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ON1 Photo Raw 2024 Is a Doozy and Gets Another Interim Update

On1 Photo Raw is a comprehensive image processing tool designed for photographers. It includes asset management, image development, and editing, plus a host of AI-driven tools, including noise reduction and deblurring. The latest update improves the performance of these tools.

How to Retouch a Portrait Using Photoshop and Capture One

Achieving flawless skin in portrait photography requires a nuanced approach. Understanding how to enhance natural beauty without compromising authenticity is crucial for photographers working with diverse subjects.

A Guide to Capturing Cinematic, Moody Footage

If you, like me, enjoy a moody aesthetic in your cinematography or videos, there are few YouTubers who have mastered the look more than Aidin Robbins. In this video for Adorama, he breaks down how you can do it too.

How To Print Your Photography at Home: The Basics

If it’s not on paper, it’s not a real photograph. You must’ve heard this sentence at least once in your photographic journey. For many, it rings true. The best way to appreciate our captures is to hold them on a physical paper. But how to best print at home? Which printer to get? How to use it?

Social Media Survival Guide for Photographers

Social media has become an indispensable tool for photographers to showcase their work, connect with potential clients, and build a community. However, navigating the complexities of these platforms can be challenging, often leading to frustration and burnout. Understanding the nuances of social media is crucial for photographers to effectively utilize these platforms and avoid common pitfalls.

Is This the Best Budget Full Frame Mirrorless Camera?

The Canon EOS R8 full frame mirrorless camera is on the cheap side of such cameras, and yet, it offers a nice feature set sure to please professionals and advanced hobbyists alike. Does it offer the right combination of cost and performance for you? This excellent video review will help you decide.

Photoshop's Secret Weapon for Color Correction

Achieving the perfect color balance and contrast in your photos is crucial for creating impactful and visually appealing images. While many photographers rely on basic adjustments or presets, there's a powerful tool hidden within Photoshop that can revolutionize your color correction workflow.

Focus Stacking for Stunning Macro Images

Macro photography opens up a world of detail often unseen by the naked eye, allowing you to explore the fascinating intricacies of small subjects. This is especially valuable for photographers seeking inspiration close to home, transforming everyday objects into captivating works of art.

Mastering Light and Shadow in Landscape Photography

Light: it's the essence of photography. For landscape photographers, understanding and utilizing natural light is paramount. Unlike studio photographers who can manipulate artificial lighting, landscape photographers must embrace the ever-changing dance of sun and shadow, turning it into an ally rather than an obstacle.

Pick Up Your Cameras: Photography Is Good for Your Health

Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding avenues for relaxation, exercise, and enjoyment is crucial for maintaining mental and physical well-being. Photography is a practice that can be more than just a hobby or a profession but also a therapeutic tool. This article discusses how photography can add value, peace, and well-being into your life.

Another Wild Canon Lens Appears

The patent mill is churning once again, and this time, it's hinting at a potential earthquake in the world of ultra-wide-angle lenses. A recent Canon patent application has ignited speculation about a groundbreaking lens, a zoom lens that could redefine the possibilities for landscape, astrophotography, and architectural photographers.

A Guide to Black and White Photography

Understanding when and how to use black and white photography is a crucial skill for any photographer seeking to elevate their work. While color photography often takes center stage, black and white offers a unique way to interpret and present the world, emphasizing form, light, and shadow in ways that color simply cannot replicate.

The Biggest Tool Photographers Aren’t Using in Their Creative Work

Have you been taking the same images with slight variations over the last few years? Have you seen new technologies shake up the photography world, yet largely kept your distance from them? Today, the esteemed Kristina Sherk from Shark Pixel shares with us one such tool that can revamp the work you've been putting out. Following her tutorial written for us below, I decided to try it out myself. I encourage you to break out of your comfort zone, give it a try, and share your photos with us in the comments.

Behind the Scenes: Shooting for the New York Times

The realm of assignment photography presents a unique and exciting challenge for photographers, requiring a blend of technical skill, interpersonal savvy, and adaptability. This insightful video offers a glimpse into the realities of working on assignment, specifically for a prestigious publication like the New York Times.

5 Ways to Precisely Undo in Photoshop

As a photographer, you understand the delicate balance between enhancing an image and overdoing it. Too much editing can quickly make a photo appear unnatural and detract from its original beauty. Fortunately, Photoshop offers several tools and techniques to help you maintain control and achieve subtle, realistic edits.

How Did You Hack Together Your Eclipse Kit?

It's been a few days since a swath of the United States was engulfed by the solar eclipse. Internet traffic dropped drastically as everyone turned their (protected) eyes to the sky. And of course, photographers feverishly figured out how to photograph the dang thing without properly preparing. Well, most of us, anyway.

Is the MacBook Air M3 the Best Laptop for Photographers?

Selecting the ideal laptop for photography isn't just about choosing a portable computer; it's about finding a versatile tool that enhances your artistic and processing capabilities without becoming a financial burden. This excellent video review takes a look at the MacBook Air M3 for photographers.

The Importance of Habitual Photography

For many, photography starts as an occasional practice—an outlet for creativity during leisure time. However, the journey from occasional snapshots to profound visual storytelling often hinges not on sporadic bursts of activity but on how ingrained photography becomes in daily life.

Discover the Blueprint for a Thriving Wedding Photography Empire Business

Building a successful wedding photography business from the ground up is a daunting task, but indispensable for those who wish to transform their passion for capturing love into a lucrative career. The steps to achieve this bear importance due to the competitive and saturated market of wedding photography, which demands a clear and innovative approach to thrive.

The Best Way To Edit Night Photos

In this article, I share five photo editing techniques in Photoshop you can use to create better night photos.

