There's a right way and a wrong way to clean your camera lens. Naturally, we're going to show you the wrong way.
May 8, 2020 at 13:00
You’ve bought your first camera. You’ve bought some film. You’re ready to load up and start shooting. What could possibly go wrong? Lots of things, that's what! Here are some common mistakes to look out for.
May 5, 2020 at 14:20
Just because we can't get out and about like we normally would doesn’t mean we have to stop taking pictures. There’s still plenty you can do, provided you're prepared to use some imagination. Here are a few ideas to keep you shooting until normal life resumes.
videoApr 29, 2020 at 13:00
Want to shoot some portraits with great lighting while stuck at home? We show you how – and you probably won't need any new gear to do it!
Apr 26, 2020 at 12:00
Running out of isolation projects? Here's how you can use common household supplies and tools to craft your own DIY studio lighting solutions.
videoNov 27, 2019 at 14:00
Sony's 'Real-Time' autofocus promises to track almost anything you throw at it, but it's not enabled by default. The words 'Real-Time' don't even appear in the camera's menu. In this video, Chris shows us how to set up this very useful feature.
videoMay 5, 2019 at 13:00
We're excited to announce that UK landscape photographer Nigel Danson has become a regular contributor to DPReview TV. In this episode, Nigel takes us to the remote and rugged Faroe Islands, using a drone to shoot unique landscape images from the air.
videoMar 21, 2019 at 22:05
YouTube channel Photoshop Cafe has shared a video detailing ten tips and tricks you can do to both fix and speed up Photoshop when it's running slow and sluggish.
Want to create pro quality lighting for your videos, but don't have thousands of dollars to spend on expensive video lights? In this video, our friends over at ShareGrid demonstrate how to professionally light a model with some work lights, a bit of poster board and even a shower curtain.
For folks in the U.S., July 4th represents an opportunity to capture the night sky all dressed up for summer's biggest party. Whether you're photographing fireworks for the first time or looking for some new techniques to try, we have a few pointers that might help.
videoJun 15, 2018 at 15:15
YouTuber George Tomlin explains the concept of sub-framing and details how you can use it to take not only make the composition more interesting, but also provide context for the scene you're shooting.
May 17, 2018 at 17:49
This useful video guide by The Slanted Lens will get you up to date on the latest TSA rules on flying with lithium ion batteries. If you're getting ready to travel with a bunch of photography gear, this is one to watch.
May 17, 2018 at 15:05
This product photo was captured using two speedlights to light the bottle, a smartphone to light paint the background, and some Photoshop to pull it all together. Watch the video to see how product photographer Dustin Dolby did it.
videoMay 8, 2018 at 14:09
SPOILER ALERT: There's a 'disintegration effect' used at some point in the new Avengers: Infinity War movie. We won't tell you when or why, but Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE will tell you how to recreate this effect on a portrait in Photoshop.
May 2, 2018 at 16:07
In this video, Phlearn's Aaron Nace walks you through his preferred method for sharpening portraits in Photoshop. The best thing about this technique is just how flexible it is: create as many layers of sharpening as you need to get the look that you want.
videoApr 30, 2018 at 15:50
Adobe's 60-second video series of tips and tricks for Lightroom has started making content specifically geared towards users of Adobe's new cloud-centric Lightroom CC.
Apr 25, 2018 at 15:22
Adobe has put together a video tutorial that shows you how to create custom Creative Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw that can be used in ACR, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC.
Apr 23, 2018 at 16:24
Open source photo editor GIMP is a popular (and free) Photoshop alternative, but can it really be used on a professional edit? In this video, photographer Shane Milton shows you that it most certainly can.
Apr 17, 2018 at 14:58
As part of his ongoing ‘Good Light’ YouTube series, London-based photographer Sean Tucker has created a simple tutorial on how to find good natural light for portraits.
Apr 16, 2018 at 14:55
You think you know everything there is to know about Lightroom? Think again. Photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor thinks he can still teach you a thing or two.
Feb 8, 2018 at 21:53
The complete course is broken down into 25 chapters and includes 8+ hours of photography and retouching tutorials—covering everything from the most basic/classic shots, up to some more creative photography that'll really help you stand out.
