Doing night photography or shooting in low light is pretty easy when you're using digital gear, but it's certainly more challenging to do when you choose to work with film. Going blind and shooting unprepared with a film camera has been the source of frustration for many who are just getting into it. The good news is, you don't have to.
Digital cameras usually have infrared filters on the sensor that work to block out almost all of the infrared information reaching it. To shoot infrared photos, photographers often have their camera converted to capture infrared light by removing this filter, but in turn the camera loses its ability to capture “normal” images. If you’d like […]
Gordon Laing's In-Camera book is a natural evolution of the famous website CameraLabs. com. If you've been doing photography for many years the way that I have, you probably remember watching his videos and reading his ultra-long reviews in your photographic journey.
Adobe has launched a new Photoshop tutorial series for beginners on its YouTube channel, titled “3, 2, 1… Photoshop!” The series is hosted by Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost, and so far there are 7 videos in the series looking at different parts of the fundamental skills of Photoshop. While the tips are probably not going […]
Instead of editing your images in post to inject color into your shadows, you can use gels to do it in-camera. Here’s a 6-minute video from photographer Jay P. Morgan at The Slanted Lens demonstrating 4 different methods.
I’m as interested in an “easy life” as much as the next person, so if somebody else has already done the hard work of making a product for me, and I can purchase it for a reasonable price, I’m all over it.
Educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE has 7 great tips for Lightroom users that might just surprise you and make your post production life a little easier. He previously shared 7 Photoshop tricks hidden in plain sight, and these Lightroom tricks are just as helpful.
Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from Steve Perry examines what histograms are, how to use them to check exposure, and some tips for avoiding exposure clipping. Checking for exposure on the LCD screen of your […]
There’s little in portrait photography less flattering than a double chin. This concise video tutorial from the Koldunov Brothers demonstrates 5 techniques for reducing double chins, to significantly improve the portrait.
Ever shot an image of a model and kicked yourself about the color of what you had them wearing? Perhaps the clothing choice doesn’t suit the final image once you’ve put it through some processing software.
Can’t get enough of yourself? Here’s a 10-minute video from Peter McKinnon in which he shows how to create clones of yourself in photos using Photoshop and in videos using Premiere Pro. While you’re probably not creating something as elaborate as Orphan Black or Fargo’s third season, learning how to clone yourself or other people […]
Here’s a 5-minute video by Tony & Chelsea Northrup that will teach you how to use Photoshop to stack multiple exposures of a moving silhouetted subject. The end result is a unique effect that conveys motion in an otherwise still image.
Cinemagraphs are one of the coolest marketing tools that a photographer has at their disposal these days. This blend of stills and video seems like something out of Harry Potter, but in reality it is nothing more than some cleverly edited video.
It's pretty darn clear that film photography is coming back into fashion despite what haters may say. This goes hand in hand with photographers of all types trying to find a way through all the Instagram algorithms.
Shooting portraits in natural light can sometimes honestly be tougher than using a flash; but that's all considering that you haven't done any sort of scouting beforehand. However, natural light portraiture can be pretty simple if you can find a way to figure out the artistic vision parts as the technical parts can all be pretty simple too once you just pay attention to and carefully think about what you want.
Improving your composition can bring balance and personality to your photography, simultaneously enabling you to produce more appealing images. And as quick tips go, this 90-second video from Mango Street Lab is absolutely packed full of key compositional advice.
Have you been stopped in your tracks by some of the amazing time lapse videos produced in recent years? We know we sure have and these amazing videos have led to many photographers looking to get into time lapse photography.
My name is Michael Zwahlen, and I’m a photographer based in Germany. I want to share how I earn money through EyeEm. In the first four months of 2017 alone, the royalties I received through them added up to $1,254.
Today, it’s becoming increasingly harder for your style as a photographer to become recognized. Of course, there are prolific photographers such as William Eggleston and Stephen Shore whose use of color is almost instantly recognizable.
This guide is intended for concert photography beginners. If you have a DSLR camera and are interested in how to control your camera settings to take great photos at concerts, this guide is for you.
Picture it: it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, you’ve run out of Black & White film developer, all the stores are closed down… the only thing you can find is beer. Nothing worse could happen, but don’t worry! We have the solution to develop your roll of film.
My name is Alex Brock, and I’m a photo enthusiast living in South Florida. I spent many nights last summer chasing storms through swamps and along the beach attempting to learn to shoot lightning, and I’d like to share some things I learned to help others who are starting out. I’m a simple hobbyist, so […]
A couple of weekends ago I was playing about with some ideas for a new portfolio shot involving a wall clock. Now, this clock happens to look a bit like a pocket watch, and a pocket watch normally has a chain (see where I’m going with this?). So I figured: “what if instead of a […]
If you do a lot of basic product photography, you might want to check out this video. In it, you’ll learn how to build and operate your own 360° product photography turntable, and it’ll only cost you about 15 or 20 bucks.
