How To Remove Marks on Skin Using Photoshop

One of the most common things you will have to do when retouching is removing various marks and blemishes on skin. Sometimes, this is as straightforward as running an automatic tool over a small area, but for larger, less uniform blemishes, you need some more advanced techniques. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to remove a variety of marks in Photoshop while still retaining skin texture.

The Advice You Don't Want To Hear That Will Make You a Better Photographer

There are a lot of products out there that promise to make you a better photographer quickly, whether by teaching you some well-kept secret or by offering a magic shortcut known only to seasoned pros. While those can all be quite enticing, the real secret to becoming a better photographer is something we do not always want to hear.

We Review Oniric Glow, a Digital Artist's Dream Plugin

There are many ways to create a glow effect in Photoshop using layers and blending modes. What if you could do it in a fraction of the time and get even better results? Would you be interested?

A Review of the Affordable and Versatile Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

Fujifilm's XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens offers X series photographers a ton of reach at a relatively affordable price, making it suitable for anything from sports to bird photography and more. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

Helpful Photography Location Scouting Tips

Let's go on a location scout for my music video. The needs for photographers and directors can be similar, and how you approach the location scouting can really help you have a smooth production.

How To Automatically Replace Skies in Photoshop

Sky replacement used to be something that was quite tedious and took a fair amount of effort and technique to accomplish convincingly, but in the last few years, we have seen a lot of advancement in automated sky replacement features in various applications. If you are new to using them, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you the ins and outs of using Photoshop's sky replacement features and how to use your own skies for the task.

Every Landscape Photographer Should Know This

This editing technique is something every landscape photographer should learn. It can be especially helpful when you're approaching an image with a few technical flaws.

The First Tools New Photographers Should Learn in Photoshop

Photoshop is quite the behemoth application, and if you are new to working with it, it can be a bit overwhelming knowing where to start. If you are new to working with Photoshop and wondering how to get started, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you the first tools you should learn and how to use them to work on your photos.

How To Handle High-ISO Noise in Post-Processing

In almost every genre, you will encounter situations in which you are using your lens' widest aperture and you can't make your shutter speed any slower, meaning all you can do is raise your ISO. That will introduce noise into your images, but thankfully, modern post-processing software can do quite a lot to correct that, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to leverage it to do just that.

Who Makes the Best 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens?

24-70mm f/2.8 lenses are the workhorse of choice for a variety of genres, offering a versatile focal length range in tandem with a wide aperture that allows them to tackle a lot of needs with ease. Which one is right for you, though? This great video comparison takes a look at the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art, and Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 to help you decide.

Can You Predict the Future of Photography?

Some accepted truths about photography proved wrong over the years. Just as beliefs in seemingly unassailable attitudes have been eroded by time, so too will things we believe are correct now. Are my predictions for the future uncomfortable, or will you embrace the changes?

An Affordable 1.8x 50mm T2.9 Anamorphic: But Is it Any Good?

The rise of alternative, affordable lenses has been sharp in the last few years, with many great lenses offered at a fraction of the price of their desirable counterparts. This lens takes on anamorphic lenses, but how good is it?

A Look at the Affordable and Great Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 Lens

24mm lenses are quite useful, as they offer an attractively wide focal length that is not so extreme that significant wide angle distortion starts to creep in. Premium 24mm lenses can easily run well over $1,000, though. On the other hand, the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 is quite affordable. Can it keep up with those more expensive options? This excellent video review takes a look at its performance and image quality to answer that question.

Billingham Eventer MKII Camera Bag Review

Billingham Eventer II is the latest camera bag from the UK-based manufacturer, Billingham. This bag is an update on a previous version that was probably the most expensive camera bag that Billingham produced at the time. The Billingham Eventer II now holds the mantle of being the most expensive camera bag produced by the company.

Are You Collaborating Correctly?

It can be frustrating when, as a new photographer, you want to work with models. You put your little ad up on Facebook and… nothing. What do you do?

Luminar Neo Makes a Dramatic Leap Forward With AI Masking

Users of Luminar Neo from Skylum will get a solid update when they launch the Windows or Mac raw editor today. The app gains MaskingAI, a feature that applies artificial intelligence to masking objects, saving a lot of time in the editing process.

The Importance of Flexibility in Landscape Photography

When it comes to landscape photography, planning can make a huge difference in your ability to come home with the exact image you have been dreaming of, but almost paradoxically, you need to be able to remain flexible as well. This great video discusses why being willing to change plans on the fly can benefit your work.

Pre-Summer Astrophotography Challenges

If spring has been a mixed bag of poor weather and few targets for you, as it has been for many of us, things are looking up as May rolls in. A total lunar eclipse highlights the list on May 15-16.

Why Do Portrait Photographers Love 85mm Lenses?

85mm lenses are the classic choice of portrait photographers, and it shows, as almost every manufacturer has one, with many of them offering multiple options. So, why are they so popular among portrait photographers? This great video discusses some of their properties and how those features make them a fantastic choice for photographing people.

The Best Images from GuruShots "Marvelous Still Life" Challenge

If you haven't heard of GuruShots, it's a photography website that hosts "The World’s Greatest Photo Game,” They host regular challenges and allow photographers of every level to submit and participate. Their latest challenge "Marvelous Still Life," received thousands of entries and millions of votes. You can see the three winners of the challenge as well as hundreds of top rated images below.

