Tutorials

DIY studio product photography

An introduction to my favorite basic lighting equipment including the “stick in a can” and simple clamp lights from a hardware store.

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Paint in color in Phothoshop with color brushes

If you ask most people they’ll tell you that brushes in Photoshop don’t paint in color. That’s not true. Brushes can paint in all sorts of colors when you know how. To see this at work, select two colors in your color palette for foreground […]

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Prince Doesn’t Underestimate The Value of Good Lighting Even In His Passport Photo

Bust out the soft box for a tiny photo on a government document. My mother and father-in-law recently asked me to shoot their passport photos for them. Of course I agreed, and when they came over, I already had a soft box set up. I […]

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Enhancing Exterior Architectural Photos

Half of what goes into creating a great architectural image happens in post. When it comes to exterior photos, this could mean compositing multiple shots, adjusting the sky, or removing distracting elements. In this course, Richard Klein takes photos from two of his own location […]

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10 Easy Steps To Advanced Photography Skills

A camera does not work like an eye; film does not work like memory. There is a fine line between a photo that is quite nice and one that is quite breathtaking. At some unknown point, a photo can cross the Rubicon and be forever […]

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50 Photography Tips in 15 Minutes

You’re looking for a quick crash course in photography that covers a wide range of practical tips, this short video packs in 50 tips in under 15 minutes.

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The 10 Steps Every HDR Photographer Goes Through

HDR. Oh that word. A word that is either famous or infamous, taboo or revered depending on what circle you are a part of or stumble onto. HDR has been through a lot in the past few years no doubt and one thing I’ve noticed […]

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Free Book PSD Mockups, Comic Book PSD Creation Kit + Tutorials

So, today you will get a wonderful possibility to download some free book PSD mockups, comic book PSD creation kit and learn how to create such things yourself. Yes, we’ve scared up several text and video tutorials for especially curious nerds. How are mockups usually […]

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How To: Light an Outdoor Location with Strobes

Lighting illuminates, sure. But that’s not all. It can suggest shape and dimension, draw attention to specific subject details or qualities, freeze action, or separate your subject from the background. In this amazing image by Scott Markewitz, it does all of these things. Markewitz, based […]

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How To Use Camera Raw

We once again are very grateful to Amy Renfry who has spelled out how to use Camera Raw in an easy to follow manner, and we have also included a quick video of the best digital cameras for 2013 according to popular trends seen on […]

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The Best Star Trail Images That You’ll Never Take

Astronaut captures astonishing images of star trails from space at 17,000 MPH. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit gives us a view of our planet from space unlike anything we’ve seen before. The familiar blue-green ball is replaced by striking fast moving lines of light. […]

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Invisible Emitters

Sometimes it is needed to get an “invisible emitter”: An emitter not only being hidden to camera, but also not casting shadows in the scene, remaining completely invisible to the render but its emission. A very useful trick for photographers and cinematographers. The material for […]

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ZOO PHOTOGRAPHY: TOP TIPS FOR GREAT IMAGES

Taking good shots at zoos isn’t as easy as it first appears, but Duncan Heather from MyPhotoSchool has all the advice you need to make your next visit a roaring success. A trip to the zoo has always been a popular destination, but all to […]

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Westcott at PhotoshopWorld Expo

Westcott, one of the Official Sponsors at Photoshop World, wanted to create an area and atmosphere at Photoshop World Conference & Expo where photographers can feel comfortable in a photo-shoot setting. Attendees are able to learn lighting and become more knowledgeable while adding beauty photographs […]

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DSLR Tips Workshop: How to blur action shots for the impression of speed

When it comes to taking photos of sports or other fast-moving subjects, you’d imagine that freezing the action is your best bet – and certainly that’s the case for some situations. But in others you’ll end up with a lifeless shot which looks static and […]

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Lighten versus Screen in Photoshop

If you’re confused about the difference between the Lighten and Screen blend modes in Photoshop, here’s how they work: The Lighten blend mode compares the pixels on the effected layers and selects the lightest to display. The Screen blend mode multiples the pixel values on […]

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Eight Ways To Avoid Photography Clichés

Taste is a subjective concept in photography, as in all the arts, but if you have ever seen a ‘tacky,’ over-processed image, you will spot bad taste instantly. Here are some common pitfalls to watch out for in order to ensure your images are as […]

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DSLR Tips Workshop: How to blur water for a creative effect

When it comes to photographing moving subjects, you’d naturally assume freezing the action would give the best result. That’s certainly the case for some subjects, but others can end up looking static and lifeless. Waterfalls and rivers are classic examples which can take on a […]

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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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