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A Lighting Gear Checklist for Photographing Kids
By Allison Tyler Jones
Feb 20, 2014
In this chapter from 100% Kid: A Professional Photographer's Guide to Capturing Kids in a Whole New Light, Allison Tyler Jones give you a rundown on how to use and how not to use your flash. She also talks about the studio lights that photographers use the most and how to set up your camera and trigger those lights.
How to Choose the Right Lenses for Your Digital Camera
By Khara Plicanic
Feb 19, 2014
The lens you choose (or that comes built into the camera you buy) plays a more integral role in the look, feel, and quality of your images than the actual camera body itself does. Khara Plicanic, author of Getting Started in Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, gives a basic tutorial on lenses and then explains how to pick the best lenses for your camera and style.
9 Pro Tips for Getting Better Results in the Field from Your HDR Images
By Tim Cooper
Feb 18, 2014
In this excerpt from his FuelBook, The Realistic HDR Image, Tim Cooper offers some advice to assure that your HDR photos look their best.
Say Cheese! How to Create Great Portraits with Your Canon EOS 70D
By Nicole S. Young
Feb 11, 2014
In this chapter, you will learn some camera features and techniques that can help you create great portraits.
Perfect Photo Suite 8: Browse and Enhance
By Dan Moughamian
Feb 10, 2014
Dan Moughamian takes a look at some of the best new features in onOne Software’s new Perfect Photo Suite 8. This article looks at two newly integrated modules: the onOne Browser and Perfect Enhance. See how easy it is to get started with this exciting collection of digital photography tools, which can be used as a stand-alone application or as plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Photoshop Elements.
Road to Seeing: Photographer Dan Winters on Aerospace
By Dan Winters
Jan 23, 2014
Photographer Dan Winters explains his love of the NASA space program and documents how he photographed the final flights of the space shuttles Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis in this excerpt from his book, Road to Seeing.
Getting to Know Analog Efex Pro from the Google Nik Collection
By John Batdorff
Jan 21, 2014
Google's Nik Collection has expanded its suite of plugins while paying homage to its analog past with the release of Analog Efex Pro. John Batdorff describes how the plugin is chock full of great effects and why it should be a part of any photographer's digital toolbox.
Scott Kelby on Photoshop for Lightroom Users: Retouching Portraits
By Scott Kelby
Jan 20, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Scott Kelby shows you how to do simple photo retouching in Lightroom, and then shows you more advanced retouching techniques in Photoshop.
Night Photography: Observing Light at Night
By Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper
Jan 15, 2014
Our eyes are capable of adjusting to the contrast and colors of the night, but cameras often struggle to balance the many degrees of brightness. In this chapter, you'll explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light when photographing at night.
Create Visual Depth in Your Photographs with Color
By Jerod Foster
Dec 27, 2013
Colors help us construct dimension in a photograph, from both a visual and a conceptual or interpretive perspective. In this chapter, Jerod Foster discusses color theory and how you can use it to add visual depth to your photographs.
Primary Color Adjustments for Video and Cinema
By Alexis Van Hurkman
Dec 23, 2013
In this chapter Alexis Van Hurkman examines the common methods you can use to make primary color adjustments to affect an overall image.
Post-Production for Senior High School Portraiture: Where It All Comes Together
By Sal Cincotta
Dec 20, 2013
Sal Cincotta shows you pairs of photos showing each shot’s Before and After image for you to use for inspiration and to get a sense of what’s possible with your imagery when you choose to take your images further than what you get at the time of capture.
FuelBooks Holiday Tip: Get the Most from Your Food Photos, Even When on the Road
By Nicole S. Young
Dec 14, 2013
Heading over the river and through the woods? Well, you've got to stop and eat at some point. If you want to capture your culinary journey on camera, Nicole S. Young, author of FuelBook Tips from a Pro: Travel Photography, has some tips for you.
FuelBooks Holiday Tip: Get the Best Picture of Your Pet for Your Holiday Card
By Alan Hess
Dec 13, 2013
Alan Hess, author of FuelBook Pet Portraits That Stand Out: Creating a Classic Photograph of Your Cat or Dog, offers tips for getting the best picture of your pet.
FuelBooks Holiday Tip: Time to Treat Yourself? The Pro’s Secret for Choosing Your Next Camera Lens
By Rob Sheppard
Dec 12, 2013
Rob Sheppard, author of FuelBook Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography, offers some advice for how to choose your next lens.
FuelBooks Holiday Tip: Compose a Photograph with Multiple People for Your Holiday Card
By Dan Ablan
Dec 10, 2013
In this excerpt from his FuelBook, Composition for Portraiture: Creating Compelling Headshots, Group Shots, and Senior Pictures, Dan Ablan shows you that the way you can be more creative with group composition is to photograph them in small groups.
FuelBooks Holiday Tip: Less Is More for Your Holiday Card
By Khara Plicanic
Dec 9, 2013
Khara Plicanic shares a tip on how to get the most out of your holiday card in this excerpt from her FuelBook, Design Your Own Holiday Cards: Three DIY Projects with Photoshop & Photoshop Elements.
Perfect Photo Suite 8: Perfect Effects
By Dan Moughamian
Dec 5, 2013
Dan Moughamian invites you to join him for the second of two articles covering the best new features in Perfect Photo Suite 8 from onOne Software. This installment focuses on the newly revamped Perfect Effects module, which includes many new filters and presets, new masking tech, creative blurring options from the old Focal Point plugin, and a new user interface.
Questions for Photographer Frank Doorhof, author of "Mastering the Model Shoot"
By Frank Doorhof
Dec 3, 2013
International fashion and glamor photographer Frank Doorhof shares stories about sneaking onto rooftops, the weirdest prop he's ever used, and the most common mistake photographers make when lighting a model.
Mastering the Model Shoot: Clothing & Styling (The Most Important Things)
By Frank Doorhof
Dec 2, 2013
In our quest to recreate a certain look, we often forget the most important parts of the image: location, styling, and makeup. Without these vital elements, an image is nothing more than, well, an image.

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