• Free Paper Texture

    Published Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

    Paper Texture

    Today we have a free sample of one of our paper textures.  The full Paper Texture Pack includes a total of 20 high resolution textures that can be used for print or on the web. The free sample is the texture shown above. It is 12 inches by 12 inches at 300 dpi (3600 pixels by 3600 pixels). You can use it as a background or to apply some texture to your own photos.

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  • How to Create a Narrative That Tells An Epic Visual Story

    Published Monday, July 22nd, 2013

    How to Tell an Epic Visual Story

    Each and every one of us, when we look upon a photograph is taken on a journey.

    Most of the time this journey is quite simply to the time and place when that photograph was taken. These types of images are called snap shots, and just show the viewer a place recorded in time, which personally, makes for very dull imagery; they’re the type of thing one would expect a great aunt, showcasing them to you as you sit there, pretending to be interested on some equally dull Sunday afternoon!

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  • Maternity Photography Posing Guide

    Published Thursday, July 18th, 2013

    Maternity Photography Posing Guide

    If you’re going to be doing a maternity photo shoot it is a good idea to have some poses in mind before getting started. Browsing through sample maternity photos can be a good way to get some ideas and inspiration for your own photo shoots.

    In this guide we’ll showcase several different types of poses that are common and popular with maternity photo shoots. You may want to bookmark this page so you can easily access it when you are looking for some ideas for your own maternity shoots.

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  • The Little Pen That Saves My Images

    Published Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

    LensPen

    Do you want to know what one of the most valuable tools in my camera bag is? It’s a $10 dollar piece of equipment that has made all the difference in my finished photos. I can slip it in my pocket, put it on my belt or store it in the front of my bag for easy access.

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  • Free Black and White Lightroom Preset

    Published Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

    Black and White Lightroom Preset

    We recently released a set of Black and White Lightroom Presets and today we are offering one of those presets as a free download. With this free preset you can create beautiful black and white conversions in Lightroom 4 or 5. The preset was created for RAW files, but it also works with JPG files.

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  • 20 Inspirational Photography Blogs

    Published Monday, July 15th, 2013

    Photography Blogs

    Whether you are looking for inspiration for your own photography or you simply love seeing great pics, these photography blogs are sure to get your creative juices flowing:

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  • Newborn Photography Pose Guide

    Published Thursday, July 11th, 2013

    Newborn Photography Pose Guide

    For anyone who photographs newborns, getting the right pose can make the difference between good and great. Posing with newborns can be a challenge, but there are plenty of opportunities for getting a great shot that the family love. In this blog post we will take a look at several common poses for newborn photography, along with multiple examples of each.

    If you photograph newborns you may want to bookmark or pin this post for future reference, as the example photos can be very helpful and a great source of inspiration for your own newborn sessions. The poses shown here are sure to be a great start to help you to get some wonderful photos that your clients will love.

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  • Fabulous Examples of Portrait Photography

    Published Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

    If you’re looking to improve your own portrait photography abilities, a great way to learn (aside from practice, of course) is to study great examples of portraits. In this blog post we’ll showcase 44 different portraits for your own inspiration. Here you will find excellent examples from various photographers that can inspire you in your own photography.

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  • Free Playful Vintage Lightroom Preset

    Published Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

    Vintage Lightroom Preset

    Today we’re offering one of our Playful Vintage Lightroom Presets as a free download! The full set includes 10 different presets for giving your photos fun vintage effects. The free download is the Vintage Awesomeness preset, and it works with Lightroom 4 and 5. See sample before and after photos below.

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  • Utilizing Light and Location to Create Timeless Photographs

    Published Monday, July 8th, 2013

    Utilizing Light and Location to Create Timeless Photographs

    It is no mistake that I fell head over heels in love with the art of photography. As an artist I have many favorite mediums, but photography has quickly become my favorite. Because of its timeless beauty, I am able to capture the essence of a person or family through the lens of my camera. To me, nothing is more thrilling than waiting for film to develop in the magical shadows of a darkroom.

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  • How to Add a Lomo Style Effect to Your Photos

    Published Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

    Lomography Effects

    Lomo sell a range of fun and lo-fi film cameras, but it’s also possible to add a Lomo style effect to your digital photos using Adobe Photoshop.

    Many photographers have embraced the quirky and often unpredictable results of these cameras, to the point that Instagram and a wealth of other apps have made it easy to apply these effects to digital photos with a single click. However if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can create you own effects using Photoshop.

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  • Noise Texture Overlays – Free Sample

    Published Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

    Noise Textures

    These free samples come from our set of Noise Texture Overlays. The full set includes 30 textures, and 3 of them are available in this free sample. The noise texture overlays can be applied to your photos in Photoshop, or some other image editor, to give an appearance of age or to rough up the photo. Just paste the texture on top of your photo layer, and set the texture layer to screen, overlay, or soft light blend mode. You can experiment with other blend modes as well, but those 3 tend to be the most effective for this purpose. You can also edit the opacity of the texture layer, or even stack multiple texture layers.

    Here is a preview of the 3 textures in the free sample. You can download high res versions below the preview images.

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  • 15 Props That Make Your Photos Pop

    Published Monday, July 1st, 2013

    15 Props that Make Your Photos Pop

    If you’re having difficulty creating images that really have staying power, consider adding some props. Adding a prop or two to your photos can make a huge difference and make your images much more memorable. Here are a few photography props you may want to consider collecting:

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  • How to Get Your Photographs into an Art Gallery

    Published Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

    How to Get Your Photos into an Art Gallery

    Imagine you’re browsing a gallery hall, champagne in one hand, price list in another, and the many works of photographic art on the wall are being studied and admired on this, the first opening night of a gallery show in downtown New York City. But you’ve seen all these pictures before, because this time these photographs are no longer held in your hard drive, they are in fact on a gallery wall being celebrated, finally giving you the accreditation that you have worked so hard to get.

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  • Free Sample: Photographer’s Badge Overlays

    Published Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

    Badge Overlays

    Today we have a really useful freebie that can be used as an overlay on your own photos. The download includes 3 badge overlays in PSD format. These are free samples from the following sets:

    You’ll get one badge for free from each of these 3 sets (the full sets include 10 badges each). You can edit the text and use them as overlays to decorate your own photos. Here are previews of the 3 badges included in the free sample:

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