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Underwater Photography for Beginners

Simple tips and tricks on how to achieve beautiful underwater photography. How to pose your model, choose gear and edit for maximum impact and creativity.

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How to Extend Space and Add a Photo Prop in Photoshop

Photoshop can turn ordinary into extraordinary. Add balloons, widen your canvas and make your image pop in these easy to follow steps.

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One Minute Lightroom Edit: Underexposed to Vibrant and Warm

Follow these quick steps to fix underexposure — get a better Lightroom edit and improve your image in one minute or less.


Get the Looks You Want for Your Images NOW!

Get the looks you want using these quick, easy steps and our new Infusion and Illuminate Lightroom presets. Starting with an already great image definitely opens up a world of possibilities with editing.  You, as the photographer/artist, can take the edit in nearly any direction.   Edit 1 – the matte look (first image below these…


How to Install and Use Infusion + Illuminate Lightroom Presets

We’ll keep this short and sweet! Here are two videos to show you how to install and use InFusion and Illuminate Lightroom presets. Buy InFusion Lightroom Presets: InFusion Lightroom presets: If the video below does not load then watch here. Buy Illuminate Lightroom Presets: Illuminate Lightroom presets: If the video below does not load then…


How to Get Artistic Tones with Lightroom Presets

Getting artistic results like this is quick and easy using our new Lightroom presets: InFusion and Illuminate. Assuming you know how to take beautifully lit images as shown in the before and you can click your mouse, and you own Lightroom 4 or 5, you can do it too. Thank you to Lindsay Gutierrez of…


How To Create a Multiplicity Image

Photograph subject using different poses moving them around the frame. Then using layer masks in photoshop, reveal each pose creating a unique image.


The NEW Photoshop CC: Is It The Best Choice For Photographers?

Photoshop CC is now available. See what’s new and learn if you should upgrade to Photoshop Creative Cloud.


Lightroom 5 Now Available: MCP Lightroom Presets Work Flawlessly

Lightroom 5 is out and MCP Lightroom presets all work flawlessly in it. Here’s what you have to look forward to if you upgrade.


Create Amazing Boudoir Photography Sets On A Budget

If you have a small budget but big ideas for you next boudoir photo shoot, here are ideas sure to look lavish. Improve your boudoir photography now!


How to Use Photoshop Actions to Enhance an Already Great Photo

Photoshop actions can both fix and enhance photos. The more dramatic examples are “saves” but today we’ll show you how to make what you have even better.

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How to Use Photoshop Actions to Enhance an Already Great Photo

Photoshop actions can both fix and enhance photos. The more dramatic examples are “saves” but today we’ll show you how to make what you have even better.


How to Quickly Share Your Lightroom Collections on Facebook

This tutorial shows how to set up Lightroom for publishing your photos on Facebook. The process is similar for other photo sharing services such as Flickr or SmugMug. Once you edit your photos in Lightroom, possibly using MCP Quick Clicks Collection presets or even the free Mini Quick Clicks presets, you want to display your…


How to Create a Watermark in Lightroom 3

Learn to brand your images by using a watermark in Lightroom 3.


Head Swapping Photoshop Tutorial for Photographers

Head Swapping Photoshop Tutorial for Photographers To head swap, or not to head swap…. that is the question. This is a question that a lot of photographers are on the fence about. I personally do not do it too often. I like the look of a candid photo, and not a perfect photo that was…


How to Eliminate Background Distractions in Photoshop

How to Eliminate Background Distractions & Objects in Photoshop There’s a lot to pay attention to during a shoot, no matter what kind of shoot it is. As photographers, we strive to capture the image perfectly in camera. Ideally, we use Photoshop to enhance the already fabulous, unique, decisive moment we have captured, because every…


Using Tips, Tricks, and Reverse Psychology to Photograph Children

Photographing Children Can Be Tricky – You may need to use tips, tricks and even some reverse psychology… By Julie Cruz of Lot 116 Photography. “You’re like a magician!” “You have some sort of magical kid magnet powers!” Those are just a few of the things that parents have told me after I’ve photographed their…


Lightroom Tutorial – Organizing Photos For Quick Editing

For more great Lightroom Tutorials (and lessons on the Beta version of Lightroom 3) join NAPP (The National Association of Photoshop Professionals). After you have flagged all your images as “picks” or “rejects” you can get down to making a collection of these images to edit. You will need to decide if you want to…


Lightroom Tutorial – The Speed Round – Sort Photos Faster

When using Lightroom, you may be tempted to “rate” your shots. Sorting them on a 1-5 scale takes a lot of time, or shall I say can waste a lot of time.  You really need to decide, are you showing/keeping the image, or is the image unworthy. A better way to do this is to…


Photoshop Tutorial: Removing Glare on Glasses by Merging 2 Images

Photoshop Tutorial: How to remove glare on glasses in Photoshop – the Take Two Method To expand on yesterday’s post on removing or eliminating glasses glare, I will be showing you the “take 2” method. This method involves taking multiple shots of the subject with and without his or her glasses on. While photographing take…


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