• Introduction to Photo Filter Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

    Published Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

    Introduction to Photo Filter Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

    The Photo Filter Adjustment Layers in Photoshop can be a quick and easy way to change the mood of a photo or correct for a color cast. They’re based on traditional filters that used to be used in the days of film photography, but with Photoshop you have a far greater range of filter types available to you.

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  • Outstanding Photos Taken in the Rain

    Published Monday, January 13th, 2014

    The weather is always an important aspect for any outdoor photography. Rain may not be the ideal weather, but opportunities for amazing photographs still exist even in the rain. Take a look at the example photos showcased here and you’ll find some inspiration that can be put to good use in your own photography when the weather is rainy.

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  • Introduction to Selective Color Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

    Published Thursday, January 9th, 2014

    Introduction to Selective Color Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

    Selective Color Adjustment layers in Photoshop allow you to make subtle corrective adjustment to your photos, as well as giving you the power to make more creative edits that can radically change the appearance of a photo.

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  • 6 Websites to Get Photo Critiques

    Published Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

    6 Websites to Get Photo Critiques

    If you’re looking to improve your photography skills one of the best things to do is to get feedback on your photos. Fortunately, there are several websites that provide great opportunities to get critiques on your work. Here, we’ll showcase 6 of the best sites for submitting your photos to be critiqued.

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  • Introduction to Radial Blur in Photoshop

    Published Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

    Introduction to the Radial Blur in Photoshop

    Photoshop’s Radial Blur filter is arguably two filters in one. Unsurprisingly, it will apply a spin type blur that looks as if the image is rotating around a central point. However, it also allows you to apply a zoom effect that is similar to zooming a lens during an exposure.

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  • Introduction to the Gaussian Blur Filter in Photoshop

    Published Monday, January 6th, 2014

    Introduction to the Gaussian Blur Filter in Photoshop

    Gaussian Blur is just one of several different types of blur filter available in Photoshop. It’s one of the more easily understood blur filters as everything in the image is blurred quite equally and it also offers a greater degree of control than some of the one click blur filters.

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  • Introduction to the Gradient Map Adjustment Layer in Photoshop

    Published Friday, January 3rd, 2014

    Introduction to the Gradient Map Adjustment Layer in Photoshop

    The Gradient Map adjustment layer in Photoshop is an interesting creative tool that allows you to map different colors to different tones in a photo. The colors to be used are set in a gradient with one end of the gradient representing shadow tones and the other for highlights.

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  • Introduction to the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer in Photoshop

    Published Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

    Introduction to the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer in Photoshop

    The Hue/Saturation adjustment layer in Photoshop offers a number of controls that allow you to make both corrective and creative adjustments to the color values of your photos. The feature allows you to adjust all of the colors equally or to target specific colors differently. I’ll first describe the main features of Hue/Saturation applied to all of the colors and then show how you can adjust individual colors only.

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  • Stunning Candid Photography by Thomas Leuthard

    Published Monday, December 30th, 2013

    Stunning Candid Photos by Thomas Leuthard

    Candid photos can often portray the subject in a more accurate and more natural way as compared to a posed photograph. The actions and expressions captured by candid shots can be intriguing, inspiring, and even refreshing. If you’re looking for examples of outstanding candid photos, the Flickr photostream of photographer Thomas Leuthard is a great place to start. Thomas has amazing candid photos taken in cities from around the world, and in this post you’ll see 25 of them. Most are in black and white, but some are in color.

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  • 15 Tips for Better Landscape Photos

    Published Monday, December 23rd, 2013

    15 Tips for Better Landscape Photos

    Many photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, love to capture the beauty of nature through landscape photography. We’ve all seen amazing landscapes in magazines, books, prints, and online galleries, but sometimes it may seen that your own landscape photos fall short of your expectations. If that is the case, here are 15 tips that can help.

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  • Free Soft Matte Lightroom Preset

    Published Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

    Free Soft Matte Lightroom Preset

    This Lightroom preset is perfect for giving your photos a stylish, but subtle, soft matte effect. The preset is a free sample from our set of Matte Lightroom Presets. For full set includes 23 different presets. This free preset and all of the Matte Lightroom Presets work with Lightroom 4 and 5.

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  • 55 Awesome DIY Photography Backdrops

    Published Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

    55 Awesome DIY Photography Backdrops

    You don’t need to have an expensive photo studio to produce amazing photos. With some creativity and a little effort there are plenty of ways to create your own backdrops. And more good news is that the creative aspect has already been done for you by countless photographers and bloggers that have shared their own DIY backdrop ideas. Here you’ll find links to guides, tutorials and showcases that show backdrops that you can create and use in your own photography. Browse through the collection and I’m sure you’ll find a few that will be perfect for your own needs. Most of them can be done inexpensively, and many are relatively easy and quick.

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  • Introduction to High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop

    Published Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

    Introduction to High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop

    High Pass sharpening is just one of many different techniques that can be used in Photoshop to sharpen your photos. Where it differs from most of the others is that it isn’t one of the specific tools designed for sharpening that are located in the Sharpen sub-menu of the Filter menu.

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  • 10 of the Best Locations in the U.S. for Wildlife Photography

    Published Monday, December 16th, 2013

    You don’t have to travel to Africa and go on a safari to capture amazing wildlife photos of your own. For those who live in the United States, there are plenty of great locations throughout the country for spotting and photographing wildlife. In this article we’ll take a look at 10 of the best spots, although there certainly are plenty of others that could be great locations as well. The 10 on this list are located in different regions of the coutry, so regardless of where you live there will be some opportunities that don’t reauire you to fly across the county.

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  • No More Boring Holiday Family Photos – Five Tips From The Pros

    Published Thursday, December 12th, 2013

    No More Boring Holiday Family Photos – Five Tips From The Pros

    I have a prediction that, in the next few weeks, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr are going to be flooded with tens of thousands of really bad holiday family photos. There will be the police lineup, with family arranged in a line like the usual suspects in Casablanca. There will be the dreaded “hug and mug” of someone holding a cell phone camera at arm’s length while they side-hug someone. There will be sullen children who would rather be something- anything else so they make themselves look as uncomfortable as any human can look outside of a CIA torture prison or Siberian gulag.

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