6 Ways to Shoot Striking Photos with Your Smartphone

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares tips for getting creative with your phone snaps
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Want to spice up your smartphone photos? Street and travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares six ways below to get creative with your phone snaps so they look like they were shot with a more professional camera. In the below video tutorial, Lambert heads to several prime location in Chicago to share his smartphone photography tips. “I’m... Read more

Lightroom 101: 3 Post-Processing Tips to Make Your Photos Pop

Lightroom Ambassadors discuss how to develop a unique editing style
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(Editor’s Note: Pei Ketron is Product Marketing Manager of Photography at Adobe.) When getting started in photography, one of the most intimidating aspects can be post-processing. We spend a lot of time on the Adobe Photography team seeking ways to make editing tools and the post-processing workflow feel less intimidating to beginners via tutorials... Read more

Fireworks Photography How-To

Four tips for improving composition and color to take your fireworks photos to the next level
When we see fireworks displays with our eyes, we register their movement and motion as large, colorful, flowerlike blooms of light. But getting what our brains see to translate into great fireworks photography requires some specialized know-how. When capturing fireworks with the camera, for instance, the blooming light requires a long exposure to register... Read more

6 Beginner Editing Mistakes to Avoid for Landscape Photos

For some beginners, shooting the images is only half the battle
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For some beginner landscape photographers, shooting the images is only half the battle. The time spent editing the photos afterwards during post-processing can often make or break a shot. And if you’re a novice who makes the editing mistakes landscape pro Mark Denney describes in the below tutorial, there’s a good chance you’re more... Read more

Why Auto ISO Is So Amazingly Awesome

The best automatic exposure setting is Auto ISO. Change my view!
As someone who regularly pontificates about the benefits of manual exposure control, it’s not often that I sing the praises of an automatic camera setting. And sure, I use autofocus and even automatic exposure modes such as Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority regularly. But there’s one auto-exposure control I practically can’t live without:... Read more

5 Fashion Photography Tips That Never Go Out of Style

Portrait pro Dixie Dixon shares her go-to fashion advice
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(Editor’s Note: This fashion photography how-to from professional photographer Dixie Dixon is part of a monthly series on Digital Photo where top pros from Nikon USA’s Ambassadors program share their simple tips, tricks, and advice on how to be a better photographer.) In order to bring your fashion photography to the next level, it’s... Read more

How to Remove Backdrop Wrinkles in Photoshop

Smooth creased backdrops and fix stray hairs using this simple method
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If you’ve just started shooting portraits in the studio, one thing you’ve likely encountered are backdrops that don’t always stay flat. It’s almost inevitable you’ll capture a few portraits you love only to later realize the backdrop had a distracting crease or wrinkle in it. Or even more aggravating, an unflattering stray... Read more

Photoshop’s Astounding Neural Filters

Photoshop is delivering on every TV writer’s dream: Enhance!
If you ever need proof that we’re living in the future, allow me to introduce you to one of Adobe Photoshop’s most unique new image editing tools: Neural Filters. It may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but Neural Filters are very real. And they have the potential to become a very practical tool for fast and powerful editing... Read more

Make Your Portraits POP by Using Dynamic Range

Sometimes our gear does let us down in photography
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Sometimes when we take a bad picture, we tend to (unfairly) blame our gear. Often it’s simply our skills (or lack thereof) as photographers. But there are times when your photo gear can let you down, particularly when it comes to shooting portraits with poor dynamic range, as pro photographer Miguel Quiles explains in the below video tutorial. “Your... Read more

Nature Macro Photography Tips

Five tips for making the most of outdoor macro photography trips
Spring is in full swing and summer’s almost here, and that means the time is absolutely perfect to get outdoors with a macro lens in hand. From flowers in bloom to bugs and bees and bits of beauty everywhere, there’s a lot to be enjoyed with a macro lens in nature this time of year. To that end, here are five tips for making the most of those outdoor... Read more