How To Liven Up an Office Interview Shoot

At some point, we will all end up shooting in a boring conference room. It’s not always easy to get a good shot when the space isn’t made for it. So, these tips from Epic Light Media might just be the trick.

3 Filters This Photographer Brings to Every Shoot

Filters can feel like unimportant and superfluous purchases at times, but they have the power to make a big difference. Some are necessities to get the shot you have in mind and others are stylistic choices. Here are three one photographer uses constantly.

Canon Is Planning Huge Announcements

Canon has been chugging along the last few years, releasing some impressive mirrorless cameras and lenses. It seems they have no intention of stopping, with another major announcement of multiple cameras and lenses coming soon.

Helpful Tips for Better Landscape Photo Compositions

One of the trickiest aspects of landscape photography is that you do not get any control over the physical location of the elements in the frame, and as such, a lot of photographers experience difficulties with compositions. If that is something you struggle with, check out this awesome video tutorial that will show you some helpful tips for improving your landscape image compositions.

How to Take Rolling Shots of Cars

If you've ever wanted to take a photograph of a car that has motion to it, you may have noticed it's not often straightforward. In this video, go behind the scenes of a rolling car shoot to see how it's done.

This Could Be My Favorite DIY Photo Background System Yet

Over the last three years, I have built out four new photography studios, and each time, I find better and better ways to streamline my spaces. In this video, I want to share with you one of the coolest ways to mount your seamless paper or Gravity backdrops.

How To Change Your Lifestyle To Have More Time for Landscape Photography

The light is amazing. There are dozens of compositions waiting out there. But where are you? Sitting in your office, working eagerly for your boss or for your clients? I found a solution to combine my job with my landscape photography, to photograph wherever and whenever I want.

A Review of the Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens

A wide angle zoom lens is a great one to have in the bag for a variety of genres and scenarios, and for Fujifilm shooters who do not need an expensive f/2.8 option, there is the XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR lens. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

Is This Affordable 35mm Lens a Good Alternative?

A 35mm lens with a wide aperture has long been one of the most popular options for both photography and filmmaking, offering a wide but relatively neutral focal length that can cover everything from portraits to landscapes. There are a lot of 35mm lenses available to choose from, and this excellent video review takes a look at one of the most affordable options, the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF.

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Your Camera’s Meter Lies: Take Advantage of It To Improve Your Photos

Metering and exposure are uneasy companions. Although they seem to work well together on the surface, the metering can trick you into exposing badly. Here are some experiments showing you how to take control of exposure and use it creatively, especially in aperture priority mode.

Is Photography Too Easy Now?

The capabilities of modern cameras have absolutely exploded in recent years, and a new camera can tackle just about anything you can throw at it. There is a downside to that, though. Has the modern digital camera made photography too easy? This interesting video essay discusses the issue and what we can do about it.

A Better Way To Use the Rule of Thirds To Your Advantage

There is a love-hate relationship when it comes to the rule of thirds. Some love it, others resent it. It is said to kill creativity, but it can help you get a more attractive image. I believe we often use the rule of thirds the wrong way.

How to Add Drama and Style to Your Image in Adobe Photoshop

There's little worse in photography than getting home, loading your shots onto your computer, and seeing that they don't have the impact you were hoping for. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN walks you through a workflow that might help with that.

How To Add a Texture To an Image Using Photoshop

Photoshop allows you to take an image and put numerous creative spins on it, and it can be a wonderful way to expand your portfolio and find your unique creative voice. One great way to add a bit more visual interest to a photo is to overlay a texture on it, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily do so using Photoshop.

A Test of the Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Camera's Capabilities

With the release of the Z 9, Nikon ensured that the race for best full frame mirrorless camera was a three-horse race between them, Canon, and Sony. This great video takes a look at the Z 9 in the field and how well it tackles a tricky subject, birds in flight.

3 Different Ways To Incorporate Wind in Your Portraits

Adding a bit of motion to a portrait can completely change it, making it a dynamic image that encourages the viewer to look more closely and imagine what story it is trying to tell. One way to add motion is to introduce a breeze, and this great video tutorial will show you three ways to do that as well as how to work with the results.

What Do You Love and Hate About Canon Cameras?

Like it or not, Canon is one of the most dominant forces in the camera industry, and their bodies and lenses can be found in the hands of countless professionals and hobbyists. Of course, that does not mean the company is infallible, however. This interesting video discusses the good and bad of Canon cameras and what they can do to be even better in the future.

7 Tips for Better Cityscape Photos

Cities and architecture have, besides landscapes, always been my favorite subjects to photograph. Moreover, they provide the perfect balance during my travels. If the conditions are not ideal for landscape photography, I can usually find something to photograph in a city. And in this article, I share techniques I apply to come away with great results.

Are 9:16 Photos Instagram's Future?

Hot on the heels of the head of Instagram's post about the future of the social media service are some takes about what this means for photographers.

How to Handle a Tricky Night Sky Replacement

In the last few years, we have seen tremendous steps forward in the realm of automated sky replacement, and a task that used to be rather tedious and time-consuming is often a one-click operation. It is not always perfect, though, and trickier situations can sometimes throw off even the best software. This helpful video tutorial will show you a clever workaround for dealing with a difficult night sky replacement that will save you a lot of time over manual editing.