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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this digital photography and Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to capture a photo using grids and gels on flashes to get the proper lighting. We will then go into the Adobe Photoshop software program and create the glowing lines and smokey cloud in […]
Whenever I am feeling in a street photography slump, looking for inspiration or knowledge, I have found these online street photography videos to be incredibly helpful and useful. These are just a few of my favorites. If you have the time, later tonight– kick back, […]
This page will feature all of my free video tips and lessons for the post processing of your digital camera files. Every week I get a few e-mails asking me how I process my images and instead of trying to write it down in an […]
One of the most common mistakes I see on many product shots: Softboxes used without a diffusers, highlighting glossy surfaces directly, or used behind diffusers but failed to create gradients due to various reasons. In this short video I demonstrate how to overcome these issues […]
Lighting Equipment 72” Shoot Through Umbrella 72” Silver Umbrella ADW 30” White Adjustable Umbrella ADW 45” White Adjustable Umbrella ADH 30” Silver Adjustable Umbrella ADH 45” Silver Adjustable Umbrella RUD 30” Shoot Through Umbrella RUD 45” Shoot Through Umbrella LitePanel 39 x 39 inch Aluminum […]
Here’s the first in a nice series of video tutorials on achieving perfect exposure for skin tones. Have a look at the video below . This tutorial covers basic camea technique along with basic post processing skills for achieving nice skintones in your photos.
This is another image and video-based lesson. The students first discuss the concept of photography, watch a 6 minute video (Impossible Photography; a TED talk by Erik Johansson) and finally describe complex images. Lesson aims Giving opinion Listening comprehension Describing in detail Listening for detail […]
The photo director for National Geographic David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a Talk filled with glorious images, he discusses how we all use photos to tell our stories.
Good composition is one of the easiest and most effective ways to take your photography to the next level. In this tutorial you will learn how to find interesting composition and two creative composition theories; ‘anything but eye level’ and ‘cutting your head off’. Join […]
Hi, I’m Phil Steele. I get a surprising number of questions about lens hoods–these funny plastic things. “What good are they?” “Why do they come in these different shapes and sizes?” “How do I choose the right one?” “When should you use it?” “How should […]
Photographer Richard Patterson takes us through a session of shooting an arial silk acrobat and a dancer from the New York City Ballet
Cameras are everywhere…even in our phones! But most people are frustrated with the images they capture. Even with an expensive camera, it’s what goes on behind that camera that determines a great picture. Once you learn and apply the right skills, your images will never […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 & […]
We asked portraits pros to share their best tactics for framing up a subject. Many decisions go into shooting a single portrait. Often, as we chat with our subjects, we’re not even aware that we’re making choices about framing, subject distance and position, color palette, […]
I like to see lovely saturated color in my photos but sometimes the color I capture just doesn’t do justice to the subject and it isn’t what I remember the scene looked like. Boosting the color can turn a lackluster image into one that totally […]
Getting low and tilting your camera up can help too. One of photography’s most honored axioms states: If your picture stinks, get closer. And while this makes for a trusty guide for improving a shot, getting close is only half the story. Getting low and […]