Tutorials

There may come a time when you need information about your camera’s shutter actuations. When that time comes, you may be surprised to learn that locating this information is not a simple matter of looking in the camera menu. The camera menu houses plenty of other details about your Nikon, but you have to look …

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A busy background can ruin a photograph. Fortunately, with Photoshop, it is possible to turn down the noise on a background and add a blur instead. When you do this, you give the subject the background it needs. You can also remove faces of strangers, entire crowds, brand names, or other unwanted or distracting elements …

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When you want to add a soft focus to your crisp and clear image, you can use the blur layer option in Photoshop. For years, people have been using Photoshop to edit their photos to get their desired look. There are several blurring background effects that photogs can do to enhance the object in the …

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When it comes to graphic design and photo editing, Adobe Photoshop is an impressive tool. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, it’s indispensable for manipulating designs and images. But sometimes, users may find that it comes up a bit short in certain areas—which is where the right third-party plugin can be your greatest ally.  …

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If photography is your thing, researching and getting inspiration can jumpstart your mastery of the art form or help you start up your photography business. Instead of wandering through bookshelves wondering where to begin, take a look at our choices for best photography books for all stages of your mastery and career. The sections are …

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Find Your Frosting — Stand Out in a Saturated Photography Market. Episode 15: Show Notes. Everyone has something unique to them—a specific area in which they shine and where most of their positive feedback comes from. Whether it be communication with clients, a specific editing technique, or the way you thank them after the shoot, …

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All photographs have noise that affects the quality of the picture. Whether you’re a beginner, amateur, or professional, knowing how to reduce noise in your photos is essential.  Even if you minimize noise when taking a shot, you may need to use noise reducing software to enhance your image. There are several noise reducing software …

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Adobe Lightroom is a versatile tool for photographers of all skill levels, but it’s not exceptional at everything. Some programs perform better in some capacities and can improve your workflow when used in conjunction with Lightroom or other photo editing software.  Let’s take a look at some of the best Lightroom alternatives. Best Lightroom Alternatives …

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Looking back on old photos, it’s sometimes hard to believe you ever thought it was a good idea to take so many pictures of the same thing. Sure, having duplicates of photos is helpful at the time; it gives you the chance to pick the best of the bunch of photos to print, send, or …

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The best thing about photography is that you can take with you wherever you go. In fact, many photographers double as quite the adventurers, carrying their gear with them to capture never-before-seen sights and wonders all around the world.   Essential to capturing moments both near and far is a reliable tripod. We can all agree …

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How to Photograph Stars and the Night Sky? Most people look up at the night sky and ponder alien life, the vastness of the universe or the relative smallness of their own existence. Photographers just want to know what settings to use to capture an amazing night photo. Photographing the night sky can be a …

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Thinking about a mega zoom?  Here’s a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6e lens review If you’re a wildlife photographer, nature photographer, or sports photographer, sometimes you want to fill the frame with your subject.  Problem is, you can’t always get closer to your subject. That’s where super-telephoto lenses or a mega zoom like the Nikon 20- 500mm …

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A client calls saying she needs some new headshots.  You agree and book a session for her.  The only problem?  You’re not entirely sure what defines a headshot!  Is it just a head and shoulders shot?  Head with some torso?  Argh!   What Qualifies as a Headshot An image qualifies as a “headshot” if its primary …

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If you’re new to photography, one of the concepts and terms you’ll hear constantly is exposure.  You might be reading a tutorial about getting scenes exposed correctly or you may get feedback on a photo you share saying it’s overexposed or underexposed. Proper exposure is a fundamental concept of photography.  Understanding what it is will …

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Branding Photography: How One Photographers Discovered Her Passion and Found Confidence with Meg Marie. Episode 14: Show Notes. There are many routes that you can take for a career in photography, and one of the really great ones we don’t hear enough about is branding shoots. Here to talk about how her passion for taking …

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If you’ve ever needed to move your images or change catalogs in Lightroom, it can feel a little scary.  That’s like ALL your work…what if something goes wrong?!? Relax!  It’s much less scary and difficult than you’re imagining.  With a few steps, you’ll be ready to go.  Read on to learn how to move Lightroom …

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