Articles tagged "tutorial"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Winter is Coming: Here are some tips on what and where to shoot when it gets cold

Winter is coming, but that doesn't mean that you have to hang up your photography gear and head for warmer weather. Here are some tips on what and where to shoot when it gets cold. Read more

Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial

Ever wonder how landscape photographers get stunning sharpness throughout their images even when shooting in challenging conditions? The answer is simple, but the process can be difficult. Focus stacking isn't for the faint of heart, but this tutorial should help to shed some light on the process. Learn more

App tutorial: Vintage flare with Layout and Halftone

Mobile artist Nettie Edwards harnesses two iOS apps for an old-fashioned effect.

Movie montage gives new perspective to your still images

Photographer Star Rush finds sequencing images into movie format useful for thinking through photo essays or exhibitions.

App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel

Using two apps, Dave Temple, @kewiki, manipulates a single image to achieve an HDR look.

App magic: Blend your mobile images in 5 steps

Mobile artist Jennifer Bracewell makes blending joint images look easy.

Software Technique: Basic masking tutorial

Mobile photographer and We Are Juxt member Rebecca Cornwell offers a masking tutorial for the iPhone.