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Invigorating Your Photography Portfolio: A Q&A with Lindsay Adler
By Lindsay Adler
Nov 11, 2013
Lindsay Adler talks about her new book, Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio, which provides 52 weekly challenges that push photographers to experiment with new concepts, techniques, and post-processing tools, culminating in a unique and eye-catching portfolio.
Creative Photography Project #4: Use Negative Space
By Lindsay Adler
Oct 28, 2013
In this project designed to invigorate your photography portfolio, Lindsay Adler encourages you to play with negative space in your photographs, creating an image in which the negative space is an essential element.
Scott Kelby on Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro
By Scott Kelby
Sep 30, 2013
Scott Kelby offers tips on shooting landscapes with tricky lighting conditions such as sunsets, water, lightning, and rainbows, and also shares the seven deadly sins of landscape photography.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D: The Creative Zone
By Jeff Revell
Sep 17, 2013
The Creative Zone is the name given by Canon to the shooting modes that offer you the greatest amount of control over your photography. Jeff Revell explains how to work with the various modes in the Creative zone, including Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode.
Peter Read Miller on Shooting Football for Sports Illustrated
By Peter Read Miller
Sep 13, 2013
Photographer Peter Read Miller discusses some of the aspects of shooting football (and sports in general) that are specific to Sports Illustrated: how SI has adapted to changes in technology, what makes a picture work (or not work) for the magazine, and how SI covers the big games.
10 Tips for Painless Photo Albums: A Guide for Professional Photographers
By Khara Plicanic
Sep 3, 2013
For a lot of photographers, album design is synonymous with headache. The hours (and hours!) spent designing are usually followed by weeks (or even months) of revisions, making for a painful experience for everyone involved. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Khara Plicanic, author of Album Moxie: The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Album Design and More with InDesign, offers ten tips to make the album creation process a joy.
Creating and Organizing Digital Photographs with Adobe Creative Cloud
By xtine burrough
Sep 2, 2013
The exercises in this chapter from Foundations of Digital Art and Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud will explain the camera mechanics involved in creating a photograph and demonstrate how to organize, rename, and set up a digital “contact sheet” via a PDF of your images. You’ll explore your camera and use your files or those from the companion website to learn some of the best file management tools available in Adobe Bridge.
Photography Q&A with Zack Arias: Real Questions. Real Answers.
By Zack Arias
Aug 26, 2013
In this excerpt from Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers., Zack Arias answers questions on cheap eBay lights, gear lust, low light, and more.
The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Album Design: Simply Square
By Khara Plicanic
Aug 22, 2013
Photographer Khara Plicanic shows you how to use Photoshop and InDesign to create a super-quick and easy square album that features a single image per page.
Scott Kelby's Editing Essentials: How to Develop Your Photos
By Scott Kelby
Aug 6, 2013
Scott Kelby shows you how to develop your photos, including tips on setting white balance, setting your overall exposure, working with the Histogram and Auto Tone, dealing with exposure problems, making your colors more vibrant, and much more. He ends the chapter with some Lightroom killer tips.
Developing Raw Files with Lightroom 5 Smart Previews
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 14, 2013
Adobe Lightroom expert Dan Moughamian describes the new Smart Preview concept available in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Smart Previews provide photographers with the means to “develop” their imported raw pictures, even when the computer they’re using is not directly connected to those pictures. You’ll see how easy it is to create these previews, and then integrate them into your workflow.
Enhanced Spot Removal in Lightroom 5
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 13, 2013
Adobe Lightroom expert Dan Moughamian shows how the enhanced Spot Removal Brush in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 can clone or heal regions of pixels using the traditional “spot mode,” as well as the new freehand brush strokes. This enables a more natural, Photoshop-like workflow when retouching odd-shaped spots, linear groupings of pixels, and other challenges.
Exploring the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 5
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 12, 2013
Adobe Lightroom expert Dan Moughamian demonstrates the complete workflow and common settings for the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and the brand new Radial Filter in Lightroom 5. These local adjustments make it possible to isolate your tonal and color changes to specific regions of an image, leaving the remaining pixels unaffected.
Using Upright to Remove Lens Distortions in Lightroom 5
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 11, 2013
Adobe Lightroom expert Dan Moughamian demonstrates how to remove unwanted perspective distortions—often caused by photographing tall objects with wide-angle lenses—using the new Upright feature in Lightroom 5. Upright is part of the Lens Correction workflow, and directly integrates with Profile Corrections and Manual corrections.
How to Rate and Tag Photos on the iPad Using Photosmith and PhotosInfoPro
By Jeff Carlson
Jun 5, 2013
Apple introduced the iPad Camera Connection Kit at the same time as the original iPad. In the years since, we've seen all kinds of software innovations with Apple's tablet, but surprisingly, being able to rate and tag photos hasn't quite succeeded until now. Jeff Carlson shows you two of the best apps for rating and tagging photos on your iPad.
A Photojournalist’s Field Guide: In the Trenches with Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall
By Mark Edward Harris, Stacy Pearsall
May 28, 2013
Photographer Mark Edward Harris interviews photojournalist Stacy Pearsall about her role as a combat photographer, her new book, A Photojournalist's Field Guide, and why being prepared is critical for any photographer.
Scott Kelby on Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro
By Scott Kelby
May 23, 2013
Even though we’re not Ansel Adams, we can surely get better photos than the ones in the gift shop, right? Scott Kelby shares Pro Tips for capturing the wonder of nature, including the golden rule followed by every professional photographer.
Nikon D5200: The Professional Modes
By Rob Sylvan
May 13, 2013
If you really want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control the Nikon D5200's professional modes, but why you are controlling them. Rob Sylvan explores Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode.
Hand Held Hollywood: An Interview with Taz Goldstein on Filmmaking with the iPhone and iPad
By Peachpit Press, Taz Goldstein
May 10, 2013
Peachpit talks to Taz Goldstein, author of Hand Held Hollywood's Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone, about the best apps and devices for filming with the iPhone and iPad, and his most memorable moment as a director.
How to Shoot a Moving Target with Your Canon EOS 6D
By Colby Brown
May 2, 2013
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to photography is learning how to capture motion inside your frame. In this chapter, you will learn the tips and techniques that will help you capture moving subjects in the way you envision.

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