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Fans of lunar photography will be in for a treat as August sees yet another full moon on the 31st. However, it's no ordinary full moon, it's a 'blue supermoon.'
If you've got a tripod, you're well on your way to taking excellent firework photos. We've got some tips for absolute beginners and those who are looking to try something a little different.
We're prepping a couple episodes for next so week, so this weekend look back at the episode viewers often described as "fun" and "triggering".
Setting up your new camera is a rite of passage for all photographers. Avoid mistakes, adjust these settings first.
It's easy to capture hyperlapse videos with the DJI Air 2S, but there's still a bit of planning involved. In this article, we explain the four hyperlapse modes available on the Air 2S and walk you through everything you need to know to shoot your first hyperlapse sequence.
Chris and Jordan are taking a well-deserved break this week, so we're re-posting one of our favorite episodes from the archives. In this humorous video they discuss the right way – and the wrong way – to clean a lens. Beware of broken glass!
How does one take the plunge into analog photography? This edition of the 'Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography' will cover the bare necessities – what you need to get started.
Did Santa leave a new Sony camera in your Christmas stocking? If so, your first step should be to enable Sony's 'real-time' autofocus tracking. In this video, we show you how to set up this useful feature.
Following our DPReview TV video series 'How to start a YouTube channel', we received lots of follow-up questions from viewers, so Chris and Jordan sat down to answer some of the most common ones.
Shooting macro? Channeling your inner Cartier-Bresson on the street? Chris and Jordan have some quick tips to help you nail your manually focused shot every time.
After a couple years' hiatus from macro shooting, DPReview contributor Chris Foreman decided to experiment with a motorized slider and focus stacking. Check out his gorgeous results, and get all the details on his process right here.
DPReview TV: How to start a YouTube channel Part III – should you shoot in a studio or in the field?
videoSep 23, 2020
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own YouTube channel? In this video, we discuss the pros and cons of working of shooting from a studio vs. shooting in the field.
DPReview TV: How to start a YouTube channel Part II – should you write a script, an outline or just wing it?
videoSep 9, 2020
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own YouTube channel? In this video, we show you three different ways to plan and script your show.
videoAug 26, 2020
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own YouTube channel? In this video, the first in a series, we talk about the basic gear you'll need to get going – all for under $1000.
There's a right way and a wrong way to clean your camera lens. Naturally, we're going to show you the wrong way.
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.
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!
Running out of isolation projects? Here's how you can use common household supplies and tools to craft your own DIY studio lighting solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this video, photographer Dustin Dolby offers you a simple, affordable way to capture that classic splash photography look using only cheap speedlights.
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.
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