Author Archives: Cole Humphus

You can add clouds to an image to create an interesting atmospheric effect and replace a plain blue sky. Learning how to add clouds in Photoshop is easy and will allow you to create the exact mood you’re looking for in your pics. Pic by Bessi (available under Pixabay License) First Method: Easy Cloud Filter …

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Adobe Portfolio is a site builder that comes with the CC bundle. Squarespace makes a similar promise, but this site-building platform includes additional features that make it worth considering. Here is what you need to know about Adobe Portfolio vs Squarespace. Which Platform is Easier to Use? Getting started is quick and easy with Adobe …

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Not everyone may notice poor lighting or overexposure, but most people are going to be able to pick out a photo that’s upside-down. Whether the photo is headed for a client or your social media page, a crooked image shouldn’t make it past the editing stage. Luckily, if you’re working with Lightroom, rotating or straightening …

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Whether you’re a professional photographer or an avid hobbyist, you’re going to eventually need somewhere to store all your photos—such as a NAS server. At first glance, picking between the best NAS like Synology and Drobo can seem intimidating, especially with all the technical jargon.  Both come with great reputations, but the right choice for …

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Canon is one of the most recognizable names in the photography industry, and if you’re on the lookout for your next DSLR camera, you’ll probably hear people talk about the Canon 70D or the Rebel T5i, also known as the Canon 700D.  If you’re still gathering information, it might be tricky to determine which Canon …

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Time lapse photography is a technique that captures images at specific intervals to create a video that shows change over the course of minutes, hours, or days. You can use this technique to show movement or capture the change of weather and light over a landscape. Mastering this technique is easy if you have the …

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The zoom function is one of the most critical parts of using Lightroom (or, for that matter, any other image editor). A professional editing session may involve using zoom in Lightroom hundreds of times to make sure every aspect of the photo is crisp and sharp. Here’s what you need to know about how to …

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Do you need to learn how to whiten teeth with Lightroom? This is a common need for photo editing, and fortunately, it’s an easy process. Here are the two best methods for learning how to whiten teeth with Lightroom and some additional information on saving presets for later use. Option 1: Use A Preset To …

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There are countless lens options out there, but only a few qualify as one of the best lenses for product photography. Here are our top recommendations for lenses, and some additional information for businesses about understanding and buying lenses for cameras. Keep in mind that most lenses do not fit all cameras. Regardless of its …

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You’ve done it. You had the perfect shot, and the more you look at it, the more it seems a little off. Or maybe you opened the photo and knew right away that the centering was off. Luckily, Adobe Photoshop offers you a way to fix small mistakes and reclaim your favorite pictures. There are …

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Finding the best wide-angle lens for Nikon cameras can feel like a tedious, time-consuming journey. However, if you’re armed with the right information from the start, you’re more likely to enjoy the shopping experience and come away with a high-quality lens that fits your camera and your life perfectly. Prime Lens Options Sigma 24mm f/1.4 …

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Why You Should Crop Photos Sometimes, photos aren’t quite right exactly as taken, but you don’t necessarily need to retake the whole picture. At times like this, knowing how to crop in Lightroom can help turn a mediocre image into a great one. Note that some control options may vary in Lightroom Classic, so be …

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Those adorable pictures set on wood transfer photos look great, but did you know that you can print on wood yourself? There are quite a few ways to ensure that your pictures print on wood and turn out great. Here’s what you need to know about how to print on wood to get the best …

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Tripods as a concept are simple: they provide a stable foundation to rest your camera on as you work. Despite that simplicity, though, shopping for one can be complicated as there are many options out there. Finding a quality option whenever trying to purchase on a tight budget can also be tricky. Thankfully, you don’t …

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Changing the size of an image in Photoshop is simple, but you need to take additional steps to preserve the image without losing quality when you make it larger or smaller.  What is Resolution, and Why Does It Matter? One of the most misunderstood concepts among designers and photographers is resolution. Before we talk about …

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High Dynamic Range photography (HDR photography) is a popular technique used to capture a wide range of lights and darks. Essentially, it alters a photograph’s dynamic range. The dynamic range is the complete spectrum of light and dark in a photo. Different types of cameras have different ranges. When the camera can’t accurately capture the …

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