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These 9 Pro Tips On Immaculate Composition Will Help You Win At Instagram

One of the keys to why Wes Anderson’s films look so damn good is meticulous composition. (Well, meticulous <i>everything</i>, to be exact, but there’s a point coming). Every frame in a Wes Anderson movie looks as painstakingly designed as an album cover, giving the impression of a series of artful still …

Lightroom Iron Chef: 29 Submitted Photos Processed Live In Front of a Crowd

Photographer Stu Maschwitz of Prolost recently paid a visit to the Bay Area Lightroom User Group and tried something he’s always wanted to do: …

Iron Chef

Understanding the Human Eye and How To Retouch it Naturally

I can assure you that this isn't another boring tutorial on how not to overdo eyes with Photoshop. Searching for the perfect method has come to an …

Tutorials

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Tutorials

Brush Up On Your Skills With 20 Free Wedding Photography Video Tutorials From Profoto

Wedding season is just around the corner, so there’s no time like now to learn some new tricks and brush up on your existing skills. In this series …

It’s Like a Free 90-Minute Master Class On Wedding Photography…

This week, our in-studio guest on the Grid was renowned wedding photographer Cliff Mautner, and it was one of our best, most-informative episodes …

One Way to Convert Color Images to Black & White in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2

Whether you’re just starting to convert color to black and white or you’ve just never been satisfied with how your previous attempts have turned out, …

Video: Philippe Echaroux Builds a One Man Portrait Studio at Photokina

Philippe Echaroux — many of whose projects we’ve shared with you in the past — is back with an interesting, portable project from this year’s …

Digital Photography

Now I’ve used the Fuji EVFs for a few years, and specifically the X-T1 EVF since February, I can’t see me ever going back to…<p>The X-Series cameras are …

Cameras

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can …

Tutorial: How to Create Double-Exposures in Photoshop

While double-exposure photography all started in-camera – most likely by accident – it’s since become an actual style and genre of photography all …

Presentation Offers Solid Composition Tips and Examples for Street Photographers

Erik Kim is one of the best-known street photographers out there, today. In his continues efforts to shoot and share, Kim has put out the full …

What Really Happens When You Quit Your Day Job with Chris Nachtwey

<b>Part 1: Six important business steps to take before you think about charging a single client!</b><p><i>This is an unsugarcoated look into what life is really</i> …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

Tamara Lackey Shares Her Tips for Taking Well-Lit & Properly Posed Romantic Photos

As one of the best-known and respected portrait photographers in the business, Tamara Lackey certainly knows her stuff when it comes to capturing …

Photographer Marc Hauser Doles Out Sage Advice on Defining Your Style

“If you can’t do it right, do it big.” These are just a few of the wise words shared by renowned photographer Marc Hauser in the above mini …

5 Great Tips from Adobe On Keeping Your Lightroom Catalogs Organized & Efficient

Whether you’re just diving into Adobe Lightroom or have been using it for a while and are simply in need of some productivity tips, the above video …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Landscape Photography

Step By Step How to Do a Head Shot on a White Background

Come join me on a real client shoot! We'll show you how to set up a seamless backdrop, dial in the studio lights, and take great head shots!

Digital Photography

This Many Awesome Photography Links May Be Hazardous to Small Children

The internet plays host to so many fabulous photographers and artists, and Toad Hollow Photography searches high and low every week trying to find …

Image Search Engine Optimization Tips Photographers Should Know

As a man, I tend to revert, at times, to a neanderthal. Go days without shaving, give in to an almost primal interest in females, and have the urge …

4 Best Practices for Wedding and Event Photography

During the past few years, the recession and economic turndown notwithstanding, it’s become ever clearer that event photography in general, and …

3 Reasons why your Photography Site can’t just be your Portfolio

It’s time to have a huge mindset shift. Why? Because your thriving business depends on it. Think about your website right now. Does it look like a …

How to Bond with Strangers and Make them Relax Around a Photographer

As any photographer will know, getting a person to relax enough around you to get a few decent shots of them is no easy task. It seems like no matter …

Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

For some people, the rule of thirds has been a standard guide of good composition. Diligently following this rule has led many to great results. I …

Landscape Photography

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Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

Tutorial Shows Quick, Effective Method For Managing Stray Hairs in Post

No matter who it is you’re photographing or where you’re taking their picture, it’s almost inevitable that in at least a few shots there will be some …