Feb 1, 2018 at 20:13
In this tutorial, Phlearn's Aaron Nace covers "the absolute need-to-know fundamentals" of the Pen Tool in Photoshop, so that you can follow along and start mastering this important photo editing tool right away.
Jan 31, 2018 at 23:58
Photographer Elliot Nahm loves shooting hot air balloon festivals, and he wants to spread some of that joy. Here are his top tips for newbies who want to capture great photos of these colorful events.
Jan 26, 2018 at 18:30
In this video, product photographer Dustin Dolby shows you how to capture a 'classic' perfume product shot using just a single speedlight, some reflective materials, and a bit of lighting know-how.
Jan 19, 2018 at 17:36
Confused about what all those layer blending modes do in Photoshop? Well, you don’t need to be any more. Jesus Ramirez has made an excellent short video tutorial that explains each mode in simple and easily-understood terms.
Jan 12, 2018 at 21:57
In this quick video, award-winning travel photographer Bob Holmes shares nine of his most basic and straightforward tips for finding great images, even when you're in a rut.
Dec 20, 2017 at 20:33
Scrambling for some last-minute gifts for the photography lover in your life? This COOPH video will show you how to make 10 simple and creative DIY gifts that won't take up too much time or money.
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are one of Earth's great natural wonders. As we head into the dark days of winter, it's a great time to think about photographing them. In this article, we walk you through what you need to know to get your own magical photos of these lights in the sky.
Dec 1, 2017 at 16:53
Photographer Conner Turmon has put together a useful video tutorial that will get you up to speed on using the RGB tone curves to post-process your photos in either Lightroom or Photoshop.
Sep 29, 2017 at 17:50
In this quick, very informative video, retoucher Jesus Ramirez explains the key differences between Vibrance and Saturation, and demonstrates how both can be used to enhance an image in different ways.
Sep 20, 2017 at 16:18
It might sound like a strange idea, but taking macro photos of boiling water can actually result in some really cool photographs. A good photo experiment for a rainy day.
Sep 18, 2017 at 21:10
Correct these four common composition mistakes and your photos will be more balanced, tell a better story, and lead your viewer's eye where you want it to go.
Sep 3, 2017 at 16:00
In this video, photographer Dustin Dolby offers you a simple, affordable way to capture that classic splash photography look using only cheap speedlights.
Aug 30, 2017 at 17:11
Need a cool photo experiment to try this weekend? Why not try a black-and-white film reversal: transform a black-and-white negative into a direct positive transparency at home.
Aug 21, 2017 at 22:38
In these videos, talented photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco breaks down several tips that will help flash photography newbies start experimenting with artificial light.
The days where you're more or less locked into premium or first-party flash units has gone. They're less than $50 now, so there's one less excuse not to get one. Here's our case for adding one to your kit, and a few pointers to get you going.
Aug 19, 2017 at 16:00
This two-part video series takes a deep dive into the world of dynamic symmetry and geometric composition, using iconic photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's brilliant photographs as a guide.
Aug 15, 2017 at 19:26
You don't need a fancy studio or tons of gear to capture the kind of classic product photography you see in magazines. In this video, Dustin Dolby shows you how to do it with just a couple of speedlights and some know-how.
Aug 9, 2017 at 13:00
Have you thought about adding a drone to your collection of cameras? Photographer Reza Malayeri thinks that you should probably consider it, and that if you're a pro, it may even be necessary to remain competitive.
Aug 8, 2017 at 20:24
This useful, to-the-point tutorial shares a few top tips for posing male models (and friends) so they look better in photos. It's one of the few male posing tutorials we've seen.
Aug 3, 2017 at 14:29
If you're looking to learn Photoshop, or pick up a few nifty new tips, Adobe's got you covered with a brand new YouTube tutorial series called '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!'
videoJul 7, 2017 at 20:44
Planning to shoot the eclipse on August 21st? These videos are a great primer on the gear and settings you'll need to do it safely and walk away with a great photo.
Jun 30, 2017 at 12:00
New to shooting fireworks? Seattle-based photographer John Cornicello has a few tips for you. He presented a class on this for creativeLIVE some time ago, and with the Fourth of July holiday coming up now's the perfect time to revisit it.
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