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!
Articles tagged "how-to"
Jan 8, 2021 at 15:00
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.
videoDec 26, 2020 at 14:00
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.
videoNov 4, 2020 at 14:00
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.
videoOct 1, 2020 at 13:00
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.
Sep 24, 2020 at 13:00
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 at 13:00
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 at 13:00
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 at 13:00
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.
videoMay 13, 2020 at 13:00
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Jun 28, 2017 at 18:27
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.
videoJun 16, 2017 at 09:00
This how-to video explains everything you need to know to execute the perfect pan.
videoJun 2, 2017 at 18:30
Selling products online? Pro photographer David Patino shares a useful approach to this common challenge.
videoMay 15, 2017 at 19:38
This video tutorial makes it easy to step outside of your available-light comfort zone.
Apr 26, 2017 at 10:00
We've just added several new informational videos to our range of product overviews and getting started guides, including guides to how to get started with the Fujifilm X-T20 and Nikon D3400. Read more
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