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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Need a portable drive for those massive files you’re making as a content creator? Or perhaps a reliable backup drive to sidestep disaster when your computer melts like a Marshmallow Peep in a 1500W microwave? Two or three big names dominate the external hard drive offerings at online retailers, and it’s tempting to just pick one with the size and price that appeals the most. Here’s a better plan: the Mercury Elite Pro Mini Portable Drive from OWC, a company that’s been providing computer gear for professionals for 33 years.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers consider spring and summer the optimum seasons for macro photography, when interesting bugs and colorful flowers seem to be everywhere you look. While you can shoot small subjects any time of the year indoors, winter offers an array of unique opportunities for close-up photography outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2021  |  0 comments

High-key photography is popular among portrait and wedding photographers and involves properly lighting a scene to achieve a bright, airy and unique look. While getting it right in the camera can be complicated, and may involve special lighting equipment, the effect is easy to mimic in Photoshop.

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Landscape photography encompasses a broad range of subjects and styles, involving everything from woodland and seashore shots to expansive vistas and more. Each of these scenes requires a unique approach and often different gear.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If there’s one underutilized technique for achieving superior results when editing images in Photoshop, it’s the use of Luminosity Masks to balance out the tones and create truly captivating photographs. Best yet, this powerful method is very easy to master.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a humorous, satirical, and surprisingly helpful tutorial that offers you bad photography advice…on purpose. In the video below, pro photographer Mark Denney flips his regular tips and tricks on their head to share the worst things you can do if you're shooting landscapes.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post deal with a singular shooting or editing technique for making a specific type of image. The unique video below is different, as it reveals one essential method for improving virtually every photo you shoot.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Creating composites in Photoshop where you clip a subject from one background and place it in another is not hard but it's challenging to do right. We don't know how many composites we've seen where the person or object that's been moved to a new background looks unrealistic because of a poor clipping job or an uneven blend.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Not long ago we featured a very helpful tutorial, explaining how to customize Photoshop’s interface to facilitate your personal workflow. The point was that Photoshop is designed for photographers, art directors, and a variety of other content creators, and the default workspace isn’t equally conducive for all users.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers do after buying a new camera is to invest in a second battery, and the immediate quandary is whether to buy an expensive OEM product or purchase a bargain-priced battery that supposedly offers equal or better performance.

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