If you own a DSLR and have a passion for photography, you have landed in the right place. A lot of people are under the common misconception that buying a new DSLR camera will instantly improve their photography. They place an order, and a few days later, their new, shiny toy arrives on their doorstep.
[embedded content] If you’ve been looking for a fresh, entertaining take on the standard beginner’s guide togetting out of Auto Mode, look no further. The YouTube channel TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin has released the strangest (and yet still very informative) tutorial we’ve seen in this genre. Think of this video as a complete beginner’s guide to the
[embedded content] Portrait and headshot photographer Ivan Weiss recently created a helpful tutorial that walks you through his entire portrait editing process in the popular Adobe alternative Affinity Photo. If you’ve been wanting to give Affinity a shot, this is a phenomenal resource. Alongside Capture One Pro, ON1, and a few others, Serif’s Affinity Photo
[embedded content] Thank you to everyone who read the recent article about my short animations, and to all of the people who reached out to ask me for a tutorial. Since so many people were curious, I decided to put together a tutorial where I take you along for the ride while I create one
[embedded content] Landscape photographer and educator Mads Peter Iversen has put together a helpful focus ‘primer’ for the aspiring landscape photographers out there. In the video, he goes over auto and manual focus technique, his personal workflow, and a few basic tips and tricks that work well for him. Note that Iversen doesn’t go into
[embedded content] Focus stacking is a fun and easy technique you can do right at home with nothing more than your camera, lens, and editing software. In fact, the Fujifilm X-T2, X-T3, and X-T4 series of cameras—and many others—contain a “focus bracketing” feature that lets you do this automatically. The “Focus Bracketing” setting on your
[embedded content] As a wedding and engagement photographer, you have an opportunity to work with a diverse range of people, but most of them will not be professional models. In fact, most of your clients probably feel downright uncomfortable in front of the camera, and that awkwardness can show in your photos. It’s up to
Have you ever seen long exposure images shot using 10-stop ND filters? They are visually energetic and dynamic due to the motion blur caused by the moving clouds over a long duration of exposure. It is common for most people to try and guess the exposure time when using high strength ND filters. However, I
[embedded content] The two most commonly asked questions in photography are probably: “what gear do you use?” and “what settings do you use?” In this video, landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen answers that second question by diving into his typical workflow and explaining when and why to use certain settings when shooting landscapes. Iversen starts
If you’ve already burned through Nikon’s full Nikon School Online curriculum (free all of this month) and you’re eager to learn more, you’re in luck. Sue Bryce Education have made their entire library of courses free for one week only, from April 20th – 26th. As with the Nikon deal, you’ll need to join Sue’s
If you are a parent with a passion for taking good photos of your kids, this guide will walk you through it and help to improve your skills. Posed vs. Candid Shots The first thing you might be asking is; “What do you mean by ‘candid’ and how is that going to help me take
[embedded content] Photographer Joe Edelman has put together a helpful beginner’s guide that explains one of the most important (and easy to overlook) details in portrait photography: catchlights. These specular highlights can make or break your photo, and in this video, Edelman covers all of the basic “dos” and “donts” of catchlights in portraiture. “Don’t
[embedded content] We’ve seen a lot of creative self-portrait ideas come across our inbox over the past several weeks, but none are quite as fun as this “punch portrait” tutorial by photographer and YouTuber Mike Smith. “Today I’m going o show you how to take a punch photo self portrait… with no contact,” writes Smith.
