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How to Create Duotones and Split Tones in Lightroom

Before we go anywhere, we should discuss exactly what a duotone is. It has its genesis in the printing world where, to save on color printing costs, …

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Tutorials

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Composition

With all of the gorgeous new gadgetry coming out this season, it’s easy to get caught up in the shiny, techy part of photography. (New Nikon D810, …

Dodging and Burning to Create More Effective Black and White Images

With the huge assortment of software and plugins you have at your disposal these days, the photo processing technique of burning and dodging is …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Photography

These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

Lessons you can learn from master photographers – Minor White, Ansel Adams, and Syl Arena

The reason I have put pen to paper (fingers to keys) is to share with you some simple tips and knowledge that can be gained from taking a look at …

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3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique - Part 1: The Fundamentals

Dodge & Burn (D&B) is a technique that came to us from the darkroom days when luminosity values in a photo could be only manipulated by the duration …

Evocative Black and White Long Exposure Images

Fine art photographer Vassilis Tangoulis could put forth the argument that contrast is more significant than color for making a statement with …

Your First Tutorial/Look On Lightroom Mobile

Posted By on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Lightroom Tips | 52 comments<p>Well, it’s here. There’s been a lot of talk over Lightroom Mobile since Photoshop …

10 Photography Tips to Help You Take Your Photography up a Level

Here are 10 photography tips I learned after lots of frustration, discouragement, money lost, and forever lost opportunities.

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures - virtual copy, soft proofing, smart previews, lights out, targeted adjustment, and visualize spots.

Top 5 Easiest Shortcuts for Better Photos

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

12 Ways to Improve Your Digital Landscape Photography

<i>Number One:</i> If you have read any of my previous photography guides then you probably know that I strongly recommend shooting in RAW format. Why is …

Landscape Photography

Gaining Inspiration Through Using A Color Wheel

Do you use color theory as inspiration for your photography? If you are ever feeling stuck or are in a rut, I have found the color wheel is a great …

Try your hand at street photography

Street photography is right on your doorstep. The best way to increase your confidence is by stepping outside and giving it a try. If you love people, colour and chaos, you're going to have a great time.<p><b>Preparation</b><br>You'll be doing a lot of walking outside, so dress appropriately. I wear hiking boots …

The Best Of Hieronymus Bosch, History’s Trippiest Painter

For the first time, the complete works of medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch have been published in a lavish book. See a devil on ice skates, mystical visions of religious ecstasy, and naked ladies with blueberries for heads.<p>More than 400 years before LSD was even invented, the Netherlandish artist …

Portrait Tutorial Feast

Long Exposure Images Create a Melancholic Mood in Photo Series ‘Empty Space’

Photographer Vassilis Tangoulis came-up with a set of dramatic monochromatic images called <i>Empty Space</i>. The collection is a compilation of …

Grab a Coffee & Settle In - 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Lightroom

Five Habits Photographers Should Learn

Photography is an art, similar to drawing or painting. There will always be those that are naturally gifted in one media or the other, and the rest …

Team Notes From Our New Design

Quite a few months ago we started the process of redesigning Digital Photography School. For some time we’ve wanted to freshen up of the site as it’s …

Sony NEX Full-Frame Rumor Roundup

Now that we’re a few days into October, it’s time to start getting ready for some serious camera announcement mania. And, if your comments are to be …

Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that …

Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Since its initial release, Aperture has evolved from an image management program to a powerful catalogue and image manipulation program for Mac …