Lighting and taking the shot is only half of what it takes to produce a great beauty portrait. The retouching also has to be spot on for the photo to be successful. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to retouch a beauty portrait from start to finish using Photoshop.
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Most of us do not enjoy being out in bad weather and would prefer to be outside when it is warm and sunny. But when it comes to photography, sometimes, good weather is boring and bad weather is far more interesting for creating compelling images. This fantastic video discusses why you might just want to grab your camera and head outside the next time the skies look moody or stormy.
When we think of landscape photography, we generally think of wide open scenes with grand features and sprawling foregrounds. However, there is an entire world of photographic opportunities awaiting in the forest, and this fantastic video tutorial will give you seven tips for taking better shots using a wide angle lens in the forest.
Photoshop's new automatic sky replacement tool is here, and it brings with it the promise of saving a ton of time and effort on a task that is traditionally rather tedious. But of course, no automated software is perfect, and you are bound to run into the occasional issue. This fantastic video tutorial will show you how to deal with the most common problems you might encounter when using the feature.
The Sony a7C is the latest camera in Sony's highly popular and respected line of mirrorless cameras, and it is quite a departure in design from previous cameras in the series. This great video review takes a look at the camera and the kind of performance you can expect from it in practice.
Mastering manual mode is one of the most fundamental skills every photographer needs to develop to take better creative and technical control of their images. If you are new to photography and wondering how to decode the mystery of manual mode, this fantastic video tutorial will get you up and running in no time at all.
One of the most useful features for flash photographers is high-speed sync, which allows us to use flash at essentially any shutter speed we would like. This excellent video shows how a focal-plane shutter works and why that creates the need for solutions like high-speed sync.
Fall photography is by far one of the most popular subjects, and most often, photographers shoot it with an eye toward maximizing detail and nuance. Of course, however, that is not the only way to make fall images. This fantastic video takes a look at a different way of producing autumn photos that results in a silky, ethereal style.
DJI's Osmo Pocket gimbal was a great device, offering capable performance in a tiny package that could go anywhere with ease. The Pocket 2 comes with a bevy of new features and improvements over the original model, and this fantastic video review takes a look at what you can expect from it in practice.
Getting a new camera is always exciting, but as complicated and nuanced as bodies are these days, it is important to take a bit of time to set up the camera not only so it matches your preferences, but so it performs as you need it to. This fantastic video discusses all the things you should do to set up a new camera for photography work.
No doubt, the Canon EOS R5 is a fantastically powerful camera, but it is also on the more expensive side of things, and it might have more features than you actually need. The EOS R6 contains a lot of the advanced capabilities of its big cousin but comes in at a much more affordable price. Does that make it the best all-around mirrorless camera? This great video review takes a look at how the R6 holds up after a few months.
You can have all the technical skill and creative vision in the world, but it takes the ability to communicate effectively with your clients during a shoot to be able to deliver great images. If that is something you struggle with, this fantastic video tutorial will give you five helpful tips for better communication during photoshoots.
Canon's 85mm f/1.2 lenses have long been some of its most highly lauded and impressive optics, but along with that extreme design comes a high price tag. But Canon offers a much more affordable 85mm f/2 lens for its mirrorless cameras alongside the famous f/1.2, and that lens is only a quarter the price of its more extreme cousin. Is the f/1.2 worth that extra price? This great video compares the two to help you decide.
Blown out highlights are a very common issue in a lot of genres, and they can be quite a distraction depending on the image. While it is true that once a highlight is blown, it cannot be recovered, you can perform some work in Photoshop to cover up the area and improve the final image. This great video tutorial will show you how to deal with blown highlights in Photoshop.
The Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens is the mirrorless version of the highly popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens, and along with an extra 100mm of reach, it brings with it many other improvements as well. With such a versatile focal length range, it is sure to be useful to a lot of photographers, and this great video review will show you what you can expect from it in practice.
A good wide angle lens can be a fantastic tool in a wide variety of applications, but such lenses can also be rather expensive. If you are willing to compromise an extremely wide aperture for the still-wide f/2.8, you can save a lot of money, though. This excellent video review takes a look at one such affordable lens, the Fuji XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR.
The moon is a fantastic subject both by itself and as part of some sort of nighttime scene, whether that is a landscape, a cityscape, or even something like a wedding portrait. If you are wondering how to improve your own moon photos, this fantastic video tutorial will give you a wide variety of tips and tricks for better images.
The Fujifilm X-S10 is the latest addition to the company's respected X Series line of cameras, and it features a lot of the latest tech, including 4K video and fast continuous shooting rates. How does it perform in practice? This great and comprehensive takes a look at the camera and what you can expect from it in real-world usage.