Tutorials

How-To: Present Your Photography Work In a Printed Portfoloio

Even amazing images can be ruined with bad presentation. In my column for American Photo on Campus last year (reposted at PopPhoto.com/campus), I focused on how you think about making imagery and how that thinking informs the way you present your photos to the world. […]

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Travel Photography: Desert Road Trip

Every type of location presents its own photographic challenges. For the stark wilderness of Death Valley National Park, these can include harsh desert light, stark landscapes, and a vastness that can be daunting to capture in a single frame. In this course, travel along with […]

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Getting Started with HDR

In many cases the difference between the brightest and darkest areas of a scene is simply too great to capture in a single image, due to the inherent limitations of cameras. However, you can overcome those limitations through the use of high dynamic range (HDR) […]

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Smart scaling with Content-Aware Scale

New to Photoshop CS4 is its Content-Aware Scale tool which allows you to transform an image in a way that you’ve never been able to do before in Photoshop. The technology itself has been around for some time and you may have been familiar with […]

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Photoshop for Photographers: Beyond the Basics

Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Join Photoshop expert Ben Willmore for a three-day introduction to the techniques that separate the novices from the pros. Ben will take the guesswork out of using Photoshop’s more advanced tools, techniques, and menus. You’ll […]

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Working with Virtual copies in Lightroom

The Virtual copy feature of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom lets you experiment with multiple editing options for an image without duplicating the original image. So, for example, if you have an image that you think would look good either with its color enhanced or rendered in […]

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Flower Photography: Focus Stacking

A few months ago a friend asked me to look after some orchids while she was away on holiday. She brought them round, and I put them in my conservatory, keeping my fingers crossed that I’d be able to keep them looking healthy until she […]

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The Practicing Photographer

In The Practicing Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration. Each installment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each installment concludes with a call to action designed to inspire […]

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Low-Light Photography: An Introduction

We talk to four pros who thrive in the shadows, creating blazingly brilliant images. Maybe it’s human nature, but photographers often fear darkness. For many of us, it’s associated with photographic failure: obscured subjects, blur from movement and inaccurate focus, and the inability to see […]

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Time-Lapse Tutorial

I’ve put together a tutorial on how to shoot a timelapse using a DSLR and intevelometer. The tutorial covers everything from settings you should use to making the time-lapse video in quicktime. Let me know if the tutorial was useful. I’ll try and do some […]

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The iPhone Fashion Shoot – FStoppers

This gained a lot of notoriety in the past year as it proved a point – it’s not all about the camera. Ok, so they used a load of expensive lighting, a beautiful model and some professional retouching, but the camera was still an iPhone […]

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Sunbursts in Photoshop

Following on from the post on creating silhouettes in Photoshop, here is how to create fun sunburst images to put behind them. Step 1 Start by adding a new layer to your image by choosing Layer > New > Layer. Click the Pen tool, ensure […]

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Top Tips For Fireworks Photography

How to photograph Bonfire Night If you need any reminder that we are well and truly into winter – apart from the short, dark days – the arrival of fireworks in the stores is a sure sign. Bonfire night is a wonderfully photogenic event, presuming […]

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Beauty Lighting for Stills and Video

Trying New Things I definitely fall into the category of photographers who get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Although I am often hired to shoot a style that my clients see on my website or portfolio, or shoot images for a […]

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Design a Wedding Album in Photoshop

This quick tutorial will teach you how to create a basic wedding album layout in Photoshop to make custom albums for your wedding clients. Using these same methods, you will also be able to create wedding announcements and other invitations for your clients. Being able […]

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Smart Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Elements

In the traditional darkroom, you could adjust the relative lightness or darkness of parts of an image using processes called dodge and burn. If you were dodging or lightening the image you would expose parts of the image for a shorter length of time to […]

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography

We all want to improve our photography. However, sometimes the technical stuff can feel overwhelming. Fortunately there are many ways to improve as a photographer without going anywhere near a camera manual. Here are ten of my top tips for doing just that… Tip no. […]

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Video Tutorials for Improving Product Photos

If your company sells items online, product photographs will be a key factor in how well they sell. Professional-looking photographs make products look legitimate and allow customers a crisp and detailed view of their potential purchase. Hiring a professional photographer, however, can be pricey. This […]

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Interviews

Martin Lawrence

After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]

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Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]

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Gary Hart

Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]

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What's Hot

Long exposures of the night sky

Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet. As a visual pleasure it’s hard to […]

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Dealing with Contrast

Contrast is usually at its highest when a scene is backlit. In this image there wasn’t much that could be done to lighten the shadows. I exposed so that the highlights weren’t too badly burnt out and didn’t worry too much about the shadows. Contrast […]

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Black and White Portraits : Weekend Assignment

Colour can be distracting. Stripped of colour an image is entirely about the subject (unless of course the entire point of the subject is its colour…). This is particularly true of portraiture. Black and white arguably conveys the inner soul of the subject more powerfully […]

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