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Photoshop Tips: How To Carry Out ‘Cinematic Color Grading’ On Your Photos

<b>At the start</b> of this year, you might have watched this fascinating short on a movie before and after it has gone through post-processing.<p><b>Now you can</b> …

How to Create a Time Slice Photograph That Captures the Passage of Time

This “time slice” image by photographer Dan Marker-Moore is a photograph of Shanghai created with 65 separate images captured over 1 hour and 53 …

Photography

How to Freeze Action with External Flash

Smashing wine glasses together isn’t just about making a colorful mess; it’s about getting the settings on your flash and your camera perfect to …

Portrait Photography |Placing the Main Light

The main light is the source of illumination for a picture. It’s the one that’s measured for exposure with an incident meter. Using one is explained …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

GIF Animations

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

Golden Hour, Any Hour: A Photographer's Guide to Faking It

It has happened to all of us. We spend countless hours planning, scheduling, and coordinating for a beautiful golden hour photo shoot only to have …

Make a Rain Machine to Spice Up Your Portraits for $20 and Some Elbow Grease

When Benjamin Von Wong was commissioned to do a series of black and white portraits of SmugMug employees for the company’s gym, he knew he wasn’t …

The Photoshop Tool You Thought You Knew & How To Really Use It

It’s the ubiquitous photo editing tool that we all know and love or hate. Since inception in 1988 Photoshop has moved from basic grayscale displaying …

Kyle Thompson Photography

Experimental and Narrative Photography.<p>Kyle Thompson is a young photographer who was born in Chicago in 1992. At the age of 19 he started taking …

Photography

Infographic Gives You Nine Ways to Grow Your Photography Business in 2014

If 2014 is finally the year you plan to turn your love of photography into a business and see if you can quit your day job to do something you enjoy, …

2 fashion photographers 2 beauty retouching styles: Jeff Rojas (USA) vs. Dave Kai-Piper (UK)

What have an American photographer and English photographer in common? Both are fashion photographers and both retouch their final images.<p>Two styles …

Using Photoshop To Turn A Wedding Reception In To A Police Chase

Featured last year for his "Wedding Day Zombie Apocalypse" composite, Photographer Josiah Moore is up to his old tricks again. This past fall he shot …

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A Day in the Life of a Studio Fashion Photographer

Being a fashion photographer isn’t all fun and games, there is a lot of work that takes places behind the camera. Take a look at the video below to …

Photography

Model is Retouched…And Then Retouched into Santa Claus

Models are undoubtedly beautiful people, but with all the airbrushing, buffing, lighting, and re-shaping capabilities Photoshop offers we often …

33 Gorgeous and Informative Photography Links

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for links to tutorials, special …

This Beautiful Fantasy Photo Took Lots of Photoshop Work and Concepting

Photographer Erik Johansson posted a tutorial video earlier this year detailing all of the steps that went into the creation of his image called …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's image-editing program? There is no need to learn the ins and outs of Premiere or Final Cut when …

Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

Shooting an Epic Time Travel Composite Photo on the Cheap

A while ago, we read an article about how gear doesn’t matter on PetaPixel, while at the same time planning a shoot that would involve a Hot Rod. …

Matching Sunlight with Lighting Equipment for Outdoor Fashion Photography

When starting out using strobes, you might think that it’s pointless to use them outside during a sunny day. However, there are many situations that …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Pregnancy Photography Tips

Over the past few years there has been an increasing demand for experienced pregnancy photographers. This has mainly fueled an increasing number of …

Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

7 tips toward capturing creative maternity photography. How to capture beautiful maternity photos with your camera.

Using Flash Photography Along with Ambient Light

With careful use of flash, you can make your photos look natural—as though no artificial lighting had been used. Certain flash photography techniques …

Creative Dad’s Photography Turns Heads

It’s not unusual for parents to take frequent pictures of their sons and daughters. There are blogs featuring kids around every bend of the web. With …

Tutorial: Creating a Surreal, Conceptual Photo Using ‘Zone Lighting’

In this tutorial I’d like to demonstrate that you don’t need expensive studio flashes to create a complex scene with subtle lighting. I haven’t yet …