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Lightroom Workflow to Take You from Beginner to Pro

Lightroom

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

I Spent 50 Dollars on Instagram and This Is What Happened

For those of us trying to expand our social media presence, Instagram has been the king for quite some time. So what happens when you put a little …

Landscape Photography

Golden Angle Composition in Street Photography

The golden angle is one of the most dynamic street photography techniques/compositions we can apply to our photos:<p>What is the golden angle?<p>There are …

Street Photography

Want to Be a Professional Photographer? Here's a Seven-Step Guide

Deciding to become a professional photographer is an exciting and scary thing: you're following something you're deeply passionate about and turning …

Photography

Video: Classic lighting set-ups you should know

<b>With modern LED lighting it's easier than ever to create classic lighting set-ups for portraiture. Check out our behind-the-scenes video with</b> …

Setup

A Professional Photographer Reveals The Keys To Awesome Night Photography

We cover tons of photographers, influencers, and vanlifers around these parts, which means a hefty number of images arrive at a steady pace, and we have the pleasure of sorting through them to choose the best ones to slide into posts. It gives us a solid idea of what photography trends are hot and, …

Photography

Four Settings Every Photographer Should Know on Their Camera

When it comes to our cameras most of us put a lot of time into researching which camera to purchase. We review websites like Fstoppers, read user …

Photography

How to Color Calibrate Every Device in a Photographers Workflow

It's always frustrating as a photographer to spend time shooting, editing, and printing an image only to see different results throughout various …

Tutorials

How to Pose Someone Who’s Never Modeled

Working with professional models, those who know exactly what moves to make and how to position their bodies, can be a rewarding experience. However, …

Photography

Here Are 11 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Often Make

When you're first starting out in photography, it can feel absolutely overwhelming trying to learn, assimilate, and execute the information and …

Photography

Calculated Risk-Taking

Dear friend,One thing I believe in is ‘calculated’ risk-taking. What does that mean, and how can we harness this principle to succeed/thrive more in …

Street Photography

Lighting Men vs Women by Daniel Norton

While every subject that sits for you is and should be treated as an individual, there are certain "standards of beauty" that can help guide the …

Photography

The 10 Commandments of Portrait Photography

Call me cranky, but I don’t like the latest photography trends. I love simple, classic portraiture, and I admire legendary photographers like Richard …

Photography

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

Why this portrait and wedding photographer prefers a 24-70mm f/2.8 to a typical portrait prime

Photographers who often shoot the same kind of work will likely have a favorite lens, an optic which produces the right kind of images for their own …

Photography

Camera Basics: Understanding Hyperfocal Distance, Depth of Field, and How Focus Works (VIDEO)

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress …

Tutorials

Check out This Creative One Dollar Lighting Setup

"Gear isn't everything." We seasoned pros say it all the time, but often when standing under a pair Profoto B1 flash heads, so it can be hard to …

How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

8 Pretty Poses for Shooting Simple Portrait Photos with Just 1 Flash (VIDEO)

Posing a model properly can make or break portrait photos, especially when using a single flash to light the images. In the video below, you’ll learn …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

Photographer Gives Mountains Halos Using Drones and Long Exposures

Photographer Reuben Wu is a pioneer of using LEDs mounted to drones to light landscapes at night, and his project <i>Lux Noctis</i> is filled with gorgeous …

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Take These 4 Steps To Successful Available Light Portraiture

A studio and complex lighting setup are by no means required ingredients for a successful portrait shoot. In fact, you don’t need either one. Well, …

You Can Shoot Sensual Boudoir Photos at Home with Simple Gear & Natural Light: Here’s How (VIDEO)

There’s a lot of interest in boudoir photography these days, and a recent tutorial on the subject was our most popular story over the past several …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Add Clouds & Enhance Colors for More Dramatic Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s …

Landscape Photography

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Black & White Photography

9 tips for amazing photos with Bob Holmes

Struggling to really make your photos stand out? We've all been there. Our friend Bob Holmes stopped by to help out and give some personal tips he …