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Selective Sharpening in Lightroom

Sharpening helps your picture have a little more punch and can allow details to pop and draw attention. If you sharpen the entire image, however, …

Loupedeck Lets You Control Lightroom Post Production With Ease (video)

Photographers and graphic designers might be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been specifically created to help speed up the photo …

Lumu Power Turns the iPhone Into a Light, Flash, and Color Temperature Meter

Back in 2013, Slovenia-based Lumu Labs raised over $244,000 on Kickstarter to launch the Lumu (currently available for $150), a headphone jack …

Home Automation

Lightroom: You're Doing It All Wrong

There's this nifty piece of software called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and in my time as an educator in the craft of photography I have seen its use …

This Gadget Lets You Cut Your Kids’ Internet Access Without Them Hating You

Parents control kids’ screen time by cutting off or controlling their wireless network–not by taking away their device.<p>KoalaSafe is a gadget that lets you control how your kids use the Internet. It’s drop-dead simple to use and can cut of their online access at specific times or to specific sites, …

How to restore older versions of iOS apps

Usually, an app update is a good thing. But sometimes, things go wrong: An update does the opposite of what you expect it to do. In that scenario, you want to roll your apps back, but unfortunately, at least on the iOS and Mac App Stores, Apple makes that seemingly impossible.<p>But it <i>isn’t</i> impossible …

Apps

How to expand your Macbook storage without taking up any extra space [Deals]

Having a backup drive is key to anyone with a laptop, but lugging around an extra hard drive can take the convenience out of portable computing. Plugging into the computer adds steps to the process of getting started with work, but one Macbook slot in particular — the SD card port — can be used to …

EE unveils a tiny 4G clip-on camera

EE boasts one of the UK's biggest and fastest mobile networks, but that doesn't mean it can just sit back and wait for new customers to roll in. To keep itself busy, the company has got into the hardware game, producing smartphones, tablets and, quite recently, an action camera. Its GoPro …

Cameras
Crowd Funding

Crave giveaway: Eight Tile Bluetooth trackers for finding lost items

If items like your phone, keys and wallet keep running away, tag them with these little tracking devices that pair with an app to keep you and your stuff together.<p>Congratulations to Jared L. of West Fargo, North Dakota, for winning an Onanoff Sound Cover iPad case last week and to Richard R. of …

North Dakota

Philips’ latest Hue lightstrips put out white light and are extendable

Philips is expanding its Hue family of connected lighting products with the new Lightstrip Plus. This two meter parade of LEDs can produce millions of colors, which is nothing new for Hue products, but it also glows in different shades of white light — a huge feature its predecessor lacked. Philips …

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

Tutorials

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tutorials

YouTube exploit that launches homebrew 3DS games revealed

As promised, the hacker and homebrew developer Jordan "Smealum" Rabet has revealed how the YouTube app for Nintendo 3DS can be used to launch hombrewed 3DS games.<p>The exploit is of particular value to homebrew enthusiasts because the YouTube app is free and, as of now, it's still on the 3DS eShop. …

Retrogaming

Astropad Turns Your iPad Into a Pro Graphics Tablet for Mac OS X

A graphic tablet can be a useful but expensive piece tool in a photographer’s setup. That’s why the folks over at Astropad HQ decided to enable …

Affinity Photo for Mac Officially Launches in the App Store

All good things must come to an end. After a free beta testing period that generated plenty of buzz and over 230,000 downloads, Affinity Photo has …

App Store

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

Tutorials

Quickly Update LR6 with Missing Adobe Standard Profile for Nikon 810

For those of you that have a Nikon 810 and recently downloaded Lightroom 2015.1 in June, you may have noticed that your images were not as vivid. I …

How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be …

How to Ensure You Keep the Rights to Your Photos

It’s been the talk of the internet for the past couple of days: Taylor Swift telling Apple to pay artists for her work, photographers telling Taylor …

Relook: High-End Portrait Retouching Tools for iOS

The Finnish app development studio Sumoing has just launched Relook, a new photo-editing app for iOS that it calls the first professional-level …

Tutorials

The AGUA. A totally new way to carry your camera!

<b>Hey, we are miggo - camera's best amigo (-:</b> A year after we've successfully lunched our first Kickstarter project, we are back with the AGUA - <b>and its</b> …

Direct to Desktop: Camera Tethering in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Have you ever seen a high-powered fashion photography studio setup on TV? Maybe on a reality show, or a makeup ad: medium format digital cameras …

Adobe Publishes 60 Videos To Learn Lightroom CC & Lightroom 6

Unless you’ve been taking a sabbatical from the internet and the news, you’re aware that Lightroom CC / 6 and a new Camera Raw has dropped to much …

How to Send an Invoice For Your Photography

So you’ve finally found someone that wants to purchase some of your images. Cool! But now what? Well, legally, you’re required to have invoices for …

How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background | Inc.com

Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than writing code. You have to deal with product validation, product/market fit, marketing, retention and engagement of customers, customer service, managing finances …

Apps

How to #MakeClientsHappy: A Wedding Photographer’s Advice on Mastering Customer Service

Based near Vancouver, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, husband and wife photography team Matt and Carissa Kennedy have been shooting weddings for …

Customer Service

SEO For Photographers: How To Get Your Photography Blog Noticed By Google

<b>If, like most professional photographers, getting found by the right people matters to you but you’re not seeing the results you want from your own</b> …

Internet Marketing