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Nikon D3300: The Professional Modes
By Rob Sylvan
Jun 5, 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 D3300, including Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode.
Choosing a Display for Photography and Design
By Conrad Chavez
Jun 4, 2014
Conrad Chavez, author of Color Management for Photographers and Designers: Learn by Video, weeds through the alphabet soup of display terminology to point out the terms you really need to understand, explain how profiling and calibration differ, and show you how all these details fit together to help you choose the best display to meet your graphics needs.
The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Gradient Fill Vignette
By Scott Valentine
Jun 3, 2014
Learn this amazingly fast and flexible vignette technique.
Lightroom Goes Mobile
By John Evans
Jun 2, 2014
With the Lightroom 5.4 release in April 2014, Adobe introduced Lightroom mobile, a subscription service that enables two-way syncing between the desktop application and the new Lightroom for iPad. John Evans, contributor to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5: Classroom in a Book, takes Lightroom mobile for a test drive.
The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Color Correction Curves
By Scott Valentine
Jun 2, 2014
Many times an image will need just a little color correction and not much else. While you can employ several methods to do this, using a Curves adjustment layer can be a quick solution that gives you some flexibility without overwhelming you with options.
The Art of the Documentary: Lauren Lazin on Making Television With a Conscience
By Megan Cunningham
May 29, 2014
Megan Cunningham, author of The Art of the Documentary: Fifteen Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers, 2nd Edition, profiles and interviews Lauren Lazin, an MTV executive who has produced, written and directed a wide array of documentaries.
Making a Picture into a Puzzle in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
By . Adobe Creative Team
May 28, 2014
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the Puzzle Effect Guided Edit to turn a photo into a jigsaw puzzle.
Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Opening the Box Model
By Shay Howe
May 27, 2014
In this chapter from Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Develop and Style Websites, Shay Howe discusses the box model and how it works with HTML and CSS, and also looks at a few new CSS properties.
Ten Tips to Make Your Shooting More Productive Right Out of the Box with Your Sony A7/A7R
By Brian Smith
May 26, 2014
The following list will get you up and running without suffering many of the “gotchas” that come from not being at least somewhat familiar with your new camera. So let’s take a look at the top ten things you should know before you start taking pictures with your Sony A7/A7R.
Scratching the Surface of the Google Glass Mirror API
By Joe Casabona
May 22, 2014
If your development specialty is web design, you might wonder why you would need to be familiar with the Mirror API in order to develop apps for Google Glass. Isn't the Google Development Kit (GDK) enough? Joe Casabona, author of Web Designer's Guide to Google Glass, explores the additional features and capabilities that the Mirror API brings to the table.
HDR Project: Alabama Hills
By Rafael Concepcion
May 20, 2014
Don't let the weather skunk your shoot! In this chapter from The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, RC Concepcion shows you how HDR can save the day.
Martin Evening on Applying Localized Blurring with Negative Sharpening in Photoshop Lightroom 5
By Martin Evening
May 19, 2014
There are a number of examples of where a negative sharpening effect might come in handy. In this excerpt from The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin Evening shows you how to apply this technique in Photoshop Lightroom 5.
The Next Generation Responsive Web Design Tool: Macaw
By Brian Wood
May 15, 2014
With the advent of responsive design on the web, workflows and roles have been changing on web teams. Because of this, a flood of responsive design tools has come about that can also write semantic HTML and clean CSS. Macaw is one. Adobe expert Brian Wood dives into Macaw and explores a typical responsive design workflow using it.
Kid and Animal Photography FuelTip: Photographing Backyard Birds
By Laurie S. Excell
May 14, 2014
Laurie Excell, author of Bird Photography: A Guide to the Equipment, Techniques, and Locations for Capturing Beautiful Images, talks about how photographing birds in your backyard is a great way to practice your photography and learn birds' habits.
Kid and Animal Photography FuelTip: Baseball and Softball Photography Tips
By Alan Hess
May 12, 2014
In this excerpt from Photographing Outdoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Capturing Baseball, Soccer, Surfing, and Other Outdoor Events, Alan Hess offers some tips for getting great shots at the next Little League game.
Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1: The Professional Modes
By Rob Knight
May 8, 2014
Accessing the professional modes is as simple as turning the Mode dial to P, A, S, or M. If you want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is important to understand not only how to control these modes, but why and when to adjust them so that you make the images you want.
Five Photography Tips for Your Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1 Cameras
By Rob Knight
May 7, 2014
Rob Knight, author of Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1: From Snapshots to Great Shots, offers some tips on how to take the best photos with your Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1.
The Biggest Posing Mistakes Photographers Make
By Roberto Valenzuela
May 5, 2014
Roberto Valenzuela explains what makes posing your photography model so difficult, and offers some tips on how to think about posing.
Nature Photography FuelTip: How Light Changes Color
By Rob Sheppard
May 1, 2014
In this excerpt from The Power of Color in Nature and Landscape Photography, Rob Sheppard explains that when you start seeing the light beyond illumination so you see its effect on color, you can quickly increase the level of your color work.
Steve Krug Explains Several True Things about Usability Testing
By Steve Krug
May 1, 2014
In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug share three true things about usability tests.

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