to get caught up in taking photos. While this is important, it is also essential …

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

4 Fast Steps to Easily Light Your Backgrounds

Are you ready to take your lighting to the NEXT level and light up the environment? Today, we are going to show you EXACTLY how to do it with step by …

Back to Basics: Useful Tutorial Shows You How to Properly Assess & Clean Your Gear

Most camera gear is built with longevity and strenuous activity in mind, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the best possible care of your …

12 Little Known Photoshop Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Processing Time

If you’re not using keyboard shortcuts throughout your workflow, chances are you’re wasting tons of time. You’d be surprised how much cursor travel …

The Most Valuable Photography Tips Ever - Results of a Social Media Survey

I recently asked the following question on social media: “What was the most valuable photography tip you ever received?” Needless to say, I received …

Improve Your Backgrounds - Improve Your Photography

The background in your image can quickly reveal your skill level as a photographer. Learning to see past an exotic or exciting subject, to catch the …

Photography

Photographer's Eye - Bearings

Since the first photograph was taken in 1826, it’s estimated that we’ve snapped 3.5 trillion photos – more than 4 billion of those will be in this …

11 Photo Lessons Every Pro Learned the Hard Way

Avoid making an embarrassing or expensive photographic mistake with these top tips from the pros. We spoke to professional photographers in a number …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Sony 2014 World Photo Awards Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2014 Sony World Photo Open Competition have just been announced. All the Open competition winners are amateur photographers. If …

HDR Vertorama Photography – How to Create Mind-bending Images

Photography

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

How to Save and Sharpen Photos for Social Media and the Web in Photoshop

Social Media

Unique Way to Help Improve Your Retouching

Like many photographers, I’m always trying to polish my craft and grow my talents when it comes to both photography and retouching. Tutorials are …

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

An Advanced Guide to Light Metering in Photography

In a previous article we took a look at metering using the camera’s built in metering system, explaining the different metering modes and in what …

10 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Photography Gear

Recently, I was asked to contribute a <i>What’s in your bag</i> article to the HDROne magazine. As I was writing it, I started thinking about photographers …