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Ron Leach  |  Jul 22, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s not often you can find an image-editing technique that will quickly and effortlessly transform your images into something special. But that’s what you’ll discover here, as one of our favorite instructors reveals the five most useful Layer Blending modes in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2020  |  0 comments

In what can best be described as the “speed dating” of portraiture, the video below demonstrates what happens when two photographers give themselves 10 seconds, one minute, and 10 minutes to capture a great portrait. Sounds crazy, right? But the results are pretty impressive.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is an image-editing wizard with an international following on YouTube. You’ll see why in the following tutorial as he demonstrates how Photoshop’s new Select-Subject Tool outperforms the more familiar Pen Tool that is quite unpopular among many photographers.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Do your wide-angle photos always look a bit boring? Outdoor photographer Nigel Danson has a simple wide-angle photography trick that will help turn your dull landscape shots into stunning scenic vistas.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 17, 2020  |  0 comments

We turn to Washington DC-based boudoir photographer Marco Ibanez again and again when we want to learn some key lessons on how to shoot better intimate portraits. In the below video, Ibanez shares nine things you should do "to improve your boudoir images and have confidence when you shoot."

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Jordi Koalitic is one of our favorite YouTube channels for sharing clever tricks to make photos stand out on social media. In the latest video from the channel, which is a collaboration between brothers Jordi and Arnau Puig, the team really outdoes itself by working with some special talent to take their images to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 16, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s not often you can pick up a variety of powerful tips on portrait photography in just two minutes. But that’s exactly what you’ll find in the visual tutorial below.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone always talks about "the rule of thirds" being the key to composing a compelling image. And yes, it is a helpful tool to get you out of the boring photo rut. But what if there was something different and more effective to help with appealing photo composition?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to photograph birds, especially during these days of social distancing, and the quick video below is designed to help everyone improve their results. But rather than discussing gear, focusing methods, or image-editing techniques, the topic of this tutorial is a more basic one: Composition.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Are you seeing random spots and squiggly lines on your photos? If so, it’s time to clean your camera’s sensor and employ some simple preventative measures so it doesn’t get dirty again.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You capture what you think is a great shot, open the file on your computer, do a bit of editing, and notice some ugly “compression artifacts” that mess up the image. Well, thanks to the simple tutorial below you’ll learn a “hidden” Photoshop trick to instantly zap those blocky artifacts.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Mistakes are a part of life. And they're certainly a part of a photographer's life as well. But if you're a smart person (or a smart photographer), mistakes can be a gift since they give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  2 comments

Have you ever wanted to turn an old black-and-white photo into a modern-looking colorized image? Seem like it would be tough to do in Photoshop or might end up looking cheesy, right?

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers seems to really love our crazy food photography tips so here's something in a similar vein to get you off to a fun start this weekend. In the below video, all of the everyday objects you see are actually cakes.

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