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How to Quickly and Easily Remove Harsh Highlights in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can remove harsh highlights in portraits without affecting the shadow detail in minutes.<p>There are some …

Easily Create Vibrant, Colored Backgrounds In Studio

Adding a colored background to your studio shots can vastly change the impact of a studio photo. The most obvious method to do this is by collecting …

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8 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Food Waste (and Save on Groceries)

First, the bad news: If you’re like a typical American, you’re probably tossing more than 200 pounds of wasted food in the trash every year [PDF]. …

My Fave Way To High Pass Sharpen in Photoshop

Sharpening your images in post has been discussed time and again in every manner of tutorial under the sun, and everyone has a preferred method that …

Why You Shouldn’t Waste Money on Filters

There are a lot of photographers out there who will tell you that you need to use filters. Polarizing, ND, UV filters—they’re all said to have their …

Landscape Photography

This Photoshop Tutorial Will Show You How To Soften Harsh Shadows In Black And White Portraits

We photographers all strive for the perfect light. It is normal to aim for perfection, however, the light that we usually imagine in our heads is …

Using the Fade Selection Tool in Photoshop for Skin Imperfections

There are occasions when a subjects skin only has a few trouble spots that could use light retouching. For that, I like to use a simple fade …

Noise Stacking – How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and …

How to Sharpen a Really Noisy Image

Noise and sharpening, don't go together well. If you sharpen a noisy image, the noise is sharpened too, making it even noisier. And if you apply …

Refine Edge – Your Best Friend in Photoshop

Being able to create precise selections of objects, even if they have fuzzy edges is of major importance in Photoshop. You're not only going to need …

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

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, …

The Fastest Way to Dodge and Burn Your Photos

In the days of film photography, dodging and burning was often a time-consuming task. And even in these digital days, dodging and burning can take up …

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 …

5 Steps to Creating Long Shadows in Photoshop

I had kind of a hard time coming up with an appropriate title for this post… I’m still not totally sure if it conveys what I’m trying to show you …

The Making Of “On The Edge Of Darkness”

<i>On The Edge Of Darkness</i> is the title of this image that I took on the last evening of my recent family vacation. It was shot just before sunset in …

Photoshop Tutorial | Secret Tip For Nailing White Balance With Ease

Getting correct white balance has to be the absolute bane of my digital photography life. I just find it irritating that cameras don’t get this right …

Tutorials

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

The Theory of Composition in Street Photography: 7 Lessons from Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am excited to share this new presentation I just put together on the theory of composition in street photography, drawing from the wisdom of Henri …

My Workflow For Natural-Looking HDR Photos

High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR) has a bit of a bad rap, as it’s been widely abused to create surreal, overprocessed, highly saturated images that do …

Getting Creative with ND Filters

I love using ND filters. These filters open a world of creative options – they allow me to change my shutter speed to create a variety of different …

Photoshop: Technique for Manual Blending

Here is a quick and easy Photoshop technique for creating a layer mask to separate the sea and sky from the ground in landscape photos. This …

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6 Easy Steps for Post-Processing a Low-Light Photo in Lightroom

The word photography comes from the ancient Greek words for “light” and “drawing”. With the presence of light being a rather important constituent in …

How the Switch from DSLR to Mirrorless Changed How I Edit Photos

When I started in photography more than 10 years ago, the only viable option for editing images was Adobe Photoshop. At that time, 100% of my photo …

Photography

Natural Looking HDR in Photoshop and Lightroom in 5 Easy Steps

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography was developed out of necessity to overcome limitations of photography equipment, mostly in digital cameras’ …

New Partner Announcement: Adobe

I have been using Adobe products for about as long as I can remember being a photographer. As a teenager, I got my first taste of Photoshop while …

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 2 (Photoshop)

Since the rough edit in Lightroom is complete, I can now take a dive in Photoshop and finish with the final touches. Make no mistake, there is a lot …

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

A couple of years ago, when I switched careers and moved into photography full time, I did a lot of research on multiple aspects of running a …

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