Tutorials

How to Photograph Wild Flowers

There can’t be many lovelier sights than a vista of bluebells transforming a wood with a carpet of blue under a canopy of fresh green leaves. And yes, it’s that time of year again! In the UK bluebells can flower any time between mid-April and […]

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Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Speed Demo – box design

See NEW Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 in action. Watch some of the full-power photo editing features being put through their paces as we perfect the photo that graces the product’s box. Be inspired to try some photo projects for yourself.

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Photographing Reflections

Maybe it’s all the rain we’ve been having, but today I’ve been thinking about photographing water, and in particular, reflections. There’s nothing better than seeing a stunning mountain landscape reflected in mirror-still water, which seems to more than double the impact of the scene. But […]

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How to Brighten Up a Specific Part of a Photo with Virtually Any Image Editor

No matter how fancy your camera or how fast your lens, without perfect lighting you’re unlikely to end up with a perfect photo. That can be pretty disappointing if you’ve got a great photo of a person without adequate light on their face. Fortunately this […]

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Rainy Day Photography

It’s been pouring with rain all day. Pretty much all week, actually. And just as I sat down to write this blog, the sky went black, thunder and lightning cracked and flashed, and it hailed – huge hailstones hurtling down and bouncing off the ground […]

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Color Correction: How to Set Custom White Balance in DSLR Camera

Watch this photography tutorial video to learn the art of color correction and setting custom white balance. Color is a visual property of perception. Camera chip interprets the light that passes through the lens in a similar way as our brain interprets the light passing […]

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Understanding color in photography

Colour is a very important element in photography for me, and in fact usually the first thing that attracts me to photograph something will be its colour. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a bright or saturated colour, and in fact I often prefer more […]

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Lightroom Image Processing

Learning how to post-process your images can make the difference between bland and amazing. But how to get there isn’t always clear. It’s not just a matter of knowing what tools are available to you. You also need to know when to use them, and […]

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Advanced Fire Visual Effects

In this tutorial, we cover image based fire generation and compositing using Hitfilm 2 Ultimate. We cover the fire plugin, and generating it with luminosity, flares and particle effects.

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Creating a Triptych in Lightroom

When presenting your photos you will sometimes want to create and print them as a series of three images on a single sheet of paper rather than a single image. You might want to do this, for example, to use to decorate a gift card […]

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Tutorials

AT&T has published series of new tutorial videos over its official YouTube channel- showing how to use camera on the Lumia 1020 PureView smartphone to take professional looking photos.

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Lightroom – Understanding Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation

In Lightroom 2 the collection of Basic fixes available for your image includes three Presence sliders that sit together in the Develop module: Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation. This week I’ll explain the differences between these three adjustments and how they affect your photos. In each […]

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Supporting the Sensor: The Missing “Film Look” Element

Supporting the sensor is one of the best ways to get that “film look” everyone is talking about. Stop using a body and lens combo and get some weight on your rig. You’ll be amazed by the difference it makes.

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Make Your Own Photoshop Brushes

One of the most popular searches involving Photoshop on the web is, perhaps not unsurprisingly, for free Photoshop brushes. Photoshop brushes can be used for a range of editing and creative tasks and while it’s fun to find and download great looking brushes it’s also […]

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Autumn Photo Refresher Course

October’s well and truly here, which means the leaves are turning and the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ has arrived (if you’re reading this in Australia please bear with us). Indeed, afer an Indian summer of a September in the UK, autumn is picking […]

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Self portrait photography | Inspiration & video tutorial

So I’ve always tried to take self portraits of my own. Mainly because I’m the one model that’s always available, and also because I love to have nice photos of myself =) the process of trying to capture the perfect self portrait was something that […]

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Drew Gardner’s behind the photo, On the Wall video how-to tutorial

In this video tutorial Drew Gardner talks about his conceptual photograph, On the Wall, from his Alice in Wonderland photography series. This is tutorial 2 of 15 from the series, you will learn that sometimes the most magical and successful photographs not only come from […]

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Stupid Photoshop Tricks #3: Faux Reflections – Pt 2

Reflections in Puddles Creating a reflection that looks like a puddle on the ground is a fun technique. Start with an image of a pavement or brick and convert the background layer to a regular layer. Add a new layer on the image and, using […]

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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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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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