• 3 Secrets To Sharp Long Exposure Photography

    Published Friday, July 23rd, 2021

    If you’re shooting long exposure photos, the chances you get some blur in the shot are greatly increased. Many times, it’s a welcomed effect and often the intention of using a slow shutter speed. That being said, we can sometimes get some blur in our long exposures that’s less than desirable. Here are three quick […]

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  • 10 Epic Photos from the 1800s

    Published Friday, June 25th, 2021

    Did you know that the first photograph was almost lost forever? It was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in a commune in France called Saint-Loup-de-Varennes somewhere between 1826 and 1827.  Back then, photos were taken on film and the process to develop them was much harder. But it led to some magical, and truly epic photos. […]

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  • 40 Awesome DIY Photography Hacks: Try This at Home

    Published Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

    DIY Photography Hacks

    If you have been hesitant to buy the gear or accessories that you want because of the cost, perhaps you could save some money by going the DIY route. While photography gear can be quite expensive there are some inexpensive hacks that can give you similar results in some cases. Fortunately there are plenty of photographers who have shared their own DIY hacks and creations with the rest of us through blog posts and tutorials.

    In this post you’ll find tutorials and guides for 35 different DIY projects and hacks that can not only save you some money, but also get the great results that you’re after. These hacks cover everything from lighting, to lenses, to soft boxes, to tripods, and much. Some of them are more involved and complex than others, but I’m sure you will find at least a few that interest you.

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  • 40 Fun DIY Photo Props

    Published Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

    40 Fun DIY Photo Props

    If you’re looking for a way to add some intrigue to your photos, or simply to have a fun photo session, making use of props can be a great approach. Fortunately, there are endless possibilities when it comes to do-it-yourself props that won’t cost you a lot of money. In this article we’ll showcase and link to 40 different DIY photo prop ideas. Many of the links lead to tutorials that will show you how to create the prop yourself, and some even include printable templates that you can use for super-easy props.

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  • How to Create a Simple Matte Effect in Photoshop

    Published Monday, September 14th, 2020

    Simple Matte Effect Tutorial

    One of the most useful effects that you can apply to a photo in Photoshop is the matte effect. The effect will be subtle with most photos, but it can help to get a beautiful look, and matte effects can also work well with a wide variety of types of photos.

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  • 11 of the Best Websites for Photography Inspiration

    Published Tuesday, September 8th, 2020


    One of the best ways to spark your creativity and to find inspiration for your own work is to browse the work of other photographers. This is especially true if you are just learning photography or looking to improve your skills. Fortunately, there are plenty of great websites that make it easy to find amazing photos very quickly. In this post we’ll highlight the best sites for finding inspiration. Any time you are looking for a creative boost or to find beautiful examples, check out any of these sites.

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  • Free Lomo Lightroom Preset

    Published Thursday, August 6th, 2020

    Free Lomo Lightroom Preset

    This free Lightroom preset is perfect for creating fun, playful effects with your photos. The preset is called Blue Green Lomo and it is a free sample from our full set of Lomo Lightroom Presets, which includes 20 different presets inspired by the Lomography vintage camera look. The preset comes in two different formats (.lrtemplate […]

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  • Free Urban Depth Lightroom Preset

    Published Monday, July 20th, 2020

    This preset is a free sample from our set of Urban Depth Lightroom Presets. The full pack includes a total of 30 Lightroom presets that were created with urban photos in mind. This preset as well as all of the Urban Depth Presets can be used in any version of Lightroom since LR4 (which includes […]

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  • Free Photoshop Action: Chilled

    Published Monday, July 13th, 2020

    Free Photoshop Action: Chilled

    Download this free Photoshop action to give your photos an intense, dramatic look.

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  • 3 Things To Consider When Photographing Water

    Published Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

    Photographing water is a great challenge for the new photographer and is a good exercise to flex your knowledge of shutter speeds. Especially if you want to get some truly creative shots! Here are a few essential tips for you to consider before you head out! 1. Consider Your Shutter Speed You’ll want to put […]

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  • 5 Quick Tips To Take Better Candid Portraits

    Published Thursday, June 18th, 2020

    Photo by Timofey Logachev / Unsplash License

    Candids are one of my personal favorite styles of photos–especially when it comes to portraits. For me, it’s all about capturing the essence of a moment in an unguarded and natural way. Since a lot of people are at least a little camera shy, a candid shot can really help! Of course, there’s a little […]

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  • Free HDR Lightroom Preset

    Published Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

    Free HDR Lightroom Preset

    Today we have a free Lightroom preset that will give your photos an HDR-like look. This preset is a sample from our larger set of HDR Hero Lightroom Presets. The preset works in Lightroom 4 and 5 with both RAW files and .jpg files. See preview images below.

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  • Photography Types: Understand and Hone your Photo Style

    Published Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

    photography types

    With so many people picking up photography as a hobby, there is a tendency for beginners and amateurs to get a little lost in the art. Therefore, learning about the various photography types is one way to better understand where your own abilities and interests lie. Photography Types Every Professional Should Know First of all, […]

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  • Photo Filters in Photoshop to Make You Look Like a Pro

    Published Monday, August 27th, 2018

    photo filters

    Photo filters will help you create an image that is dynamic and compelling. Photoshop is a complex editing software that offers a wide array of editing tools and capabilities. When using Photoshop, you want to know some of the detailed ways you can impact your images. Photo filters can make the job of photo editing […]

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  • Faster Photoshop Editing and Gorgeous Photo Effects Make Your Images Stand Out

    Published Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

    faster Photoshop editing

    Faster Photoshop editing techniques and learning to use photo effects will give you stand-out results in half the time. Photoshop is a fantastic tool for creating extravagant photo effects and making complex visual edits. But, Photoshop is cumbersome if you have a big shoot to edit. Professionals use tools and tricks to increase their work speed. […]

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