• How to Brighten a Picture in Photoshop: 3 Ways to Lighten Images

    Published Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

    3 Easy Ways to Lighten a Photo in Photoshop

    Photoshop offers a number of different ways to do things. When it comes to lightening a photo (or darkening for that matter) there are several different ways you can do it. Three of the easiest and most effective methods are shown in this tutorial.

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  • Vintage Lightroom Presets: How to Create the Effect of Vintage Presets

    Published Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

    Vintage Effect in Lightroom

    Want to give your photos a nice vintage or retro feel? In this tutorial we’ll look at the specific settings used to take create this vintage effect.

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  • Pastel Photography: Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Lightroom, Plus a Free Preset

    Published Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

    How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Lightroom, Plus a Free Preset

    In this tutorial we’ll walk through the process of creating a nice, soft pastel effect in Adobe Lightroom. At the end of the tutorial you’ll also be able to download a free preset that will apply the settings shown in the tutorial, so you can use the preset on your own photos if you don’t want to work through the steps. This pastel effect can be used with a wide variety of photos, but they tend to work very well with portraits and outdoor photos.

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  • Patterns in Photography: Showcase of Beautiful Patterns

    Published Thursday, December 9th, 2021

    Patterns in Photography

    Patterns can be found all around us. They occur in nature, in architecture, and they can also serve as an aid for creating interesting photo compositions. Ordinary objects that contain patterns can turn into beautiful photographs, even if it may not be the first thought that comes to your mind when looking for something to photograph.

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  • How to Boost Autumn Colors in Lightroom

    Published Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

    How to Boost Autumn Colors in Lightroom

    In this tutorial we’ll walk through the process of editing a sample photo. I’ve chosen this particular photo because it includes the reds, oranges, and yellows that are common with autumn landscape photos, plus it includes plenty of green foliage as well. The end result is a photo has much more life as compared to the dull and flat photo that we started with.

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  • 5 Great Resources to Keep Your Photos Feeling Fresh

    Published Monday, October 11th, 2021

    It’s easy to get stuck in a rut as a photographer, especially once you start to gain traction turning around projects for clients. You might find yourself establishing a go-to process for your photo project workflows and then feeling uninspired once it becomes your default. You might be improving all the time, but the changes […]

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  • How to Create Your Own Photography Website

    Published Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

    Create Photography Website

    If you’re a photography enthusiast, having your own website is one of the most crucial steps in making money with your hobby. Of course, a portfolio website is necessary for professionals, but it’s a good idea to have your own site even if you’re just looking to start making some money part-time with your photography.

    You might be surprised by how easy and affordable it is to create your own website. You don’t need to pay thousands of dollars to a web designer or developer. It’s very possible to set up your own site, even if you have no technical experience. And not only can you set up a website, but it’s possible to create a very professional-looking website that will improve the way potential clients see you.

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  • 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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