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How to Use VSCO Cam's Grid and Journal to Create a Polished Photography Portfolio

VSCO Cam is a well-known name in the world of smartphone photography, with a polished app that allows you to shoot, edit and publish your photos on …

How to Capture a Photo of a Bubble Bursting

Set yourself a high-speed challenge: Capture a bursting bubble I have always loved the idea of photography as being a way of taking an instant out of …

Life Lessons Shared with Double Exposure Photos

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell has been working on a lifelong project called “Wisdom for My Children.” It’s a series of beautiful double …

This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter …

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How To Photograph Strangers

Approaching strangers on the street and asking them if you can photograph them for your portfolio can be very intimidating for most photographers. …

How to Create Your Own Lightroom Presets

There are mundane tasks in Lightroom that you carry out on almost every photo you import. You can save time by creating Develop Presets to perform …

How to Make a Triptych in Lightroom

It seems that the majority of photos we see online or in print are presented individually. But if you have several strong images on a related theme, …

Macro Photography Tips - Video Tutorials

This time of year is a great time to get out and find some macro photography subjects. So I dug around and found a few videos to help get you started …

How to Do Cinematic Color Grading on Your Photos with Photoshop

Want to give your photographs a “Hollywood movie” look? Here’s a fantastic 25-minute tutorial on how to do cinematic color grading on your …

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to do Frequency Separation for Retouching a Portrait

If you have seen some of the portrait retouching videos on the internet, you have probably stumbled upon the term “frequency separation” at one time …

Garden Flower Photography Tips

Short of ideas and inspiration when you want to go out and shoot some photographs? If you have a garden, then step outside your door and into a world …

How to Become a Professional Photographer – Guest Post

Mykii is an energetic and kind soul that loves sharing his passion for technology and photography! Outfitted with 15 years of IT experience and 10 …

Video Tutorial: Quick and Easy Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop

In this video, I show you you to use complementary colors to create a cinematic color grading feel for your photos. This technique is quick and easy …

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Getting the Perfect Family and Kid Portraits

<i>All images by Purple House Photography. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Dan MacDonald lives the dream of many creatives. He is a stay at home Dad …

Nikon Issues an Official Service Advisory for the D750 Flare Issue: Check for a Black Dot

Nikon said earlier this month that it would be offering free repairs for D750 owners affected by the camera’s flare issue, and today the company …

Nikon

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

How to Transfer Mobile Photos to Lightroom using Dropbox

If you’re like me, you probably take a lot of photos and video with your mobile phone. The images I get with my iPhone are what I call my “memory” …

Humor: 5 Easy Steps to Becoming an ‘Official Photographer’

The folks at the not-always-politically-correct Facebook page Being Satan hit the nail on the head with this list of 5 steps that describe how to …

Video: Four Steps That Will Help You Approach and Take Portraits of Complete Strangers

Taking photographs of strangers can be a daunting task, especially for us more reserved photographers; however, it can also produce some of the most …

How To Turn Your Panorama Photos Into 360-Degree Little Planet Images

At 500px, we love featuring new photographers that have recently discovered photography, or picked up new skills in-camera and in post-processing …

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How to Get Soft Light in Portraits

By definition, soft lighting has to do with the quality of the shadows. Generally, the darker the shadows and the less details that you can see in …

How to Photograph Pets: 16 Tips to Capture the Perfect Shot

Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t …

How to fix your underexposed photos in Photoshop

Yes, we should all try to get the exposure right for every single photo we take. But hey, sometimes it just doesn’t work. Maybe you’re in a hurry or …

Run a Better Photography Business With a Value Stream

When you first open the doors for business and start offering your photography services to friends of friends and strangers, people you don't …