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Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Peter McKinnon for his quick and energetic tips on improving both videos and still images, and in the helpful tutorial below he reveals five secrets that will immediately improve the quality of your videos.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to simply click and drag on the slider handle.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the notion of photographing small children and pets from a low angle (at their eye level) to make them feel more comfortable. But in this interesting tutorial from Ted Forbes, you’ll learn why taking this approach can add drama to all kinds of images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Matthew Jordan Smith is a expert portrait shooter who has photographed some of the world’s most famous people in the U.S. and abroad. In the video below he explains how to make great portraits of women using a single light and an inexpensive white poster board.  

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered why a group of tigers is called an “ambush,” the video below pretty much explains the nomenclature. The clip was captured by China Central Television (CCTV) while shooting aerial footage of captive Siberian tigers in the snow, when all of a sudden one of the massive beasts leapt up and yanked their drone out of the sky.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Given a choice between a fast 85mm f/1.4 prime lens and a fast-and-versatile 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom, which lens would you choose to shoot outdoor portraits? While the answer may seem obvious, experienced portrait photographer Manny Ortiz decided to find out by taking both lenses along to shoot his pretty wife Diana against a backdrop of the Chicago skyline.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever tried to bump up the saturation in a drab image, only to have a subject’s skin tones go out of wack? As you’ll learn in the Photoshop tutorial below, the solution is to properly adjust your image using both saturation and vibrance controls.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Every photographer would like to receive recognition for the skill and hard work that goes into making great images, and one way to get some kudos is by entering and winning photo contests. In the video below, professional shooter Lorenz Holder shares his secrets for doing just that.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2017  |  0 comments

In 1960 Kennedy was elected President, a gallon of gas cost a quarter, Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” was released, and photography was a whole lot different than it is today. To see just how different, watch the nostalgic short film below.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 20, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve said it before we’ll say it again: bad weather outside should not stop you from taking great photos. In fact, sometimes stormy weather can be good for your photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you ever wonder how to take your photography to the next level? The helpful folks at Mango Street Labs are back with another great video that will help you improve your amateur-looking images so they look as good as those from professional photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s another great tutorial from image-editing expert Jimmy McIntyre. In the video below you'll learn how to really make your landscape images come to life by blending together three images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Russian model Viki Odintcova has created quite a firestorm for a recent Dubai photo shoot in which she is seen hanging off the roof of the 73-story Cayan Tower skyscraper with no means of protection.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  0 comments

We frequently post great time-lapse videos, and readers often ask about the best way to embark on one of these projects themselves. In the helpful video tutorial below, award-winning photographer/videographer Peter McKinnon reveals everything you need to know to make a great time-lapse.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool, and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to accomplish some basic but important editing tasks like selectively toning up or toning down parts of an image. 

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