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The Creative Fight: Beautiful Mistakes
By Chris Orwig
Oct 8, 2015
In this excerpt from his book, The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, Chris Orwig explains how to strive for perfection, and settle for excellence.
Shape and Photo Woodblock Print, Part 1: Create Vector Shapes with the Adobe Shape Mobile App
By Jake Weien
Oct 2, 2015
"Creative Jake" Weien is a big fan of Adobe Shape, a free app that lets you create custom shapes as vector graphics for use in other products. In Part 1 of a two-part tutorial, Jake manipulates an interesting photo to create a unique shape for ultimate use in block printing (covered in Part 2, by Bonny Pierce Lhotka).
Shape and Photo Woodblock Print, Part 2: Modern Mixed-Media Photo Transfer
By Bonny Pierce Lhotka
Oct 2, 2015
Bonny Pierce Lhotka, author of Hacking the Digital Print: Alternative Image Capture and Printmaking Processes, takes the baton from "Creative Jake" Weien in the second half of this tutorial, combining his vector graphic shape with both handmade and digital printing techniques to create new types of images.
Landscape and Cityscape Photography
By Brian Smith
Sep 28, 2015
This chapter from Sony a7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots explores the functions of a7-series cameras that make landscape photography not only a possibility but also an exciting and enjoyable venture.
Demystifying iCloud Photo Library
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 24, 2015
iCloud Photo Library is the glue that connects the Photos apps on iOS devices and the Mac, but from the beginning it's been a cloud full of questions. Jeff Carlson, author of Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, Edit, and Share Photos in the Apple Photography Ecosystem, cuts through the fog about Apple's photos-everywhere service.
Video: Lightroom CC Tips with RC Concepcion: Adjustment Brushes
By Rafael Concepcion
Sep 23, 2015
In this video, RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, talks about how to use the adjustment brushes inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release), which now includes new white and black tweaking.
Working in Low Light with Your Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D)
By Jeff Revell
Sep 21, 2015
In this chapter from Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D): From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell explores ways to push your cameraโ€™s technology to the limit in order to capture great photos in difficult lighting situations.
Video: Lightroom CC Tips with RC Concepcion: Using the Dehaze Slider
By Rafael Concepcion
Sep 16, 2015
Wish your landscape photos were less hazy? RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, talks about a new slider that sits inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release): The dehaze slider.
Portrait Photography with Your Sony a7
By Brian Smith
Sep 15, 2015
In this chapter from Sony a7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Brian Smith explores some camera features and techniques that can help you create great portraits with your Sony a7.
Flexible Power at Minimum Size: Why You Need Nikon Speedlights in Your Camera Bag
By Alan Hess
Sep 14, 2015
Alan Hess, author of Mastering Nikon Speedlights: A Complete Guide to Small Flash Photography and the Creative Lighting System, shares examples of two portrait shoots. Where traditional lighting could have worked, Speedlights had more flexibility. In another situation, Speedlights were crucial to getting the right image when both time and subject had limitations.
Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D): The Creative Zone
By Jeff Revell
Sep 10, 2015
The Creative zone is the name given by Canon to the shooting modes that offer you the greatest amount of control over your photography. If you want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control these modes, but why and when to adjust them so that you get the results you want. Jeff Revell shows you how in this excerpt from Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D): From Snapshots to Great Shots.
Video: Lightroom CC Tips with RC Concepcion: Radial Filters
By Rafael Concepcion
Sep 9, 2015
RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, shows you how to use radial filters in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release) to take your images to the next level.
Mastering Nikon Speedlights: Product Photography Examples
By Alan Hess
Sep 7, 2015
You can create great product photos using the Nikon Speedlights. This chapter from Mastering Nikon Speedlights: A Complete Guide to Small Flash Photography and the Creative Lighting System shows what is possible, whether using a single flash or many. Alan Hess walks you through the gear you need, shows how to set up the shot, and even discusses suggested camera and flash settings.
Video: Lightroom CC Tips with RC Concepcion: Creating Panoramas and HDR
By Rafael Concepcion
Sep 2, 2015
RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, shows you how to create HDRs and Panoramas in Lightroom CC (2015 release), focusing on how Adobe has added the Merge capability into the 2015 release -- a great addition to the program!
Portrait Lighting with Nikon Speedlights
By Alan Hess
Aug 31, 2015
In this chapter from Mastering Nikon Speedlights: A Complete Guide to Small Flash Photography and the Creative Lighting System, Alan Hess discusses lighting for photographing portraits of people, including classic lighting strategies, hard versus soft light comparisons, advice for using one and multiple lights, and, finally, approaches for taking environmental portraits where the location needs to be lit as well as the person.
6 Easily Overlooked Features in Photos for OS X
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 27, 2015
The new Photos for OS X application, which replaces iPhoto and Aperture on the Mac, contains many features that aren't initially apparent. Jeff Carlson, author of Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, Edit, and Share Photos in the Apple Photography Ecosystem, reveals six features that might seem hidden at first.
Video: Lightroom CC Tips with RC Concepcion: Smart Collections
By Rafael Concepcion
Aug 26, 2015
Smart Collections let you create collections in Lightroom based on specific criteria. In this video, RC Concepcion, author of The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, talks to you about how to use Smart Collections inside of Lightroom to make your life a lot easier.
Styling and Props in Food Photography
By Nicole S. Young
Aug 18, 2015
Nicole S. Young explains that creating an amazing-looking dish is an art, whether you eat it or photograph it, and you can do a lot of little things to enhance the look of the food and (ideally) make people salivate when they view your photographs.
Portraits With One Speedlite
By Syl Arena
Aug 17, 2015
In this chapter from Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites, 2nd Edition, Syl Arena will take you through many of the types of light you can create with a single Speedlite. Ultimately, it is your imagination and willingness to experiment that will be your guide.
The Headshot: My Lethal Combination
By Peter Hurley
Aug 13, 2015
In this chapter from The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits, Peter Hurley explains how capturing that combination of confidence and approachability is the key to a great headshot.

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