Warming Pictures In Post

Many photographs can benefit from added warmth—particularly landscapes and portraits. Here’s how to warm pictures digitally
Warm colors, which are typically found in the orange and red region of the color wheel, are found in nature during the magic hours near sunrise and sunset when the light takes on a golden, orange glow. By starting with a light source that’s already warm, anything photographed under that light looks warm too. This works wonders for travel photos and... Read more

Here’s a Simple Way to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop in Just 10 Seconds

This quick trick will get those chompers beaming in your portraits
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Photoshop is a wonderful tool for editing your photos but if you sometimes feel it’s overly complicated or too time-consuming to use on a regular basis, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many Photoshop tutorials available that help take the pain out of image editing with Adobe’s pioneering post-processor. One of the best resources... Read more

Lightroom vs Photoshop 2021: What’s the Difference Between These Two Adobe Programs?

Learn the basics of what these iconic Adobe apps do so you can create your ideal photo editing workflow
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Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop are both powerful image editing tools. In this tutorial you’ll learn what each piece of photography software specializes in so you can create your ideal photo editing workflow. A head-to-head comparison While Lightroom and Photoshop are both digital photography editing programs with a lot of functional crossover,... Read more

Cookies And Image Resolution

Important lessons about digital image resolution can be learned in the kitchen
One of the most important things I know about digital image resolution I learned from baking cookies. Here it is: four tablespoons equals one-quarter of a cup. What does that have to do with resolution you might (logically) inquire? Allow me to explain. Too many people get all hung up on the wrong detail: the dots per inch (or DPI) of an image file.... Read more

How to Shoot Better Portraits: 5 Photo Composition Tips for Beginners

You don't (necessarily) need a fancy camera to shoot great portraits
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We all want to shoot better portrait photos whether we’re photographing a model for a portfolio or a friend for their Facebook page. If you’re a beginner photographer or even if you know a few things about taking portraits, there are some basic things you should always remember to shoot better photos. Portrait professional Julia Trotti explains... Read more

Six Reasons To Use Manual Focus

Autofocus is amazing, but here are six times when switching to manual may provide better results
As anyone who used an SLR 20 years ago knows, autofocus today does amazing things—from facial recognition and eye tracking to overall impressive speed and accuracy. Yet as amazing as autofocus may be, there are still times when it’s better, faster and more accurate to go manual. From tricky lighting scenarios to subject-specific technical challenges,... Read more

8 Photography Tips in Just Two Minutes that Will Quickly Improve Your Images

Get inspired and try something new with your photography this weekend
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Here’s a quick and easy tutorial that should give you some great ideas to improve your photography this weekend. In the below video, photographer Sawyer Hartman shares eight photo tips in just two minutes to get your creative juices going. “Want to improve in photography but have no clue where to begin?” Hartman asks. “This is... Read more

How to Capture Amazing Close-Up Photos of Snowflakes with Your Smartphone

This DIY hack will let you shoot extreme macros with the phone in your pocket
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You’ve probably seen incredible close-up photos – aka macro images – of snowflakes and thought to yourself: how did they do that? In many cases, photographers are using special microscopic cameras to capture these extreme close-ups of Mother Nature’s fluffy white stuff but it’s not essential. In fact, you can capture gorgeous macro... Read more

Five Tips For Photographing Snow

Whether it’s snow skiing or winter hiking that gets you outdoors, here are essential tips to ensure technical and creative success photographing snow
Winter is in full form at the moment. Whether you live in northern latitudes or are traveling to the mountains, outdoor photography this time of year often involves snow. While there are plenty of precautions to take in order to keep yourself and your equipment warm and dry, today we’re focusing on the photographic challenges that come from bright... Read more

How to Use a Ring Light for Photography and Video: The Basics

Get started on using ring lights either for portraits or vlogging with this simple tutorial
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If you’ve heard about the benefits of ring lights for photography or video – or perhaps just saw our new guide on the top three ring lights you can buy – but you’re not sure on how to use one, the below tutorial is a great place to start. Brought to you by the guys at Business Film Booth, the video explains the basics of how to use a... Read more