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RGG EDU is giving away a $300, 8+ hour beer photography course for free

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.

Tutorial: Master the Photoshop Pen Tool in under 8 minutes

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.

Eight tips for photographing your first hot air balloon festival

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.

How to capture a classic perfume product shot with a single speedlight

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.

Learn about Photoshop blending modes in just 8 minutes

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.

18 useful Lightroom shortcuts for beginners

Adventure and lifestyle photographer Lucy Martin put together a useful little video that goes over her 18 favorite Lightroom shortcuts—a great guide for beginners.

Nine straight-forward tips from an award-winning travel photographer

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.

10 simple DIY gifts for the photography lovers in your life

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.

Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 2: Grounded

In part two of his series on shooting lava flows in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, landscape photographer Erez Marom tackles the challenges inherent in shooting lava from the ground.

How to photograph the northern lights

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.

Video: Using the RGB tone curves in Photoshop, a crash course

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.

10 macro photography tips for beginners

This helpful article by photographer Micael Widell will help you avoid some of the common mistakes beginners make when they try out macro photography for the first time.

Video: The difference between Saturation and Vibrance explained

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.

Photo Experiment: Shooting macro photos of boiling water

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.

Video: Four common composition mistakes and what to do instead

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.

Tutorial: How to shoot a martini splash photo using only speedlights

In this video, photographer Dustin Dolby offers you a simple, affordable way to capture that classic splash photography look using only cheap speedlights.

Film reversal: How to turn a black-and-white negative into a direct positive

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.

Video: Six lighting tips for flash photography newbies

In these videos, talented photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco breaks down several tips that will help flash photography newbies start experimenting with artificial light.

Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead

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.

How to buy used gear (and not get burned)

Buying used is a good way to save some dough, and with the right precautions you can protect yourself from falling victim to a scam.

Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson's composition

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.

How to shoot classic beauty product photography on a budget

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.

Why you should consider adding a drone to your photography toolkit

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.

Video: How to pose male models (and friends) for better photos

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.

Adobe launches new '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' tutorial series on YouTube

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!'

Video: Seven 'hidden secrets' in Adobe Lightroom

This useful video from PhotoshopCAFE reveals seven 'hidden secrets' in Adobe Lightroom that might make your photo editing life a bit easier.

Ten ways to shake 'photographer's block' for good

Fresh out of photographic zen? Follow these tips to get creatively unblocked.

These Nikon videos break down the gear and settings you need to shoot the eclipse

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.

Tips from a pro: photographing fireworks with John Cornicello

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.

Tutorial: How to photograph glassware on a white background

Glassware is one of the most challenging subjects to photograph, especially against a white background. This tutorial shows you how to do it with hardly any gear.

The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography part 5: examples and comparison

In the fifth and final part of his series of articles on aerial photography, Erez Marom recaps some of his most formative experiences.

Video tutorial: how to make a double exposure in Photoshop

Whether you're new to photo editing or a Photoshop pro, this tutorial is both easy to follow and full of valuable tips.

Video: a quick introduction to panning photography

This how-to video explains everything you need to know to execute the perfect pan.

Video: simple camera tricks in under 90 seconds

No guessing games here, this short video is straight to the point: 6 quick camera tricks in a minute and a half.

Back to basics: 30 composition styles, illustrated with examples

It never hurts to brush up on the building blocks of photo composition.

15 useful tips for more effective cropping

The proliferation of high resolution sensors means its easier to crop-in than ever, without sacrificing much. But there's a right and a wrong way to do it.

Video: How to shoot white products on a white background

Selling products online? Pro photographer David Patino shares a useful approach to this common challenge.

Here's how to create an 'Inception-style' photo with a drone and Photoshop

Using the warp tool is way easier than actually bending time and space.

Video: a grayscale method for matching colors in Photoshop

Adobe Senior Creative Director Russell Brown recently posted this neat demo showing a technique for matching colors in Photoshop without touching a hue slider.

10 cool DIY photography techniques that anyone can do

Stuck in a creative rut? Here are 10 easy photo techniques to get your creative juices flowing.

Back to basics: A simple three-point lighting setup for headshots

This video tutorial makes it easy to step outside of your available-light comfort zone.

Fashion photographer shares his 'Ten Commandments of Retouching'

Fashion photographer David Justice shares ten of his do's and don'ts of retouching portraits.

Going on safari? Here's what you need to know (and bring)

If you're luck enough to be going on safari, you'll want to read these tips from Mike Briggs before you hop into your Land Rover.

Adobe's Lightroom Coffee Break videos give quick time-saving tips

It's over ten years since Adobe's Lightroom emerged from beta, and it's evolved a lot since then. The company's 'Coffee break' series of videos introduces features you might not know. For a minute of your time, these tips can help speed your workflow. Read more

7 tips to set up your Nikon DSLR for fast use

Wildlife photographer Steve Perry sets up his Nikon DSLRs exactly as we do: for fast-paced shooting. Here's how.

National Geographic photographer shares tips for controlling light

Photographer Bob Holmes shares tips about lighting to bring that 'National Geographic look' into your pictures.

Sunset photography camera settings for beginners

Great tips for beginners who want to get beautiful sunset photos.

Automotive photographer Amy Shore talks business, gear and personal style

Amy Shore has written an epic blog post that ranges from learning your camera to finding clients and invoicing.

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