There are two important lessons in this simple, short, inspirational tips video by photographer Moose Winans. The first is how to use complimentary backgrounds to create separation and make your subject “pop”; the second is that you should go out and shoot, even when conditions are crappy and you don’t think you’ll get anything. On […]
One of the beautiful things about photography is that you can always learn new things and adapt as new technology comes out. For example, the first camera I ever shot on was a 35mm film point and shoot, and now I shoot on a full frame DSLR.
Scanning colour negative is without a doubt the most irritating part of my workflow. Since I started to shoot film, it has been the source of great frustration, especially in terms of color rendition.
So you’ve spent years honing your photography skills, perfecting the art of puppy fashion photography. You’ve set up a website to share your marvelous work with the world, and one day you’re contacted by a corporation who wants to use one of your photos in its ad for doggie perfume. You’re thrilled; you’ve worked and […]
Pinhole photography is perhaps the most basic and yet creative genre to explore without blowing up a budget, yet being super enjoyable at the same time. We found this tutorial video by Brightside on how to construct a working pinhole camera using a matchbox as the camera body.
As each new year approaches, people usually start thinking about what they can do better or improve in the new year. As a professional landscape photographer, I thought it would be fun to give some tips to people starting out with landscape photography.
Photoshop’s tools frequently overlap, and a great example of this is Luminosity Masks vs Blend If. Both can be used to do the same thing, but they work in slightly different ways. This useful tutorial breaks down the differences so you know when and how to use each tool. This Photoshop tutorial comes to us […]
A lot of the time when we’re shooting with flash photography in a big white studio, our portrait images can appear a little stark or cold. This quick fix in Photoshop takes less than two minutes to do but can add a lot of warmth and life back to our models skin. Step One It […]
One of the ongoing pain points of being a photographer is the time we spend editing. Don’t get me wrong, I love turning a flat image into something breathtaking, but it does take a while to get through a batch of 1000+ photos from a wedding or concert. Combine that with the volume of events […]
Using filters of any kind these days is rarer than in the past, but for landscape photographers specifically, it is still an integral part of the process for those who prefer to get things right in camera.
Need a laugh this election day? Check out this fun little fake Photoshop tutorial by YouTuber punpun. It gives you a peek of what we assume will be possible in Photoshop CC 2050—forget photo editing, we’re talking pixel perfect reality editing.
This foreground bokeh look is actually a setup I played around with a few times many years ago. I thought it would be a good, fun setup to share, as you can get some interesting results whilst playing around the much-loved bokeh.
A fairly long time ago, photographer Zack Arias shared a video on sensor sizes and how the full frame vs APS-C sensor debate is pretty much useless. Instead, he pushes the idea that the "Moron behind the camera" is much more important.
Longtime Adobe Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde shares a very useful little tip in this 60 second episode of Lightroom Coffee Break. If you’ve ever run across a difficult-to-clone spot in Lightroom, Warde shows you how to use a setting that will definitely help.
While Photoshop does have the “Dodge” and “Burn” tools, using them destructively on your original image is definitely not the best way to edit your photos. Check out this tutorial to discover two dodge and burn techniques that are more effective, cleaner, and smarter.
VSCO, Mastin, and other preset brands have been making a killing bringing the film look to photographers who use Lightroom for years now, but what about those who don't have Lightroom or prefer to do their processing in Photoshop? What is the simplest, most straight-forward way to get that black and white film look in Photoshop?
You don’t need ON1 Effects 10 or Topaz Clarity to get that “Dynamic Contrast” pop in your landscape images. This short tutorial shows you how to create the effect from start to finish using only Photoshop.
Looking to make your own DSLR camera trap housing? You’ve come to the right place. Camera trapping is an increasingly popular technique, and it’s rather addictive too. The ability to leave your DSLR camera out for days or weeks at a time, watching and waiting 24 hours a day, has revolutionized the wildlife photography field. […]
Here’s an 8-minute video lesson by photographer Mike Hagen of Nikonians on how and why to start using back button focus on your camera. “As a photographer, you want to have the most control over your shot as possible,” writes CreativeLive, the producer of the video.
This short Lightroom tutorial will show you how to turn a simple RAW photo of the Milky Way into the kind of bright, vibrant Milky Way shot you’re probably used to seeing online—complete with out-of-this-world colors.