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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments

We’re still in shock over the death today of legendary musician and artist David Bowie. Someone who knew Bowie more than most folks was renowned fashion photographer Brian Duffy who, between 1972 and 1980, worked with Bowie on five photo projects, including three of his most famous album covers.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Mike Mezeul II is a landscape photographer who says he’s addicted to photographing the night sky: “Looking at the stars and beauty of the Milky Way with your naked eye is mind-blowing,” he explains. In the video below you’ll see how Mezeul helps his workshop students capture that awe with their cameras.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 02, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most misunderstood and overlooked of photo accessories is, without a doubt, the lowly lens hood. At best, most photographers simply take lens hoods for granted. At worst, they leave them in their camera bags where they serve no purpose except to take up valuable space where you could be storing filters or extra batteries.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Here is another video from innovative artist Mathieu Stern (number 6 in his "Weird Lens Challenge" creative series) and this time he is testing a large format camera lens from 1880—this was one of the first lenses to feature an iris diaphragm.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Many of us have conflicting goals when we sit down behind the computer and open our images in Photoshop: On the one hand, we want to do a thorough job of editing our files, yet we also want to finish up quickly and get back to shooting. This powerful tutorial will help you do both.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Lately we’ve been sharing basic image-editing primers designed to help you get up to speed with Photoshop and Lightroom. In this installment, you’ll learn how to work faster and more efficiently by customizing your workflow with tool and brush presets.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments

How often have you photographed a great-looking scene, only to find an ugly color cast in all or part of the image? These unwanted and annoying tints may occur with both digital and film cameras depending on the lighting conditions during a shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot what you think is a really nice photograph, and then you get home, look at the image on a computer, and realize you overlooked a bothersome element in the scene. The culprit could be a bit of distracting foreground litter, or the proverbial telephone pole growing out of a subject’s head, 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular Photoshop instructors, and in this basic tutorial he demonstrates how add creative effects to a photograph with a simple Photoshop Layer Mask trick.  

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

The darkroom technique of “dodging and burning” an image to selectively manipulate the exposure of a photograph has been around far longer than digital photography. The idea is to “dodge” portions of a scene that are underexposed, and “burn” areas that are overexposed.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial demonstrates a simple step-by-step process for using Photoshop’s Clone Stamp tool to eliminate, duplicate and replace objects in your photographs. Designed for those new to Photoshop, the video below takes a fundamental approach to a technique that can turn some of your “rejects” into “keepers”

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you sharpen your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes it takes a familiar example to clarify the difference between two similar concepts, like in the video below. Photoshop expert Unmesh Dinda provides a clear understanding about the strengths and weaknesses of Photoshop’s Levels and Curves tools by comparing them to a simple calculator and a more advanced scientific calculator.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In the tutorial below you’ll see how to achieve super high-quality results using multiple hue/saturation sliders in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever seen beautiful sunbeams piercing through the trees in a forest, you know much they can add to the impact of a photograph. The tutorial below shows you how to add natural-looking light rays to an image when the sun isn’t in the right position to capture the effect in-camera.

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