Lightroom has many adjustments and in general, they work reasonably well. I bet the most widely used sliders are the Highlights and the Shadows sliders. There seems to be a general tendency to make sure that the highlights are not blown and the shadows are not blocked. I would like to share with you some
[embedded content] Product photographer Dustin Dolby is back with another workphlo tutorial that tackles a difficult subject in simple terms: how to shoot reflective products using only a single light source. As with all of Dolby’s tutorials, he’s really giving a master class in simple lighting control—helping viewers to understand how to manipulate one light
[embedded content] Fuji’s Instax film is typically thought of as a “snapshot” product, not something you’d use in a studio, but Brooklyn-based photographer Anthony Tripoli hasn’t let that stop him. He’s figured out a way to shoot studio portraits on Instax film, strobes and all. In this video, Tripoli shares his setup for using studio
[embedded content] Do you know your camera basics? Today we dive into shutter speed and teach you all the ways you can use shutter speed to unlock your creativity and expand your photography style. Learn how to show fluid movement or capture a split second and what styles of photography these shutters speed options are
[embedded content] Los Angeles-based event photographer Mik Milman made this 11-minute video showing how he stores and organizes his photography gear. The centerpiece of his organizational strategy: a rolling tool chest. In the top drawer, Milman stores basic grab-and-go essentials — things like headphones, memory cards, gaffer tape, etc. The next drawer holds vintage lenses,
[embedded content] One of the most useful AI-powered tools in Photoshop is the relatively new Object Selection tool. But if you’re finding that the tool isn’t quite as precise as you would like, Unmesh Dinda from PIXimperfect has a few tips that will help you dial the feature in just right. If you’re selecting an
[embedded content] There’s no shortage of creative photography ideas that you can try while isolating, but we really like this one from the folks at Adaptalux. Using just some paper and light, they’ll show you how you can capture beautiful abstract macro photography without leaving home. Obviously, since this is made by a brand, they
If anything good has come out of the current lockdown, it’s the many wonderful ways people have been finding to stay creative. When the coronavirus began to take hold and necessary government instructions rendered my wedding and portrait photography business inoperable, I had to deal with the shock and financial implications of it like any
[embedded content] Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo—recently the target of a good-humored April Fools’ Day parody—is doing his best to keep his 1M+ subscribers educated and entertained. To that end, he’s now giving away his Guide to Flash Photography for free or “pay what you want.” Ever since people started social distancing and businesses
In this post, I’ll share how I do quick and easy color cast removal using Photoshop. I will provide some examples to show you that it can work for a wide range of images. The color cast removal process I will explain may not be a universal solution but it seems to be very resilient.
[embedded content] When it comes to major retouching like changing eye color, most of us choose to use Photoshop or a similar pixel editor rather than a RAW editor like Lightroom. But as Anthony Morganti shows in the tutorial above, you don’t actually have to leave Lightroom to make this kind of edit. In this
[embedded content] Photographer Mathieu Stern has put together a simple step-by-step that will teach you how to turn your digital photographs into beautiful cyanotype prints. If you’ve never made physical prints at home, consider this your gateway drug. The cyanotype is a photographic printing process that was invented in 1842 by astronomer Sir John Herschel.
In an attempt to help its customers stay “inspired, engaged, and growing” during the worldwide coronavirus lockdowns currently in place, Nikon USA has made its entire Nikon School Online curriculum free for the month of April. “Nikon’s mission has always been to empower creators. In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators
[embedded content] I’m light-painting photographer Russell Klimas, and in this article I’ll share how I do top-down light painting in a room. I was originally inspired to do this technique because when I had done it with a drone I had a troll complain that the images weren’t clear enough. In response, I devised a
[embedded content] Last week, photographer Brendan Barry created a timely tutorial on how to turn your bedroom into a giant camera, and use it to take actual pictures. But what if you don’t have any photographic chemicals around for developing and fixing those images? Barry’s got you covered. “I couldn’t stop thinking that the second
[embedded content] Our friends at SLR Lounge have created a simple little DIY tutorial that can help you add some creative flare to your portraits… literally. In 2 minutes, photographer Pye Jirsa show you how to make what they call a “flare ring” using some simple crafts supplies. All you need to do this yourself
[embedded content] Photographer Brendan Barry has put together a detailed step-by-step tutorial that might help you stay busy while you’re stuck inside. In this video, he’ll show you how to take and develop photos by turning your bedroom into a camera obscura, and your bathroom into a makeshift darkroom. To say Brendan is a pro