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7 Lightroom Secrets Photographer Pierre Lambert Says Will “Change Your Editing Life”

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how …

Tutorials

5 Sweet and Simple In-Camera Effects You Should Try

Want to pepper some sweet effects into your next project? Try one of these.Doesn't it always seem like the cooler the effect, the harder it is to …

Harry Potter

7 photography tips for taking professional photos with your smartphone

Not everyone can afford a massive camera, and smartphone camera quality is still not exactly the best. But now there are a huge range of camera …

Mobile Photography

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: 10 Adobe Lightroom Tips You Should Know!

In this fifteen minutes photography video tutorial, renowned photographer Peter McKinnon explains some amazing Adobe Lightroom Tips. Hope you guys …

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my best friends. He’d recently started dating again after getting divorced from his wife of 11 years. And let’s just say that he wasn’t …

Body Fat

Simple Lightroom Tools to Enhance Your Photos

For many of us, gaining a stronger understanding of Lightroom's basic editing tools is always welcome. Learn how to develop your photos with the …

Tutorials

70% of Households Are Missing Out on This Important Tax Break

This tax break could be worth thousands -- and taking advantage of it could help you have a more secure retirement.<p>Did you know the government will …

How Manual Focus and Vintage Lenses Made Me a Better Photographer

I have been a commercial and wedding photographer for over 13 years. And from the beginning, I have been using Canon DSLR cameras and a variety of …

The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip

Richard Ratay, the author of Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip, discusses the factors that turned road trips from an individual adventurer’s pursuit into a family activity—and those that led to their decline.<p>The writer Richard Ratay was on the beach in the …

Road Trips

What happens to your Social Security payments when one spouse dies

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help …

Five Powerful Photoshop Shortcuts That Most Photographers Don’t Know

You know that you have a spent a significant amount of time in Photoshop when you have a collection of keyboard shortcuts that have become second …

Tutorials

Why Every Photographer Should Consider Using Back-Button Autofocus

Almost every camera in existence (at least every one I've ever used) comes out of the box with the autofocus activation linked to the shutter button. …

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

A Kentucky crowd cheered a valedictorian for quoting Trump. Then he told them it was Obama.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>, Reporter<p>Ben Bowling's graduation speech was one of the rare instances where electoral polling numbers can help us understand humor.<p>The 18-year-old is the valedictorian of the Bell County High School Class of 2018. The southeastern Kentucky school is about 80 miles north of …

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Blow-Up Hot Tubs Exist, So OMG, I'm Never Leaving My Backyard Again

Summertime PSA: Walmart is selling inflatable hot-tub spas with massaging jets, and they start at $299. So if you're looking to relax and unwind, you <i>could</i> treat yourself to a $150 massage, a $45 mani-pedi, a $70 facial, and a $40 sauna pass at your local day spa . . . or you could spend about the …

How to Find Your Style as a Photographer

When I was starting in photography, I kept hearing peers and educators talking about their photographic style. I was totally lost. I had no idea what …

How to Quickly Make Black and White Duplicates of an Entire Gallery in Lightroom CC

Before sending wedding galleries to clients, I like to add a black and white alternative of every photo. Clients love this! So, here’s a quick …

You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Garden photography tips

<b>Claire Takacs shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of your garden</b><p>I see gardens as works of art and believe in their ever-increasing …

The latest updates to Lightroom and Photoshop pack a punch

The recent updates from Adobe aren't about AI enhancements--instead, they focus on performance and workflow improvements. Here's a look at the …

Nikon live streaming at the 2018 WPPI expo

You can watch the live streaming of all Nikon events at the 2018 WPPI expo on this dedicated page. Streaming begins on Monday, February 26th …

Cameras

Where to Begin With Building a Website

A primer for helping graduate students create their own professional website.

Web Design

50 years of circus photography – in pictures

The year 2018 is the 25oth anniversary of the creation of the circus, and Peter Lavery has been photographing behind the scenes across the UK for 50 years. His fascination is with the disparity between the glitz of the shows and the ordinariness backstage. His pictures are the subject of a new …

How to sync Lightroom catalogs across many computers without Lightroom CC

A few weeks ago Adobe renamed Lightroom to Lightroom Classic and re-launched Lightroom as cloud connected Lightroom CC. Aside from making everyone …

How to get BLURRY backgrounds in your photos and videos

How to create blurred backgrounds in your photos and videos is something pretty much anyone can do these days especially with features like the new …

Buying Guide: The best pocketable enthusiast cameras

<i>Last updated: May 17, 2018</i><p>If you want a compact camera that produces great quality photos without the hassle of changing lenses, there are plenty of …

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Photo Enhancement is Starting to Get Crazy

As the worlds of artificial intelligence and digital photography collide, we’re starting to see some mind-blowing technology emerge. The latest …