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My Favorite Features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
By John Batdorff
Apr 24, 2015
Adobe has brought some of the best features of Aperture and Photoshop to Lightroom CC. John Batdorff shares some of his favorite features of Lightroom CC, including face tagging, HDR merge, and red eye improvements.
Using the New Face Tagging Feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
By Martin Evening
Apr 24, 2015
Martin Evening, author of The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC /Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, shows you how to use the slick new face tagging feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.
Using the New Photo Merge Panorama and Photo Merge HDR Tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release)
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Apr 24, 2015
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the Photo Merge tools for Panorama and HDR, which are new to Lightroom CC.
Advanced Techniques to Explore with Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Panoramas and HDR Images
By Jeff Revell
Apr 23, 2015
Panoramas and high dynamic range (HDR) images require you to use image-processing software to complete the photograph. They are, however, important enough that you should know how to correctly shoot for success, should you choose to explore these two popular techniques, as Jeff Revell explains in this excerpt from Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots.
Video: Studio Anywhere: Nick Fancher on Doing a Photo Shoot without a Studio
By Nick Fancher
Apr 20, 2015
Nick Fancher, author of Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, walks you through a recent fashion shoot he completed for "614 Magazine" using available space instead of a photography studio. Nick covers equipment, lighting, working with models, and advice on lenses. The second half of the video details his Lightroom process.
For Stronger Photographs, Think Cinematically
By David DuChemin
Apr 17, 2015
The way we approach a photo essay is very similar to the way a cinematographer tells a story. In this excerpt from The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, David DuChemin explains how to use the technique to to think in terms of a consistent style, an intentional sequence, and the use of establishing, wide, and detail photographs to give both information and impact.
Capturing Motion with Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II
By Jeff Revell
Apr 16, 2015
In this excerpt from Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell offers techniques for effectively capturing motion with your Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera.
For Stronger Photographs, Consider Your Color Palette
By David DuChemin
Apr 10, 2015
A consistent color palette creates a flow when the images are presented together, creating a common mood or emotion through the work, even when the gesture within the images changes dramatically. In this excerpt from The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, David DuChemin shares how he works with color palettes in his photography and suggests some other resources for inspiration.
Notes from Jay Maisel: Don't Worry, Have Confidence, and Stick to Your Guns
By Jay Maisel
Apr 9, 2015
In this excerpt from It's Not About the F-Stop, photographer Jay Maisel shares some of his photography stories, from improvising deep inside a mine, to working with supermodel Elle Macpherson, to shooting his way across Africa.
Studio Anywhere: Isolation Drills for Photographers
By Nick Fancher
Apr 3, 2015
Nick Fancher, author of Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, walks you through some actual scenarios where isolating the subject led to better photographs.
Optimal Focusing in Macro Photography
By Rob Sheppard
Mar 30, 2015
In this chapter from Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Rob Sheppard discusses the second challenge, focusing so that the shot makes sense to the viewer; and the third challenge—also related to focus—controlling depth of field when you’re going close.
Hacking the Digital Print: SuperSauce White Image Transfer to Graphite Gelatin-Coated Paper
By Bonny Pierce Lhotka
Mar 24, 2015
This step-by-step technique from Bonny Pierce Lhotka, author of Hacking the Digital Print: Alternative Image Capture and Printmaking Processes, provides a recipe for making photographic image transfers via a concoction of graphite, gelatin, SuperSauce, and other common ingredients. The result is deliciously photogenic.
Landscape Photography with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A Word About Composition
By Jeff Revell
Mar 23, 2015
In this excerpt from Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell offers some tips on composition for your landscape photography.
The Sweet Spot of Photographing Abandoned Places
By Todd Sipes
Mar 12, 2015
Todd Sipes, author of Urban Exploration Photography, walks through the specific characteristics of abandoned buildings that he thinks create the "sweet spot" for photography. These qualities will help any budding Urbex photographer identify the places that will almost always look great on camera.
A Photographer at Work: The Mistakes Made, the Lessons Learned
By Martin Evening
Mar 9, 2015
As a professional photographer, you are going to be judged on so much more than just your capacity to create great images. It is often the lack of these "soft skills" that is leaving so many young photographers unprepared for the realities of the workplace. Martin Evening, author of Photographers at Work: Essential Business and Production Skills for Photographers in Editorial, Design, and Advertising, talks about some of the mistakes he made as a photographer, and what you can do to avoid them.
Preparing for the Shoot When Hacking a Digital Print
By Bonny Pierce Lhotka
Feb 19, 2015
In this chapter from Hacking the Digital Print: Alternative image capture and printmaking processes with a special section on 3D printing, Bonny Lhotka shows you how to make filters and screens by hand to alter a scene, including making a bracket to hold filters, using two tripods, combining images, and creating custom tools.
Urban Exploration Photography: When to Shoot
By Todd Sipes
Jan 27, 2015
Light is the key to every photograph. Photography itself is technically just the art of capturing light. Within the genre of UrbEx photography, when you choose to capture light will directly correlate with the quality of your final photo. Whether you’re shooting at blue hour, at golden hour, in broad daylight, or under a full moon, the quality of light can make or break a great composition, as Todd Sipes explains in this chapter from Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide to Creating and Editing Images of Abandoned Places.
Martin Evening on Essential Business Skills for Professional Photographers
By Martin Evening
Jan 21, 2015
In this chapter from Photographers at Work: Essential Business and Production Skills for Photographers in Editorial, Design, and Advertising, Martin Evening discusses some business basics for professional photographers, including developing good production skills, setting a day rate, estimating the true cost of running a business, estimating and quoting on a job, setting terms and conditions, paying attention to details, invoicing and expenses, dealing with clients, dealing with identity theft, working with lawyers, working with image library subscriptions, and understanding copyright.
Video Production 101: Design and Execution
By Antonio Manriquez, Thomas McCluskey
Jan 8, 2015
In this chapter from Video Production 101: Delivering the Message, learn the importance of several areas where exacting standards and attention to detail are needed to complete a polished, interesting piece of work. Casting your project, designing it, costuming it, and lighting it are all key steps to creating a work worth seeing, thinking about, and talking about.
Nikon D750: The Professional Modes
By Rob Sylvan
Dec 29, 2014
If you really want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control aperture and shutter speed, but why you are controlling them. Rob Sylvan explores the modes of the Nikon D750, including Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode, in this excerpt from Nikon D750: From Snapshots to Great Shots.

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