Tutorials

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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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 – The photo editing software

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 is a follow-up version of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2013. Some videos still feature the previous version’s screen, however the shown functions remain unchanged in the new version. Use the free-hand tool to draw lines and shapes, With […]

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Use Ambient Light to Make Your Photos More Dramatic

Available light is as expressive and a whole lot less expensive than store-bought light. The available-light strategy makes a lot of sense for many photographers for several reasons: Good light is usually easy to find, it comes in all varieties (flat, contrasty, bright, or dim), […]

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Using Curves in your Photographic Composition

There’s no right or wrong way to compose a photo. However, there’s just something inherently pleasing when curves are included in an image. When you look at a photograph your eye naturally wanders around it. Curves are a good way of deliberately guiding the eye […]

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Depth of Field – Video Tutorial

Today’s Depth of Field Tutorial comes to us in the form of Video from Shelton Muller of Australia’s Total Image magazine. I’d love to hear whether you find the video tutorial to be a helpful way of learning.

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Shooting an Ants-Eye-View

I’ve not done the research (I’ve been a bit busy this morning) but I’m fairly confident that most photos are shot at eye-level. It’s understandable of course. It’s the way that we see the world when we stand up. What could be more natural than […]

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The Complete Guide to VSCO Cam Photo App

  In this tutorial I will show you everything you need to know about VSCO Cam app, which is one of the most interesting and most innovative photo apps out there. It’s easy to use, and it offers interesting effects for both shooting and editing. You […]

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How-To: Take Better Breakfast Instagram Photos

Adam Goldberg’s tips for more appetizing #foodphotos. Adam Goldberg never expected to be taking mobile photos of his food, but now, like many Instagram enthusiasts he can’t imagine not doing it. “I almost consider my iPhone a camera that has a phone function, rather than […]

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Macro Photography Tutorial

Learn more about macro photography and the types of images you can produce by getting in close.

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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

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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Taking Control of Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness

Taking Control of Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness is at the very heart of photography. When you shoot a photo on your camera one of two things happen. Either the camera saves the image as a Raw file or as a Jpeg. The fundamental difference between […]

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Take your best ever Christmas photos

While the packed supermarkets, heaving shopping malls and congested traffic networks can try the patience of even the biggest Christmas fan, there is no doubt that this is a really magical time of year for the family photographer. Here are five ways to get your […]

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