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Processing Night Photography

Panorama of the Milky Way over Elephant Canyon, Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.We have a life-long association of the sky and the …

Nature Photography

How to Split Tone Photos in Lightroom: A 5-Minute Tutorial

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial from Evan Ranft that shows you why and how you can easily split tone your photos for better colors using Adobe …

5 Rules for Better Bird Photos, or: It’s All About the Eyes

It’d be cliche to say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but they’re certainly the key to a compelling photograph. This is intuitive when …

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 …

Tutorials

The Mobile Photography Workflow Solution: Fstoppers Reviews the 12.9-Inch Apple iPad Pro

Ever since tablets became more mainstream, I've been aching for a device that could truly be a full-powered, mobile photography solution. After all, …

Nautical Tattoos, What Do They All Mean? Sail on Board

We’ve all seen them, adorning the arms, legs, chests of sailors – and quite a few people who have never been to sea – nautical themed tattoos…<p>Chances …

Tall Ships

How to Store Your Ever Increasing Photo Collection

While we often spend significant sums of money on our camera equipment, one area we tend to neglect is the computer side of this hobby of ours. In …

Archives

The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends”

When I was a child, I could spend all day at Shining Time Station, the fictive train depot with its own eponymous TV show, where Thomas the Tank Engine and all his plate-faced locomotive friends worked and lived. To my undeveloped brain, each episode seemed like a beautiful daydream, in which an …

Train Stations

The Strobist offers up some advice for those starting out with flash

David Hobby is the man who started off the whole strobist movement. He literally <i>is</i> the Strobist. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him on video, and …

How to Pose People Who Aren’t Models

If you’re a portrait photographer, you can probably relate to the challenge of posing friends or family—anybody who isn’t a model—and capturing …

Photography

'Above Bellingham' soars from bay to Mount Baker

<i>'Above Bellingham' takes you all the way from the shores of Bellingham Bay to the top of Mt. Baker, highlighting the City of Subdued Excitement from</i> …

Drones

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better at Absolutely Everything

Great insight moves your career, organization, or business forward. The problem? Most people are terrible at asking questions. Learn from the pros …

Thought Leadership

Shooting 10 Powerful Street Photos in One Ugly Location

When I started out in photography, I always thought: if I could shoot in New York City, Tokyo, Paris or Amsterdam, my street photos would be much …

Street Photography

Improving Your Cityscapes with a Polarizing Filter

One of the easiest ways to substantially improve the image quality of your daytime cityscapes is to use a circular polarizing filter. Putting a …

Landscape Photography

7 tips and shortcuts to make your Lightroom workflow faster and easier

Just like Photoshop, Lightroom also has plenty of shortcuts that can be super-useful, speed up your editing process and make it easier. Photographer …

Tutorials

Tips for Photographing Moon

Photographing Moon – Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park – California, USA<p>The moon is a gorgeous subject, but it photographing moon can be …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

Shoot for the stars - The beginner's guide to astrophotography

I’m not really a big astrophotographer, the skies are just too bright around here most of the time. I’ve dabbled with it here and there, but never …

Full Face Snorkel Mask

No pressure and no shots of salt water down the hatch. Tribord introduced full-face snorkel masks about 3 years ago, and if the number of …

Film & Vision - Making Fuji-X Simulations Work For You

Fuji X-Photographer Bert Stephani Shares His Fujifilm Film Simulation Settings + Vote Your Favorite Film Simulation

A few days ago, popular Fujifilm X-photographer Bert Stephani revealed his favorite Film Simulation Settings in this youtube video. To me, it’s …

FUJIFILM

Lightroom: Creating Advanced Smart Collections

Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.<p>Today we will learn how to create smart …

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

How to shoot iPhone video like a pro

While iPhones have pretty much replaced standalone video cameras, they don’t offer the same level of polish that a dedicated video camera or DSLR produces. It’s true that “the best camera is the camera you have with you,” but you can almost always spot a video shot on a phone.<p>The quality gap isn’t …

Mobile Photography

Little Ones Behind the Viewfinder: Getting Your Kids into Photography

Kids are <i>really</i> smart and teaching kids photography is an amazing thing you can do with them.<p>New technology seems like something they just pick up and …

Kids

How to Use Graduated + Radial Filters in Lightroom

Lightroom is a great tool for organizing and editing your images. Basic controls like exposure and white balance make changes to your entire image. …

Lightroom

5 Tips on How To Get Awesome Night Portraits in Under Five Minutes (Shutterbug Video)

<i>Shutterbug</i> has teamed up with <i>New York Times</i>-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter for a new series of How To videos called "Tips that …

New York City

The Best Countries for Solo Travelers

<b>Safety Ranking:</b> 4 <b><br>Happiness Ranking:</b> 24<p>In New Zealand, the lush setting of the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> films, travelers can look forward to adventures on …

South China Sea

Five Simple Tips For Fast-Cut Video Editing

A lot of photographers have embraced adding video to their business offerings. With the rise of video-capable DSLRs, shooting video as a photographer …

Tutorials

Optimize Lightroom to Run More Efficiently With These Seven Tips

One of the most common Lightroom complaints is that it runs too slowly. However, there are steps you can take to improve your experience. This great …

How to Start Crushing Your Instagram Game

If you use your Instagram account as a main online portfolio for your photography, it’s important to make sure you’re presenting your work and skills …

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