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Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments

With a visual medium like photography, what better way to learn than by watching two successful photographers go about their work? That’s exactly what you’ll see in the video below as two portrait pros walk the streets of Chicago shooting photos of a pretty model.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments

The day started off pretty normal for scuba diver Craig Capehart who was sitting in a small inflatable boat in the Indian Ocean off the Coast of Mbotyl, South Africa. The seas were unusually calm as Capehart and friends were out hunting for sardines.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Ever since the advent of photography there’s been an ongoing debate about how much one’s camera gear contributes to the captured image. Some say the latest technology plays a huge role in making great photos, while others insist that the photographer’s vision and artistry is largely responsible for spectacular results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

German adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworsky is known for both great imagery and tutorials that are as entertaining as they are helpful. In this five-minute video he demonstrates how to add impact to sunset photos by including a silhouetted subject in the foreground.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

In today’s Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn one of the most important portrait retouching techniques: How to use the Burn and Dodge tools to give your models flawless skin.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of the most popular Photoshop instructors we feature, and in this tutorial he explains how to spice up portrait photographs by adding texture overlays, bokeh backgrounds, and other design elements in Photoshop. He also provides a link so you can download five creative background effects for free.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we featured a Photoshop tutorial on how to make dramatic B&W conversions from color photographs. Today’s lesson takes the reverse approach, demonstrating how to colorize b&w photographs for interesting effects.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Early last Sunday the unspeakable happened in San Francisco when 71-year-old photographer and location scout Edward French was fatally shot as two assailants stole his camera at a popular San Francisco landmark.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer and author Bryan Peterson has said, “There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release.” In the video below, photographer Robert Rodriguez, Jr. explores this notion in a detailed discussion of essential composition techniques for great landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Converting color photographs to black and white is very popular these days, and there are a variety of ways to accomplish the task. In the detailed tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to make dramatic, high-contrast conversions.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s sophisticated cameras feature a variety of shooting modes from Manual to fully automatic Program, and a couple others in between. In this photography primer you'll learn all you need to know about these different settings and which mode is best for capturing different types of scenes.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the “old days” of film photography, soft-focus portraits were either achieved using lenses that were not nearly as sharp as those we have today, or with more invasive measures like scratching the front element of a lens. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to see your photos exhibited in a real gallery or put on display as part of a photography show? Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter has ten great tips in the video in this story on how to make that happen.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of nighttime skies are among the most spectacular images captured by astrophotographers. In the tutorial below you learn an image-stacking technique for creating dramatic star trail photos of your own.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Portrait retouching can be a complex and time-consuming task, but in this quick Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to streamline the process and greatly enhance your results.

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