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Seth Shostak  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

It sounds like a reference to dull Halloween costumes, but I’ve always regarded unsharp masking as the Cadillac option for beefing up the acutance of my photos. Admittedly, this is probably just a reaction to the fact that unsharp masking has a complicated dialog box in Photoshop, and my reptilian brain is dazzled by lots of controls.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time for close-up photography of flowers, insects, and other tiny subjects. But macro gear can be really expensive, especially if you want to venture into the realm of super high magnification that exceeds a 1:1 reproduction ratio.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape pro with a simple credo: “Photography is a craft and you should work on your skills all the time.” To help you do the same, he created the following video describing beginner mistakes to avoid if you want to capture better landscape images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will add a 3D-like effect with motion to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more difficult when photographing men who aren’t really models because they tend to be more reticent about striking a pose than women.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One key to creating beautiful portraits is to render your model’s skin as flawless as possible, especially when photographing women. In the tutorial below you’ll learn how to do just that when processing images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for quick tutorials that unlock Photoshop’s hidden secrets. In the five-minute video below you’ll learn about the “hidden Banana Tool” and four other tricks you never knew you needed when editing images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

As a staunch New Orleans Saints fan, it’s painful to offer any props to the rival Atlanta Falcons, but the aperture-style roof on their new Mercedes Benz Stadium is such a wonder of engineering that we feel compelled to give the Dirty Birds some love.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to create portraits with a unique vibrant look, check out this Photoshop tutorial explaining how to colorize images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we posted a simple primer explaining how a camera’s metering system works. In the quick video below, pro Brian Worley examines the Shutter Priority mode and demonstrates when and how you can use this setting as a creative tool.

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photojournalist and filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau traveled the world for three months in an attempt to photograph endangered big cats. In the remarkable video below you see the results of his work as he captured spectacular imagery of the extremely Tigers of Bhutan.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to improve your photography is to observe a successful pro doing his thing. And in the video below you can do just that while taking a walk in the woods with Manny Ortiz and his pretty wife and model Diana.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular instructors for in-depth Photoshop tutorials. But this quick video is different, and in just four minutes he demonstrates how to configure Photoshop to greatly simplify and speed up your workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that summer is in full swing and many of us have vacations in the works it’s time to bone up on travel photography skills so you can come back with spectacular images.

Scott Kelby  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. For years I had planned to “upgrade” from my camera with an APS-C sensor to a camera with a full-frame or even midsize sensor. Since I’m retired, I no longer print my photos or try to sell them. I have some very nice full-frame lenses from my film camera days, so I could use them with a full-frame camera. But I display my photos only electronically on a TV or photo frame, which can’t display all of the image data that a larger sensor could capture. So, wouldn’t a larger sensor just be overkill?

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