If You're Shooting in Color, There's Something You Really Need to Know

If you are shooting in color but have no familiarity with color theory, you could be leaving a lot on the table when it comes to the quality and impact of your photography. Even an image with perfect exposure and artful composition can still be a dud if it lacks a compelling color palette.

First Hands-On Look At New DJI Avata 2 FPV Drone

DJI, maker of the world's best consumer and professional camera drones, recently announced the brand new Avata 2 FPV drone. They were able to send me one to test out, and in this video, I ask the question: "is the Avada 2 worth upgrading from the original Avata drone?"

Review of the Sony a9 Mark III Without Focusing Too Much on the Global Shutter

When the Sony a9 Mark III is mentioned, it is all about the global shutter. While there is a benefit from this kind of sensor readout, the camera is much more than that. Although the global sensor needs to be mentioned, I want to look beyond that one single thing everyone seems to be obsessed about.

Transform Your Photos With Only One or Two Lights

Mastering light in photography is essential, whether one is working with the natural glow of the sun or artificial studio setups. Understanding how to manipulate light with just one or two sources can transform the quality of your work, making the subject stand out in ways that are both subtle and profound.

The Secret Ingredients of a Perfect Wide Angle Portrait

Portraiture doesn't always have to feature only the subject. A wide angle portrait can introduce a sense of wonder and drama to your images. This helpful video tutorial will show you some great tips for taking one.

OWC Announces New CFExpress A Cards and External SSDs

OWC has announced a number of new storage products in advance of the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Their new products include industry-leading CFExpress Type A cards with support for the 4.0 standard, the new Envoy SSD for a compact external SSD with a USB-C interface, and new capacities for their Envoy Pro Elektron and Envoy Pro Mini SSDs.

The Sony 20-70mm f/4 Review: The Most Useful Midrange Zoom?

For both artistic and commercial work, a mid-range zoom is virtually an essential piece of kit. Sony’s 20-70mm f/4 puts a new spin on the traditional mid-range formula, but is it really that good? In this review, I look back on the last year of using this lens and consider whether it truly has a place in the E-mount ecosystem.

How Fill Light Transforms Your Images

Understanding fill light and its influence on portraits is a cornerstone for mastering off-camera flash techniques. This helpful video tutorial will show you how fill light can elevate a portrait from good to great.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Cohesive Photography Portfolio

Creating a cohesive portfolio is a critical step for every photographer, serving as both a reflection of progress and a beacon for future growth. This portfolio isn't just a collection of your best work; it's a tool to evaluate the development of your unique style and to identify areas for improvement.

How Mindset Mastery Can Elevate Your Photography Business

Mastering photography involves much more than just technical skill; it requires an understanding of the psychological aspects that influence both the photographer and the audience. The mental game, often overlooked, plays a pivotal role in transforming good photographers into exceptional ones.

What's The Best Advice for Turning Pro as a Photographer?

We've all needed help on the path to becoming photographers. Did some great advice help get you there? Advice may help you out of a bind or may help you to understand something you can't quite get the hang of. Of course, advice may also lead you down the wrong road. So, once you receive advice, you have to determine the value of the guidance. Is it good or bad advice? I asked a few photography colleagues to share the best advice they've received on turning pro. I'd love to hear about good advice you've been given, or good advice you'd like to share on turning pro.

A Guide to Advanced Luminosity Masking

Photographers constantly seek ways to refine and enhance the intricate details within their images, striving for that perfect balance where every element, no matter how subtle, is vividly presented. Luminosity masking is a fantastic technique for achieving this goal, especially when dealing with complex scenes like a lightning-filled sky, where the delicate interplay of light and shadow requires a nuanced approach.

The Power of Classic Digital Cameras

Diving into the archives reveals a compelling truth: older digital cameras, often dismissed in the race for megapixels and modern features, hold a lot of value for today's photographers. Here's why you shouldn't overlook them.

Prism Lens FX Filter Face-off: Lucid Dream FX Versus Moody FX Filters

I’ve been seeing Prism Lens FX filters everywhere and have been curious about what they're actually like to shoot with. There are so many interesting filters available that it’s hard to know which ones are worth the investment. So, here’s a comparison of the Lucid Dream FX Filter and the Moody FX Filter.

Mastering Photo Organization in Lightroom

Efficient photo management is pivotal for maintaining an orderly digital workspace, as it helps you streamline your editing process and enhance productivity. Mastering organizational tools in Lightroom is crucial for this.

How to Color Correct Portraits in Adobe Photoshop

When it comes to portraiture, the power color has to make or break even your best images is not to be underestimated. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN walks you through how to correct the colors in Adobe Photoshop.
Debunking Photography Myths: A Realistic Look at the Profession

Photography as a profession is often met with skepticism and discouragement, overshadowed by warnings of financial instability and market saturation. Such pervasive negativity can deter aspiring photographers from pursuing their passion, despite the evolving opportunities within the industry.

Bringing Your Photography to Life with Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation is a great technique for creating attention-grabbing content to promote a brand or your own photography, or even just for fun. In this article, I am going to show you how to shoot and assemble a series of still images to create an eye-catching stop motion animation.

How Good Is This Extreme Medium Format Lens?

The TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 is an extreme lens in both design and price, offering medium format users super-narrow depth of field at a rock-bottom price compared to other GFX and X mount lenses. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.

Using High Speed Sync to Take Your Action Photography to the Next Level

In certain scenarios, such as photographing action outdoors, it’s all too easy to find yourself needing to work at shutter speeds that exceed the flash sync speed of your camera. This is where high speed sync comes into its own, expanding your creative possibilities beyond the limitations of conventional flash.